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8+ Core Processor Laptops on the Horizon?

By Bax2x ·
I'm in the market right now for a top of the new, top-of-the-line laptop. I heard about the many-multi cores in a information technology management class, Computer Applications in Business, last spring. It appears AMD is leading the way with I believe 8- and 12-core processors on the market right now. When can I expect to find these in say an HP from Best Buy or a Dell from Dell.com? I really don't want to upgrade until these become available. 8-core is really the smallest I want to go with an upgrade. When are 6s going to be available? I'm looking for time horizons in laptops of such hardware. Thanks!

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The Most number of Cores in NB's that I have seen are the

by OH Smeg In reply to 8+ Core Processor Laptops ...

i7 Intel CPU as used in the Gigabyte Range of NB's.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3363#sp

As for seeing these Specialized Units in places like Best Buy it's not going to happen as when this company has these a few years old they start to sell them to the crowds like HP and so on as their Top of the Line Units.

In the mean time the Specialist Computer Sellers get to sell the High End NB's to high End users.

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by Bax2x In reply to The Most number of Cores ...

What brand are those? I'm actually more interested in the AMD processors because it seems like they are further ahead in multi-core development. Am I wrong? I want as many cores as possible right now. So like 12 or 16 even.

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by Bax2x In reply to The Most number of Cores ...

What brand meaning what computer brand on the GIGABYTE site.

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by Bax2x In reply to The Most number of Cores ...

I prefer to get an HP because they have Beats by Dr. Dre audio. When can I expect to get this from them or how would I go about getting that hardware in this laptop also?

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by OH Smeg In reply to The Most number of Cores ...

They are Gigabyte Brand

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by OH Smeg In reply to The Most number of Cores ...

They are Gigabyte Brand

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8 + core Laptops

by bye-cycle In reply to 8+ Core Processor Laptops ...

I would think that it will be a couple years or more before processors of that magnatude appear in laptops. Due largely to power requirements AND heat. If you really need a laptop with that kind of power take a look at Alienware by Dell. There are others out there, but they are the only one that comes to mind.

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First thing you need to understand is that Places like HP

by OH Smeg In reply to 8+ Core Processor Laptops ...

do not make Computers.

They buy in from the Individual Makers and have the product badged for them and then resell them.

The HP, Dell's, Gateway's of this world are the Resellers not Makers and as such they never produce the Leading Edge systems. They are always playing Catchup in the High Power Stakes because they do not make anything and even what they sell is made to a price not for outright Power.

As for Gigabyte they are a Big Computer Parts Maker and as such they make their own High End NB's amoungst many other components.

The Biggest NB Makers who have their Products sold by the Big Name Resellers are Gigabyte, Benq, MSI and Clevo. Currently none of these are using AMD CPU's so I can not point you at any place to even begin to look.

Gigabyte is here

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/list.aspx?s=46&p=175&v=2

Benq is here

http://ap.benq.com/products/product_line.cfm?plid=18

Clevo is here

http://www.clevo.com.tw/en/products/index.asp

MSI is here

http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=prodpage1&maincat_no=135

These are the big NB Makers and their products can have any name on them depending on who agrees to buy them at the Asked for price.

For instance the Clevo used to the the Top of the Range Dell units where as the MSI used to be top of the Range HP.

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by Bax2x In reply to First thing you need to u ...

What's "NB" stand for?

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by OH Smeg In reply to First thing you need to u ...

NB = Notebook

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