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Ask TUAW: iMac processor upgrade, 27" iMac as display, wireless input devices, and more

Happy holiday, and welcome back to Ask TUAW, our weekly troubleshooting Q&A column. This week we've got questions about upgrading an iMac processor, using the 27" iMac as a display, sharing a Magic Mouse and Bluetooth keyboard with a Linux machine, and more. As always, your suggestions and qu...

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Intel CES announcement: Penryn in the wild

Since the Mac Pros announced earlier today are using the "Harpertown" desktop version of the chip, it should be no surprise that Intel's Penryn family of processors are shipping and in use, as announced at CES yesterday. The full suite of chips includes 16 devices, including four for server use, sev...

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Intel releases Santa Rosa notebook chipset

Our sister blog Engadget has the goods on Intel's newest notebook chipset which was released yesterday and is called "Santa Rosa." This chipset is the followup to earlier notebook chipsets which are presently powering the MacBook and MacBook Pro. This presumably means new and faster Mac portables so...

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MacBook With Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

It had to happen sooner or later, Apple has released new MacBooks making my MacBook obsolete. The newest member of the Apple portable family comes in three flavors: white 1.83 GHz and 2.0 GHz, and black 2.0 GHz. All three sport the Core 2 Duo Intel processor which Apple claims gives these suckers u...

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Online retailer leaks MacBook Core 2 Duo, takes pre-orders

Macworld UK reports that, an online retailer, has a pre-prder page up for the not-officially-announced MacBook Core 2 Duos. According to the listing, the 2GHz/512MB/80GB/DVD±RW/13.3" Widescreen Core 2 Duo MacBook will be available on Nov 13. What's your bet - is's pre-order ...

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Apple sneaks draft 802.11n card into MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

The Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros are hitting the streets and MacRumors is reporting that the wireless card is identified as a D-Link RangeBooster N 650 which is described as "Up to 650% Faster & 5X Farther than 802.11g". Since another "draft 802.11n" card was found in the Core 2 Duo iMacs , there is ...

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Gig of RAM standard on MacBook Pro

Dan pointed out some nice tidbits about the new MacBook Pros, but he didn't mention something that I just noticed while perusing the MacBook Pro site. The base model (2.16 Ghz core 2 Duo, 15 inch) comes with one gig of RAM standard. This is up from 512 MB. The other two models come with 2 gigs of RA...

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MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo notes

Laurie just covered the release of the new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros, which tout an impressive 39% speedboost (or so Apple claims). But some of the best new tidbits are hidden inside the press release: All MacBook Pro models now include a FireWire 800 port -- meaning we can all rest assured in the...

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Apple releases MacBook Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo

The Apple Store (US) is still down as I type this, but the splash page shows the MacBook Pro with Intel Core Duo, as many of us suspected was coming when the store went down this morning. Apple says the new Core 2 Duo MacBook is up to 39% faster than it predecessor. That's pretty freakin'...

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Windows Vista RC2 doesn't work on Macs via Boot Camp?

It appears the just-released Windows Vista RC2 and the latest Boot Camp 1.1.1 don't play well for some reason. I just tried installing it to round up that Vista + Intel Mac post I've been working on, but the Vista installation process kept telling me it wasn't happy with the drive Boot Camp creates,...

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Boot Camp updated for Core 2 Duo Macs

Boot Camp, Apple's software that allows Mac users to run Windows XP on a separate partition, has been updated to version 1.1.1. Specific in this release is support for Core 2 Duo Macs (Mac Pro and new iMac), though the Boot Camp page lists other updates, such as support for built-in iSight cameras a...

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Apple to release a 23-inch Core 2 Duo iMac September 12th?

While trying to figure out why my TUAW Tips mailbox just choked and cried uncle, I finally found the source of the clog: too many tips to count started pouring in that the announced September 12th special event (not to be confused with the 25th) could be the announcement of a 23-inch iMac Core 2 Duo...

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Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme chips

Today Intel took the wraps off their 10 chip Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors. Expect fast processing and lower power consumption to be hallmarks of these chips that have a host of technologies with names like 'Intel Intelligent Power Capability,' and 'Intel Smart Memory Access.' Here's hopi...

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