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MacBytes
May 18, 2007, 04:13 PM
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Category: Benchmarks
Link: New MacBook and Old MacBook Performance Compared (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20070518171353)
Description:: Primate Labs takes a look at the MacBooks released earlier this week and compares their performance against the MacBooks released late last year.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
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flopticalcube
May 18, 2007, 04:23 PM
Well that was a waste of time. :rolleyes:

briansolomon
May 18, 2007, 05:18 PM
who would have guessed the same machines with faster processors score higher

Eidorian
May 18, 2007, 05:25 PM
166.66 MHz more a week after Santa Rosa is out. :rolleyes:

Just like the good ol' PowerPC speed bumps of joy.

nagromme
May 19, 2007, 05:56 PM
If Apple waits and spaces out updates so that there only BIG updates with no updates in between, people will be disappointed.

If Apple has low-key mini-updates to boost specs in between the big updates, people will be disappointed. (I don't know why, but they will. This is how Apple operates, and people seem to feel betrayed by any non-earthshaking updates--even though they offer better value than the week before.)

If Apple lets its comsumer lineup wait for months to get Santa Rosa platform, giving it to the Pro line first, while plenty of non-Apple laptops have not even caught up with Cure 2 Duo at ALL yet.... that just doesn't shock me much :o

People who say MacBooks don't offer value compare to the competition are being very careful to ignore a lot of what is included with the MacBook. A familiar practice when wishing to bash Macs.

flopticalcube
May 19, 2007, 07:46 PM
I think it was the timing that really stunk. Had they announced the speed bumped MacBooks a week or two before Intel said Santa Rosa would be available, we would have accepted them for what they are, speed bumps. But because Apple waited, we worked ourselves into a frenzy. Not just Santa Rosa but the new portable GPUs where announced last week. Double agony.

Good thing Apple doesn't listen to us. :D

Chef Medeski
May 21, 2007, 11:18 AM
I think it was the timing that really stunk. Had they announced the speed bumped MacBooks a week or two before Intel said Santa Rosa would be available, we would have accepted them for what they are, speed bumps. But because Apple waited, we worked ourselves into a frenzy. Not just Santa Rosa but the new portable GPUs where announced last week. Double agony.

Good thing Apple doesn't listen to us. :D
See heres where I think the management bit comes into effect. They were looking at upgrading their MacBook Pros to Santa Rosa, which they probably have ready to do. Yet the problem is they have way too many Socket M chips, specifically the MBP's 2.16Ghz. They know which model is going to sell more and its the higher MB, so to clear some stock of these Socket M chips (they probably bought tons of 2.00 and 2.16 chips compared to much less 2.33 and 1.8) they upgraded the Macbooks. They haven't upgraded the MBPs yet because they still have some sitting around! Basically they have a TON of these chips still and they probably were hoping a couple months ago to upgrade the MBP to Santa Rosa and pile the left over chips on the MB. But sales have been less than they expected and thus they are sitting waiting for most of these chips to be sold.

Squonk
May 21, 2007, 01:05 PM
Yes, the modest CPU bump is confirmed by modest bumps on a bar graph. OK, thanks for the tip Egon.

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