Apple :: MBPs With Core I7

Dec 3, 2009

Not trying to bash Apple, but I'm genuinely curious: If Apple markets their laptops as being the best in the market and having the latest technology, why do they not use the Core i7 processors, which are newer than the Core 2 Duos? The TDP is the same as the C2D T-series for the i7 Q720 and Q820: 35 W + 10 W for NB.

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Apple :: Difference Between The Core I5 And Core I7

Apr 29, 2010

A lot of people don't know which processor to get so check out this great video. He really does an excellent job comparing the 2. Helped me decide that the core i5 was better for what I need. There is not much difference between the GPU's vram according to the benchmarks.

YouTube - 2.4 GHz Core i5 or Core i7 2.66 GHz MacBook Pro? i5 vs i7 Benchmarks & Which one you should get!

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Apple :: MBP 13 With Core-i5

May 19, 2010

Anyone think that the MBP 13-inch model will get a refresh with the Intel Core-i5 chips? I'm eyeing one to replace my potentially dead MBP (2007 Summer Edition). If not, the 15-inch is what I'll go for.

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Apple :: Considering A Mac Pro Core 2 Vs I5

May 21, 2010

Im considering replacing a 2 month old sony vaio with a mac pro. my question is, core2 or a i5 15 inch. are there heat issues with the new i5's and macs? is the price difference really worth it? I know apple puts a ton of quality into their machines so it will run with no problems.

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Apple :: How Is Windows 7 On The 15 In MBP Core I5

Apr 21, 2010

Is anyone running Windows 7 via Bootcamp (not virtualized) on the new 15inch MBP with the core i5?

How is the performance?How is the battery life?Any driver issues or other problems of note?Does the new MBP still run at 1 million degrees in Windows 7?

I am debating buying the new 15inch MBP core i5 or the Sony Vaio Z for a development laptop to run Windows 7. If the new MBP runs Windows 7 very nicely then I might go with it over the Sony Vaio Z.

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Apple :: 2.93 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo

Jan 23, 2009

I realized while browsing through Apple's site that they are offering the new 17" with this processor, yet I don't see it listed on Intel's site.

What are the differences of the 2.93 Ghz in the 17" and the 2.8 Ghz found in the 15"?

To anybody's knowledge do they have plans of updating the 15" to accomodate the 2.93 Ghz?

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Acer :: Dual Core SU2300 Benchmarks Vs Single Core SU3500 - 1410

Nov 3, 2009

I bought the Acer 1410 with the single core SU3500 Core 2 Solo CPU. It looks like Acer decided to release them with the SU2300 now, which is dual core at 1.2GHz (compared with 1.4GHz of SU3500).

Does anyone have any benchmarks comparing the two, and/or if they have a solid understanding how much better it would perform compared with the SU3500? I also see that the single core AS1410 with Celeron M @ 1.3GHz sells at the same price as the dual core.

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Acer :: Upgraded Core Solo T1350 To Core 2 Duo T7200 On Aspire 5570 Guide

Jan 23, 2009

(UPDATES: DIY Bluetooth module guide added below)

upgrading my Aspire 5570 notebook more than a year ago. This time, Iím feeling lucky to share some of my experiences about how I finally upgraded my CPU from a Core Solo T1350Core 2 Duo T7200.

Again, thanks to everybody here in Notebookreview forum especially adinu, hoggie, Mack1982, TehSuigi, krazyphire and bigozone for their insights and knowledge that helps me a lot throughout the whole process. So, letís get started!

Pre-upgrading

Please refer to these post before you start. It'll save you a lot of time and trouble later on.
Upgraded Acer 3680 Celeron CPU to a T5300!
Aspire 5315 CPU Step-by-Step Upgrade Guide

What youíll need :Your new CPU (make sure it's compatible with your system ie; socket, FSB)Latest BIOS from Acer (upgraded to 1.3505 or latest)A good thermal paste (I would recommend Tuniq TX-2 or Arctic Silver 5 as well)Basic tools (screwdrivers, forceps, kitchen paper)Body static discharger (I would definitely recommend this as a precaution)Some alcohol, ear buds, sand paper grid 600,1200 & 2000 (optional for heat sink lapping)Lastly TIME and PATIENCE (youíll be needing these a lot definitely!)When youíre ready, lets get our hands dirty.

