Much to my chagrin, Apple refreshed it's MacBook Pro line this week and delivered a "real" i7 processor to the line-up; real as is in quad-core. (Note: I had purchased my "i7" last May when they first debuted.) Am I little bitter about having been denied two additionally cores? Perhaps, a touch. But other than better power consumption (and two more cores - did I happen to mention that?), it seems Intel's Sandy Bridge line isn't overly impressive. One CPU expert cites that fact that we've hit a plateau in just how much more we can squeeze out of the current chipset, even with Sandy Bridge's (supposedly) better channeling.
So, while I don't have a real i7 (thanks, Apple), I can take solace in the fact that if I push my dual core i7 hard enough, I might be able to make a decent stack of silver dollar pancakes on the back of my aluminum chasis. That's OK, my Dell i7 runs so hot, I could whip up the pancakes, plus some eggs and crispy bacon.
About Tim Staney
has more than ten years (since 1997) of web development experience building enterprise-grade web applications for Fortune 500, small business and not-for-profit enterprises across the United States and Canada over a wide-range of industries. Tim specializes in information architecture, content management with a keen focus on user experience, and social media integration. Tim Staney
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regularly presents to professional and community groups, speaking on social media, social marketing, web content management and web strategy.
Tim Staney is a member of the American Marketing Association and <uwebd />, University Web Developers as well as the St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral Communications Task Force. Tim is the Web Content Manager at St. Petersburg College working for the Marketing and Public Information department managing content in the college's Ektron content management system. Tim also teaches courses like Social Marketing for Small Buisness and Designing Effective Websites for St. Petersburg College's Learn to Earn program.
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