More reason why no C2D MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bloodycape, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. bloodycape macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2005
    I did not see this posted but businessweek is claiming that the Macbook Pro wont see C2D untill mid spring when Santa Rosa will be introduced since that chip will be working at full capacity. Now if this is true. I hope Apple lowers the prices of the MBP and MB as $2000 for a MBP with a core duo chip is pricey since now you can get a Core 2 Duo laptop with similar specs(or even better or worse) from Toshiba, or HP at a similar or lower cost.
  2. mccldwll macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2006
    Not what it says

    That's not what article says. Says full advantage of Merom won't be obtained until Spring w/ full overall. Says that...
    "[m]y best guess is that the MacBook Pros and perhaps the MacBook and mini will be refreshed using the new Core 2 Duos sometime in November."
  3. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2006
    East Coast, US
    Telling bloody that he doesn't know how to read. That's mean. True, but mean. :p
  4. clintob macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2006
    New York, NY
    Besides, more to the point, everyone seems to forget that Toshiba, HP, Dell, etc make something called a PC. Whereas Apple makes something called a Mac. Your processor is only a PIECE of the computer - so can we PLEASE stop complaining that other manufacturers have C2D in their laptops already and Apple doesn't. You can put an Armani suit on a pile of horse shi*t, it's still a pile of horse shi*t.
  5. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    QFT. these comparisons are getting old.
  6. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    A rubbish article. This isn't even true:

    "The Merom processor is a new design that can swallow instructions and data in 64-bit bites—helping the computer handle bigger tasks more quickly than earlier chip iterations. But because of limitations in supporting chips, which were designed for older processors, it is limited to 32-bit operation."

    They're saying no 64 bit support with Merom until Santa Rosa.

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