[Rumors] Intel iBooks

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by muzikool, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    The MacIntel rumors thread was lost in the DB crash, but new iBook rumors have surfaced and so I'm creating this thread specifically for the iBook.

    Recent rumors have been pointing at an Intel iBook release in January during MacWorld San Francisco. Aside from the switch to Intel processors, the iBook is expected to be widescreen.

    Here is the latest rumor from ThinkSecret:
    Here is a previous ThinkSecret story from November:
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    *drools*

    I am really looking forward to seeing what kind of spec the intel macs come out with.
    Also glad they are keeping the 12" iBook, and I hope they do so for a very long time. Its the nicest sized laptop I have ever seen.
     
  3. sean.ferguson

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    I agree.
     
  4. ejn74

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    Sounds very cool to me.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Looking more at a Powerbook for my next portable. Though depending on the specs, I might settle for an iBook again :D
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I also wanted a PowerBook -- then I got logical and saw that I have a PM G5. I don't need two pro machines. :p
     
  7. Grandmaster

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    Powerbook! Powerbook! Powerbook! Seriously, what's the point of an Apple laptop if it isn't a Powerbook? :p
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Been using just my iBook for a few months now, does everything I could need. Powerbooks just look prettier, run faster and cost more. ;p
     
  9. ming

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    WOOT!! iBooks powered by CPU fit for barbeques aka P4s :p
     
  10. Perris Calderon

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    that used to be the rap against amd ming

    intel will I think use a cooler more efficient architecture...the m comes to mind
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    They're not going to be using P4's. The development machines had (64bit) Pentium 4 chips, because they were the most easily available chips which would be suitable for the development platform at the time.

    iBooks are more likely to utilise the Yonah chip which is set to debut around January 6th. No one knows if they will be in single or dual core configurations though, as Intel as set to release dual before single.
     
  12. kcnychief

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    I'm no Mac expert, but I have heard the Yonah will be dual core for the iBooks
     
  13. Grandmaster

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    Exactly. If you're getting a Mac, why not go all out? :D
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It would be more logical to put a single core CPU in the iBook offering higher battery life (even though the Yonah has very low power consumption anyway) and offer dual core in the Powerbooks, giving them the power advantage over the "consumer" iBook.

    Only time will tell though, we can speculate, gossip and rumour until we run out of breath, only Apple know what's going on :)
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If you're getting a Windows machine, why not get Alienware? or one of Dell's new high end gaming machines? .... because it's just not worth it, that's why ;)

    It's like asking, why buy an iMac instead of the Quad Core G5 :p
     
  16. kcnychief

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    I can speak personally and say Alienware is crud. They are wayyyyyy overpriced, run super DUPER hot, and aren't that fast. They are good for gaming because of the hardware setup and EE CPU possibility, but you pay for the name, the cool casing, and the envy of all your friends :p
     
  17. SPeedY_B

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    I was just making the point of paying more than you need to ;)
     
  18. kcnychief

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    And that's a good point, but that is a result of the name recongition some companies have achieved.
     
  19. SPeedY_B

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    and also why I mentioned Dell's machines too :)
     
  20. kcnychief

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    eh, I haven't played with the Gen2 XPS, but the Gen 1 was pretty good :)

    Nice laptops at least :)