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Originally Posted by cuppingmaster View Post

USB 3.0. Drop Firewire.

And can we get better sync services rather than through iTunes?

Z file system?


Please NOT!
USB is not an adequate substitute for Firewire and as we have seen in recent USB 3.0 specs it is all hype and very little substance. Nor is there much of a meaningful USB 3.0 market yet and likely never will be.
Far better that they finally upgrade to FW3200 across the board as they should have years ago. Better still, hopefully they will start the roll out of Light Peak, which is where we should all go anyway.
post #202 of 292
1.
Mac OS X 10.7 being named "Lion" and "Back to the Mac" means Apple is trying to say, this is the last stronghold of the Mac being the Mac. Mac OS X 10.8 (hopefully named "Lynx" or "Cougar") will no longer be recognisable as a Mac OS but be very much Mac/iOS hybridised.

2.
I strongly postulate the new iLife will be called iLife '12. There's no way it would be called '11 when there is only just over 2 months left in 2011. It's instant obsolescence naming it '11.

3a.
iDVD is gone, finished, bye-bye. It will be, like iMovie HD, just available for download but not included in the package. Since DVD is standard def, and Apple hates any physical media, iDVD is bye-bye.

3b.
There will never be BluRay on the Mac, not while Steve is still in charge.

4.
MacBook Air will be Apple's entry into the netbook space without calling it a netbook (well, it will be far from a netbook)... There is a clear demand on both sides of the 11" equation. The iPad is great, but Apple can't make enough of it. The MacBook Air fits a need for a "real computer" but right now is too big, too heavy and too expensive. I wouldn't be surprised if the MacBook Air was an early AMD Fusion chip, or maybe it will "just" be a ULV Core i3.

My predictions.
post #203 of 292
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

1.
MacBook Air will be Apple's entry into the netbook space without calling it a netbook (well, it will be far from a netbook)... There is a clear demand on both sides of the 11" equation. The iPad is great, but Apple can't make enough of it. The MacBook Air fits a need for a "real computer" but right now is too big, too heavy and too expensive. I wouldn't be surprised if the MacBook Air was an early AMD Fusion chip, or maybe it will "just" be a ULV Core i3.

I hope you're right, as long as Apple sees fit to actually make the new MBA at least feature competitive with current netbooks.
post #204 of 292
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Originally Posted by X38 View Post

Please NOT!
USB is not an adequate substitute for Firewire and as we have seen in recent USB 3.0 specs it is all hype and very little substance. Nor is there much of a meaningful USB 3.0 market yet and likely never will be.
Far better that they finally upgrade to FW3200 across the board as they should have years ago. Better still, hopefully they will start the roll out of Light Peak, which is where we should all go anyway.

FW800 and USB 2.0 will be maintained on the MacBook Pro line for probably another 6 months at least. Maybe mid-2011 we'll see USB 3.0 if most chipsets have that, it will be a simple incremental upgrade.
post #205 of 292
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Not Asian, but Aslan, the name of the lion in C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. I had to look it up.

You had to look it up? Tsk tsk Narnia is a pretty popular movie series (well, two so far, one more coming soon)...

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Originally Posted by TRRosen View Post

LMAO... CNET writers think 10.7 will come on any new machines and ship in Nov. Maybe the should practice asking questions like "do you want fries with that".

Macbook Air will be shipping in November. 10.7 will come at the earliest January, more likely March. No way Apple is going to try and do iOS 4.2 and something massive like 10.7 at the same time. That's corporate suicide.
post #206 of 292
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Originally Posted by bsenka View Post

I hope you're right, as long as Apple sees fit to actually make the new MBA at least feature competitive with current netbooks.

Well it will never come down to netbook prices, I see a drop to $1099 at the very best, $1299 more likely.

As for features, well, in a 11" form factor and Apple's design aesthetics, we're looking at most two USB 2.0 ports, headphone/line-in combo, and miniDisplayPort. That's pretty much it.

Though Apple can surprise, they could be lining up this MacBook Air to be *the* blockbuster Mac this holiday season and squeeze the netbook market from both ends, iPad on one end and MacBook Air on the other).
post #207 of 292
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Originally Posted by cmf2 View Post

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't. I've always thought Lion would be reserved for the last iteration of OSX.

We could be talking about OSXI three years from now.

