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I was wondering for some time now..
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Jun 11, 2009, 06:13 AM
MBPs are used as desktop workstations by many. Why is it that MBPs don't sport ECC/Buffered memory?
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Jun 11, 2009, 06:45 AM
Just because people use them as desktop/workstations doesn't mean they are supposed to match every spec of one. They also don't support 3.5" hard drives. If people find them robust enough to use as a desktop replacement that's a positive thing but it doesn't mean Apple ought to engineer it to turn in to that. As of several months ago, there were no laptops that I know of that had ECC memory -- are there some now that do?
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Jun 11, 2009, 06:38 PM
Because Intel/nVidia's mobile chipsets don't support ECC memory.
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Jun 12, 2009, 03:08 AM
The mobile chipsets don't support it because there's no demand.

Notebooks and workstations are geared at different tasks. It's no surprise they don't use the same components.
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