Originally posted on June 5, 2007 @ 1:30 pm
Over the next weeks, months a whole new generation of laptops will hit the market. The Intel Santa Rosa Core, AKA Intel Centrino Pro (or 2nd Generation Intel Core 2 Duo), will be introduced, new notebooks will be shipped with backlit LED screens and we’ll see the thinnest range of laptops so far.
What can we expect over the next weeks, months?
Apple released today a new generation of the MacBookPro, based on the Intel Centrino Pro, Santa Rosa Core, processor.
- 2.2GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 5.4 pounds (15.4″ screen) or 6.8 pounds (17″ screen)
- NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Apple, Inc. also prouds itself offering BootCamp, which allows the user to start Windows XP or Windows Vista on your Apple. You will need it. It avoids you having to pay once more for Adobe CS.
It like MAC Leopard will need at least 2GB RAM, since that’s the smallest size for the new MacBookPro. Upgradable to 4GB.
The new MacBookPro is 1 inch thick.
On the Windows market, we’ll have to wait a little longer, but the prospects are promising.
Mainstream design king Sony Vaio, admit it you don’t want to be the next MacBook user at that Starbucks table, comes with several new models, with complete chassis (and keyboard) overhaul.
Newcomers, based on the Santa Rosa core with integrated Intel X3100 graphics are expected in both the TZ series and the ultra-portable Vaio Notebook FZ series with 11″ screen. The Vaio TZ11 will have a backlit LED screen and only weigh 2.6 pounds. More specs at Notebook Reviews.
The perfect light-weight laptop to travel with for anyone on the road.
HP is expected to throw updated HP Pavilion dv2000, dv6000 and dv9000 on the market, all with the new Intel Centrino Pro processor and Intel graphics Media Accelerator X3100 on board. Certain models are even expected to come with DVD LightScribe technology.
Last but not least, details of the new Dell XPS m 1330 have leaked. LED backlit 13.3″ screen, 32GB SSD HD are known so far. The Dell XPS m1330 weighs around 4 pounds and is between 0.86″ and 1.33″ thick.
All three brands will probably launch their notebooks with integrated camera.
Personally I think I’ll wait for the Intel Mobile Metro Notebook, designed by Zibra.
Note that the Mac OSX EULA doesn’t allow you to run any modified Mac OSX build on a non Apple, Inc. platform. Microsoft has restricted the usage of Windows Vista in virtualization mode to Windows Vista Ultimate.