How to disassemble your notebook?
I found out a very good video tutorial on how to disassemble my Aspire notebook on YouTube. So please take your time to view it and follow step by step as shown to help you to go through the process.

Lapping your heat sink (optional)
Although itís not necessary, but I would recommend this process as another way to improve heat dissipation on your newly installed CPU. Refer to this page for detailed instructions.

The simple process:Clean your heat sink from old thermal paste residues with alcohol or equivalent of it using ear buds and kitchen papers.Apply a 600-grid sandpaper to smoothen the heat sink surface which comes into contact with your CPU.Repeat the process again with a 1200-gid sand paper until youíre satisfied.Finally, finish up by applying a 2000-grid sand paper to give you an almost mirror-finished surface. Wipe clean any dirt and residues left.....................................

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HP/Compaq :: HP Dv8t Quad Core I7 OrProbook 4720s Core I5

May 1, 2010

I will be buying a new laptop to replace my Acer Aspire 5738G.

I am considering HP Dv8t Quad Core i7 or HP Probook 4720s.

I am a web developer and I some time use my laptop continuously for 2-3 days.

choosing between these 2 laptops, which one will be better for me?

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Apple :: MBP Core 2 Duo - Video Card Failure

Apr 21, 2010

My 17in MBP Core 2 Duo suffered from a video card failure of some kind (possibly memory), and now I am getting garbled display on the LCD and a external monitor.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro To Offer Core-i5 Performance

Jan 14, 2010

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An e-mail sent to members of Intel's Retail Edge promotional program highlight a forthcoming MacBook Pro from Apple sporting a new Core i5 processor, AppleInsider can confirm.

The promotion was included in an e-mail sent out to members of the Intel Retail Edge Program. It reads: "January Prize Draw: Win a MacBook Pro. Pass this month's trainings for 2 chances to win one of 2 MacBook Pro laptops with the accelerated response of an Intel Core i5 processor."

Currently, the top MacBook Pro has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

The Intel Retail Edge Program allows retail employees who sell Intel products to access technical knowledge and sales tips, which allows them to earn "chips" which can be exchanged for products. The program also offers occasional contests and giveaways. It was also sent to Spanish members of the retail program...................

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Apple :: Core I5 MBP High Res Anti-glare

May 20, 2010

I just got this laptop yesterday, used it till 5% battery and then charged it overnight and today started using on battery power. I am using wifi, brightness at middle with jus surfing, office. It says that I have 3:30 battery life remaining and it fluctuates to 2:49 then 5:01...never above 5:00

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HP/Compaq :: HDX 16dual Core Or The HDX 18quad Core For Video

Mar 2, 2009

I want to upgrade my old laptop to something nice, and am torn between to systems.

An HDX 16 with:

2.40 Ghz dual core duo ( P8600 chip )
6 gigs of ram

OR...

An HXD 18 with
2.0 Ghz QUAD core ( QX9000 chip )
4 gigs of ram

both systems have the same video card ( Nvidia with 512megs of ram ) 500 gig hard drive.

What would be the faster machine for doing video ? and what would be the overall faster machine ?

I realize that not all applications will take advantage of a quad-core chip like the QX900, so this is why I"m asking. if the dual-core P8600 chip @ 2.40 Ghz in the HP HDX 16 with that 6 gigs of ram will actually be faster overall than the quad core would be, and perhaps even be faster at rendering video ?

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Apple :: 2.66 Core I7 15" Macbook Pro Battery Tests

Apr 18, 2010

I just got a new Macbook Pro and wanted to share my battery life experience with you:

- Safari open with 5-6 tabs, WiFi on, Bluetooth on, full brightness, just browsing random websites + youtube = 5h:18m

- iTunes playing in the background, Safari with same random websites open, about 60% brightness = 6h:09m

So far the display eats up a lot of battery life.

- Watching HD YouTube (I was watching the Home Project), 100% brightness: 4h:41m, 60% brightness: 5h:23m.

