View Full Version : Apple moving away from Intel with new laptops?


Boyd Ostroff
July 29th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Some interesting rumors about the next generation of Apple laptops....

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/07/28/apples_next_gen_macs_to_have_something_special_under_the_hood.html

people familiar with these plans say an upcoming generation of Macs, lead by a trio of redesigned notebooks, won't adopt the Montevina chipset announced as part of Intel's Centrino 2 mobile platform earlier this month. What's more, those same people suggest the chipset employed by the new wave of Macs may have little or nothing to do with Intel at all. (This should not be confused with the primary CPU, which will continue to come from Intel.)


Also...

http://blogs.computerworld.com/rumor_macbook_updates_to_include_glass_trackpad_other_goodies

The trackpad is glass, multi-touch and uses gestures. The screen isnít multi-touch.

Christopher Ruffell
August 27th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Okay.. perhaps, but doesn't affect anything really! Neat to read about though, thanks for sharing.

Jack Zhang
August 27th, 2008, 09:52 AM
I'd really like to see a partnership with nVidia. With a good 9600M GT card the new Macbooks would run everything silky smooth.

Nick Stone
November 15th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Funny how things move so quickly as I have just purchased a new MBP 17" as my main editing machine with the Intel chip.
Will be interesting to see the next roll out.

Barry Smith
November 25th, 2008, 06:56 AM
The new multifunction chips coming out replace several chips. Simpler and less expensive.