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post #81 of 106
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

Second photo? This one?
http://images.appleinsider.com/mbp-080827-1.gif

If it's a different photo, then maybe my browser isn't showing it.

That would be the one. Is it supposed to be a red blur or is it a problem with my browser?
post #82 of 106
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Wow!

I agree with you!

Keep reading. The answer will come.
post #83 of 106
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Originally Posted by Chillout View Post

That would be the one. Is it supposed to be a red blur or is it a problem with my browser?

I don't know. I don't see a red blur on FireFox 2 or Safari 3. There are red arrows now, as well as two red ellipses.
post #84 of 106
So who's down for building a time machine so we don't have to wait anymore and we can all stop speculating and start complaining and critiquing? I don't know about the rest of you, but this anticipation is really killing me.
post #85 of 106
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So who's down for building a time machine so we don't have to wait anymore and we can all stop speculating and start complaining and critiquing? I don't know about the rest of you, but this anticipation is really killing me.

I know - right? All I do hope is that they're inexpensive (read CHEAP)!!
post #86 of 106
Oh, I know... It's going to be the Beatles MacBook, with super cool silkscreened graphics and a limited edition holographic Apple/Apple Corps. logo!

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post #87 of 106
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Originally Posted by teckstud View Post

I know - right? All I do hope is that they're inexpensive (CHEAP)!!

I dont know man. Them being sorta expensive keeps the number of people who have them down. If price goes down then pc will pretty much keel over and then who is apple going to make fun of in their commercials? lol.
post #88 of 106
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Why did you buy it then?

I'm not really convinced about the death of optical media just yet. The avant-garde may not have much need for it, but until Apple sells all its software by download or USB media, it's too much to axe the drive. And I don't know if I want to buy yet another pair of hard drives (mirrors) just to store rips of all my DVDs.

I bought the optical drive to go with my MacBook Air with the expectation that I might someday need it, for example, to install 10.6 Snow Leopard. I am so, so, so glad that I don't have to lug it around with me every time I travel with my MacBook Air. I'm really hoping that the photos showing the new laptops with optical drive slots are either decoys or fakes and that Apple have realized that it's time for optical drives to be external.
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post #89 of 106
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Originally Posted by mcarling View Post

I'm really hoping that the photos showing the new laptops with optical drive slots are either decoys or fakes and that Apple have realized that it's time for optical drives to be external.

Going away, not just yet. Going external, that would be great. But JeffDM has a point that they need to make their installation software available by another means to make it viable. With SL they might be able to get away with an 8GB flash drive, but right now they would need 16GB unless they want to make the SDK, and printer drivers only for download.
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post #90 of 106
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Originally Posted by mcarling View Post

I bought the optical drive to go with my MacBook Air with the expectation that I might someday need it, for example, to install 10.6 Snow Leopard. I am so, so, so glad that I don't have to lug it around with me every time I travel with my MacBook Air. I'm really hoping that the photos showing the new laptops with optical drive slots are either decoys or fakes and that Apple have realized that it's time for optical drives to be external.

It's not as if Apple is going to take away your Air, so I don't see the problem.
post #91 of 106
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Going away, not just yet. Going external, that would be great. But JeffDM has a point that they need to make their installation software available by another means to make it viable. With SL they might be able to get away with an 8GB flash drive, but right now they would need 16GB unless they want to make the SDK, and printer drivers only for download.

It would be reasonable to make the SDK available only via download, but I'm not sure everyone is well enough connected to the Internet yet to make the printer drivers available only via download. Yes, eventually, optical drives will go away completely, but that might be a decade away. Now, optical drives should be included with desktop machines and laptops should have external optical drives. If that doesn't happen with this redesign, then it will surely happen with the next redesign (which will also see the end of hard drives). Think how much thinner the MacBook Air could be if it had 128GB or 256GB of flash on the motherboard and no hard disk. Cooling would also be simplified. Two years from now, a MacBook Pro could be about that thin by eliminating all rotating media.
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post #92 of 106
I am most intrigued by the micro-perforations on the top of the macbook pro keyboard panel. Super large speakers? super ventilation? super-likelihood of being clogged up with human goo of various types?
post #93 of 106
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Originally Posted by Chillout View Post

So who's down for building a time machine so we don't have to wait anymore and we can all stop speculating and start complaining and critiquing? I don't know about the rest of you, but this anticipation is really killing me.

I'm working it. I'm working on it!

Sheesh! Everyone's in a hurry!
post #94 of 106
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Originally Posted by mcarling View Post

I bought the optical drive to go with my MacBook Air with the expectation that I might someday need it, for example, to install 10.6 Snow Leopard. I am so, so, so glad that I don't have to lug it around with me every time I travel with my MacBook Air. I'm really hoping that the photos showing the new laptops with optical drive slots are either decoys or fakes and that Apple have realized that it's time for optical drives to be external.

A lot of media-centric pros cut CDs and DVDs all the time. I don't think this is the time to eliminate them.
post #95 of 106
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Originally Posted by JonathanC View Post

If Apple no longer makes a portable with a common sense, ergonomic keyboard, then I'm simply not using Apple portables anymore.

