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SpaceMagic
Jan 5, 2006, 06:08 AM
New Intel processors

The company has announced four new dual-core mobile Yonah processors - the T2300, T2400, T2500 and T2600 ($241, $294, $423 and $637 respectively) - and one single-core chip called the T1300 ($209). All prices are for sales in quantities of 1,000 units to direct Intel customers.

All five chips are produced using a 65-nanometre manufacturing process and include 2MN of L2 cache. Clock speeds range from 1.66Ghz for the T1300 rising to 2.16Ghz for the T2600.

Intel has two other dual-core low voltage mobile Yonah chips: the L2300 with a clock speed of 1.5Ghz ($284) and the L2400 with a clock speed of 1.66Ghz ($316). Intel also introduced a second ultralow voltage Pentium M chip, the 773, with a clock speed of 1.3Ghz priced at $273.

Reading that.. are you thinking what I'm thinking? Apple talked about the Pentium M (and where Intel are going with that technology - the yonah) at WWDC last June. However, they didn't say what they were going to use, we all just speculated it was going to be the Yonah dual core.

I really can't see Apple putting a dual core into an iBook before the PowerBook. It'd eat sales. But reading that there's an ULTRALOW voltage Pentium M.. 1.3GHZ.... are you thinking what i'm thinking?? Of course i'd rather the Yonah but the iBoko at rumoured $200 cheaper than before.. it kinda makes sense they'll use that Pentium M especially if it allows a couple hours more battery life.

Oh well :mad: what do you think??



emotion
Jan 5, 2006, 06:20 AM
ibook nano...1.3Ghz pentium M (the 1.3Ghz will look lower speed to people comparing this with current G4 powerbooks so removes that prob for apple)

10" widescreen. perfect for students etc.

:)

they'll probably still announce the powerbooks on tuesday though....they don't want to be percieved to be behind the PC world (like acer).

EGT
Jan 5, 2006, 06:27 AM
It could be a possibility.

JRM PowerPod
Jan 5, 2006, 06:33 AM
IT WOULD BE MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'd buy one

Henri Gaudier
Jan 5, 2006, 06:50 AM
How would one of the lower M's compare to the next obvious tiny incremental leap (ahem) that Apple would take with the iBook - 1.42 up to 1.5? Anyone know of some decent real world stats?

emotion
Jan 5, 2006, 07:51 AM
I only have figures for the app I use most. Ableton Live 5. The G4 lags behind the Intel machines. Possibly due to lack of optimisation amongst other reasons.

http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24715&highlight=performance

javiercr
Jan 5, 2006, 08:03 AM
I believe that going forward the difference between iBooks and PowerBooks will be that they are single core and dual core respectively. Makes sense in terms of pricing and performance.