Custom-built MacBook Air CPU in Windows notebooks soon?

By on January 31, 2008, 12:06 PM
One of the most interesting features that came with Appleís recently released MacBook Air is its version of the Intelís 65nm Core 2 Duo processor thatís around 60 percent smaller than its standard-sized counterparts. Now, according to PC Advisor, it seems that the Airís custom-built processor could soon be licensed for use by other PC vendors in Windows systems.

According to the report, at least two unnamed computer builders are expected to use the special Core 2 Duo in systems to be released ďsoon.Ē The Merom-derived chip runs at 1.6 or 1.8 GHz with the Intel 965GMS chipset and integrated graphics, and its packaging is based around the same S-series design used by some processors for Intelís upcoming Montevina mobile platform, making it a good candidate for smaller and lighter notebooks that could compete in size with the ultra-thin MacBook Air.

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deepmartin said:
hmm... if you can run windows on it then running linux is not a crazy idea is it?i just disagree with the no-optical drive feature, why dont we just take out the key board and pad to make it 0.25 inchs smaller!
Julio said:
Sony, Toshiba and Lenovo have competing units already (and before) the MacBook Air came to exist, so you can expect even better and bigger - or should I say smaller? - things from PC manufacturers.
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