Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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Power and Remote
by shyouko on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:39 UTC
shyouko
Member since:
2005-12-31

The new portable ICBMs (Intel-chip based Macs, also iCBM) require more power than their previous iterations. they have a 60-watt-hour battery compared to the old PowerBook's 50-watt-hour battery. They also have 85 watt AC adapters compared to the old 65 watt AC adapters. Imaginary Watt per Performance Arbitrary Unit my butt.
Better performance per watt does not necessarily mean that the CPU consumes less power. But you get a lot more performance with little increase in power consumption.

The Front Row remote I don't get at all. The MacBook Pro is a portable machine, having a remote with a portable machine just seems redundant in some way. And easily lost.
The MacBook Pro is good enough to use as a desktop replacement. So, why not?

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RE: Power and Remote
by GrapeGraphics on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:42 in reply to "Power and Remote"
GrapeGraphics Member since:
2005-07-07

I would've agreed with the original poster, prior to actually watching a DVD in a Bed and Breakfast (through there TV). I wish I had a remote, I did.

And video conferencing is for the pros and hobbyists alike.

Jb

Edited 2006-01-11 19:44

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RE: Power and Remote
by skingers6894 on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:32 in reply to "Power and Remote"
skingers6894 Member since:
2005-08-10

Indeed, we often use the laptop hooked up to the TV for viewing. A remote would be very cool for that.

Why do people get hung up on "consumer" features in a "pro" laptop. I use my laptop for everything, work AND fun. As long as the "consumer" features don't reduce the performance of the pro features I'm happy to have them as well.

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