Will new MacBooks be Core i7?

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  1. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Just a question - will all the MacBooks (the regulars and the Pros) have the new i7 processor?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yeah, that's next year. Nehalem mobile chips won't be out until Q3 2009.
     
  3. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    So just faster chips, chipsets, graphics, and of course, cool new designs?

    (mouth starts watering...)
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    Well... not quite. Mobile Core i7 chips won't come out until Q3 2009 so the new Macbooks which will be released on 10/14 will likely only feature slightly faster Penryn chips, so nothing radical in the processor regard.
     
  5. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Q4 2009 for quad-core.
    January 2010 for dual-core.

    We'll see a Q1 2009 speed bump (+133 MHz) and a cheap quad-core (2.0 GHz $348), and maybe another CPU update like that at mid-2009 or so.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    intel and apple have a close/weird relationship, i could see intel mass producing the i7 for apple already, i mean they did do a custom c2d just for the macbook air, i mean a total redesign on a chip just for 1 company, and 1 laptop? so them giving apple a early version of the i7 isnt out of the question.
     
  8. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    Not a year in advance they wouldn't.
     
  9. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    For the air, they crammed a existing merom-like processor into a montevina/penryn 45nm shell (that they'd been working on for years) 6 months ahead if schedule. That is a far cry from brand new chip/chipset technology (have you seen the nehalem list) 1+ years in advance, exclusive to apple, in mass quantity? I don't think so.



    If intel had if to release now, we'd all be getting nehalem notebooks, and not whatever is coming in the interim.
     

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