According to a new post from Faq-Mac.com[Translated], Intel has sent an email to members of its Intel Retail Edge program with the chance to win a new MacBook Pro. The interesting thing about the contest is that it details some specifications we have not yet seen as part of the MacBook lineup. The contest shows a Core i5 based MacBook Pro. Looking at the timeframe of when Apple updates their MacBooks, late January is very probable for a new Core i5 based lineup to be made available. The new chipsets from Intel are showing some significant gains when compared to the Core 2 Duo chips we have had for a few years.
If you are planning to buy a MacBook Pro, it may be worth your while to wait just a couple of more weeks.