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The problem with them is not that they're made of aluminum. The problem is that they're putting hot parts into a very space-constrained and thin chassis, not to mention they have tiny heat-sinks and fans. Perfect example: new MacBook Pro with Core i7 2630QM.

If they do this they'll have HUGE power savings, but at the price of performance. I'd doubt these ARM processors could even reach Core 2 performance in five years. ARM is an architecture for low-power devices, not for high-performance ones.
My DV6t QE which has a Core i7 2630QM barely feels warm when I touch the bottom when the processor reaches 80C but my friend's Mac Book Pro which has a Intel Core 2 Duo burns my hands when it reaches 60C, none of them over heat but I wouldn't want the Mac Book on my lap.
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post #112 of 212
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The problem with them is not that they're made of aluminum. The problem is that they're putting hot parts into a very space-constrained and thin chassis, not to mention they have tiny heat-sinks and fans. Perfect example: new MacBook Pro with Core i7 2630QM.

If they do this they'll have HUGE power savings, but at the price of performance. I'd doubt these ARM processors could even reach Core 2 performance in five years. ARM is an architecture for low-power devices, not for high-performance ones.

I haven't researched ARM that much, but ...

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...duo-t7200.aspx
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Maybe they should stop using aluminum cases even though it looks elegant...
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My DV6t QE which has a Core i7 2630QM barely feels warm when I touch the bottom when the processor reaches 80C but my friend's Mac Book Pro which has a Intel Core 2 Duo burns my hands when it reaches 60C, none of them over heat but I wouldn't want the Mac Book on my lap.
The problem is that while your DV6t QE exhausts much more air through exhausts, Apple's computers do not. Most of the heat stays in the chassis, therefore, you'll feel it.
    
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Mac users dont care how fast their laptop is. They care about shiny case.
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I haven't researched ARM that much, but ...

http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...duo-t7200.aspx
That's BS. I don't know how people are taking this seriously. CoreMarks... yeah, right. ARM is much lower in performance in comparison to X86, and always will be with how things are developing and the fact that it doesn't scale as high as X86 when it comes to performance. Oh, and that's a rumor BTW.

Run some real tests for testing computing performance and it won't be close... at all.

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And then I read that it needs twice as many cores and twice as high clock-speeds as a Core 2 and dismissed it.
Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 5/6/11 at 4:40pm
    
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Mac users dont care how fast their laptop is. They care about battery life.
I disagree. Mac users are more demanding in a devices overall feature-set. For example, we want a fast machine AND amazing battery life. Whereas PC enthusiast are more concerned about raw power and less about the battery.
 
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Wow, this thread really brings out the fan boys. I really dont care if Intel wont be making the processors because in the end if it works well then thats all that matters
That's a very naive view of the world. The reason I care if Intel makes CPUs or not is the same reason that I care (and Intel does too) that AMD continues to make CPUs; competition. If ARM was to somehow become the only CPU maker (what happened to VIA) then we'd suffer.
     
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I disagree. Mac users are more demanding in a devices overall feature-set. For example, we want a fast machine AND amazing battery life. Whereas PC enthusiast are more concerned about raw power and less about the battery.
my ultra portable gets up to a 9.5 hour battery life. I bought it for $300 used.

I don't think any mac, new or used at such a price level can compete on the basis of good enough performance and a whole day of usage.
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could be AMD... AMD does graphics better.
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my ultra portable gets up to a 9.5 hour battery life. I bought it for $300 used.

I don't think any mac, new or used at such a price level can compete on the basis of good enough performance and a whole day of usage.
Because there isn't a Mac that's available for $300. Closest thing is the iPad. So it's kind of a pointless comparison. It's like comparing your netbook's Atom or whatever to a MBP's i7. Two different classes of devices.
 
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