Apple’s Haswell-powered 15″ MacBook Pro revealed in benchmark test

“A system appearing to be Apple’s next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a quad-core Haswell processor clocked at 2.4 gigahertz, has appeared in an online benchmark test,” AppleInsider reports.

“The Geekbench result for a machine identified as “AAPLJ45,1” was spotted on Tuesday by MacRumors,” AppleInsider reports. “The test machine features 16 gigabytes of RAM and was spotted running OS X 10.9 Mavericks Build 13A2052.”

AppleInsider reports, “The machine earned a Geekbench score of 12,497, which is comparable with current-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro models. It’s likely that any MacBook Pros with Haswell would see improvements in battery life rather than horsepower, as already seen in the new Haswell-equipped MacBook Air models.”

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  1. Soooo want one. if the MBA is getting 12 hours battery I have got to believe that MBP with OS 10.9 will go 15…if such a thing occurs expect them to sell a gazillion of them.

    1. You do know that all currently shipping and on the drawing board ARM based variants are 32 bit machines, right? You do know that ARM (formerly Advanced RISC Machines) has not yet finalized the specifications for their future 64 bit designs and instruction sets, right? You do know that those designs and specifications wont be completed until late this year or maybe not until mid/late 2014, right? You do know it takes most manufacturers two or more years from release of the initial specifications before they are actually shipping chips, right? You do know that the current 32 bit chips are limited (without a *LOT* of special work) to 4 GB of directly accessible RAM, right?

      You do know that all variants of the Intel processors that Apple now ships (and has shipped for a few years) are 64 bit machines, right? You do know those Intel chips can support up through the 128 GB (and beyond) of directly addressable RAM like in the upcoming Mac Pro, right?

      Seriously, I could go on and on about this.

      You do know that you’re not connected to the reality of what it takes to make a high end laptop or desktop, right?

  2. If the new rMBP supports a 4K monitor with at least a 60 frame per second rate through TB2 and still has decent battery life, I’m in. I’ll order one withing the first few seconds of availability.

  3. The Haswell processor will be great but the laptop will be let down by the FAULTY IMAGE-RETENTION LG Retina display unless you are lucky enough to get a Samsung!!

    AVOID LG like the plague, they should be SUED OUT OF EXISTENCE!!!!

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