Originally Posted by guyladouche
Do you really think the only reason why there are X2's and X3's is because every X4 has one or two bad cores? You don't think that perhaps perfectly fine X3's and X4's have one or two cores disabled because more X2's are needed to fill out that segment of the market? Of course--hence why many people have successfully unlocked (and even overclocked) X2's and X3's.
It's no different, only that this is apple, and people love to jump on the "let's criticize apple" bandwagon.
No one goes, "ZOMG, AMD locks 50% of its cores to force consumers to buy their higher-end quads!!!"
No offence but that's possibly the worst comparison you could make...
X2's and X3's cost less than the X4's. AMD wouldn't say: 'Hey, here's an X3' (at the price of an X4) and then the next day: 'But here's the X4, buy this because your X3 is rubbish and can't run XXXX'
-- Small rant after this line --
Just pointing out a flaw, I honestly don't care about all these smartphones. Sometimes when I go to the pub with some mates we see youngsters sitting there with their smartphones next to eachother doing whatever, probably facebook (sure beat WoW as the biggest MMORPG) because it's cool and 'social'.
I'll admit, sometimes I could use one, to quickly check my emails or do a quick google. But I somehow managed to survive without
No, I'm not poor, I use a Sony Ericson K770 because it works and it's brown.