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Next-gen MacBook/Pros on 32nm Core i7

With Apple's tradition of jumping onto the latest bandwagon at the start of a major product transition, such as chipset or CPU, we're expecting a transition to Intel's new Westmere platform later in the year.

With the recent release of the unibody MacBook and MacBook Pros, Apple continued to base its notebook line on the successful--and still powerful--Core 2 line of processors. At no fault to itself, Apple couldn't really move to a Core i7 platform on the recent release due to the fact that Intel didn't have a true mobile Core i7 processor. However, Intel will have a very powerful offering come Q4 of this year.

It is highly probable that Apple will base new MacBook and MacBook Por units on 32nm Arrandale Core i7's. With 2 cores and able to process 4 threads, the new MacBook models will be able to save even more power, thanks to the smaller fabrication process as well as optimized processor features. 

Like the new MacBook Pros, the new ones will also feature integrated graphics as well as a discrete graphics option. For the ultimate in power savings, users will be able to utilize the iGFX solution that's integrated into Arrandale. For performance moade, Arrandale supports switching to a discrete GPU, but expect to lose a bit of battery life.

We're expecting Apple to announce new MacBook and MacBook Pros later this year.

  • nukemaster
    Do not take this the wrong way, but is this even "news"?

    There is no links to external sources or even mention of Apple mentioning such a upgrade.

    This almost belongs on the forums since its just speculation from what I see.
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  • Linux4geeks
    That will be awesome! I'd like to see some notebooks with core i7! What about the core i7 technology for netbooks too? Just a small version... its coming! :)
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  • str4ng
    THG news is not a blog. This is something you'd typically see on TUAW or MacRumors or something.
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  • Linux4geeks
    str4ngTHG news is not a blog. This is something you'd typically see on TUAW or MacRumors or something.Agreed. :P It is a rumour without any form of proof.
    "its highly probable" and "we are expecting..." :D
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  • chris312
    Why don't you title this article in accordance with its speculative nature instead of "announcing" this "fact" that you just made up. At least fudzilla tends to have proper grammar and spelling.
    Reply
  • davidgbailey
    Why would they not upgrade the processor in a next-gen Macbook? The current launch is a refresh. I want a quad core MB at 32nm with 24G of ram and a 2 TB SSD drive.
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  • Tindytim
    Big whoop.

    Apple is going to include the first Mainstream Core i7's into a Laptop.

    With Apple's tradition of jumping onto the latest bandwagon at the start of a major product transition, such as chipset or CPU
    Then why did you report, just last week, that there was finally going to be a Quad-core iMac? Something that PC users have had for years.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/iMac-Quad-Core-Dual-Apple,6950.html

    Take your Mactard propaganda elsewhere.
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  • outacontrolpimp
    It is highly probable that Apple will base new MacBook
    and MacBook Por units on 32nm Arrandale Core i7's.
    Just a typo, no need to worry, just thought you might want to fix it.
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  • smalltime0
    DavidGBaileyWhy would they not upgrade the processor in a next-gen Macbook? The current launch is a refresh. I want a quad core MB at 32nm with 24G of ram and a 2 TB SSD drive.And I suppose you want 6 hours battery life with that at a $500 launch price?
    Keep dreaming
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  • Linux4geeks
    Ha ha, the 2TB SSD drive is quite a ways off as far as I can see...
    Now the X58 mobo'll do 24gb ddr3, and the 32mm will probably come this year...
    Don't know how soon that stuff will get into a mac though!
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