Mobile Penryns have begun shipping from HP and Sony!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adkiller, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. adkiller macrumors newbie

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    The wait has been extra agonizing for me. I want the SSE4 enhancement for the graphics apps I write. SSE4 adds 54 :eek: new processor instructions over SSE3 and provides a speed boost up to 30%. It also has improved floating point optimizations that were neglected in past CPU generations.

    More info:
    http://blogs.intel.com/technology/2007/04/penryn.php

    Highlights from the above link:
    "Penryn-based processors provide faster divide performance with a Fast Radix-16 Divider, roughly doubling the divider speed over previous generations for applications such as scientific computation."
    --
    "It will enable mobile optimized processors that provide greater performance within the existing mobile form factors and support lower processor idle power with Deep Power Down Technology. It also supports increased performance on single threaded apps with Enhanced Dynamic Acceleration Technology, which uses the power headroom of an idle core to boost performance of the non-idle core."

    The mobile Penryn is already available from HP and Sony:
    In stock and available from Sony immediately!:
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=8198552921665291455
    The T9300 and T9500 are available from HP after February 5th:
    http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/store_access.do?template_type=landing&landing=notebooks

    One can only hope the MBPs have Penryn by the first week of Feb!

    :(,
    -Ad
     
  2. djinn macrumors 68000

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  3. bensh macrumors newbie

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    The HP looks quite nice... I think im gonna wait till end of feb and then i'll buy one of those...
     
  4. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    That machine would defiantly give the MBP a run for it's money.

    $3299
    High Res 17"
    2.5Ghz
    Penryn
    4GB Ram
    400GB Harddrive WTF!
    Blu-Ray Burner
    HDMI
    512MB VRAM
    Built in TV Tuner

    Wow an incredible package. I hope Apple has something up it's sleeve!
     
  5. mrsk macrumors newbie

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    I just played around with the configuration tool. Their 15" displays only manage 1280x800. They only offer 8400 graphics chips (a friend told me never to buy anything less than x600) instead of the 8600 one. And on top of hat, the Pavillon has a hideous design :D

    If anything, it has served quite well to prove that Macs aren't that expensive when compared to HP ;)
     
  6. bensh macrumors newbie

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    Nice.. Blu-Ray... Hope Apple gives also a BTO-option for Blu-Ray
     
  7. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    But compared to the Sony the MacBook Pro loses BADLY.
     
  8. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    I'd have to point out one thing though, there's a good 1.4 lb difference in weight.

    Sony AR weighs in at 8.4 lbs compared to Macbook Pro 17" at 6.8 lb.

    Although weight at that size isn't as big of a factor.
     
  9. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    I think that may be due to the dual HDs. Otherwise they're the same. I hope they make them a little expandable... Imagine 2x320GB Harddrives that would be insane for a laptop, although I would probably buy the 15"
     
  10. Lyshen macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, dual hard drives is rather nice... just 17" is too big for me.

    Now imagine the newer 500 gig drives that are coming out... not the Hitachi 12.5mm ones. :eek:
     
  11. willcodejavafor macrumors regular

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    oh no

    That Sony actually looks alright and it is very price competitive compared to the MBP. I guess it is unlikely to see a better GPU in a MBP since sony also uses the 8600 (although with more memory).

    A bit clunky compared to a MBP though, but still twice as much ram, blue ray and more memory on the GPU.

    I'd rather buy a MBP though :)

    I can wait until May for Age of Conan before I need to make a decision!
     
  12. John Purple macrumors regular

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    To bad we're not allowed to tun it with Leopard ...
     

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