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First Windows Core 2 Duo Laptops Released

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  1. macrumors bot



    As expected, several laptop manufacturers have released the first of the Core 2 Duo (Merom) based laptops today.

    Dell, Toshiba, Samsung and Alienware announced laptop models which utilize the new Core 2 Duo processors.

    Apple, however, has yet to announce a Merom/Core 2 Duo upgrade to their laptop line (MacBook and MacBook Pro), but several rumors suggest that these upgrades will come in September.

    Historically, Apple's processor upgrades have been tied to Motorola/IBM's PowerPC upgrades which have generally been less frequent and less public than Intel's. With the switch to Intel, Apple may have to provide timely upgrades to remain competitive with Windows-based PC manufacturers.
  2. macrumors regular

    bring them on...
  3. macrumors 6502a


    I bet they release a "processor bump" tomorrow.

  4. macrumors 68000


    I'll bet we see a Mini refresh tomorrow.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Great, just after the "back to school" shopping spree. Well, there will be better performance increases in 2007. I hope.
  6. macrumors 6502

    I dream of a new macbook pro enclosure...
  7. macrumors 601


    not that it really matters. but they stole apples thunder.

    and since steve compared osx to windows and the mac pro to dell and made lot's of fun about both they'd better stay on top of the game.
  8. macrumors 65816


    This Tuesday! This Tuesday!
  9. macrumors Penryn


  10. macrumors 65816


    x2! Danm it! if they annouce it tomorrow, im gonna be in school (first day) from untill like 3:00PM. Unless they are annouced by 10AM Eastern.
  11. macrumors 68000


    I think I'll just purchase a Core 2 Duo myself and drop it in my iMac.
    Conroe, right?
  12. macrumors P6


    Yeah, we all knew this was coming. It will be interesting to see how quickly Apple responds to its competition and follows suit. Hopefully very soon, I'm eager to see what exactly Apple does, i.e. only updates the MBPs, updates the whole MacBook line, updates the Mini as well... :cool:

    Oh, and how about some Conroe iMacs? ;) :D
  13. macrumors P6


    i sure hope you are correct!!
  14. macrumors 68000


    This really doesn't matter. Apple will update stuff tomorrow. Steve likes to wait for tuesdays cuz he's a rockstar like that. :D

    Apple announced the Intel iMac and MBP like 5-7 days after Yonah was brought out at the begining of Jan. It'll be announced tomorrow (75%) or next Tuesday (25%), but no later than that.
  15. macrumors Penryn


  16. macrumors newbie

    Assuming they release it tomorrow, would it be available at the apple store right away(not the online store)? :confused:
  17. macrumors 68000



    Yeah for the portables, but Conroe for the desktop.
  18. macrumors 65816


    I think Apple will try to get these out prior to the Paris expo. Why give up sales to announce the product at a later date?
  19. macrumors Penryn


    Did you read the guide? You're talking about the iMac Core Duo, correct?
  20. macrumors 65816


    Conroe cannot be dropped in to Yonah MB only merom.
  21. macrumors 604


    But Merom uses the same socket as Core Duos, and Conroe uses a different socket. So Conroe won't fit in your iMac.
  22. macrumors 68030


    That would be great! *fingers crossed*

    Hmmm... really we shouldn't be getting our hopes up but who cares! :p
  23. macrumors 65816


    If your right i'll give you hugs untill you can''t breath!
  24. macrumors demi-god

    Spanky Deluxe

    A week Tuesday, a week Tuesday! I just put my mini on eBay and I'll get a good chunk less if they update them tomorrow! I thought the original rumour said after Labor day which is next week isn't it?
  25. macrumors 68000

    the rumor was a huge shipment from the far east was expected to arrive on US soil on sept 5th...

    things change...

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