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The one reliable rumour consistently reported across various Mac blogs and forums is the gesture trackpad premiered with the MacBook Air will be introduced into the MacBook Pro line-up. If this is correct, and the next version of the MacBook Pro is going to get a revised trackpad, then won't it be necessary to redesign the keyboard area to provide more real estate for gestures? And if the new MBP gets a revised keyboard and new trackpad, then wouldn't it also make...
Great article. Nice to see opinions backed up with robust data.
While I note that yesterday Piper Jaffray cited Apple's plunging share price as a buying opportunity, anyone who bought the stock yesterday would have already lost money. Given the robustness of other sectors at this difficult time, I don't believe anyone is well advised to buy tech stocks right now. We need the market to stabilize off the back of interest rate cuts.
An interesting thought has occurred to me about the MacBook Pro refresh. If it has a sleeker form factor, all of the expected ports and connectivity options most of us still need, a built-in DVD drive (incl. BlueRay option), 128Gb SSD hard drive option, a 15" LED screen, gesture touchpad and weighs around 4 lbs or 5 lbs, then it may offer just what most people were expecting from the MacBook Air. In other words, for the next ieration of the MBP to be a home run, it...
I tend to agree with this. The outlook is gloomy, not because of a "lacklustre" Macworld, but because everyone has less disposable income for buying fancy electroinc toys right now. People with sizeable loans in particular have seen interest payments increase markedly in recent months. (But hey, isn't that the whole point of interest rate hikes, to make people save instead of spend?) That said, Apple stock has been overvalued through hype for some time. A correction was...
I think this article is great news. If Apple has allowed details of tjhe refresh to be leaked, then it means they've heard us all griping about the lack of MBPs at Macworld. Thank you Apple. I am sure these machines are going to be great. i can hardly wait:Generous 15" LED screen Gesture touchpad New keyboard Plenty of ports A bit thinner A bit lighter Blue Ray DVD player option SSD Flash memory otion Longer battery life It's gonna sell like hot cakes. Way to go Apple....
Walter, I think you are absolutely right. SSD is the future for all notebooks and not just the MacBook Air. I don't think anyone realizes how dramatic the improvement on battery life and boot-up times will be with a flash equipped machine. While it is certainly a question of price, it is also a question of technology. Larger capacity drives haven't reached production yet. I will certainly consider the MBA when it gets more memory. But returning to the thread topic, what...
You are of course, right and I am a muppet. But you just gotta have more than one USB port on this machine. You need that flexibility. When I look through these posts, I think what everyone wanted was 13"and 15" aluminum MackBooks which are a whole lot slimmer than they are now, with DVD drives, with at least 3 USB ports and a removeable battery. I think the iPhone makes the MBA redundant in many respects.
If Apple updates the MacBook Pro design in February, we'll all be laughing, Montevina Centrino chipset or not. But if they just upgrade to a Penryn processor without doing anything else, then it looks like we'll have to wait until September before getting a proper redesign. I say this because Apple has now been burned a couple of times for having product lifecycles that are too short. It is easy to get into a situation where everyone puts off buying a new PC because...
I certainly agree with all the comments that a MacBook Pro revamp is way overdue. While there is an obvious need to give the New MacBok Air time to establish itself without competing with Apple's own products, the real reason for the delay is that Intel won't be launching the next iteration of the mobile Centrino platform 'Montevina' until May 2008. Montevina is an important development, because it offers a slew of important new features. Chief among them is a...
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