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post #41 of 62
They're really pushing the Windows dual boot thing, eh? Since DX10 is Vista-only...
post #42 of 62
well I think that is pretty much the best mobile discrete graphics card out right now...the fact that it is DX10 didn't really impact Apple's decision to use it I think.
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post #43 of 62
I don't think the inclusion of the 8600 was to aim at DX10 and Dual Boot support.

This community probably comprises ninety (90) percent of the people who care about DX10...

They've been sitting on G7X cards and X1 series cards forever, it's past-due that they catch up on G8's, and hopefully X2's will follow immediately.
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post #44 of 62
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Originally Posted by francesthemutes View Post
I'm waiting for the MacBook to get the Santa Rosa platform. Hurry up Apple!
Wait, isn't this the new Santa Rosa platform?

Also, since the new FSB is at 800MHz, why are they using DDR2 667 memory instead of DDR2 800?
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post #45 of 62
Yes it is. frances was saying the MacBooks, not the MacBook Pros.
And because memory speed doesn't reallllly matter with the Core 2's, especially if its in a laptop which you can't overclock anyway.
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post #46 of 62
Oops, I must have read the post too fast and did a posting before comprehension
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post #47 of 62
Just a thought, but has anyone commented on how well-priced these are?

1,999.99 for the cheapest model gets you 2.2Ghz Core 2 Duo and 8600M GT...

That much for a Dell and you're shy the awesome mobile GPU.
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post #48 of 62
It's even better if you use the ADC program to buy one. I just spec'ed out the 15" MBP that I would buy with the 256MB 8600GT, 2.4Ghz CPU and 160GB 7200RPM drive. Normally would cost $2649, but through the ADC it would be $2119.

I gotta say, I am mighty tempted.
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post #49 of 62
VERY tempting. I'm kinda feeling like I need to go ahead and cave on one...

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post #50 of 62
Also, they started up the promo again for students where if you buy a certain Mac, you can also buy an iPod and get a $200 rebate on it so you end up getting either a free 4GB Nano or a $50 30GB Video iPod.

The only question is can you combine the 2 i.e. buy the MBP and the iPod using the ADC discount and then send in the rebate for the iPod.

Jeez, this IS very tempting.....
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