Mobile computing products are going to become much more powerful over the next couple years and touch screens will likely sneak into the mac lineup. Apple may want to have a single OS rule all their devices (with UI's appropriate for the input method of course). Microsoft seems intent on creating touch UI's for Windows, with Windows 8 promising to be much more tablet friendly. Apple will likely go the same way (but actually do it right).

Note: I'm not saying iOS is coming to the desktop, I'm suggesting they will take the best elements from OSX and iOS and incorporate them into a new OS. "Lion" will probably introduce/test a lot of the features before having a true unified OS in the next update.

Yeah, I agree. 10.7 is the last line in the sand before everything goes hybrid iOS/OSX. With something like a MacBook Air running 10.8 being able to switch between iOS and OSX for best of both worlds. I don't think 10.7 will do this, though it would be super cool if it did. 10.8 in 2013 hybrid iOS/OSX.

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Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

iDVD will be dropped, iChat will be dropped, new app added to iLife will be called Facetime!
Facetime will get chat support.
Probably won't happen, but would be cool if it did..

Nah, I think they'll keep iChat but just incorporate FaceTime into it. iDVD is dropped for shure.

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Originally Posted by Kali View Post

Please Apple ! Please Apple, PLEASE APPLE ! REMOVE THE %&*$ DRIVE FROM YOUR PORTABLE !! I don't need, I don't want any drive on a portable ! Geez !

Er, no, I think. MacBook and MacBook Pro should continue to have DVD drives at least to the end of 2011.

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Originally Posted by bobborries View Post


Er, no, I think. 3D is a scam by the movie studios being bled dry by piracy and by churning out absolutely rubbish movies.

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Originally Posted by markm49uk

Dude if you are going to pinch my quote from MacRumors do me the honour of at least acknowledging it.

"Anybody else feel just a tiny bit sorry for Microsoft - they just had the WP7 launch, media interested and the blogs full of Microsoft for a while and then along comes Apple with this announcement and now for the next week all the blogs will be counting down to the Apple event.

Genius marketing. "

Yup, Apple just flipped Blammer the BIRD. Or, Lion, in this case.
post #208 of 292
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

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I strongly postulate the new iLife will be called iLife '12. There's no way it would be called '11 when there is only just over 2 months left in 2011. It's instant obsolescence naming it '11.

OH JEEZUS I time-travelled there for a bit. Next year is 2011.
LOLS of course it will be iLife '11.

Can't wait for the end of the world in 2012...!!

post #209 of 292
SL runs like a charm, faster than L. No gfx issues here.
Really, you can install it without problems.

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Originally Posted by rain View Post

OS Leo next year?

Snow Leopard will be the first version of Apple OS that I've skipped since 7.4 and vanilla X.
I hope they figure out their graphics issues in Leo... Or how to write a driver... Or how to make a phone call to the people who write drivers.

Hey Steve, if your reading this... Drivers... We need drivers!!!
post #210 of 292
The original Mac OS 7 was very popular and some people stayed loyal to it for years. Windows 7 was also quite popular. Will OS X 10.7 be a success too? Is the 8th major release of an OS the magic number to come up with something people really "love?"
post #211 of 292
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Well it will never come down to netbook prices, I see a drop to $1099 at the very best, $1299 more likely.

As for features, well, in a 11" form factor and Apple's design aesthetics, we're looking at most two USB 2.0 ports, headphone/line-in combo, and miniDisplayPort. That's pretty much it.

Though Apple can surprise, they could be lining up this MacBook Air to be *the* blockbuster Mac this holiday season and squeeze the netbook market from both ends, iPad on one end and MacBook Air on the other).

I would not expect Apple to go with cut rate pricing, I'm referring specifically to the features. My $250 netbook has 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, HDMI out, headphone, SD card slot and a 3G SIM slot. I most certainly would expect a $1300 machine to at least compare favorably to that. If they can't at least add SD and 3G, they definitely should not bother.
post #212 of 292
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Originally Posted by bsenka View Post

I would not expect Apple to go with cut rate pricing, I'm referring specifically to the features. My $250 netbook has 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, HDMI out, headphone, SD card slot and a 3G SIM slot. I most certainly would expect a $1300 machine to at least compare favorably to that. If they can't at least add SD and 3G, they definitely should not bother.

