September 26 2006

Stupid technology!

Just as I think I’m getting close to deciding on a new computer, there has to be some stupid leap in technology to make me think it over yet again. Intel announced today that they are ready to move forward with quad-core processors. They just came out with the duals! And they are saying by 2011 we’ll have 80 core processors…I can’t even begin to fathom what you would do with an 80 core!

So now, not only do I have the question of if I’m switching to a Mac…if I’m waiting for Vista…now I have to ponder if I wait for the quad processors. GAH!

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  • I imagine the quad cores will go to the Mac Pros, not the iMacs or MacBooks. I could be wrong, but they just upgraded the iMacs and typically take 6-9 months between revisions. SO if you’re going to spend $3K+ on a Mac Pro, then maybe it’s something you can wait for. For an iMac, just get one–or you’ll always be waiting for the next best thing. Common situation/dilemma, though.

  • I’ll be posting about the technology nightmare that was today, but yes, I am going for a Mac Pro and it’ll be in the spring:)

  • Ah. Then wait for the quadros, definitely.

  • That is just an INSANE amount of computing power.