Quad Core Laptop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Eidorian, May 18, 2007.

  1. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    a.k.a. Desktop parts made portable

    There have been other laptops that do use LGA 775 over Socket M/P. Expect this to fill into the desktop replacement market and not you portable whiners.

    Let the speculation begin...
  2. filmgirl macrumors regular


    May 16, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    That would be pretty sweet! I'm a big fan of the desktop replacement market anyway (as long as it has adequate cooling - which has long been the problem with putting decent GPU's in DR models), and Quad-Core laptop...that's FilmGirl's dream.

    Remember though, the big problem with Pentium 4 Desktop chips that they had running in a lot of the high end desktops a few years ago (before Centrino and the smaller micron chips became more standard/efficient) was a) they ran hot as hell..like HOT and b) battery life was terrible (which is sort of moot for desktop replacement, but if you can only get an hour if you do need to take it somewhere, what's the point of even having it as a laptop -- I'd rather build use a Micro ATX case and high end LCD and c) overheating was a huge problem.

    Still, very, very cool.
  3. Winterfell macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2007
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Yep; that is the crux of it. You want a notebook that performs like a desktop, you're going to have to deal with the heat and the battery life (or lack thereof). Unfortunately, we can't have all of our cookies and eat them too.

    Luckly, Apple and many other vendors have done a pretty good job in putting together notebooks that can perform exceptionally well with mobile-hardware.

    I can tell you, without a doubt, that my MBP is one of the best computers I have ever owned.
  4. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    For me at least, a desktop replacement made perfect sense. It was certainly more portable than lugging around a CPU, LCD, mouse, kB, etc. I just had to accept the fact that I'd always be plugged into the wall. But if the price of bringing all that power with me means being plugged in all the time, fine by me.

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