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    New MacBook Pros

    Released today. Santa Rosa processors, and your choice of LED screens on the 15" or a high def display on the 17"

    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/



    Wish they'd hurry up and release Leopard so I can pick one of these things up.

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    Re: New MacBook Pros

    getting myself one when my next cheque comes in
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    Re: New MacBook Pros

    we expect a no holds barred full review with photos if possible
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    will try to as long as it doesnt come with some catastrophic defects like the last batch of macbooks where the battery melts off
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    Re: New MacBook Pros

    Damn ...

    What's this LED display?

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    Re: New MacBook Pros

    here you go:
    read up.


    Wednesday, May 2, 2007Steve Jobs confirms first Macs with LED backlighting due this year
    By AppleInsider Staff
    Published: 02:00 PM EST In revealing a timeline to abolish the use of toxic chemicals in Apple products, company chief executive Steve Jobs on Wednesday confirmed that the first Macs to sport LED-backlit displays will begin turning up later this year.



    In an open letter to customers and shareholders on plans for a greener Apple, Jobs revealed the Cupertino-based company plans to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of mercury by transitioning to LED backlighting for all displays when technically and economically feasible.

    "We plan to introduce our first Macs with LED backlight technology in 2007," he wrote. "Our ability to completely eliminate fluorescent lamps in all of our displays depends on how fast the LCD industry can transition to LED backlighting for larger displays."

    The Apple co-founder's comments offer the hardest form of confirmation to an exclusive AppleInsider report on the company's plans for its next-generation MacBook Pro notebooks.

    In January, AppleInsider reported that a revision to Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro due this year would mark the start of a gradual transition away from cold cathode fluorescent backlights (CCFLs) and towards LED backlights for the Mac maker.

    At the time, people familiar with the matter said Apple had agreed to implement the LED technology only within a revision to its 15-inch MacBook Pro but was mulling a broader expansion to the 17-inch model and across its 13-inch consumer MacBook line. Jobs' comments on Wednesday suggest the company is accelerating plans for adopting the technology across all of its products.

    In addition to being more environmentally friendly than CCFLs, LED technology is more efficient at distributing lighting evenly across the entire display surface and offers an increase in color saturation. It also consumes less power, runs cooler, and lasts longer than CCFLs.

    For end users, the new technology translates into improved notebook battery life and displays that will maintain their initial levels of brightness longer into their respective life-cycles. Come this fall, LED-lit displays will also deliver a more vivid canvas for the various software user interface enhancements and animation techniques that will be included with Apple's Mac OS X Leopard operating system overhaul.
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    For end users, the new technology translates into improved notebook battery life and displays that will maintain their initial levels of brightness longer into their respective life-cycles.
    For me, this is the coolest thing about the LED display -- longer battery life. Will be interested to see the real-world specs, and if it really makes a difference...

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    well that tells me about the led display, but what's with this "Santa Rosa processor"? I'm going to do some research on this.

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    Intel's upcoming Merom processor will get a boost in March 2007 when the company unveils its Santa Rosa platform, in the form of a faster front-side bus and improved wireless chips.

    Later this year, Intel plans to release Merom, a new dual-core notebook processor based on a new set of chip design rules. Merom is based on the same low-power principles that make up the Core Duo processor, Intel's first dual-core notebook chip.

    But Merom has 64-bit support built into the chip and larger amounts of cache memory.
    In the last few years, Intel has introduced new chipset technology and wireless chips alongside a new processor. But Merom will be dropped into the existing 945GM and 945PM chipsets launched in January with the Core Duo. By March 2007, Intel will upgrade Merom's chipset and wireless technology with the Crestline chipset, which will be released as part of the Santa Rosa platform, according to industry sources. PC Watch first reported the new products on its Web site.

    Crestline will up the speed of Intel's front-side bus to 800MHz. The front-side bus connects the processor to memory and is a crucial link that affects system performance. Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices has enjoyed a performance advantage over Intel in recent years because it decided to integrate the front-side bus directly onto its Opteron, Athlon 64 and Turion processors. This allows the memory controller to run at the same speed as the processor.

    A faster front-side bus will improve the performance of 2007 Santa Rosa notebooks as compared with 2006 systems based on Merom and the 945 mobile chipsets. That chipset currently uses a 667MHz front-side bus.

    Santa Rosa's wireless chip is known as Kedron, and it will probably support the forthcoming 802.11n wireless standard, according to sources. Chips based on the 802.11n standard will use MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) technology to improve the bandwidth and range of Wi-Fi networks. Wireless networking products certified for 802.11n are expected to arrive in early 2007.

    An Intel representative confirmed that Santa Rosa is the code name for Intel's next-generation mobile platform in 2007, but declined to comment on other aspects of the technology.

    Intel code names tend to reflect the names of towns and cities around the geography where the chips were designed. Most of the company's mobile technology over the last few years has been designed in Israel, with code names such as Banias, Dothan and Yonah. Earlier in the decade, names such as Prescott, Tualatin and Willamette reflected the surroundings of the company's design teams in Hillsboro, Ore. Santa Rosa is a town in California located about an hour north of San Francisco and about 100 miles from Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara.

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    ^^pretty cool, eh?

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    yeah not bad. I just wish I could afford one of them, but i'd rather have an Imac, simply because I don't move around much and I want a computer dedicated to music.

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    fucking cant wait for leopard to come out now.....
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    shit man, i'm still rocking my 700mhz iBook w/10.3.9
    i better update mah computerz

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    im using a 1Ghz ibook w/ 10.4.9 it still works fine but its really overdue for an upgrade
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    Re: New MacBook Pros

    All that new tech is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoff View Post
    a powerful and insane mothership that occasionally comes commanded by the real ones .. then suck us and makes us appear in the most magical of all lands
    Quote Originally Posted by m1sT3rL View Post
    Oh. My. God. James absolutely obliterated the island tonight. The last time there was so much destruction, Obi Wan Kenobi had to take a seat on the Falcon after the Death Star said "hi and bye" to Leia's homeworld.

    I got pics and video. But I will upload them in the morning. I need to smoke this nice phat joint and just close my eyes and replay the amazingness in my head.

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