Will Apple Test Macbooks Based On Its Own A-series Chip?
This week, Greg Welch, director of Intels Ultrabook, told that he also heard the rumors that Apple would continue to develop its A-series chips and put them into use in Mac computers by replacing Intels mainstream x86 processors. Intel concerns about the rumors and expresses that they would not worry about it too much and would continue to innovate its way into Apples product portfolio.
We hear the same rumors and it would be remiss of us to be dismissive," he said. "We endeavor to innovate so they'll continue to look to us as a supplier.
Not long ago, there were rumors said that Apple was putting A-series chips into Macs production line, and the result was better than expected when testing OSX. The content, which came at the end of a Q&A session on Intels fledgeling Ultrabook slim notebook initiative, appears to lend support to claims from a few months ago thatApplebuilt a test Thunderbolt MacBook Air around the same A5 chip found in the iPad 2 and found that the system acted better than expected.
While, for Apple, it can benefit a lot if it adopts self-designed processors in its models. First of all, it will not need to be limited by intellectual property terms; it will not be controlled by the third-party suppliers, which will lower its production costs and improve its negotiating power when bargaining about the prices.
Additionally, the company would not need to compete with competitors for its supply of processors electronic components and would have more flexibility to fine-tune battery and overall performance, delivering even more of the features to the Mac line that have seen itsiOSdevices top the ranks of consumer satisfaction surveys for years.
Last year, Apple introduced its first ARM-based A-series chipA4, which had been put into its iPad and iPhone 4. And then, iniPad2, it implanted the dual-core graphics and processor cores, A5. According to some reports, an A6 chip is expected to be used in iPhone 5, which will launch soon, as well as iPad 3 in early 2012.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where would I get the cheapest Macbook online or in a retail store?
I'm looking to buy a macbook (not pro) and would like to know where I can find it cheapest, brand new, and non-refurb.
Thanks in advance!
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Where is the cheapest place to get a good MacBook Pro?
i was wondering if there was any places to get really cheap MacBook Pros? not old and crap ones but good ones with Snow Lepoard..
what about refurbished ones, maybe a site that advertises people selling a refurbished mac?
There are no cheap places to buy MacBooks. If you want a MacBook, you are going to have to pay for it.
Where is the cheapest place to buy a Macbook air in US?
I am looking for a way to get a cheap Macbook Air. Its too expensive for me currently even for 1.86Ghz Model. Thanks
Craigslist and eBay would be your only sources. Don't forget that if you buy it from the Apple store, you get a free iPod Touch that you can resell for about 0. On top of the student discount, your brand new MacBook Air would be 0 less than retail.
Check out refurbished models on Apple.com as well. http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air
Is the cheapest Macbook Pro worth it over the most expensive Windows laptop?
I'm about to start college soon and I'm looking to buy a laptop. Tons of people I know are starting to buy Macbook Pros and they seem like a very solid laptop, especially since they should be because of the price. I look at the most expensive windows laptops and they seem to have more memory, a better processor, and a bigger screen for about 0 less. I want to use my laptop for school, everyday use, and maybe even some mild gaming.
In the end the question is: Are you going to be intelligent or be a follower?
Its your choice my friend. Today, in the present, we see so many people choosing to be followers and not have a care in the world to educate themselves so that they can make better choices.
Macintosh computer have always been last and second best to PC's. Not just in this day and age, but since the beginning.
If you buy a Macbook you will be GREATLY limited in what you can do. When you buy a PC this will not be the case. Corporate greed on Mac/Apples side has made the decision to do this and limit its customers because they want you to only use their software and their hardware and so SO so much more than just that. If you are a person who likes your freedom don't buy into slavery. Don't be ignorant and pay that ridiculous price that they charge for what in my opinion is not a "real computer". It is not a computer because you can not do all you should be able to do.
So what they did was make it a trendy thing to own a mac. If you make it a fashion statement then you have a good marketing strategy, and that is just what Mac did.
I actually just bought a laptop after over 10 days of looking and found a pretty cool deal for a very powerful computer. Great for a student, heck, at this price and with this power it's great for anything. At this point I couldn’t be any happier with my new laptop. There’s a seller on Amazon called "Electronic Mind" that is selling some really powerful Acer Aspires way below retail value and has the lowest price on Amazon all together.
Here is the link:
I don’t know how they can sell them so cheap but I have had mine now for 2 weeks and I am very happy with my choice. I’m playing some awesome games such as Fall Out New Vegas, Black OP’s and other cool games. Best of all all of the games play really smooth. I use this for my college classes and work as well in addition to audio engineering programs.
With Acer Aspire you can’t go wrong. The laptop is wicked, I am running very strenuous programs on it such as music production software and hardcore games and it can take anything I throw at it.
Take my advice, for what you need and in addition for what you want to do such as gaming ect........ Get one of these, you will not regret it!!!!
Oh yeah, I just wanted to add that:
Chels who also answered this question on here is an idiot who only believe things they hear such as roomers and gossip. Mac can easily get a virus. As a matter of fact many new virus are being written now for the Mac platform. What freaking world do you think were living on here Chels? I for one have never gotten a virus on a PC and many others will tell you the same thing. With a good antuvirus program you will NEVER get a virus.
What is the cheapest MacBook in the market?
I want a laptop made by Apple, I don't care what kind or anything as long as its the cheapest and it is a Mac. I really want one around 500$, but I know that's probably not possible. Also, I am okay with getting an older model that is used, because of the price.
Oh, and also, I am just 14, so just something simple and basic will be fine.
0 puts you in the "used" market. The cheapest, current Mac laptop is the basic MacBook for 9 new, and you can *sometimes* find them in the Refurb Store for 10-15% off.
You might be able to find an older MacBook for 0 or so, but you are going to have to do a lot of shopping - usually they are more than that (or really beat up). You can often find PowerBooks and iBooks for under 0, but those are based on the G4 chipset (instead of Intel) and are pretty dated now. If you get a G4, I wouldn't get less that 1.0GHz processor at minimum and at least 1GB RAM - with those specs you can run OS X 10.5 Leopard, but if the specs are less than that you are going to be stuck using OS X 10.4 Tiger and are going to run into software issues with newer programs. Plus the G4's have much weaker video cards so things like YouTube HiDef would be choppy and you may have other problems with some streaming video sites (Netflix won't run at all on a G4 without some hacking to get Silverlight to work).
I would really, REALLY recomend you look for a Intel-based MacBook instead of a PowerBook/iBook. Even an Intel Core Duo (not the Core 2 Duo) will still be a usable computer. Just watch Craigslist and perhaps eBay.