Apple influences Intel Pentium name change.

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  1. chatin macrumors 6502

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  2. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    They had better do so. There hasn't been a true Pentium for a long time, and the name Pentium 4 has become obsolete, as "version 4" includes not only a lot of microarch changes but some major archetecture changes

    EDIT: A PowerBook Duo, eh? ;)
     
  3. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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  4. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    great, now we can't use the words "duo" or "solo" without paying a licensing fee
     
  5. 840quadra Moderator

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    Learn your history. Apple alredy had the "Duo" Powerbook series ;)

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    Also Currently in production, but not a computer component.

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    And look at this, a Gateway Solo!

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    Proof that this isn't the first time the word "Duo" has been licensed, as well as solo. I doubt Apple would bring an old name back, and risk a lawsuit from Gateway.
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    This is a good thing for Intel. Pentium is too long in the tooth, and Hexium just isn't warranted. ;)

    And I must agree, solo and duo do indeed sound like something that Apple would come up with. Not saying that they did of course, but it is definitely going to be a plus for Apple in the future to be able to use those names for their products, as they will "fit right in". :cool:
     
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  8. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    All the more reason for a new Duo series, right? :)
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    So what are they going to call the Celerons then? Celeron Solo? The little brother to the Solo!

    Nah, that sounds stupid. Maybe they meant the Pentium Duo and Pentium Solo? Dunno...
     
  10. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    they should have called it sexium!
     
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Apparently those ugly rounded Intel badges that made the rounds recently are genuine. Behold..
     
  12. 840quadra Moderator

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    I doubt they will bring back any old names, but it is entirely possible.


    Great discovery!

    I was looking on that site the other day for hints on some phone logos.
     
  13. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    They aren't exactly dropping the pentium name, their desktop processors will still use it and there will still be the Pentium M, (which is also within the Centrino badge). These new Core Solos and Core Duos are the new Yonahs we have heard so much about, whereas other architectures will be named differently. Check out this image that was posted in another post earlier:

    http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=intellogos8lg.png
     

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