SD maybe. 3G, boy, I think that's going to be very unlikely. Yet another data plan-ATT-wrangling-whatchamacallit. And would that 3G be GSM/UMTS or also CDMA, etc..? MicroSIM?

Anyways, all will be revealed next week.
post #213 of 292
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

SD maybe. 3G, boy, I think that's going to be very unlikely.

Why? Netbooks have had this for a few years already. IMO, it's inexcusable that Apple doesn't have this in all their laptops already.
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post #215 of 292
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Originally Posted by donlphi View Post

Hopefully the new OS doesn't throw a wrench in every application I own again. After upgrading to Snow Leopard I had to repurchase 6 apps because Apple dropped support for some version of Java and my printer didn't work for 3 months.

I'll have to wait a bit longer before switching this time.

However, a Macbook Air with a smaller footprint would be a welcomed upgrade.

Care to name a single application that runs under leopard but not snow leopard? Let alone SIX..?
post #216 of 292
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Originally Posted by oneof52 View Post

I liked iDVD. What is there to use if Apple drops this program?

DVD is dead. It is much easier (and better) to view the (H264) movie directly via quicktime (or VLC).
post #217 of 292
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Originally Posted by Joe hs View Post

Perhaps iDVDs features will be intergrated into iMovie '11

I think they need to remain available somewhere.

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Originally Posted by pik80 View Post

There will be a program like iDVD that works with Apple TV rather than DVDs.

This makes more sense to me. An app to create an introduction screen linking to movies & chapters (like iDVD now), 'shared' either via DVD, AppleTV (like movie 'extras')... or a website or even BluRay?

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Originally Posted by _Rick_V_ View Post

iChat to work with Facetime (obvious)

A Mac-based Facetime would get very interesting if it enabled facetime on your laptop whenever your phone (iPhone or other!) was in bluetooth range. So calls would come in via the laptop when you're near.

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Originally Posted by Nano_tube View Post

True, but they need to present [Resolution Independence] in some version eventually, so why not Lion? It will be a very "Jobsian" thing to pop this in the sneak preview of the OS and urge all developers to ready their apps.

They've been urging developers for years... maybe they need to force the issue. And why wait for Lion to do that?

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Originally Posted by mr O View Post

There will be no such thing as a 11.6" or 13" MacBook Air.

Instead, all Macbook Pros will lose their slot loading drive in favour of an increased battery life and better hard drives. This will actually be a major upgrade for the Macbook Pro family!

That makes a lot of sense!

But on the iOS note - what if we get an iOS 11" laptop which connects 'back to the Mac' when you want full fledged apps?

Oh and no-one has mentioned the new data center have they?
post #218 of 292
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Originally Posted by GregAlexander View Post

But on the iOS note - what if we get an iOS 11" laptop which connects 'back to the Mac' when you want full fledged apps?

IMHO, very unlikely. That 11" laptop has to be full-fledged OS X or it's going to be in a very confused space now that iPad is out.
post #219 of 292
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Mac OS X 10.7 being named "Lion" and "Back to the Mac" means Apple is trying to say, this is the last stronghold of the Mac being the Mac.

There's really no possible way that you could deduce the latter using the former as your logic.

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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Er, no, I think. MacBook and MacBook Pro should continue to have DVD drives at least to the end of 2011.

Should as in, 'we don't want them to, but they will,' not should as in, 'it's great and we love it.'

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Er, no, I think. 3D is a scam by the movie studios being bled dry by piracy and by churning out absolutely rubbish movies.

*slow clap* Well, at least until we get sub-$1,000 open-air holographic projection.

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Originally Posted by ascii View Post

The original Mac OS 7 was very popular and some people stayed loyal to it for years. Windows 7 was also quite popular. Will OS X 10.7 be a success too? Is the 8th major release of an OS the magic number to come up with something people really "love?"

Uh, you mean seventh major release, though, right?

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Originally Posted by bsenka View Post

Why? Netbooks have had this for a few years already. IMO, it's inexcusable that Apple doesn't have this in all their laptops already.

Why? There isn't a single other company that has 3G capability in all of its laptops. Why the heck would I want to pay $60 a month for five gigabytes?

