Intel Core Solo ???'s

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EvilDoc, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2005
    Circumventing the multi-verse...
    Last night while thinking of ways to cure cancer and how create world peace i began to think about the Intel Core solo chip, about how Apple said that the Duo is approx 2x faster then the "old" G4 powerbook right? So if they throw a Intel Solo into the mini wouldnt that almost be a downgrade? it wouldnt be as fast as the "old" mini under rosseta (sp) right? It just seems that A Intel Solo Mac Mini would be down right hell to use with anything other then UB's. Apple would have to atleast up the max ram to 2gigs, and put a 3.5 inch HD in it for it to be of any real use... any input on this would be great, thanks
  2. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2005
    Shores of Lake Michigan
    Dual core does not equal 2x performance over a single core. Plus UB are becoming the norm. Almost every aplication I use is now in a UB. If a Core Solo is what it takes to maintain the same price point as the current mac mini, I say bring it on.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Core Duo prices (per CPU, in 1000-unit quantities)
    Core Duo T2600 2.16 $637
    Core Duo T2500 2.00 $423
    Core Duo T2400 1.83 $294
    Core Duo T2300 1.66 $241
    Core Solo T1300 1.66 $209
    Core Duo LV L2400 1.66 $316
    Core Duo LV L2300 1.50 $284

    The Core Solo is still rather expensive. I'd be looking for a Celeron-M or Pentium-M.

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