Macbook Core i7??

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  1. A7X21112 macrumors member

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    OK so i was going to get a macbook for christmas. Do you think i should wait for the core i7? Are the Core i7's Coming to the macbook? hmmm please help much appreciated


    p.s Is buyinng a macbook now smart?

    lol srry for a billion ?'s:rolleyes:
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Not until Q3 2009 at the EARLIEST. They were JUST updated.
     
  3. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Latest info suggests Core i7 products priced to fit the Macbook range will not be available in bulk until late Q4 09. So expect a platform update Macworld 2010. Which is why I went ahead and purchased a machine now with no regrets.
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Core i7, earliest this gets adopted is as early as nVidia can put out a compatible motherboard (logic board) that can support i7. This is assuming Apple still uses nVidia. However, I can see Apple waiting until Q4 '09 at a special event like this October or even MWSF 2010. I don't think Q3 '09 will see new i7 MacBooks

    my $0.02
     
  5. tubbymac macrumors 65816

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    Buying a Macbook now isn't smart. Smart would have been buying it during thanksgiving week when it was on sale :)

    However buying a Macbook now is smarter than waiting for an i7 version which probably is at least a year away, at the earliest.
     
  6. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Quad-core Nehalems (not Core i7) are scheduled for Q3/Q4 2009 depending on the source.
    Dual-core Nehalems (not Core i7) are scheduled for January 2010.

    I don't think Nehalem MacBooks will be quad-core.
     
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  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Quoting myself, I highly doubt Apple will release anything for MWSF'10 anymore. So I now guess its going to be a special event like the one in October and probably around the same time of last year, for kicks.
     
  10. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    i7 is just the Desktop name for the new *entercodenamehere* Arcitecture...

    So Desktop i7 /Mobile probably i7 Mobile, and I doubt it will be quadcore...


    just what I think (please prove me wrong on the quadcore part) ;)
     
  11. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The core i7 range will have the ability to be Dual Core, Quad Core or Octi Core.
     
  12. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It will be dual core for mobile, but since hyper threading is being used, it will be like having Quad core in a MacBook and Snow Leo will unlock 100% of that processing power.
     
  13. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    To clarify, Core i7 is not the name of the CPU microarchitecture, or the lineup. That is the Nehalem family. "Core i7" is the name of the high-end desktop CPU codenamed "Bloomfield" that was released in Q4 2008.
     

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