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post #220 of 292
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

1.
Mac OS X 10.7 being named "Lion" and "Back to the Mac" means Apple is trying to say, this is the last stronghold of the Mac being the Mac. Mac OS X 10.8 (hopefully named "Lynx" or "Cougar") will no longer be recognisable as a Mac OS but be very much Mac/iOS hybridised.

Back to Mac means that they've been talking iOS and devices all year and now it's time to talk about the Mac.

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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

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I strongly postulate the new iLife will be called iLife '12. There's no way it would be called '11 when there is only just over 2 months left in 2011. It's instant obsolescence naming it '11.

There are two possibilities.

1. I overslept a whole year.

2. You don't know the current year.
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post #221 of 292
Rumour has it this will be the first Macs with 3D displays.


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You had to look it up? Tsk tsk Narnia is a pretty popular movie series (well, two so far, one more coming soon)

I knew it sounded it familiar and had read at least one book as a child and seen the old and new movies. Hey, at least I look stuff up when I dont know the answer.

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Macbook Air will be shipping in November. 10.7 will come at the earliest January, more likely March. No way Apple is going to try and do iOS 4.2 and something massive like 10.7 at the same time. That's corporate suicide.

Thats certainly reasonable, and I think Apple learned a hard lesson when they tried to release iPhone OS 2.0, the iPhone 3G and MobileMe all the at same time. However, if v4.2 is wrapping up and 10.7 gets pushed to devs right away for the lull during the Holiday months when nothing is released, with the next major beta update coming in 2011. I think they have done something like that before. They dont even need even focus on 10.7, though 4.2 does look like its pretty solid now. That said, I think your scenarios more likely.


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Originally Posted by dacloo View Post

SL runs like a charm, faster than L. No gfx issues here.
Really, you can install it without problems.

The last reports I read actually had the graphics in SL being worse than in Leopard. This isnt completely unexpected as its comparing the latest and most stable version of Leopard to the current version of SL. Of course, that should change with each point update and there are certainly more than enough advancements in other areas that make SL a much better option for most users.


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Originally Posted by bsenka View Post

I would not expect Apple to go with cut rate pricing, I'm referring specifically to the features. My $250 netbook has 3 USB ports, an ethernet port, HDMI out, headphone, SD card slot and a 3G SIM slot. I most certainly would expect a $1300 machine to at least compare favorably to that. If they can't at least add SD and 3G, they definitely should not bother.

If pricing mostly or solely based on the number of ports a device has then that would be accurate, but ti doesnt. The MBA has a processor that is more costly than your entire netbook.
LV/uLV Intel® CoreTM2 Duo processor Mobile (uFCBGA6/uFCBGA8)
SL9600 (6M L2 cache, 2 Cores, 2 Threads, 2.13 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 45nm) $316
SL9400 (6M L2 cache, 2 Cores, 2 Threads, 1.86 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 45nm) $284

Intel® AtomTM processor Nettop/Netbook (FCBGA8)
D525 (1M cache, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 1.80 GHz, FSB 45nm) $63
D425 (512K cache, 1 Cores, 2 Threads, 1.80 GHz, FSB 45nm) $42
You are comparing two very different systems with very different focuses for their respective markets.

If you note that most parts are much higher quality and/or are more specialized than any netbook you can see where the price comes from. Note the Core-i7s in that TDP range cost even more money than the C2Ds Apple has used since the MBA was created.
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post #222 of 292
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Rumour has it this will be the first Macs with 3D displays.

You can't just say the word rumor and then type whatever you want after it.


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The last reports I read actually had the graphics in SL being worse than in Leopard.

My experience begs to differ, but it's a YMMV thing.

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If you note that most parts are much higher quality and/or are more specialized than any netbook you can see where the price comes from. Note the Core-i7s in that TDP range cost even more money than the C2Ds Apple has used since the MBA was created.

Incidentally, are any suitable Westmere 25W chips out yet?

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post #223 of 292
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

You can't just say the word rumor and then type whatever you want after it.

Rumour has it you can do exactly that.

PS: I did forget my emoticon to denote I was not serious about that sentence.

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The last reports I read actually had the graphics in SL being worse than in Leopard.

This is the last report I read, which is old, but as I previously stated this will change as the version gets refined. Apple released a major driver update to SL not to long ago and I’m sure that boosted graphic performance in many ways.

http://www.barefeats.com/nehal16.html My point stands, each new major update may not be better in every way over the previous version when it’ first released.
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Originally Posted by JLL View Post

There are two possibilities.

