New Intel chips sooner? Worth the wait?

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  1. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm considering in getting a MacBook but I've heard many problems from it so I'm thinking of waiting.

    I came across this link just now and with this info, is it worth the wait? It's only 3-4 months away and Apple might take a stab at it (in January 2007) with the addition the soon released Leopard.
     
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    There is no Quad-core chips for the mobile segment in any of Intel's processor road maps.

    If you need it I would go ahead and buy it now.
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    you can wait forever for the next best thing..

    in the meantime, i am loving my blackbook and it's problem free, fast, and absolutely gorgeous.

    don't pay so much attention to the "omg my macbook sux!!!1!1" threads - yes, those people did have problems, but the vast majority bought their macbooks, had no issues, loved them, and felt no reason to post about it.

    that said: as the rule goes, if you can wait, wait. if you need it now, buy it now.
     
  4. scott523 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hehe that's only part of the article, the second part is regarding the new mobile processors. :D

    Hehe, I can wait but I'd prefer spending $2,000 of stuff (graduation present) to last up to 3 years. :eek:
     
  5. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    It's just some Ultra-Low power parts.

    Would you really be satisfied with a 1.33Ghz or 1.50Ghz chip?

    It would probably be great in an ultra-portable but I don't see it in a revised MacBook. The current chips would be faster.
     
  6. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    That article says nothing about quad mobile chips. It says they will be introducting low voltage Core 2 Duos. Again nothing about quad mobile chips.
     
  7. scott523 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Again, first part was about quad core for desktops, second part is low voltage dual core processors being released in Jan 2007. I never said anything about quad mobile chips (we all wish). :rolleyes:

    I don't know if the low voltage, low clockspeed, dual core processors would benefit a MacBook (doubt it) but it can be an option for Apple. After giving it a little thought, Meroms could out perform the new 'Santa Rosa' processors. :confused:
     
  8. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    santa rosa is the name of the new chipset/processor/wireless platform, replacing the existing Napa platform. The new chipset is called Crestline, the processor is STILL codename Merom, but with an 800 MT/S FSB and a new socket.

    the LV/ULV chips are always going to be a step down in performance versus the full scale line.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you need your computer now, then buy one. Odds are you won't get a defective machine, and those odds are fairly heavily in your favor. As for an update on the Macbooks...I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
  10. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I think you were a little confused...ULV processors will not be an upgrade to current Meroms. They will be for things like ultrathin tablets and subnotebooks. Once the Merom appears in the Macbook, I say get one because that will be the best thing in notebooks for awhile.
     

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