The big question following the Macworld Trade Expo has been the veracity of Apple’s marketing claims regarding dual-processor Macs. Many analysts have made their decisions and the consensus seems to be negative. Several analysts say the Mac OS and most applications don’t even use the second processor, making its existence a “marketing ploy.” Some have hypothesized, however, that the Mac OS X would have taken advantage of the second processor if it had been released, as originally scheduled, this summer. Others note that, because Mac processors are currently lagging in speed, doubling chips may be the only way to increase performance at this time.
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