1. I overslept a whole year.

2. You don't know the current year.

See my previous post where I corrected myself. It was No.3, time travel.
post #225 of 292
It wasn't meant to be logical, just sharing my instinctive feeling. We do that here, sometimes...

"Should", as in, how many actually don't want DVD drives in their laptops? If they took it out everyone would be calling Mac laptops "crippled", etc etc.

I take it you're excited about all this 3D hullabaloo? Not me, I'd prefer quality movies rather than doing a nonsense job and then trying to cover it up with 3D, which has been around for decades. I've tried the latest Samsung and Sony 3D TVs at the shop, using the glasses, it's interesting, but way too flickery for me. If they stopped wasting their time with trying to resuscitate dead tech maybe we might see real holographic by the end of the decade... It can't be that far off.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

There's really no possible way that you could deduce the latter using the former as your logic.

Should as in, 'we don't want them to, but they will,' not should as in, 'it's great and we love it.'

*slow clap* Well, at least until we get sub-$1,000 open-air holographic projection.

Why? There isn't a single other company that has 3G capability in all of its laptops. Why the heck would I want to pay $60 a month for five gigabytes?
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Boy, those are some harsh prices for Apple to continue to swallow. AMD could be an option, but maybe not yet. Darn Intel.


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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Rumour has it this will be the first Macs with 3D displays.



I knew it sounded it familiar and had read at least one book as a child and seen the old and new movies. Hey, at least I look stuff up when I don’t know the answer.


That’s certainly reasonable, and I think Apple learned a hard lesson when they tried to release iPhone OS 2.0, the iPhone 3G and MobileMe all the at same time. However, if v4.2 is wrapping up and 10.7 gets pushed to devs right away for the lull during the Holiday months when nothing is released, with the next major beta update coming in 2011. I think they have done something like that before. They don’t even need even focus on 10.7, though 4.2 does look like it’s pretty solid now. That said, I think your scenarios more likely.



The last reports I read actually had the graphics in SL being worse than in Leopard. This isn’t completely unexpected as it’s comparing the latest and most stable version of Leopard to the current version of SL. Of course, that should change with each point update and there are certainly more than enough advancements in other areas that make SL a much better option for most users.



If pricing mostly or solely based on the number of ports a device has then that would be accurate, but ti doesn’t. The MBA has a processor that is more costly than your entire netbook.
LV/uLV Intel® CoreTM2 Duo processor Mobile (uFCBGA6/uFCBGA8)
SL9600 (6M L2 cache, 2 Cores, 2 Threads, 2.13 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 45nm) $316
SL9400 (6M L2 cache, 2 Cores, 2 Threads, 1.86 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 45nm) $284

Intel® AtomTM processor Nettop/Netbook (FCBGA8)
D525 (1M cache, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 1.80 GHz, FSB 45nm) $63
D425 (512K cache, 1 Cores, 2 Threads, 1.80 GHz, FSB 45nm) $42
You are comparing two very different systems with very different focuses for their respective markets.

If you note that most parts are much higher quality and/or are more specialized than any netbook you can see where the price comes from. Note the Core-i7s in that TDP range cost even more money than the C2Ds Apple has used since the MBA was created.
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Why? There isn't a single other company that has 3G capability in all of its laptops. Why the heck would I want to pay $60 a month for five gigabytes?

1) Apple does a lot of things other companies dont do, and they usually do it across the board.

2) You seem to be assuming that to have a notebook that do 3G that youd have to pay $60/month for 5GB. You also seem to assume that all people are near WiFI or Ethernet that cellular data on a notebook wouldnt be useful to some people. Those are erroneous conclusions.

3) Cellular data is the most widespread and faster than most public WiFi spots Ive encountered over the last several years. You can say MiFi or tethering is good enough, and im sure it is for many, but having extra products to do a single basic task isnt unheard of in the tech world.


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"Should", as in, how many actually don't want DVD drives in their laptops? If they took it out everyone would be calling Mac laptops "crippled", etc etc.

