New 1.06 Ghz Ultra Low Voltage Core Duo chip coming - MacBook Lite anyone?

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  1. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    The post at engadget says the chip consumes .75 volts compared to the 1-2 consumed by the existing Core Duo. It runs at a (much) slower clock speed of 1.06 Ghz but might make an interesting CPU for a superlite notebook (or tablet) often called for around here - something like those 2 pound PC notebooks which lack DVD or CD drives but nonetheless serve a great purpose for those in need of extreme light weight.

    What do you think?

    TM
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    It would be great if Apple finally came out with a super-lite, super-thin portable. With Intel, there's a bigger opportunity to make a thinner liter portable.
     
  3. AML707 macrumors member

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    Well i would love for Apple to roll out something simular to toshiba's 1 pound laptop.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it'd be awesome if Apple came out with a lighter notebook too... but is this chip a dual core chip at 1.06 GHz x 2, or a single core chip? If it's a dual core, it might not be so bad -- it should compare favorably with the Core Solo 1.5GHz in the low end Mini... but if it's a Core Solo 1.06 GHz, I think I have a hard time seeing Apple dropping a new notebook that is that much slower than any other ICBM.
     
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  6. nick004 macrumors regular

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    If I'm not mistaken, screens and hardrives chow a lot more power than a chip. So why is everyone getting so excited about low power consuming chips. There consumption is negligent compared other parts.
     
  7. wingsky macrumors member

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    Low Voltage CPU -> Less Heat -> No big fans -> Smaller Form Factor -> Lighter

    QED :D
     
  8. Squareball macrumors regular

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    With Flash based HDs becoming a reality (http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/03/21/samsung_unveils_ssd/) the biggest power draw then becomes the screen.
     
  9. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Apple needs to put out a Light Weight Laptop

    12''
    1.06Ghz CD(this chip Low Volatage)
    30Gb Flash Drive
    IIG
    No Optical Drive

    Under 1Lb:eek:

    And a nice 899 Price point
    Does not seem very Apple to go low end, but under 1Lbs. that Apple!

    Dreams rock:D
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    .....cause the macbook pro is so heavy.....
    can this chip run anything...useful...
     
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  12. anthonymoody thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'd be shocked if the chip were anything but perfectly fine for what 99% of computer users actually do on their computers: office, email, internet, itunes.

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  13. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I would buy an Apple computer for this just for College alone.

    Have my powerbook for leisure activities at home
    Have light-weight MB for school
    Have Dual G5 for big things. (like watching stargate)


    as long as it had a 6hour or greater battery life.

    All i would do is surf internet a bit, use pages and email and chatting and thats it.
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe, they could use this processor and provide Radeon Mobility x1600 graphics hardware since heat won't be as much of a problem. :)
     
  15. 9Charms macrumors regular

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    That's about all I use my PB for nowadays anyway. In fact, that's probably why most of the world buys $500 laptops with Celeron processors... the new low voltage MB would certainly be better than Celeron...
     
  16. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    see....what???

    Personally, I'd be for a super-lite Apple laptop. Other computer manufacturers do a decent job of creating a thin and lite portable, but Apple certainly could bring elegance and simplicity to the field....

    I don't think laptops really need optical drives - I hardly ever use mine, and I'd be fine if Apple simply offered an 'external optical super drive' for a reasonable price (say, less than 200 dollars or so).
     

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