New 1.06 Ghz Ultra Low Voltage Core Duo chip coming - MacBook Lite anyone?

anthonymoody

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The post at engadget says the chip consumes .75 volts compared to the 1-2 consumed by the existing Core Duo. It runs at a (much) slower clock speed of 1.06 Ghz but might make an interesting CPU for a superlite notebook (or tablet) often called for around here - something like those 2 pound PC notebooks which lack DVD or CD drives but nonetheless serve a great purpose for those in need of extreme light weight.

What do you think?

TM
 

AML707

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Well i would love for Apple to roll out something simular to toshiba's 1 pound laptop.
 

mkrishnan

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I think it'd be awesome if Apple came out with a lighter notebook too... but is this chip a dual core chip at 1.06 GHz x 2, or a single core chip? If it's a dual core, it might not be so bad -- it should compare favorably with the Core Solo 1.5GHz in the low end Mini... but if it's a Core Solo 1.06 GHz, I think I have a hard time seeing Apple dropping a new notebook that is that much slower than any other ICBM.
 

nick004

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If I'm not mistaken, screens and hardrives chow a lot more power than a chip. So why is everyone getting so excited about low power consuming chips. There consumption is negligent compared other parts.
 

zap2

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Apple needs to put out a Light Weight Laptop

12''
1.06Ghz CD(this chip Low Volatage)
30Gb Flash Drive
IIG
No Optical Drive

Under 1Lb:eek:

And a nice 899 Price point
Does not seem very Apple to go low end, but under 1Lbs. that Apple!

Dreams rock:D
 

anthonymoody

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puckhead193 said:
.....cause the macbook pro is so heavy.....
can this chip run anything...useful...

I'd be shocked if the chip were anything but perfectly fine for what 99% of computer users actually do on their computers: office, email, internet, itunes.

TM
 

eva01

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Gah! Plymouth
I would buy an Apple computer for this just for College alone.

Have my powerbook for leisure activities at home
Have light-weight MB for school
Have Dual G5 for big things. (like watching stargate)


as long as it had a 6hour or greater battery life.

All i would do is surf internet a bit, use pages and email and chatting and thats it.
 

9Charms

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anthonymoody said:
I'd be shocked if the chip were anything but perfectly fine for what 99% of computer users actually do on their computers: office, email, internet, itunes.

TM
That's about all I use my PB for nowadays anyway. In fact, that's probably why most of the world buys $500 laptops with Celeron processors... the new low voltage MB would certainly be better than Celeron...
 

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nick004 said:
see....what???

Personally, I'd be for a super-lite Apple laptop. Other computer manufacturers do a decent job of creating a thin and lite portable, but Apple certainly could bring elegance and simplicity to the field....

I don't think laptops really need optical drives - I hardly ever use mine, and I'd be fine if Apple simply offered an 'external optical super drive' for a reasonable price (say, less than 200 dollars or so).