- SD video with Quicktime: 5h:10m with 100% brightness
- HD video with Quicktime: 4h:38m with 100% brightness

Playing the Sims3 with everything max details (1440x900 resolution on OS X) and 100% brightness: 2h:58m (wifi on bluetooth on)......

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Apple :: Macbook Pro Core I7 & Paralells Desktop Gaming

Apr 18, 2010

new Macbook Pro 15 w/Core i7 and I was wondering how gaming performance is with Paralells Desktop 5? I really don't want to do boot camp, if at all possible, but do want decent gaming performance. I will be using Fusion for all of my work-related VM's but my main Windows 7 VM will be under Paralells Desktop.

Will I get comparable gaming performance with Paralells or should I stick with boot camp?

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Apple :: Core I7 IMacs Showing Up DOA And With Cracked Screens

Nov 24, 2009

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Apple's new Core i7-based iMac might be a performance monster, but it looks like the whole family's having some problems getting out of the gate: in addition to the previously-noted performance issues with the Core 2 Duo models, a quick glance across Apple's support forums and on other Mac boards around the web reveals that some machines are showing up DOA and / or with cracked screens. We're a little more familiar with the DOA issue, since the new i7 we just bought doesn't boot at all, but the cracked screen issue seems to be equally common and mostly affecting the bottom left corner, from what we can tell. Now, our review Core 2 Duo 27-inch iMac is perfectly fine, and Chris Ziegler's new Core i7 machine doesn't have any problems either, so these obviously aren't universal issues, but if you're about to stick one of these under the tree for someone it might be wise to do some surreptitious testing first.

Wouldn't surprise me if it was happening during shipping, the box my MBP came in had a big hole in it. (luckily it was double boxed) Maybe they have a problem with their packaging design.

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Apple :: MacBook Pro 17" (Core I7-620M + GT330M) And RAM Speed

Apr 26, 2010

I've finally got my MacBook Pro 17" specced with Glossy screen, Core i7-620M and GeForce GT330M fully up and running!

I've been replacing the 5400RPM 500GB hard drive with a Intel X25-M 80GB Gen2, along with replaced the 2x 2GB 1066MHz RAM with a pair of nice Kingston 1600MHz @ CL7 2x 2GB ones.

is the fact that Windows7 computer rating tells me that my RAM is the slowest hardware in my machine? So I was checking it's settings, and the MacBook Pro keeps them at 1066MHz @ CL8?

Which is insane considering the potential of these Kingston memory modules!
Is there no way (as there obviously is no BIOS to deal with on Mac hardware) to somehow improve the memory settings?

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Apple :: Core I7-equipped MacBook Pro Hits 100 Degrees Celsius

Apr 26, 2010

"Hydrocarbon fuel cell? 600 degrees Celsius. Large Hadron Collider? -271 degrees. Microwave drill? 2,000. Your run of the mill Core i7 MacBook Pro can't compete with these extreme temperatures, but that won't keep it from burning your lap. PC Authority recently put the latest edition of Apple's sleek silver classic through a series of torture tests, and found that running Cinebench could cause the CPU temperature to climb over 100 degrees Celsius. The metal shell proved ineffective at dissipating the heat as well as the similarly equipped Fujitsu Lifebook SH760, which finished the same test at 81 degrees, and actually required PC Authority to run the MacBook Pro on its side (see pic above) to complete certain tests. The site thinks that Apple's cooling solution may be inadequate for a Core i7, but these results could be a fluke -- in our experience with the machine, we actually noticed an improvement over the egg-cooking solutions of yesteryear."

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Apple :: MacBook Pro 17" (Core I5-540M) And Windows7 Drivers

Apr 20, 2010

I'm about to receive my very first MacBook, and I will be using BootCamp in order to have both Mac OSX and Windows7 on it at once.

I've always been one of the first one to jump right upon new driver releases etc.. I always keep my eyes open, watch Station-drivers.com every day and things like that.

Now there is one thing nagging me, where do I actually get Windows drivers for the MacBook Pro? Do I need to get Windows7 on it in order to run something like Everest to identify the hardware specifics?

Wont really be any problems with either the graphics card, CPU (turbo boost) or chipset as the MacBook uses the same HM55 (or PM55) chipset like every other i5 / i7 based notebook out there, same goes for the graphics card and the turbo boost feature of the CPU.

