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Quad Core CPUs Set for Apple Laptops

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May 14, 2009 9:48:16 AM

Intel to launch Calpella with quad-core notebook chips in Q3
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Of interest to Apple followers is Calpella, Intel's Nehalem-based, sixth-generation Centrino platform for mainstream performance notebook PCs and the successor to the Montevina platform found, in part, in the current line of MacBooks and MacBook Pros. It will reportedly target 14-, 15-, 17-, and 18-inch notebooks that will retail for prices above $1,200.

There had been rumors that Intel would be forced to delay Calpella until late October at the earliest so that its manufacturing partners could clear inventories of existing chips that have piled up due to the poor economy. However, Tuesday's report claims the Santa Clara-based firm remains committed to a third-quarter launch, which would see the platform come to market in some capacity by the end of September.

Bla bla bla, yes I know no one here particularly cares for Apple. What's interesting though is how much Apple pays Intel for its chips:


Is that exclusive only to apple, or do PC makers pay as well?
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May 14, 2009 9:54:06 AM

Well, here's the normal intel price for those chips:

P8600: $209
P9500: $348
T9400: $316
T9600: $530

(all from Intel's website)
May 14, 2009 10:11:47 AM

r_manic said:
Intel to launch Calpella with quad-core notebook chips in Q3
Quote:
Of interest to Apple followers is Calpella, Intel's Nehalem-based, sixth-generation Centrino platform for mainstream performance notebook PCs and the successor to the Montevina platform found, in part, in the current line of MacBooks and MacBook Pros. It will reportedly target 14-, 15-, 17-, and 18-inch notebooks that will retail for prices above $1,200.

There had been rumors that Intel would be forced to delay Calpella until late October at the earliest so that its manufacturing partners could clear inventories of existing chips that have piled up due to the poor economy. However, Tuesday's report claims the Santa Clara-based firm remains committed to a third-quarter launch, which would see the platform come to market in some capacity by the end of September.

Bla bla bla, yes I know no one here particularly cares for Apple. What's interesting though is how much Apple pays Intel for its chips:
http://images.appleinsider.com/intel-081023-2.gif

Is that exclusive only to apple, or do PC makers pay as well?


Apple gets special pricing because their chips have an extra 'cool' factor...
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May 14, 2009 1:11:49 PM

news just in: quads available on PC too! who knew!

oh wait, its Apple, must be something big! or something!..
!