Isn't the Macbook Pro line about due for a refresh? It just seems like I've been comparing them to the HP Envys for a long time now and the specs haven't changed. Their next discrete graphics solutions are likely to be AMD based, which brings up the question: Who is on top for discrete GPUs in the mobile market right now? Also, if they were to make a 13" Macbook Pro soon, it would likely have an Arrandale processor, no? Is AMD coming out with an Optimus-like feature anytime soon?
I know these all seem to be aimed at Apple, but really I'm just interested in the notebook market in general. If I got a Macbook Pro, first thing I'd do is load Win 7. It's pretty sad that Apple does indeed have the nicest laptops on the market right now given the fact that they have so many competitors that could step up to them. Actually the HP ENVYs are probably up for a refresh too, which might make them more competitive with the MacBook Pros. They've been having heavy discounts lately. The ENVY 14s did have a 1600x900 resolution screen, but they removed that option, which makes me think that they are saving the screens for their next version of it.
I just want a quality made, portable laptop that I can crank up the settings for Starcraft 2, torchlight, and some old GOG.com games and play. Thanks in advance.
Intel Core i7-875K, Asus P7P55D-E Pro, Win 7 Home Premium
MSI GTX 560 Ti OC, Mushkin 2x2GB DDR3-1333, Corsair TX650
Cooler Master Hyper 212+, Logitech Z-2300, ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Dell Ultrasharp U2410, Antec P183