What I don't know is where to figure what drivers to use for the iSight webcam, nor the touchpad? I don't even know what company who have manufactured them?

Is there some sort of drivers list for the MacBook Pro? Or do everyone just relay on the standard Windows7 drivers? (tend to hate those drivers, also like some up-to-date dedicated drivers right from the manufacture of the different pieces of hardware in the machine!)

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Dell :: Core Duo 2700 Or A Core Duo 2 7400

Nov 26, 2007

i have an 7200 in my 9400. i will do an performance upgrade... wich cpu is better for that: the 2700 oder the 7400..

the 2700 has 2.33 ghz but only 2 meg cache.. the 7400 has 2.16 ghz but 4 meg chache...

or should i keep my 7200....

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Apple :: Intel Claims Core I5-Based MacBook Pro Promotion A Marketing Error

Jan 16, 2010

Intel Claims Core i5-Based MacBook Pro Promotion a Marketing Error

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Spanish site faq-mac.com, which was first to note an Intel promotion yesterday apparently revealing at least one forthcoming MacBook Pro based on the company's new Core i5 processors, now reports [Google translation] that Intel has revised the promotion to offer HP Envy notebooks instead of MacBook Pros, blaming a marketing error for the incorrect promotional materials. [url]

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Dell :: Intel Core 2 Duo T Vs. Core 2 Duo SU?

Nov 10, 2009

Which one is the latest and fastest between intel core 2 duo T series and core 2 duo SU series processors?

Dell's inspiron 14z comes with intel core 2 duo SU processor options ....

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Dell :: Should I Upgrade From Core Duo To Core 2 Duo

Jan 2, 2008

I have an xps m1710 with 2 gig ram, 7900gtx card and a core duo 2 ghtz processor. My company has decided they are willing to pay to upgrade my CPU to a core 2 due 2.16 ghtz. Should I take the upgrade?

Aside from the fact thats free and all, my real concern if it will yield better gaming performance and battery life.

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HP/Compaq :: Duo Core 2 Or Quad Core

Jun 27, 2009

regarding new laptops in regards to your choice of the two.......

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HP/Compaq :: Envy 15 Processors Intel Core I7-620M Vs. Intel Core I7-820QM

Jan 18, 2010

what the performance difference is between the Intel Core i7-620M and the . Intel Core i7-820QM. I always thought the quad core 820QM was faster, but on the hp website the dual core 620M is more expensive.

Is the 620M faster? And is it faster for specific things only?

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Dell :: What's Your WEI For Xps 16 Core I7 ?

Feb 17, 2010

Just for curiousity what's your Windows Experience index (could you please include processor, memory, graphics, hard drive) for those people who own the Dell XPS 16 with core i7.

Feel free to mention yours regardless of your specs, but if you have these specs below please let me know
core i7 - 720qm 1.6GHz
6gb RAM 1333MHz
ati 4670 graphics card
640GB hard drive 5400 rpm

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Acer :: Core 2 Duo Vs I3

May 16, 2010

I have a acer 6930g with a core 2 duo p8600(2.4ghz) i am thinking of
changing laptop to an acer 5740 with an i3(2.13ghz).

Is the i3 faster than p8600, or would i need to go to i5?

also is the battery life the same for cpu's or does one use more power

the gpu i have is nv9600gt, one in i3 would be atiHD5470.are these equal.

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Sony :: Core I7

Oct 23, 2009

Will Sony release any Core i7 laptops?

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Dell :: Studio 15 & 17 Now Have Core I7

Oct 18, 2009

Some people already know this but I don't think there was an official notice thread made about it.

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Dell :: Core Duo T2400

Jul 18, 2007

I have a core duo, not core 2duo, t2400 running at 1.83 GHz in my dell e1705...

what kinds of Core 2 Duo processor I can replace it with? can i do the new 700's with the 4mb cache?

I have a 256mb nVidia Go 7900 video card, so thats the kinda motherboard I have.

will i see alot of gain by replacing my processor?

I only have one gig of RAM... should i just upgrade to two and forget the processor?

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