New macbook with core "i" series processor?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pinksheen, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. pinksheen macrumors newbie

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    Do you think Apple will be releasing a new version of the macbook with a core i3 or i5 processor in it? I was looking to buy a macbook within the next 1-2 months and was wondering if I should wait longer and see if they do release an updated macbook.

    What do you think?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    No. The MB is entry level, if it will get some i, then it will maybe be i3.
    Also the MB has been released in 10/2009, the MBPs are in more need to be update right now, so the MB will have to wait a while.

    And the Buyer's Guide, to be found at the top right of this page.
     
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    naeeee, not for a while anyway, since its the entry level:rolleyes:
     
  4. sundeep007 macrumors newbie

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  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Given the PC pricepoint for Core i5 laptops, I'd wager the MacBook model will be running a Core i5 chip...

    The MB and MBP have been sharing chip-levels for quite a while, just different clock speeds within the same range. If I had to guess, I'd bet on the slower i5 chip for the MacBook/13" MBP with the faster i5/slower i7 chip for the 15" and i7 for the 17" models.
     
  6. pinksheen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sundeep007, thanks for the link, I'll see if my local apple store will do a price match on it. I wonder if they are selling it for that price because an updated version is going to be released soon. I may just have to jump in and buy one though for that price.

    There's not that much difference in the core 2 duo and the i5 besides the turbo mode the processor has.

    Thanks for everyones input thus far.
     
  7. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    For performance, in single-threaded tasks the i5 has ~10-15% advantage over the C2D. When it comes to multi-threaded tasks, the i5 opens up to what I've seen around 40% improved performance in benchmarks. These are at the same base clock speed mind you...I don't know if the TurboBoost function was automatically activated for the 40% improvement figures or not.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple stores do not do price match.
     
  9. sundeep007 macrumors newbie

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    well i personally had best buy price match it, no issues, as this is a regular price at mictocenter(ie. not a rebate offer) also a few friends of mine have had apple stores successfully pricematch it too. i guess it might depend if you have a microcenter store close by. the link i gave earlier also highlights a bunch of people who have been able to pm with apple stores.
     

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