why integrated hardware

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by janat, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. janat macrumors newbie

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    Why does apple's products have hardware integrated to motherboard? Discrete has obvious advantages.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    If you could make sense, that would be great. kthx.
     
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Are you talking about the graphics cards? While it's true that some older Macs only have integrated GPUs, Apple has been (somewhat) slowly moving away from this practice. For example, the latest line of MacBook Pros features both an integrated Nvidia 9400 card, as well as a dedicated 9600 card for when the computer is being used for graphic-intense processes.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Cheaper to produce, smaller, lower power requirements.
     

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