Originally posted by aegisdesign
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that the MacBooks aren't 2+Ghz
A lot of the other Windows Yonah based laptops out at CES last week were over 2Ghz.
Oh, and the usual 'The consumer iMac is faster than the Pro PowerBook/MacBook' - How dare they!
The thinner MacBook (1" vs 1.1" 15" PBG4) might increase the demand on the cooling system such that they can't run a 2+ GHz chip, Asus will likely have a slightly thicker laptop. There may also be supply concerns. Or maybe Apple hates its users. Or they thought a 4x improvement enough and didn't want to release a 6x faster laptop to piss off the people that got suckered into the Nov. 2005 revision.
I'm hoping that the MacBook Pro is basically an intermediate transition computer just to get them out and shaken down while the rest of the 'Books get full-line update, because it appears to be for early-adopter and developer types, lots of pro apps need to be updated for the Universal binary, so pros that aren't developers or early adopters would probably want to wait anyway.
I wonder if maybe the lack of FW800 might actually be because of a lack of PCIe FW800 chips, when that chip is available it might be put on the next 15" and 17" laptop and roll out the complete line.
From a Developer Connection email, Apple is offering to exchange the development machine with an Intel iMac for free, so they can develop and test on a production system:
DTK Exchange Program. The DTK Exchange Program is for developers who have ordered a Developer Transition Kit. This program will put a new Intel-based Mac in your hands to help you finish and ship your Universal Binary. Each Developer Transition Kit you have may be exchanged for the new iMac at no charge.