Intel Core Duo reliability?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DCBass, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. DCBass macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2004
    Washington, DC
    Hello Everyone,

    I was just wondering...

    It seems Apple's transition to Intel has been fairly smooth so far with the intel iMacs. Good news for all, especially given the normal track record for Rev. A machines.

    How do you anticipate this will compare with other pc manufacturers moving to the new chipset? I don't follow pc land, but do they historically have more hiccups during a chipset transition, or is it pretty smooth in general?

    I know, I know, it's not the same thing. I'm only wondering since my wife is looking forward to getting a pc laptop in the near future, and I would rather wait until the Core Duos are out. Also, when will pc manufacturers come out with their Core Duo offerings?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    what's the "normal" track record for rev. a machines? i think it's a myth that rev. a machines, at least for apple, are more prone to problems.
  3. white89gt macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2006
    I've got a 17" Intel iMac and I've had absolutely no problems out of it, and I don't expect to see any problems out of it.

    As for the PC Core Duo offers. I went to a Comp USA to see one of the new iMacs right after they were released. They didn't have any, but the guy told me that they had a laptop made by Toshiba (I may have been some other manufacturer) that had a 1.6 GHz Core Duo processor in it. I took a look at it and didn't notice anything remarkable about it, but maybe the guy was full of ***** and there aren't any Core Duo PC laptops out yet........I don't know.

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