5 posts • joined 11 Aug 2010
By Haswell, it will happen
I can see within 18 months laptops that have 2 internal PCI-E 3.0 4x connections with 2 SSDs connected to them and thunderbolt for external SSD drives.
slight miscalculation in timescale there
we first sent radio signals about 100 years ago yes? So there is still 500 years until those arrive at Kepler 22b, then a while until they (the highly aggresive, world-destroying aliens) decide to set out to take Earth, then 600+ years to arrive (assuming nothing can travel faster than light), so we have a good 1100+ years left to improve our technology
There is only one 27" IPS panel available (made by LG)
So everyone (Dell, NEC, Apple, Lacie) selling a 27" display with IPS tech is using the same panel. Its how you use it that makes the difference. I think Apple have made the perfect companion for the Macbook Pro, Air and Mac Mini (and even iMac) and Mac Pro once it gets Thunderbolt output. But it means an end to sales to owners of windows laptops, I dont know of any that feature a mini displayport.
Apple upgrade the Mac Pro when Intel makes it possible
Apple have always had advance access to intel's new chipsets and CPUs since they switched from Power PC. But they also never upgrade the Mac Pro until something Significantly more powerful than the current model is possible. This is almost certainly going to be the E5-2600 Sandy Bridge Xeons (dual socket 2011), why would they go backwards and release a single socket workstation, seems pointless?
Law of diminishing returns
the fact is very few activities outside of development, Scientific research and video/audio work require or demand PC's/Macs newer than 3 years old. All the main office apps will run happily on a P4 3Ghz or AMD X2 that are now 5 years old. many performance problems can be resolved by upgrading ram. Unless software devs add a real must have feature and make it Win 7 only, there is very little reason to upgrade hardware until it dies.
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