Apple macbooks have been a winner in the consumer market, they have continued selling strong, even as thier technology falls behind the competiton.

The Macbook and Macbook pros are currently sporting the Intel Core 2 Duo line of processors which are now almost 3 years old. With the i3, i5 and i7 processors now on sale it seems that the time for Apple to finally bring the Macbooks into 2010 is here.

What we can expect:

  • New Chipset supporting the i3/i5
  • New intergrated and discreet self switching graphics chips (Nvidia 335?)
  • Blu-Ray (Probably not)
  • SSD drives as expensive optional upgrades

The current 13″ Macbook pro is almost identical to the non pro version in terms of its specification. Apple will need to draw a clear line between pro and non-pro, the most obvious way to do this would be the addition of a discreet graphics card, a gap that the 335m could easily fill!

The rumour is that Apple will be refreshing their macbook line tomorrow Wednesday 10/03/2010. Although Apple normally update the online store on a Tuesday. It might be an interesting day.

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