“MacBooks based on Intel’s new Core i5 processors are expected to appear in the not-too-distant future. Here’s some guesswork–updating a previous post–based on my discussions with Intel at the Consumer Electronics Show last week just after the chipmaker announced the new mobile chips,” Brooke Crothers reports for CNET.
“Simply put, Arrandale is a Core i3 or i5 central processing unit (CPU) package that includes graphics silicon. Until Arrandale, Intel graphics was in a separate package–referred to as the chipset,” Crothers reports. “Making it part of the CPU results in lower power consumption and, consequently, better battery life. Arrandale’s graphics also offers a step up in performance over the prior-generation Core 2 integrated graphics.”
Crothers reports, “I should add that any laptop with a new Core i series processor is going to be faster than a laptop with the previous-generation Core 2 chip.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]