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How long will they last for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MacsAreBetter\, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors member


    The current MBA computers seem amazing; but how long will their C2D processors still be fast and coping with the latest software?

    I'm talking;
    Future revisions of Creative Suit (photoshop, etc)
    Updates to iLife and iWork
    Gaming on OSX and Windows (minimum settings etc)

    Also the graphics card; how long will it be dominant on the market for?
  2. #2
    Few years probably.
  3. macrumors 6502

    The C2D processors are awesome. Compare them to centrino mobile processors that everyone was going crazy for a few years ago...talking night and day.
  4. macrumors 6502


    "centrino" was not a processor. the Centrino brand name was for the complete chipset and CPU that accompanied it; a solution that was based on the Pentium 4 and designed for mobile applications.
  5. macrumors regular

    most software (except maybe gaming) hasn't really caught up with hardware.

    I'm going to go out on a limb and say C2D will have a usable life of 5 to 6 years.

    I have a 4+ year old Thinkpad with a T7200 Core 2 Duo that I still do heavy development on.

    With the fattened up caches and hyperthreading and smaller die size, the current C2D should scream.

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