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    New Apple MacBooks

    Good news for Mac users who use software instruments:

    Apple has announced the new Macbook featuring Duo Core processors on their site. Yahoo! has reported:
    "With prices starting at just $1,099, the MacBook lineup includes three models: a 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz MacBook in a newly designed, sleek white enclosure and a 2.0 GHz MacBook in a stunning new black enclosure. The new MacBook offers performance up to five times faster than the iBook and up to four times faster than the 12-inch PowerBook with a completely new system architecture including a 667 MHz front-side bus and 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory expandable to 2GB."
    It seems that Mac notebooks are catching up in CPU power to their PC counterparts. This is going to be helpful in running the new music apps.

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    Re: New Apple MacBooks

    The Macbook display adapter shares 64 MBs from the main memory. Will that hinder the memory performance in any way?

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    Re: New Apple MacBooks

    Quote Originally Posted by janila
    The Macbook display adapter shares 64 MBs from the main memory. Will that hinder the memory performance in any way?

    From what I've read it shouldn't be a problem for audio use, just not as robust for graphics and games.

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    Re: New Apple MacBooks

    I love how the black on is $150 more than the white one when they have the same specs...
    Tim

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    Re: New Apple MacBooks

    Quote Originally Posted by tgfoo
    I love how the black on is $150 more than the white one when they have the same specs...
    You get a 80 GB instead of a 60 GB hard drive and you're gonna look cool!

    It's no match for an iMac Core Duo according to MacWorld speed tests if you're looking for bang for the buck and not portability.

    http://www.macworld.com/2006/05/firs...ench/index.php

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