Intel's free gifts for core duo laptop owners...

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  1. C00rDiNaT0r macrumors regular

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  4. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the MB/MBPs apply. You need to purchase a centrino duo notebook and the apple notebooks do not use that platform.
     
  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    is centrino duo same is core duo?
     
  6. daveL macrumors 68020

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    That would be incorrect. Both MB and MBP use the Napa mobile chipset, which is the current version of the "Centrino" platform.
     
  7. C00rDiNaT0r thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha I was just about to put the form into an envelope and mail it, and then I realized I didn't buy it between 7/5/06 and now, so I won't qualify regardless.

    Oh well, I hope the rest of you guys can get it.:)
     
  8. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    Both the MB and MBP use their own Airport express cards. In order to be part of the Centrino Platform the notebook must use the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 card.
     
  9. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I feel crazy. :eek: At first I thought the backpack looked hideous, then all of a sudden I wanted it. Hah. I think it'd be neat to have, but I really don't think I'd wear it out in public. :D
     
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    nope. those are just intel 3945's that apple labels as airport express to make it appeal to people familiar with the airport name.
     
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    Where is that documented? Not doubting you, just wanted to see this for myself and learn more about the internals.
     
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    And exactly why would Apple decide not to use the perfectly good WiFi capabilities integrated into the Napa chipset, and then add the cost, power drain and space required for a separate WiFi chip? In a laptop, no less.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Aren't the wireless cards in Macs made by Atheros?
     
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    Apple Macbook and Macbook Pro are NOT Centrino Duo compliant as to be Centrino Duo compliant, a notebook needs a Intel Core Duo Processor (which the Macbook/Pro has), Mobile Intel 945 Chipset Family (which the Macbook/Pro has) and an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Card (which the Macbook/Pro does not have). http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/duo/index.htm The Macbook/Pro has an Atheros Wireless Network card that has been rebranded as Airport Extreme. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303572#faq1
     
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    it says now through september 5th, which should mean the Core 2 Duo's will be out RIGHT after that, so Intel is helping manufacturers clear inventory :D
     
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    i forget where i saw this, but anyway, i was right about the 'airpoprt extreme' not really being an airport extreme, but it's actually an atheros card, not an intel.
     
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    Agreed.
     

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