That kind of reminds me of a video we used to show at the department during AED classes...Mr. Bean using jumper cables and a car (car battery) to shock a guy.
The 5-year-old's comment aside, I agree - the rename is a very poor move. Perhaps not quite as much in the pro sector, a reasonable amount of Apple sales draw (and certainly its marketing) is the "cool factor", and "MacBook Pro" is just too awkward to be cool.fryke said:"ist teh stoopid!!11!!"? ... Yeah, I, erh, get this... And no, I don't think so.
Depends on how you look at it. Alienware has been offering a gaming laptop that has the AMD 64 X2 chip in it for a few months now. In reality, the MacBook Pro is probably the first laptop that's usable as a laptop with dual cores. The Alienware system isn't really designed for use as a laptop (battery life is misreable)...it's more for those gaming die-hards who drag a computer to different places to play. In a nutshell, it's easier to carry/move than a complete system (tower and monitor, etc.).Oscar Castillo said:Are these the first ever dual core x86 laptops?
Thought so too, but I wondered: if Acer and Co. are releasing Yonah laptops that early, there might be only the intel reference board available coming with EFI. But it wouldn't make sense to release such a laptop without a fitting windows version.Shookster said:EFI was invented by Intel and has not yet become a standard (and may not - BTX anyone?). They may not be using Intel motherboards.
EFI can emulate classic BIOS through a CSM (Compatibility Support Module) that is added to the implementation by the vendor. However, Apple has zero reason to write and include a CSM. Video cards are handled in EFI in a similar manner as OpenFirmware, meaning it makes sense to just make the full leap and get EFI-compatible video card firmware rather than write up a CSM. (ATi has hinted at this with their interview with IMG) And video cards would be the main reason why Apple would have a CSM in the first place.Zammy-Sam said:Thought so too, but I wondered: if Acer and Co. are releasing Yonah laptops that early, there might be only the intel reference board available coming with EFI. But it wouldn't make sense to release such a laptop without a fitting windows version.