i think we can expect a dual core atom.

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  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    so how is apple going to get to this $800 price point? cheaper CPU, with an Nvidia chipset. intel is making a dual core atom and i think they are going to put this chip in the new macbook/air for the base model. ive read on engadget intel is making a 1.87ghz dual core atom for $43, thats not a bad chip for a $800 laptop, but this is just my speculation.
     
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    very bad choice over a pentium dual core. i don't think anyone would argue that.
     
  4. otis123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    dont Pentiums suck? i thought intel discontinued that line of CPUs
     
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    A dual core atom would be a terrible chip for an $800 laptop IMO. These atom chips are supposed to go into "low-cost" netbooks. At $800 dollars you have a variety of choices of fully powered notebooks to choose from. I think people don't realize that these atom chips perform significantly slower than regular core 2 duo chips.
     
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    In fact, they were meant for very day-to-day electronics, such as fancy cash registers, simple email and internet boxes at airports, etc.

    It's amazing their usage has diverged so much from their (most) intended use since their introduction.


    Anyway, this is the worst idea I have heard in a while. Check a netbook's benchmarking test in any netbook. Even a model with a dedicated video card such as the Asus N10 did poorly. Tell me if you still want it in a MacBook instead of a Core 2 Duo.
     
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    But it's a terrible chip for a Mac. Not happening.
     

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