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Plus is the i7 worth the seemingly marginal CPU speed increase, but larger battery drain compared to the i5? The benchmarks on PC laptops with these two processors say no: it's not worth it.Hopefully someone will benchmark the two versions of the MBP soon - I'm ready to buy.
What I need to see is a benchmark comparo between the top i5 and i7 CPU MBPs. Based on benchmarks for PCs the i7 uses more power with only a marginal increase in performance. How it actually performs in the MBP should be very interesting. I'm ready to buy the i7 version, but if the i5 is almost as fast, why bother other than for double the graphics memory?
Yeah that is my questions too. If the i7 isn't much better than the i5 (according to the Notebookcheck.com article) does the i7 MBP perform better overall due to the doubled graphics memory?
In general Apple does not surf the crest of the performance wave. Their systems never have leading edge components or performance. It is not their design philosophy or marketing strategy to release new products merely to brag about speed gains etc. No doubt a Quad core MBP would be nice, but I bet it would have terrible battery life and be hot and heavy. All three of those conditions are non-starters for Apple.
Agreed. Just as they do with design Apple also does with marketing. They keep it simple and don't do anything unnecessary. An unveiling event just isn't needed. They will sell.
I've thought about Apple graphics and CPU performance for some time and have reached this conclusion: Apple does not make leading edge, state of the art computers. Apple makes extremely well thought out, beautiful and beautifully functioning computers. It's all about balance - literally and figuratively. Anyone who bemoans Apple's lack of fast graphics cards does not understand what I think Apple's goals are in the laptop market. I really don't believe they care about...
Normal people who don't come here to get information about computers. People who are just as unconcerned and uninformed about what is inside their laptop as they are about what is under the hood of their car. There are millions of them.
Does this paper have any track record regarding Apple product news?
You have a good wife as do I. Our dog died yesterday and last night she said "you need to get a new Mac" to take your mind off poor old departed Nigel.Come on Apple, we are waiting!
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