They would, but that hasnt stopped Apple before. Apple removed the obsolesced FW400 port interface from all their machines people complained yet FW400 didnt. Apple removed 3.5 floppy drives from their machines people complained but floppy drives didnt return.
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They would, but that hasnt stopped Apple before. Apple removed the obsolesced FW400 port interface from all their machines people complained yet FW400 didnt. Apple removed 3.5 floppy drives from their machines people complained but floppy drives didnt return.

I get where you're going with this, but they did bring back FW in the form of FW800 after the complaints... But yeah it is truly gone from the Macbook (not Pro) line.
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

I get where you're going with this, but they did bring back FW in the form of FW800 after the complaints... But yeah it is truly gone from the Macbook (not Pro) line.

They didn’t bring ‘back’ FW800. The MacBook never had FW800, and still doesn’t, and the MacBook Pros have all had FW800 since late 2006. The point was to remove the obsolete FW400 port interface, and that’s what they did. They never went back on that move.

They did add an aluminum 13” MacBook which had no FW at all, and then making a Mabcook Pro and added FW800, but that’s still inline with my first paragraph.
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Originally Posted by Balert View Post

I just bought a Macbook Pro last night... I knew this would happen. :/

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
As it shows here the MacBook Pros (and MacBooks) are getting close to their update time frame. I would return your Mac and wait and see what happens. How pissed would you be to know they replace the core 2 duo with core i3's and do other good upgrades?
Hopefully there is no restocking fee on it if you return it...
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Originally Posted by ascii View Post

The original Mac OS 7 was very popular and some people stayed loyal to it for years. Windows 7 was also quite popular. Will OS X 10.7 be a success too? Is the 8th major release of an OS the magic number to come up with something people really "love?"

Does the '7' of Windows 7 actually mean ANYTHING? Lucky number that they needed after Vista?
post #233 of 292
Maybe it will be called OS X Simba???
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

They didnt bring back FW800. The MacBook never had FW800, and still dont, and the MacBook Pros have all had FW800 since late 2006. The point was to remove the obsolete FW400 port interface, and thats what they did. They never went back on that move.

They did add an aluminum 13 MacBook which had to FW at all, and then making a Mabcook Pro and added FW800, but thats still inline with my first paragraph.

I hate it when you're right.

Wow imagine if the Macbook Pro 13" became closer to the Macbook Air, dropping the disc drive, and the MacBook Air becoming the 11" thing.
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

I hate it when you're right.

Ive always been indifferent to be right, but I do love to be accurate.

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Wow imagine if the Macbook Pro 13" became closer to the Macbook Air, dropping the disc drive, and the MacBook Air becoming the 11" thing.

That is what Im hoping for. I also hope that all Mac notebooks will get GPS and FindMyMac.
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App Store for the Mac! I think there a lot of worthy shareware authors out there who would love a central place to hock their wares. But the danger is that desktop apps are too complex for Apple to properly safety check, so a trojan might get through. A simple form of sandboxed app might be able to be sold on a Mac App store.
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Maybe I'm not recognizing an obvious hint, but I don't get how you connect the lion with Asia. Lions are the only big cat native to Africa. All the other big cats are from Asia or the Americas, AFAIK. What am I missing here?

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Not Asian, but Aslan, the name of the lion in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe. I had to look it up.

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You had to look it up? Tsk tsk Narnia is a pretty popular movie series (well, two so far, one more coming soon)...

Ha, made my afternoon. Although I have to point out to those that don't know (there will be someone) that the Narnia stories are originally in book form from the 1950s (C.S.Lewis the writer was great friends with J.R.R.Tolkien) and the word "aslan" is Turkish for "lion"...
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That would make sense, just like all new mac products they are "magical"

Yeah, swivel the MacBook Air screen and have a slightly thicker iPad! I would certainly go for that.
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Yeah, swivel the MacBook Air screen and have a slightly thicker iPad! I would certainly go for that.

That is a very interesting idea. A touch screen interface with OS X, that can be swiveled around so you can still use the keyboard/trackpad. Very interesting idea. I don't think they'll do it, but it is definitely interesting.

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Macbook Air will be shipping in November. 10.7 will come at the earliest January, more likely March. No way Apple is going to try and do iOS 4.2 and something massive like 10.7 at the same time. That's corporate suicide.


I think you are being way too optimistic. March at the earliest, and I would be shocked if it happened then.

My guess would be somewhere between June and November of next year.
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