Originally Posted by FuturePastNow
So you dismiss the i7-QM processors and then plug Lynnfield-derived Xeons, which are essentially the same thing. The same piece of silicon, on a different package, using the same chipset. That's great.
Of course I do. One thing that I don't want is for the iMac to cost more than it does already. The L3426 has better performances than both QM chips, pretty close to the XM chip, AND is way less expensive. That's being GREAT.
FWIW, it doesn't use the same chipset. It uses a cheaper 3400/3420 chipset. Ain't that GREAT?
If you think that it's GREAT to pay more (up to 4x more) for the "same piece of silicon", you can have them all.
Intel has offered quad-core mobile chips for about 2 years, none to be seen on any Mac computer. Overpriced, just like Clarksfield. What makes you think that Apple will use Clarksfield, this time?
Originally Posted by backtomac
Oops. My bad, I'll fess up to my error.
PS I hope you're right. I'm just not holding my breath.
Nor do I. This is not a prediction. I've learned to always expect something different (good or bad) from Apple over the years. I just can't stand people wanting Clarksfield in the iMac (and dismissing everything else) while there are better alternatives in line with the current design/price points.