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News MacBook Air to get Penryn chip

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Awesome, the rectangular Frisbee is going to be slightly more usable :D

    I wonder how it'll affect its flight capabilities..
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    i still don't quite see where the Air fits in the mac range. It's not as powerful as the mac book pros, but not as portable as the macbook. the only thing i can see going for it is 'apple fanboys lap up any old sh*t steve jobs poos because it looks pretty'. (although i do concede the fact that steve jobs does have quite pretty poos)
     
  4. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    the purpose of Air is to fit in an envolope and then carry a large bag with all the accessories.

    even notebooks are getting Penryn..... my q6600 looks really out dated :(
     
  5. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    You don't see the point of it, but I defy you to say you aren't drawn to it. I'm a total Apple sceptic, and even I am in awe of the beautiful silver sliver.
     
  6. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    or its cake cutting abilities...
     
  7. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Don't say that! I just got one. :(
     
  8. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Being as come of the main features of the Air are portability and battery life (why else miis out on USB ports, DVD drive etc) then arguably this "upgrade" is actaully a downgrade. It gets hotter, the battery doesn't last as long, it has to be heavier to fit in a bigger batter etc.

    If I were in the market for one, which I am not, then I would want one of the older ones.
     
  9. wharrad

    wharrad New Member

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    Forgetting all the arguements for and against the air, this update can't be true - or atleast, not increasing speed and using extra wattage.

    If you head over the to apple discussion boards, you'll notice that nearly every Air post is regarding overheating issues and core shut downs.

    Unless they just keep it as a die shrink with no increase in performance, then they'll have to make the air thicker to fit in a better fan.


    (Just my opinion on the rumour mill though)
     
  10. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I have had a Penryn in my Lappy since February.

    In responce to the purpose of the Macbook Air, its apples net-top, it competes with the eee, wind etc (at least specs wise).
     
  11. cc3d

    cc3d It's a mod mod world

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    Wow! Mac is getting close! Next year they'll announce that the Macbook will run Windows as a native O/S and it will be the perfect Mac!!
     
  12. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Because people who need a small, under-functioned laptop want to pay 4x more than the others :cooldude:. Don't get me wrong, it's a sexy piece of kit, but I'd much rather a Sony TX or Lenovo X300 any day.
     
  13. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    to choose between x300 and Air, i'd go with x300, simply because it can fit in a envelope as well without an external DVD drive hanging around.

    accessory for Air: USB hub, DVD drive, charger
    accessory for x300: charger or put a bigger battery and don't need anything else
     
  14. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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    I'd kill you if you were closer. :p

    (he types from his macbook pro that is really the only computer he uses aside from his test benches now)
     
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