All the other vendors use piece of shit keyboards, so ENJOY!
post #96 of 106
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Originally Posted by IrishMac View Post

I hope they add HDMI at least to make it easier to plug into a plasma/lcd tv.

Or you can buy a $15 DVI to HDMI cable or get an adapter

HDMI remains the interface for multimedia, not the computing that Macs are supposed to be.

Almost all gaming video cards that I know of still come with dual DVI outputs.
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post #97 of 106
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Originally Posted by applebook View Post

Or you can buy a $15 DVI to HDMI cable or get an adapter

HDMI remains the interface for multimedia, not the computing that Macs are supposed to be.

Almost all gaming video cards that I know of still come with dual DVI outputs.

HDMI is DVI plus audio. Without the audio, its not a "real" HDMI connection. You now have to muck with the audio separately.

But, you can separate the DVI from the HDMI, and even have the audio available at the user end. Much better.

Also HDMI 1.3a has far better specs than does plain Jane DVI
post #98 of 106
I wouldn't consider it "mucking around" just to use the optical output on the MB/MBP to get audio. For 2-channel users like me, this is almost ideal (AES and co-axial being preferable) because we don't use HDMI for audio since we use DACs.

My point that HDMI is not strictly for serious computing use (with a few exceptions) stands. Most PC cards, except those designed for HTPC, still use DVI.
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post #99 of 106
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Originally Posted by applebook View Post

I wouldn't consider it "mucking around" just to use the optical output on the MB/MBP to get audio. For 2-channel users like me, this is almost ideal (AES and co-axial being preferable) because we don't use HDMI for audio since we use DACs.

My point that HDMI is not strictly for serious computing use (with a few exceptions) stands. Most PC cards, except those designed for HTPC, still use DVI.

Oh, please, DAC's.

That's 'nother whole argument!
post #100 of 106
The MacBook Pros should have HDMI. If there is a HDMI to DVI cable that can drive 30" Cinema Display, then... no need for mini-DVI, DVI ports on MBP, just HDMI...???
post #101 of 106
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

A photo of a mysterious notebook leaked on the Internet Wednesday is indeed one taken of Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro casing, AppleInsider can confirm. Meanwhile, some additional photos of a similar, but still unauthenticated 13-inch notebook have since surfaced.





what's "...the Internet Wednesday..."?
post #102 of 106
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Originally Posted by rosstheboss View Post

what's "...the Internet Wednesday..."?

Ross, are you from the USA? Otherwise, if you are used to British or Australian English, it's an American thing...

They drop the "preposition" or something (who knows, I never paid attention to grammar I was into Literature at school with all its delightful artistic license)...

So in the US, they say, "Apple is announcing new products to launch Wednesday, according to Senior VP..." etc. etc. instead of "Apple is announcing that new products will be launched on Wednesday..."

In the US the say "Take action by writing your senator..." instead of "Take action by writing to your senator..."

So the sentence on AppleInsider in British and Australian English would have been written as "A photo of a mysterious notebook leaked on the Internet on Wednesday is indeed one taken of Apple's...."
post #103 of 106
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

The MacBook Pros should have HDMI. If there is a HDMI to DVI cable that can drive 30" Cinema Display, then... no need for mini-DVI, DVI ports on MBP, just HDMI...???

New Cinema Displays would be nice. Looking forward to Tuesday, can't wait!
post #104 of 106
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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Ross, are you from the USA? Otherwise, if you are used to British or Australian English, it's an American thing...

They drop the "preposition" or something (who knows, I never paid attention to grammar I was into Literature at school with all its delightful artistic license)...

So in the US, they say, "Apple is announcing new products to launch Wednesday, according to Senior VP..." etc. etc. instead of "Apple is announcing that new products will be launched on Wednesday..."

In the US the say "Take action by writing your senator..." instead of "Take action by writing to your senator..."

So the sentence on AppleInsider in British and Australian English would have been written as "A photo of a mysterious notebook leaked on the Internet on Wednesday is indeed one taken of Apple's...."

Actually, we say it both ways.
post #105 of 106
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Actually, we say it both ways.

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Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post

Ross, are you from the USA? Otherwise, if you are used to British or Australian English, it's an American thing...

They drop the "preposition" or something (who knows, I never paid attention to grammar I was into Literature at school with all its delightful artistic license)...

So in the US, they say, "Apple is announcing new products to launch Wednesday, according to Senior VP..." etc. etc. instead of "Apple is announcing that new products will be launched on Wednesday..."

In the US the say "Take action by writing your senator..." instead of "Take action by writing to your senator..."

So the sentence on AppleInsider in British and Australian English would have been written as "A photo of a mysterious notebook leaked on the Internet on Wednesday is indeed one taken of Apple's...."

The USA and United Kingdom. Two countries divided by a common language.
post #106 of 106
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Originally Posted by melgross View Post

Actually, we say it both ways.

Ah... Interesting... Here in the colonies (well, okay, some ex-colonies) of the British Empire and in the Motherland, we say it only *one* way.

Minor issues though, knowing English is good, but alas the finer points of English on a global scale aren't as important as learning Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic...
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