Originally posted by Lorre
BRussell: If money really isn't a problem, just order a 2,16GhZ Core Duo Processor, shove it in your MacBook (since it's plug n play) and voila, fastest Laptop Apple offers. You can then eBay the 2,0 GhZ and get a decent price for it.
And to people who think this offers room for a dual core iBook: I don't think so, it's more likely they did this so there would ba a difference in advertised speed betweene a top line, 1,67 GhZ Core Solo iBook and a More expensive MacBook Pro, that will no longer have an equally fast 1,67GhZ Core Duo (at least, to people that that don't know a lot about computers, this would appear as 2 equally fast computers, but now this won't occur)
I don't know. I've been thinking about this.
Two reasons why an iBook would have a single core. One is that it's less expensive. Two is that it would give longer battery life.
If the price of the chips is down, a possibility now, that might allow a dual core 1.67 chip in an ibook. If Apple found better battery life than they were expecting, that might also allow it.
It's a toss-up right now. Most likely, we won't wee a dual in there. Not at first, at least.
But, as we see, Apple can still surprise us!
If the price dropped, a high end Mini would be a good choice. The dual is needed for 1080p H.264 decoding.