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This.

I recently read on bit-tech that Jobs met with AMD to talk "business." Obviously they won't be going with fusion or will they....



Apple did receive samples of ontario last june as well

according to my chinese friend though she says that all the chinese forums say that apple is using sandy bridge in their new line
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I wonder if the problems with SB will delay these -- if they are in fact using SB.
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fusion MBA pl0x?

less than $700 pl0x?
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I highly doubt that Apple will meet that sales date. I read that they are using Sandy Bridge. Due to the chipset issue I foresee the new MBP dropping around end of April.
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I highly doubt that Apple will meet that sales date. I read that they are using Sandy Bridge. Due to the chipset issue I foresee the new MBP dropping around end of April.
Intel has resumed shipping flawed chipsets... so long as the MPB only uses SATA 6gps connectors its a non issue
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I seriously doubt that Apple would put SB in their MBP, though I could be wrong, it just doesn't seem like something Apple would do, they have always been 2-4 years behind in technology in their computers it seems, yet their computers are extremely over priced..

Even if the MBP does have SB, I'd be willing to bet it's one of the cheaper models, I mean come on, this is a linux like OS right?
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I seriously doubt that Apple would put SB in their MBP, though I could be wrong, it just doesn't seem like something Apple would do, they have always been 2-4 years behind in technology in their computers it seems, yet their computers are extremely over priced..

Even if the MBP does have SB, I'd be willing to bet it's one of the cheaper models, I mean come on, this is a linux like OS right?
It sorta i but that doesn't make it lightweight. You'd be hard pressed to run OSX very smoothly under moderate use with the 5400RPM hard drive they ship with it and only 2GB of memory (one of my modules died).

If Sandy Bridge, then I will buy. Again, no C2D refresh for me.
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haha thats funny.
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Even if MBP had SB, there is the issue with the Main Board Recall due to manufacturing flaws in the Chipset of the Intel SATA controller....

This would setback release date, surely...

I don't think it would have SB in light of this fact, and if it did, it would be a painful mistake for Apple, definitely!

Furthermore, I've used OSX on some really old crummy hardware, Kernel Performance is not really the issue, to me anyway, other hardware would bottleneck that OS more than the CPU... The OS is pretty optimal, or is that not why people buy it in the first place?
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Time for a C2Q? (What's that $40 more?)
When it's in an Apple product it is another $300... but it also makes the C2Q magical.
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