Asus's 13.3'' Core Duo Laptop

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    A couple of reports have claimed that Asustek is the manufacturer for Apple's upcoming 13.3" MacBook.

    One reader reports that a search of Asustek's site shows one existing 13.3" Intel laptop model (W6F) that may provide some hints as to what can be expected from Apple's implementation.

    The specs for the 13.3" Intel Core Duo laptop from Asus includes:

    - Intel Core Duo 1.60GHz-2.16GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache, 667 MHz
    - Mobile Intel 945GM Express Chipset
    - On board 512MB, 1x SO-DIMM socket up to 1536 MB (512MB+1024MB)
    - 13.3 wide active matrix TFT LCD (WXGA)
    - Embedded Intel® 945GM (Video)

    Obviously, the form factor will be different, but the overall specs could be similar. It has been felt that Apple will tier the processors available to the MacBook to be less powerful than the MacBook Pro, however, if Apple is positioning the MacBook to also replace the 12" PowerBook, such a limitation may not be necessary. This all remains speculative at this time, however.
     
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    not a bad machine...i would really like to see a proper graphics card though!
     
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    Ugh, embedded graphics again...don't do it Apple, please!

    The rest of the specs look good though - didn't expect a 2GHz Core Duo (but it makes sense if there will no longer be a 12" pro laptop).
     
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    There's no way Apple will let the MacBook look anything like that example on the Asus site, IMO.

    Mods - the 2nd poster in this thread has a pretty strange name. Is this appropriate for the board?
     
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    is this available in the market? mite get this one itself....am tired of waiting for apple to release the macbook....
     
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    I thought I was going to be first but there seems to be many eager MR readers on here :D

    I just hope that Apple's machine does not have this Intel video... ugh. That would be so disappointing. :( It wouldn't be very smart for Apple to do that to the Macbook, because they would be cutting their sales right there... if you wanted an actual video card you would have to spend twice as much on a 15" MacBook Pro and I don't think many would be willing to do that.
     
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    Apple will cripple it...

    Apple would remove the ExpressCard slot, the modem, not offer the full range of CPU speeds, ....

    Apple doesn't believe in "Choice", since they want to up-sell you to the MBP.
     
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    What the hell...? First Intel in Macs, then Windows on Macs, now Asus makes Macs... Is Apple the new Nike, with making nothing of their own, besides branding? (No, I didn't forget about OS X)
     
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    Hmm.. I didn't know that. Thanks.
     
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    I agree, the 32MB VRAM is WAY to little in the current ibooks.
     
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    Integrated graphics is what you're gonna get, people, get used to it.

    That is a very nice laptop, for a PC laptop, where tacky chrome accents, ports on all sides and a generally bumpy look are de rigeur. Apple's version will probably cost a little more, but remember you're the one who has to look at it every day.
     
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    It will be interesting to see if this new MacBook will be a replacement for the 12" PowerBok or not... I wonder how Apple is planing on structuring their portable line-up...
     
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    This isn't exactly a new thing.
     
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    and it'll work, i only really like smaller laptops, but integrated graphics would definitely bump me up to the MBP
     
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    Wow

    If Apple made that I wonder what they were thinking. It look's like one of those really thin sony notebooks. Not an iBook.:mad:
     
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    omg i thought i read 'Apple's 13.3" Core Duo Laptop' :( :(

    im not sure if these specs would be worth it, maybe OS X and the 13.3" screen will.. come on Apple!!
     
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    The macbook will not have the same design, just similar hardware...
     
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    Asus makes some of the highest quality motherboards one can buy. When I built my computer a while back I used them and I was really impressed with their performance.
     
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    THANK'S FOR FILLING ME IN
     
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    IOW We Still Know Nothing And Continue To Guess

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    Who cares who makes the hardware for apple? As long as it is built to Apple's specifications, and the quality is high, there is no need to worry...:)
     
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    OSX is NextStep glued to a BSD clone - so you're accurate there too.
     
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    So what will this 945GM not be able to do? I mean, I realize there's principle involved, but what games will I not be able to play on it?
     

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