123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Apple Updates MacBook
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
admin
Site Admin


Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Posts: 2187
Location: U.S.A

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Apple Updates MacBook Reply with quote

Apple Updates MacBook
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Posted by: Brian

Apple today updated its MacBook consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model. The MacBook is just one-inch thin and features built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g. Every MacBook also includes a built-in iSight video camera for on-the-go video conferencing, Apple's MagSafe Power Adapter that safely disconnects when under strain, and iLife '06, Apple's award-winning suite of digital lifestyle applications.

The 2.0 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,099 (US), includes:
- 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
- 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 667 MHz front-side bus;
- 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
- 80GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
- a slot-load Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) optical drive;
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
- Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in iSight video camera;
- Gigabit Ethernet port;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
- one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
- Scrolling TrackPad;
- the infrared Apple Remote; and
- 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch white MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,299 (US), includes:
- 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
- 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 667 MHz front-side bus;
- 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
- 120GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
- a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
- Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in iSight video camera;
- Gigabit Ethernet port;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
- one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
- Scrolling TrackPad;
- the infrared Apple Remote; and
- 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.

The 2.16 GHz, 13-inch black MacBook, for a suggested retail price of $1,499 (US), includes:
- 13.3-inch glossy widescreen 1280 x 800 display;
- 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor;
- 667 MHz front-side bus;
- 1GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, expandable to 2GB;
- 160GB Serial ATA hard drive running at 5400 rpm, with Sudden Motion Sensor;
- a slot-load 8x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) optical drive;
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950;
- Mini-DVI out (adapters for DVI, VGA and Composite/S-Video sold separately);
- built-in iSight video camera;
- Gigabit Ethernet port;
- built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n wireless networking and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR;
- two USB 2.0 ports and one FireWire 400 port;
- one audio line in and one audio line out port, each supporting both optical digital and analog;
- Scrolling TrackPad;
- the infrared Apple Remote; and
- 60 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter.



http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/648.html


Last edited by admin on Tue May 15, 2007 10:40 am; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
heavy_nutz
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 19 Jan 2007
Posts: 790
Location: Emeryville, CA

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice! Now im just waiting for the macbook pro and minis.
_________________
I am a freelance dvd author, and graphic designer. contact me if you need work done.
Temporary Portfolio:
www.myspace.com/dtsdesigns
Top 25 Poster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
scooper
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 1005

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Santa Rosa? Shocked

Looks like I'll be waiting a while longer to buy my first Apple laptop. Don't tell Apple, but I was going to wait for Leopard anyways. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
g5g5
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 2767
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heavy_nutz wrote:
nice! Now im just waiting for the macbook pro and minis.


Me too!

scooper wrote:
No Santa Rosa? Shocked


That also means no X3100.

It looks like Apple is going to start differentiating the MacBook from the MacBook Pro a little more with this round of updates. I bet the MacBook was cannibalizing more MacBook Pro sales than Apple liked.
_________________
1.25GHz Mac Mini / 1.8GHz iMac G5 / 2.0GHz C2D Mac mini (2009)
4GB iPod mini / 2G iPod shuffle / 16GB iPhone 3G
Apple TV 2
iLife's a Bitch!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
LS
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 41

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

meh...

not big at all. who cares.

maybe the mini will get the left over slower macbook processors.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Liteon
New Member
New Member


Joined: 14 May 2007
Posts: 7
Location: WA

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was hoping for a Mac mini update today. I want to move my Core Solo Mac mini to the family room. Sad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
skip
New Member
New Member


Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've now been waiting 3 months for an updated Mini. Looking at the specs, I think we can almost all but rule out SR for the Mini. The lack of graphics grunt I can live with (just), but at the currently close prices between them, it's almost better value for money to get a MacBook as a HTPC. Crazy! Either Apple should upgrade the Mini to SR *OR* give the updated ones (whenever they come out) if they are C2D a slight price drop.

