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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Apple Updates MacBook Family Reply with quote

Apple Updates MacBook Family
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Posted by: Brian

Apple today unveiled an all new MacBook family. The new MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro both have a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, resulting in thinner and more durable designs. In addition, every member of the new MacBook family includes state of the art NVIDIA graphics, brilliant instant-on LED-backlit displays and new large glass Multi-Touch trackpads that offer almost 40 percent more tracking area and support more Multi-Touch gestures.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very impressed, I'll be picking one up at some point next year!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
I'm very impressed, I'll be picking one up at some point next year!

The MacBook or MacBook Pro?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe Apple dumped firewire on the Macbook. That is just unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blazer wrote:
I can't believe Apple dumped firewire on the Macbook. That is just unbelievable.

I'd have to agree. As much as I like the refresh from almost all angles, the lack of Firewire on MacBooks blows.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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trustory wrote:
I'm very impressed, I'll be picking one up at some point next year!

The MacBook or MacBook Pro?

Currently Undecided!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting changes to the battery and hard drive access:
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/10/14/hands-on-with-the-macbookpros-removable-hard-drive

Looks like the MBP and MacBook series are both simple to swap out HD and RAM and batteries. That's good news to me, because the biggest reason why I don't upgrade my MBP's hard drive too often is not due to money, but due to hassle of disassembly.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it's a glossy world and we just live in it. I can understand the MacBook staying glossy, but I think Apple made a huge mistake by forcing users to go glossy with the MacBook Pro. Then you come out with a 24" glossy display to match. Man, I'm going to hold onto my current MacBook Pro until the end of time. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wedge wrote:
That's good news to me, because the biggest reason why I don't upgrade my MBP's hard drive too often is not due to money, but due to hassle of disassembly.


A MBP is easy. Try replacing the keyboard on one or even a HD in an older iBook G3, now those things were impossible.

I can plunk a HD in a MBP in about 20 mins.....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is definitely one of the nice things about the new MacBook Pros. They are much easier to upgrade now. I spent like an hour or two a few weeks ago putting a 320GB hard drive in mine. Let me tell you, it was a nerve-racking experience.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
I can plunk a HD in a MBP in about 20 mins.....

I can as well (well maybe 35 or 40 minutes), but it's not an "easy" process for most people. Also, the top case never seems to go back on perfectly with no bends.

I just think the new changes are a solid improvement when it comes to HDD/Battery/RAM swaps.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, you guys are making me feel slow. I sort took my time though. I just wanted to see what else was in there. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve, you jag-off! Where's my f*cking FireWire port! Gone are the days of Target Disk mode. I can't F'ing believe this!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a buying one, but I like the specs of the MacBook. I just wish that it had a matte screen and firewire. I'm also interested in giving the glass trackpad a tryout. That button action looks sort of strange at first glance.
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