Rumor: MacBooks Powered by NVIDIA Chipset Coming on 14th October

Submitted by lalit on October 4, 2008 - 2:11pm.

It has been rumored for past few months that Apple is looking to improve performance of the MacBook lineup by using more powerful chipset along with Intel’s new Core 2 Duo processors. Many news websites and blogs have been reporting that Apple will use upcoming NVIDIA MCP7A-U chipset, which will give MacBook more graphical performance and decrease power requirements. NVIDIA plans to release the new chipset around mid-October, which adds fire to the speculation that Apple will announce the redesigned MacBook on 14th October.
 TUAW is also reporting that their sources are saying new MacBooks are right around the corner, and that they might use NVIDIA’s chipset. A source has informed TUAW that NVIDIA is showing off new MacBooks to their employees and word is getting around that the new MacBook will be released on 14th October. It is not a normal practice and Apple wouldn’t normally allow its partners to show unannounced products to their employees. In fact, TUAW itself points out that these are just rumors.
But, more and more evidence is piling-up and it’s more likely than not that Apple will launch the new MacBook on 14th October. It is also very likely that Apple will pair a NVIDIA chipset with Intel’s Core 2 Duo processor. As it is always with Apple, we will only know for sure when Apple announces the product. But we would advise our readers to not buy an Apple computer for next 10 to 14 days, as we are very sure that Apple will announce new product in that time range.