So the MBP has been updated

Ah well it had to happen – me and my big mouth thinking that the curse was over 🙂 I posted before on how I thought I would feel if the MBP got upgraded so now that it has happened how do I feel about it?

Well the speed bump on stock from 2.4 to 2.5 makes no difference really, and the top end of 2.6 that I declined to upgrade to anyway remains the same – so not at all bothered about this.

The larger hard drive is nice, but I went with 160GB as I don’t have a huge need for a lot of data on the MBP so again, not bothered personally, but I reckon it is a nice improvement.

Multitouch. Hmmm well it says some of the features of the iPhone, so my guess is that is isn’t all that people will be thinking, and as to date, as predicted, the vast majority of my MBP use involves a external mouse, or I am just sat on the sofa IM, emailing and browsing I can’t see how it would make that much difference …… may be nice to have, but may also be a bit of a ‘fussy’ distraction, so not bothered at all.

So am happy!! The Mac Book and Mac Book Pro that we have are both exactly what we need for the ‘job in hand’ so not going to spend another minute thinking about it!

8 thoughts on “So the MBP has been updated

  1. John

    The only thing I would like is the third USB port on the lhs. Otherwise not a significant update![quote comment=””]The only thing I would like is the third USB port on the lhs. Otherwise not a significant update![/quote]

    Ooops. Apple text still says 2 USB ports on the 15″. So ignore me…and even less impressed.

  2. Chris Marshall Post author

    I am getting more and more fed up with the over hyping to be honest.

    Take the processor to 3.0Ghz, the hard drive to 500GB, and more ports, allow it to drive 2 external monitors, and slim it down in size and weight and you can call it ‘new’.

    Add as gimmick touchpad, a (very) minor processor upgrade and a still unimpressive HD and that isn’t ‘new’. At best it is a refresh ….

  3. Webmogul

    I could do without the multitouch, but I like the upgraded graphics to 512mb. A 500gb drive would be nice, but only if it is a 7200rpm one. nothing worse than a slow hard drive.

  4. Chris Marshall Post author

    [quote comment=””]I could do without the multitouch, but I like the upgraded graphics to 512mb. A 500gb drive would be nice, but only if it is a 7200rpm one. nothing worse than a slow hard drive.[/quote]

    Agree 🙂 So you placed your order yet?

  5. Mac Sokulski

    The updated graphics…. hmmm… unless you are planning to do some 3D modeling on the go, otherwise nothing special. It does not speed up the normal tasks in 2D. Processor update. Smaller, less power hungry, that is good, but really nothing very exciting. Touchpad…. Sorry there is nothing exciting there for me. A touch screen now that would be exciting. I hardly ever use my touchpad. A 7200rpm drive would be nice, but sacrifices battery life. So for a little speed difference when booting and launching apps… I my mind not worth it.
    The upgrade is nothing special, just another refresh.

  6. Scotty

    The updated graphics resolution option could be good for those with good eyesight and the need for screen real estate.
    Otherwise a Chris said a bit disappointing.

  7. Mac Sokulski

    I think Chris can be our update-meter. When he buys something from apple, it will, no doubt, be updated with in a week. Chris, I think you should patent this ability. 🙂

  8. Chris Marshall Post author

    I was thinking that when people want Apple to release something new they should all chip in and buy me the current one, that way as soon as I order it you know the new one will be released 🙂

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