Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro. 2.16Ghz now an option!

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Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro. 2.16Ghz now an option!

Post by warpus » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:19 pm

Oh my! A dual core 2.16Ghz Mac laptop. This is going to be one sweet machine for Live!

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Post by hacktheplanet » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:29 pm

Good lord that was fast. I think Apple set a new personal best on that one. Heh heh.
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Post by subterFUSE » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:07 pm

It's just a different CPU chip.

Nothing major to that kind of upgrade.


It's really more about Intel than Apple.
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Post by warpus » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:34 pm

subterFUSE wrote:It's just a different CPU chip.

Nothing major to that kind of upgrade.


It's really more about Intel than Apple.
Of course its just a chip. But considering that until now the fastest CPU in a mac portable was a 1.67Ghz G4, I'd say its pretty major.

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Post by jasonjbundy » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:34 pm

:roll:

Apple simply did that to compete with the Intel Duo PC machines that are currently available from Dell & others.

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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:47 pm

hater.



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Post by kramerica » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:02 pm

jasonjbundy wrote::roll:

Apple simply did that to compete with the Intel Duo PC machines that are currently available from Dell & others.
Except 2.0 ghz on Apple is roughly = to 4.0 ghz on Windows machines. Apple processing speeds have always been numerically smaller than Windows machines' but because Apple computers are so much more efficient, the numbers don't really reflect reality. Hence why my G5 powermac 2.1 ghz is much more powerful than your Dell 4.0 ghz.
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Post by funkdefino » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:05 pm

kramerica wrote:
Except 2.0 ghz on Apple is roughly = to 4.0 ghz on Windows machines. Apple processing speeds have always been numerically smaller than Windows machines' but because Apple computers are so much more efficient, the numbers don't really reflect reality. Hence why my G5 powermac 2.1 ghz is much more powerful than your Dell 4.0 ghz.
WOW! You really don't know what you're talking about.

Did you catch the part about it being an INTEL chip?
What is that? A .38?

38, 39, whatever it takes.

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Post by unusable » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:31 pm

jasonjbundy wrote:

Except 2.0 ghz on Apple is roughly = to 4.0 ghz on Windows machines. Apple processing speeds have always been numerically smaller than Windows machines' but because Apple computers are so much more efficient, the numbers don't really reflect reality. Hence why my G5 powermac 2.1 ghz is much more powerful than your Dell 4.0 ghz.
I guess that's why powerbooks get crushed by PC's in the live 5 tests :roll:

Man that really efficient 1.67 pb with 1G ram I had shoulda been been awesome but wasn't. And slower speeds dosen't really mean better performance, just older hardware.

I hope that you're talking about overall performance and not on live, because my little tiny Centrino 2.0 lappy hands down beats your powerful G5

http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic. ... highlight=
An article on tests for new iMacs that I found of interest http://www.macworld.com/2006/01/feature ... /index.php

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Post by jasonjbundy » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:32 pm

leisuremuffin wrote:hater.



.lm.
No, I am no hater. However I do loathe myself for shelling out upgrade money for Live 5. :wink:

But platform upmanship/snobbery is boring. I have and work on PC's/Macs, and both are subjected to all kinds of fuck ups except one is a color wheel and the other is just a freeze.

It is just a machine after all.

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Post by unusable » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:33 pm

stupid ma-chines at that
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Post by AdamJay » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:46 pm

i ordered my 1.83ghz duo MacBook last night.
woke up today to find they've updated the CPU's.

after 3 minutes of freaking out, Apple tells me that anyone who ordered the 1.67ghz will get a 1.83, and anyone who ordered the 1.83 will get a 2.0

::sigh of relief::

i also ordered the 7200rpm HD upgrade from Apple, plus a 2nd GB stick from macsales.com

this laptop is gonna OWN!
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Post by kabuki » Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:07 pm

AdamJay wrote:i ordered my 1.83ghz duo MacBook last night.
woke up today to find they've updated the CPU's.

after 3 minutes of freaking out, Apple tells me that anyone who ordered the 1.67ghz will get a 1.83, and anyone who ordered the 1.83 will get a 2.0

::sigh of relief::

i also ordered the 7200rpm HD upgrade from Apple, plus a 2nd GB stick from macsales.com

this laptop is gonna OWN!
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Post by Digi V » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:11 am

some of you guys fighting about windows vs mac speeds-

listen it was never apples fault. its the processor plus memory bandwith etc that creates speed. the g5 chip is a behemoth hence why so many gaming consoles are using it for processed graphics etc. the powerchip excels in certain areas and blows in others (example:speed per wat, cooling, simple oriented taskes)

apple thought going intel would be a better choice for consumers overal and they are right. they are right especially because IBM didn't provide better cheaps down the road.

FUCK DUDE us mac users have been using G4's for like 5 years!!!


As an OS no one can really tell what system will be faster windows or macs because before it was like comparing apples and oranges. HOWEVER now we might be able to have a clear picture on what OS is actually faster.

Its a safe bet the Mac will perform better with grapchis, possibly music production under intel than windows but who knows.



BOTTOM LINE IS macs will now be as fast as Pcs.

OK? no more . done. debate over =)

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Post by unusable » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:15 am

okay
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