It's obvious that Intel's Arrandale-based Core i5 and Core i7 processors' release is right around the corner, but Fudzilla is reporting that it's happening in January. If true, this could mean that a MacBook Pro refresh would follow rather soon.

It's a bit odd that Fudzilla is predicting a January 3rd release since that's a Sunday, but otherwise the general timeline sounds reasonable. They're claiming that the offering will come in "2.4GHz to 2.66GHz with prices ranging from $225 to $332." I just hope they're right, because frankly I don't know if I can convince myself to wait much longer before ordering a MacBook Pro. [Fudzilla via Mac Rumors via TUAW]