slightly faster, slightly cooler. i was more waiting on the other stuff (802.11n, latchless case lock, maybe more memory, and other "nifty" add-ons).Spock said:I know this is slightly off topic but is 64 bit the only difference between the Core Duo and Core 2 Duo?
### I think you got a great deal on a good machine. Unless you use some 64bit apps (maya 8)...C2D is no big deal. Enjoy....w8ing4intelmacs said:slightly faster, slightly cooler. i was more waiting on the other stuff (802.11n, latchless case lock, maybe more memory, and other "nifty" add-ons).
w8ing4intelmacs said:... so i broke down and bought an three-month old mbp 1.83 for $1300 off of craigslist last night.
which means, of course, that the merom mbps will be announced today.
Current spec'd procs allow for up to 4GB of RAM I believe. But as I said in one of the other threads, this means nada in the laptop market. Apple would have to increase the available RAM slots to accomodate more than 4GB of RAM (read: THICKER MBP for 4 x 2GB), OR RAM developers will have to create larger capacity RAM modules (4+GB each) which no doubt would cost as much as the computer itself, throw off alot of heat, and require more power. Notebook-wise 64-bit's ability to access more RAM means nothing currently, I don't believe I have seen any PC laptop's that support more than 2GB of RAM either.Planner Dude said:Doesn't the merom chip allow for an increase in RAM...from like 2GB to 4GB?????
Abraxsis said:I don't believe I have seen any PC laptop's that support more than 2GB of RAM either.
A 2" thick Macbook Pro with 4 RAM slots and a 3 pound battery doesn't sound very sexy or sleek to me.
Wow, first one that I have seen, cool. BUT like I said ... 4GB Shared 533 RAM [add $1,800 or $54/month] ... 4GB Shared 667 [add $3000 or $90/month] ... as much or more than the laptop. Plus look at how think that thing is. For the current incarnation of MPB, 4GB "MIGHT" be obtainable via a firmware upgrade, but 2 x 2GB modules are very expensive. In one of my other posts I suggested they move back to onboard RAM, and have the modules soldered to the board in various locations. This spreads the heat out, as well as increases the max RAM. 1-2 GB onboard, and then upgrade via two empty slots. Even in this case though, really anything more than 4GB with Apple wanting to keep a slim line case is going to require some major redesigns. Probably even a better cooling method. Just more fuel for the "RAM is not currently a marketing point for placing 64 bit procs in laptops" fire.Planner Dude said:I don't want to sound like a dell Fan boy or to start another Cr@ppy pc vs mac thread...but I noticed that dell's XPS laptops with CD2 processors have the option of 4GB RAM.
Maybe that's why the MBP is taking awhile longer to be released--a redesign to allow 4GB of RAM...