How long will they last for?

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

  1. macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2010
    Gold Coast, Australia
    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. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2011
    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


    Oct 16, 2008
    "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

    Sep 4, 2006
    Palo Alto, CA
    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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