Quad core and Apple laptops

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gangst, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

    Dec 27, 2004

    Just wanted some opinions on this...I haven't been following chip technology of late, however, I do remember rumours/ hopes for quad cores in notebooks back in late 2008. Having seen these recent Macbook updates and whilst they look well specced and powerful...how long until we see quad core? I know many PC laptops have it but I haven't compared size, battery, heat etc..

    I'm tempted to buy a new MacBook Pro but do not desperately need one and am considering holding out for October 2009, as I will desperately need one then.

    Are Apple still a long way away from these chips, and is hoping for one like wishing for a Powerbook G5 in 2005?

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
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  3. zw-gator macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2005
    I agree, I think people are underestimating how long Apple will take when it comes to implementing quad cores in their laptops

    I think at best, we’ll see quad core in the 17” MBP and the iMacs in 2010, but not in the 15 or 13” for another 18-24 months.
  4. iMacmatician macrumors 601

    Jul 20, 2008
    Agreed with the past two posts. Plus, since the 13" and 15" (mostly) use 25 W CPUs, we may not be seeing quad-core in the majority of the MacBook Pro line for a very long time (depending on Clarksfield's TDPs and any possible custom CPUs for Apple).

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