MacBooks based on Intel's new Core i5 processors can't be too far off.
The upcoming processor, which puts two processor cores and a graphics function together in the same chip package, is the shape of things to come.
The new "Arrandale" graphics technology has 20 percent more shaders, an important component for 3D graphics, the chipmaker says.
The branding gets simplified into entry-level, midlevel, and high-level segments. Plus, how that fits in with the Lynnfield, Clarksfield, Arrandale, and Clarkdale processors.
An e-mail sent to Intel retailers highlights an upcoming MacBook Pro with a Core i5 processor ahead of any formal announcement by Apple.
Chipmaker's "Nehalem" Core i architecture is finally coming to the mainstream mobile space. New MacBook Pros will follow.
Chipmaker will host an event next week in San Francisco where it will show off new processors coming in early 2010.
After scrapping the initial Larrabee processor, the chip giant will focus on graphics technology for laptops.
Speculation is rife that Apple is readying a MacBook Pro update that will be powered by a new Intel Core "i" series processor.
Recent Web reports confirm what we had already known for a while: Core i7 laptops are ready to hit soon. And by soon we mean September.