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We will also be posting an in-depth look at the upcoming refreshes to the Macbook and Macbook Pro…. for now, we are projecting that the Macbook Pro will be next in line for an update; with price points slightly lower than today’s (!), models featuring Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz) & Core 2 Extreme X9000 (2.8GHz).
Both sport 6MB of shared on-chip L2 cache which will reportedly perform more than twice as fast as the 4MB L2 used in existing Core 2 Duo mobile processors.
The high-end 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme chip (similar to the 65nm desktop C2E chip used in the high-end iMac at this time) has the ability to accept overclocking.
Many Apple sources report that engineers in Cupertino were able to get early test chips OC’d at upwards of 3.2GHz without reaching dangerous temperatures or extreme fan noise levels in next-generation Macbook Pro prototypes.
The next-generation MBP may also take some of the innovations created for the Air and become a less square, thinner and more exotic-looking laptop……more on that soon.
Stay tuned and check back often — we’ve got a lot to talk about an the all-new Rumors is now updating multiple times every day and night — including weekends, so don’t miss a beat!