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Apple debuts new 13-inch widescreen MacBook
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As much as I want one of these, I just can't justify replacing my less-than-a-year-old 1.33Ghz G4 iBook.


My guess is... given time you'll rationalize enough reasons to justify the purchase. One of them being... to make us all jealous .
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They'r quite appealing but the way the cost ramps up it would almost certainly convince me to save pennies and get a Pro.
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
My guess is... given time you'll rationalize enough reasons to justify the purchase. One of them being... to make us all jealous .


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You know him too well. He's already halfway through the rationalization process. I give him two weeks before he's posting XBench MacBook scores.

I still think the white $1299 MacBook is an incredible deal and good enough for the majority of users. But $700 more for an Pro gets you (among other things) a bigger screen, an ExpressCard slot and a separate graphics card. And those are all great things to have, especially if you are looking to keep the machine for a long time.

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
My guess is... given time you'll rationalize enough reasons to justify the purchase. One of them being... to make us all jealous .


Razz Laughing

You know him too well. He's already halfway through the rationalization process. I give him two weeks before he's posting XBench MacBook scores.

I still think the white $1299 MacBook is an incredible deal and good enough for the majority of users. But $700 more for an Pro gets you (among other things) a bigger screen, an ExpressCard slot and a separate graphics card. And those are all great things to have, especially if you are looking to keep the machine for a long time.

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Definitely. For those not willing to dole out the additional $700 for the Pro, the MacBook is a great deal. So much so, I'm halfway tempted to sell my new Core Duo Mini to get one. But I love this Mini!
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got at LEAST two of them showing up at work this week. I need to check out that keyboard...with all the space between the keys it looks pretty funky.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got the chance to get my hands on both MacBooks (white and black). Sadly, I absolutely HATE the glossy screen! It was like looking in a mirror. You'd have to VERY conscious of the lighting in the room you use the MacBook in. Overall a very disappointing experence for me.

(the rest of the system, including the keyboard, is great. However, getting past that glossy screen is going to be impossible for me) Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wanna try one outdoors... I have a feeling it's gonna be grim.
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