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Not going to happen. Apple is fairly committed to thunderbolt with their TB display, an AMD Macbook air would mean no Thunderbolt.
 
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Not to flame you or anything, but have you purchased many apple products? Apple products are all about presentation and ease of use, they have never ever been about performance.
All macbooks have tepid hardware specs. They're not high end by any means.

perhaps you took me in the wrong aspect. AMD's have this 'value for money' aka cheap reputation to it and I would not want that in an Apple if I were to buy one because apple products as classed as premium products in the real world and are known as expensive products.

Lol^^

I don't know exactly where u live, but in the United States.. Apple is just another brand, that lives off the idea of "ease of use" (ie: retard proof).

I have never considered Apple as "premium". If anything they are dead-nuts mediocre. Not the best, not the worst.
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Moved to rumours/unconfirmed
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Personally, I would not buy a Macbook with an AMD. In my head, when you pay a premium price for an apple product, you do not look at value for money aspect at all.

The kind of stuff you'd (Most likely) do on a Macbook is really processor agnostic these days. You won't notice the difference between an Zacate and a Ivy Bridge-E at 5Ghz in that stuff. The real differences would mostly be power consumption.
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Not to flame you or anything, but have you purchased many apple products? Apple products are all about presentation and ease of use, they have never ever been about performance.
All macbooks have tepid hardware specs. They're not high end by any means.

perhaps you took me in the wrong aspect. AMD's have this 'value for money' aka cheap reputation to it and I would not want that in an Apple if I were to buy one because apple products as classed as premium products in the real world and are known as expensive products.

In the desktop market which is due to them only competing with Intels low-end, in the laptop market (Especially the LP market) AMD are doing really well.

I'm pretty sure Apple didn't end up going with AMD because AMD couldn't actually get enough supply in enough time?
    
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That is the most ridiculous thing I have heard. AMD is really innovating the industry with their fusion APU's. Intel CANNOT compete with the iGPU of an AMD apu. You are totally judging a book by its cover before the actual product is even out. Admit that you are totally biased against AMD and thats the reason you wouldnt buy it. I understand where you are coming from because I refuse to buy anything from Intel. Who is to say the apu they choose to put in there if from AMD isnt totally kick butt?
Im sure AMD is done making mobile cpu's and will only make apu's for mobile from here on out. It has been said that Trinity is going to be 15% better on the cpu side and 30% better for the iGPU. As stated, if they can get these things to be power efficient then I see no reason for Apple to NOT use AMD.

I was watching a video somewhere, I am looking for it now, but amd was comparing products and the one apu they said had TDP of like 4 or 6 watts or something like that. It was for tablet and netbooks and stuff. I let you know if I find it. Its new I know that. I dont think its released yet. They are still working on it.
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Not to flame you or anything, but have you purchased many apple products? Apple products are all about presentation and ease of use, they have never ever been about performance.
All macbooks have tepid hardware specs. They're not high end by any means.
Actually Apple products are all about performance, just not about a spec sheet. Why do you say they're not high end? They've got some of the most powerful mobile CPUs available in the 15 and 17 inch models, and pretty good graphics although far from the best but they aren't a gaming laptop.
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Not going to happen. Apple is fairly committed to thunderbolt with their TB display, an AMD Macbook air would mean no Thunderbolt.
That's a good point but Apple could work with AMD to produce a mobo that supports Thunderbolt.
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Not going to happen. Apple is fairly committed to thunderbolt with their TB display, an AMD Macbook air would mean no Thunderbolt.

I didnt know Thunderbolt was only Intel compatible. proof.gif

Edit: I see above. I wasnt sure how TB came to be. Yeah I dont see why AMD cant do that. It is only a display port/connection correct?
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I didnt know Thunderbolt was only Intel compatible. proof.gif
Edit: I see above. I wasnt sure how TB came to be. Yeah I dont see why AMD cant do that. It is only a display port/connection correct?
I don't think so, I think it's a Thunderbolt connection but I don't really know what that involves. There's no obvious reason why it won't work with AMD.

In fact, it worked with Macs before Intel said it was going to ship mobos with thunderbolt support so I don't think it even matters what CPU you have.
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I don't think so, I think it's a Thunderbolt connection but I don't really know what that involves. There's no obvious reason why it won't work with AMD.
In fact, it worked with Macs before Intel said it was going to ship mobos with thunderbolt support so I don't think it even matters what CPU you have.

Thats what I thought too and they said that and it confused me. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Exactly. It is like buying a Lamborghini or Ferrari and putting BBS rims on them.

err I don't think you know very much about what you're talking about, BBS is about as high quality as it gets in the world of wheels, a lot of cars come from the factory with BBS made wheels (more than half of BMW's stock wheels are made by BBS for example) and they're extensively used on race cars.

Back to the topic, I wouldn't care whether Apple stuck with Intel or switched to AMD, and I don't think the vast majority of their customers would care or understand the difference either. That's kind of the point of buying Apple computers (and why I buy them instead of dealing with building my own like I used to) they're for the person who just needs a computer and doesn't want to deal with comparing specs or shopping for deals.
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