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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Just wait for the next version
by crystalattice on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:01 UTC
crystalattice
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm sure Apple will come out w/ "round two" by summer. Hopefully they'll improve them model and answer some of these questions.

It sounds to me that Apple wanted to release it earlier than advertised to whet people's appetites, then they can judge people's attitudes and opinions. That way, when the "main event" occurs at the original time frame, they can knock people's socks off with all the improvements.

I just can't believe that the MacBook is the same price as the old Powerbook. I was going to buy a Powerbook but might as well get a MacBook (though I'll wait for v2.0).

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

well... why would you think it would be cheaper? They are not using an old Pentium-M or a P4, they are using a Core Duo which is top of the line.

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crystalattice Member since:
2005-07-06

I didn't think the new Mactel computers would be cheaper. I thought Apple would drop the price on the older G4 PowerBooks to get rid of inventory.

I know other people were thinking the new Mactel's would be cheaper because they are using "cheaper" Intel CPU's, but common practice is to drop the price on old tech and charge premo prices on the new stuff.

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