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The all new MacBook Pro was meant to make its debut at MacWorld in January. The big story was meant to be that while 2007 was all about the iPhone, 2008 would see Apple return to its roots: computers. Steve Jobs had planned to reveal a brand new 17" MacBook Pro, a brand new 15" MacBook Pro, (and, if my source is correct, there was even meant to be a brand new 13" model, but it isn't clear whether this was MacBook Pro or MacBook - but it is definitely aluminium). ...
The fact that a revised MacBook Pro still hasn't debuted when a whole host of other new Penryn-based systems have and given the huge pent-up demand for this machine evidenced by posts on Appleinsider alone, all point to more than just a new chip going into the existing case design. Likely spec:Slightly thinner (2cm instead of 2.5 cm?) Slightler lighter (5lbs instead of 5.4 lbs?) More rounded edges and tapered body like MacBook Air New keyboard New trackpad LED screen 15"...
Apple certainly hasn't made a strategic blunder with the MacBook AIr. More than that, often bleeding-edge technology takes a little time to gain consumer acceptance. You could say it is an "ahead of its time" machine Once you get a faster chip inside the MBA plus 128 GB of SSD memory and everyone has caught on to downloading movies from iTunes, this thing is going to sell in ever increasing numbers, especially if the price comes down. The trolls have failed to trash...
This is good, common sense analysis. Thank you. I agree with what you say, except I think that Apple gives it a revised keyboard and trackpad and makes it slightly thinner with more rounded corners, this amounts to a full case redesign. (There's a mock of what it might look like on Edgadget)
Returning to the original title of this thread... ...the answer is aboslutely nothing! I have just played with my first MacBook Air in Apple's flagship store on London's Regent Street. I saw both the HDD and SSD versions. Jaw dropping is the only way to describe this machine. It is truly state-of-the-art. There are five points to make about it: 1. Attach a USB 2.0 hub and you can run the DVD drive, an Ethernet dongle/ USB wireless data card, a hard disk drive...
Let us suppose that Apple is going to release an updated MacBook Pro with Penryn on a Santa Rosa platform instead of Penryn on a Montevina platform - which is what Sony, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo and HP are all doing. Guess what? No Penryn PCs have shipped yet. There was a delay due to an issue with cooling sensors. First, PC laptops with Penryn processors were meant to ship at the end of January. Then they were meant to ship this week, but didn't. Now they're meant to...
The answer to this question really depends on whether Apple launches a revised MacBook Pro. The answer to the more basic question: are you smarter than the analysts? is more interesting. They are certainly no smarter than us, because they are not privvy to any more inside information than we are. Therefore, like the rest of us, they can only guestimate based on previous experience, competitor activity, industry trends, vendor announcements and occasional insider...
I reported in a previous thread that the case design of the MBP WILL be changed when it is updated. Details are still unclear, but while the basic footprint is expected to be the same as it is now, the new model should include the new MBA keyboard, gesture touchpad and longer battery life. It may well be that Apple is waiting for the new Centrino Montevina mobile chipset to launch before releasing a new MacBook Pro. The packaging benefits of Montevia it a natural...
Superb article with a lot of effort put into writing it. Thanks and well done. i really enjoyed it. The photographs are good too. Wow! How can you not like the form factor of this baby? Amazing screen real-estate, very clever touch pad, and superb key board. I just think that little flip down panel needs to be a few centimetres longer with an ethernet port and an other USB port. Give me 128 GB SSD drive and I don't care what it costs, I'm there. in fact, I may be...
I think the case for aluminium is well made, pun intended. I am sure that eco-friendly concerns are very relevant to future Apple designs, especially as we enter an era of disposable electronics. Aluminium MacBooks prototypes have definitely been seen at Cupertino. I am not the only person to report this, so I think an update must surely be in the works. my guestimate is September and not before MacBook Pros get a refresh. A lot of people want the power of a MacBook Pro...
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