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Apple, Dell likely for same-day Penryn launch

updated 01:45 pm EST, Tue February 5, 2008

Apple and Dell Penryn Soon

Both Apple and Dell are likely to release notebooks based on Intel's Penryn 45 nanometer processors at or near the same time, according to multiple reports. While HP has been one of the quickest major PC builders to adopt the new Core 2 Duo variants for its upgraded Pavilions, a new claim by CNET suggests Dell will announce its own speed increases within a week. Exact changes were not provided, though the report suggests the updates are most likely to arrive first for high-end XPS notebooks rather than the lower-cost Inspiron line.

The news comes as reports from AppleInsider and elsewhere point to a mid-February update to Apple's MacBook Pro line with the new processors, which should allow higher clock speeds at similar or greater clock speeds while potentially boosting battery life. These reports have also pointed to a multi-touch trackpad similar to that from the MacBook Air. Prices are likely to remain the same as for today's models.

by MacNN Staff



  1. ChasmoeBrown

    Joined: Dec 1969


    But, but, but,

    What about the Mini?! It's LONG overdue!

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Media: catch this one!

    Perhaps some major media outlets will catch the fact that truely comparable machines (as the article touts the XPS models to be) to Apple's work are actually more expensive after this dual launch. Despite the surging Mac sales, esp. in the younger demographic, I know many people that are convinced that Macs are too expensive and then start to drool over XPS.

    Don't hold your breath waiting for this kind of news from CNET, though. If there is a leading M$ apologist out there, you know it's them.

  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Fears aside, please

    Despite the palpable presence of corporations like M$ and VZW that trend toward the locking model, AT&T doesn't really have a history of such practices. Yes, the iPhone is locked into their network for now, but that was just a temporary arrangement, and doesn't reflect other types of phones the installed interface. In fact, AT&T allowing Apple's software model on their network shows they are willing to part with such control, unlike VZW who had the first chance.

    Hey MacNN, instead of playing the fear-monger, how about speculating on possible plans for AT&T service and the iPhone?

  1. MhzDoesMatter

    Joined: Dec 1969



    running out of systems to lament.

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