If you check out Apple’s current MacBooks, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros you will see that all of them come with Intel processors, well this could be a thing of the past as we are hearing that future MacBooks may features ARM processors instead.
According to a recent article posted on SlashGear Apple may be looking to switch over to ARM-based chips in 2013, it is hard to say whether SlashGear’s sources are reliable, however it kicks off an interesting debate none-the-less.
Over the last year or so we have seen ARM processors come on leaps and bounds, with low power consumption, fast performance and small size in their favor we can see why Apple may be interested in switching across.
At the moment the ARM processors are not powerful enough to run Mac OS X on par with an Intel chip, however there are talks of an quad-core ARM chip coming in the future, if this arrives it should be able to cope with modern-day operating systems.
Apple’s A4 and A5 SoCs both feature ARM CPUs and the new iPad 2 shows just what ARM processors are capable of, therefore it does not sound too far-fetched to see MacBook’s using ARM chips in the future.
Do you think that ARM processors will dominate desktops and notebooks in the future?
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