Quad core iMac possible?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gazfocus, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. gazfocus macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    Hi.

    I am looking to buy an Apple desktop computer to replace my Windows PC, and have been looking at both the 24" iMacs and the mac pro.

    I am leaning towards the iMacs because of their all in one design, but I'm a little reluctant at the moment because the lower end 24" iMac is the same spec (processor wise) as my Windows PC, and although the architecture etc is completely different, I don't really want to spend £1100 on a computer the same spec as my current one.

    Does anyone know or have any opinions about the possibility of a quad core iMac coming out in the summer (around August)?

    The reason I'm asking is because I am also looking to buy a MBP when they are updated, so if their's a possibility of a quad core iMac on the horizon, I'll buy my MBP and a 23" ACD and use that as a desktop solution for now.

    Also, would I be better using my MBP as a desktop solution or buying a low end Mac Mini?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

    Dimwhit

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    The iMac uses mobile processors. Intel is working on a quad core mobile chip, due out later this year, I think. Eventually, I imagine the iMacs will get that chip. But it would be a ways off, I would think.
     
  3. gazfocus thread starter macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

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    Yeah, I'm thinking of it being around the Montevina chipset as Intel are releasing 15 new CPU's with the new chipset. Would you guys agree?
     

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