The MacBook Air Mini-Processor Explained

If you were curious about how the MacBook Air's ultra-compact Core 2 Duo processor came to be, an in-depth AnandTech study has revealed that the processor is a mixture of Intel's 65 nanometer (65nm) Merom architecture with an 800MHz bus and a new, smaller chip package originally slated to be released later this year.… » 1/18/08 5:10pm 1/18/08 5:10pm

Apple: What Took You So God Damn Long?

While all the other Mac worshipers dance in the streets and shout their hosannas at Apple's leisurly introduction of its Core 2 Duo-packing MacBook Pros, the rest of us surly chip watchers sit in the dark and dank back rooms wondering wtf Apple has been doing, taking two months just to swap out a processor. Check out… » 10/24/06 10:51am 10/24/06 10:51am

Apple and Intel Working Together on Top Secret Technologies?

Apple and Intel have joined forces to develop several new technologies together, it emerged this week. The partnership became apparent when an Intel executive gave an interview to InformationWeek and said, "... number of projects are under way with Apple on next-generation technologiess—but I can't detail those."… » 9/29/06 2:06pm 9/29/06 2:06pm

Dell Core 2 Duo Precision Mobile Workstation M65 Reviewed (Verdict:…

Dell rolled out its workstation-class notebook packing a Core 2 Duo processor, where the latest Intel Meron mobile chip is nestled inside a ritzy form factor Dell calls the Precision Mobile Workstation M65. The guys at Digital Media Net were impressed, highly recommending the laptop, and digging its 15.2-inch screen… » 9/05/06 9:51am 9/05/06 9:51am

Toshiba Launches Qosmio G35 Laptop With Core 2 Duo and HD-DVD

Not wanting to be left out of the Intel Core 2 Duo (or Merom) fiesta that's been going on for the past day or so, Toshiba's come out with the Qosmio G35-AV660, a laptop featuring Intel's latest mobile CPU and an HD-DVD-ROM. Available now, the Qosmio G35-AV660 benefits from the increased horsepower of the Merom by… » 8/29/06 12:38pm 8/29/06 12:38pm

Intel Core Duo? Whassup? Faster?

So what's the big deal with these latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, anyway? Well, the Merom chips introduced today take the higher power and efficiency of the desktop Core 2 Duo processors introduced a few weeks back and apply that to laptops. Intel claimed the Merom Core 2 Duo processors would show a 20%… » 8/28/06 3:17pm 8/28/06 3:17pm

64-Bit MacBooks in September?

Sources in Taiwan are dropping hints that Apple is poised to launch MacBooks with 64-bit Merom processors as soon as this September. As the rumor goes, Apple's manufacturers in Taiwan will start churning out such MacBooks sooner rather than later. This would come just a few weeks after release of the Mac Pro, Apple's… » 8/14/06 10:42am 8/14/06 10:42am

Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme Ships Today

Intel launches its Core 2 Duo processors today, 10 in all, including the 64-bit Conroe (Core 2 Duo) and Conroe XE (Core 2 Extreme) for desktops. and 32-bit Merom for laptops All are dual-core processors that will initially be available in single socket configurations, which means that at first there won't be dual… » 7/27/06 11:18am 7/27/06 11:18am

Intel Names Next-Gen Chips: Core 2 Duo

Intel has decided to name its next-generation processor Core 2 Duo, so we can throw away those weird-sounding meaningless codenames such as Conroe (the desktop version) and Merom (the notebook version), and get on with the next version of Intel's dual core chips. Keeping with this numerical naming scheme, Intel will… » 5/08/06 8:41am 5/08/06 8:41am