MacBook's were last updated 2 months after the Mini, yet get an upgrade first...wtf!? Evil or Very Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Liteon
New Member
New Member


Joined: 14 May 2007
Posts: 7
Location: WA

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skip wrote:
MacBook's were last updated 2 months after the Mini, yet get an upgrade first...wtf!? Evil or Very Mad


That really doesn't surprise me. Laptops are more popular than desktops right now and they make nice graduation presents. I'm just disappointed that Apple has left the Mac mini so far behind. It's crying for an update.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
picaman
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 16 Aug 2005
Posts: 1444
Location: NYC

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate to be a pessimist, but the omission of the mini from this round of updates seems to be one more nail in its coffin.

I'm really beginning to think seriously that the mini isn't on Apple's product roadmap anymore.

I hope I'm wrong, and I hope to see a separate update. But given the similarity of the two products, this looks like a giant red flag to me.

Confused

Jamie
_________________
I'm Jamie, and I approved this message.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gregm
New Member
New Member


Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skip wrote:
get a MacBook as a HTPC. Crazy!


I've been tossing this idea around, too. My current HTPC is a Titanium G4, I've been waiting sooo long for a mini update!

One question, tho: my HTPC Titanium Powerbook is happy to run with the lid closed and the built-in display turned off. Can the MacBook do the same thing? Or does the MacBook have to run with the lid propped open?

And, with the lid propped open, will the MacBook insist on doing spanning (don't want that) or mirroring (not good either)? Or can you have it use only the mini-DVI (i.e., the television) as the output?

Hm....!

-Greg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Doug Eldred
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 833
Location: Colorado, USA

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MacBook works fine with the lid closed, as long as you (obviously) have an external display of some kind, a keyboard, and a mouse attached. (I don't remember the behavior off-hand if I try to use BOTH the MacBook's LCD and an external display, but I think it seemed logical to me.)

For whatever it's worth, though, unless I wanted to use the HTPC as a regular notebook also I'd go for the Mini (and did).

Doug
_________________
Apple TV (with firmware 2.0)
MacBook 2.2 GHz, 120 GB, 1 GB
HP PL4260N plasma TV
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
g5g5
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 2767
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
I'm really beginning to think seriously that the mini isn't on Apple's product roadmap anymore.



I don't think that is the case, but you never know. To me this update signals that Apple is separating the MacBook from the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro will be moved up to Santa Rosa "pro" platform. The MacBook will be left behind for a while. Here's the bad news for an updated Mac mini though. It will probably still include the Intel GMA 950 when it is released.
_________________
1.25GHz Mac Mini / 1.8GHz iMac G5 / 2.0GHz C2D Mac mini (2009)
4GB iPod mini / 2G iPod shuffle / 16GB iPhone 3G
Apple TV 2
iLife's a Bitch!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nonak
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 16 Aug 2006
Posts: 31
Location: Finland

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the Intel GMA 950 have any other issues than not being suitable for gaming ? I mean I m planning to use the mini (if it will ever be updated) as an HTPC (I m not interrested in gaming) so I m wondering if a better graphic chipset would have an effect on HTPC use...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
blazer
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2005
Posts: 1117
Location: San Ramon, California

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
Hate to be a pessimist, but the omission of the mini from this round of updates seems to be one more nail in its coffin.

I'm really beginning to think seriously that the mini isn't on Apple's product roadmap anymore.

I hope I'm wrong, and I hope to see a separate update. But given the similarity of the two products, this looks like a giant red flag to me.


Why would Apple stop selling a computer that is apparently selling well? This isn't a Cube like situation we're talking about. I don't buy it.
_________________
1.42GHz Mac mini
2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini
2.0GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini (2009)
2.5GHz Core i5 Mac mini (2011)
24" Dell LCD & 42" Sharp TV
EyeTV 250 Plus
1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G iPod nanos
16GB 3G iPhone
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gregm
New Member
New Member


Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gregm wrote:
my HTPC Titanium Powerbook is happy to run with the lid closed and the built-in display turned off. Can the MacBook do the same thing? Or does the MacBook have to run with the lid propped open?


Answering my own question.... Rolling Eyes

A little googling shows that running a Macbook headless is fully supported by Apple. You can end up doing it with the lid open, if you really want to, but it is designed to work fine with the lid shut.

-Greg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> 123Macmini.com News and Reviews All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.