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Geekbench Confirms Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro and iMac 133

An anonymous reader writes "It was inevitable that Intel launching the 22nm Ivy Bridge processors would lead to Apple using them in its laptops and desktop machines. While Apple never leaks details early, someone using pre-release hardware has managed to upload details of the new machine to Geekbench's database. We can definitely expect a Core i7 Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro and iMac later this year."
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Geekbench Confirms Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro and iMac

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  • No ethernet... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by fewnorms ( 630720 ) on Monday May 14, 2012 @12:59PM (#39996393)
    Which is a major downside to all of this news for us in companies.
  • Re:No ethernet... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Chuck Milam ( 1998 ) on Monday May 14, 2012 @01:14PM (#39996585) Homepage

    The kind that does not allow WiFi for security reasons.

  • Re:No ethernet... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 14, 2012 @01:16PM (#39996617)

    If there is heavy bandwidth use, wifi is a nightmare. Remember its half the speed of 100 mbit, and its shared. Then if you are in an office building the wifi is crap by itself since every's wifi on your floor plus 7 above and below interferes with your wifi (yes there are several channels but you should be able to see how easily all channels get occupied).

    My last job had both, I'd regularly have to go plug in so I didn't have to wait forever for some large files to transfer.

  • Re:No ethernet... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by MightyYar ( 622222 ) on Monday May 14, 2012 @01:37PM (#39996889)

    Remote X11 to servers you don't control is still waaaay faster on a wire.

    So are backups. And if you use the folder/drive sharing feature of RDC, this is way more usable using a wire.

    Plus, wireless degrades less gracefully with multiple users and I find the wire to be more reliable in general.

  • Re:No ethernet... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Y-Crate ( 540566 ) on Monday May 14, 2012 @02:07PM (#39997263)

    How often do you really need gigabit?

    Almost anyone working in media production will likely answer "Every day".

    WiFi isn't a solution when users are transferring 300GB+ at a time over the network.

  • by CAIMLAS ( 41445 ) on Monday May 14, 2012 @02:11PM (#39997303) Homepage

    Why is this even remotely interesting? We know Intel has released Ivy Bridge. We know there are other companies already using Ivy Bridge. Apple's current offerings are a generation or two behind the existing status quo for high-end hardware on the laptop/desktop market. It is a no brainer that, yes, Apple would also use the next generation of hardware, too.

    This is not even remotely news worthy (though it might be for or whatever). Now, if they were changing architectures back to PPC or to ARM on the desktop, that might be something worth talking about!

  • Re:No ethernet... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by hairyfeet ( 841228 ) <> on Monday May 14, 2012 @02:39PM (#39997595) Journal

    Isn't it sad? Ethernet isn't like floppies, which were slow, error prone, and already on the way out when Apple pulled the plug. Gigabit Ethernet is currently faster than any wireless than I know of yet if Apple says "You don't need that" we get dozens of posts saying "They must be right! Apple is genius!".

    So I gotta give Jobs credit, he built an RDF so damned powerful it even survived his death. that is pretty damned impressive. And to all the Appleites out there...why would you give up Gigabit Ethernet for less than a 16th of an inch? Look at the pictures, that's it. A 16th of an inch savings costs you a useful feature. Why would you say such a tiny savings would be worth losing Gigabit?

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