Merom delayed til 2007?

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  1. cnakeitaro macrumors 6502

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    I just saw this article today claiming Merom won't be introduced til this time 2007? I think its a load of rubbish myself. Just thought I would throw it out there. Article can be found here.
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The source is Digitimes, you can safely ignore them.
     
  3. cnakeitaro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank god. Plus I was hoping since we work on Mac OS X the Windows Vista launch wouldn't affect us. >.>
     
  4. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    That and from last reports they were AHEAD of schedule not behind. Ignore it. Its FUD.
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Hahaha Digitimes, right.... :D

    Merom is ahead of schedule and will be with us shortly, don't you worry... :cool:
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Q4 for Merom? Not a chance. Q4 for Conroe and Woodcrest, sure, but not Merom - much sooner than that. :cool:
     
  7. cube macrumors G4

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    Conroe is Q3. Merom has been moved to Q4 as it can be read in the news today (not digitimes).
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    News to me, please provide a link.

    Since the architecture of Conroe and Woodcrest are based directly off Merom, this doesn't make much sense, but some more information on this would be appreciated.
     
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  10. cnakeitaro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh well....looks like i'm not waiting anymore. With the introduction of the Merom sometime in Q4, we might not see them in laptops til early 2007 at the latest.

    edit: on the other hand I might try and find a machine to use as a filler til Merom, using a 700 mhz G3 iBook right now, barely running the things i need it for like Macromedia Studio 8. Any idea when the new mac mini's are coming out?
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Keep in mind that the iBooks will still be coming out with he Core Solos, and that the performance edition of the Core Duo will be out soon as well, possibly making it's way into a 17" MacBook Pro. So it's not like we won't have any developments on the laptop front until Q4... :cool:
     
  12. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Probably this spring, or at the next Apple expo this summer.
     
  13. cube macrumors G4

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    Nobody knows what the iBooks will use. The Solos cost only $32 less than the same speed Duos, so they are a bad deal.
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Well, we'll just have to wait and see then, won't we? ;)
     
  15. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Are these prices quoted to Apple or just to vendors? I'm sure Apple will be getting a pretty decent deal on them as well as other manufacturers.
     
  16. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

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    Hahah, great, now the "I'm waiting for a PowerBook G5" retard crew can wait for Merom. :p
     
  17. cnakeitaro thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You know you actually have a good point.
     
  18. d-fi macrumors member

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    Now THATS funny rotflmao! :)
     
  19. cube macrumors G4

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    That is from the "1K tray unit price" official Intel list.

    All chances are, if a OEM, like Apple, gets reductions, the difference will be even less.

    The Solos are just Duos with one core disabled, so they cost the same to make (not that it really matters, as the markup on CPUs is HUGE). The only thing is that some may be salvaged from CPUs with one bad core, and not just disabled on purpose.
     
  20. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Intel prices are for processors in trays of one thousand. I suppose Apple will get a better deal, but not that much better. And of course since we were discussing the price difference between Core Solo and Core Duo, that price difference would be smaller if Apple gets a better deal.
     
  21. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Where do I sign up? :D

    I'm just waiting for DL drives and a 13.3" MacBook Pro..... and more of the software I use to go universal.
     
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    I'm waiting for a new design that impresses me. see my sig, it says i hate old designs, and its true. Any new apple laptop that impresses me will probably be what i get. Maybe (and probably) a (hopefully, at least as a BTO) core duo ibook (MacBook). Redesigned. The more things the better but the MBP has more power than i need, and has the same (basicly) design of the computer i'm typing on now. not worth $2500.
     
  23. Hodapp macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's fairly obvious that they're not going to redesign them anytime soon. If they were going to, the switch to x86 would have been a great opportunity to redesign- but why would they? People like the brushed aluminum look, the 1" thickness, and everything else.

    The thought of someone waiting to buy a new computer for something to come out with racing stripes kind of blows my mind.
     

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