Originally Posted by nvidia2008
FW800 to FW400 9-pin to 6-pin cable FTW? Sorry to hear that, hopefully the 15" has lost a bit of weight.
Actually, I use a 9pin to 6pin 1394 cable for most external drives with my BlackBook now.
It's not only the weight of the 15" (it is about half a pound heavier than the MB). It's the screen size. It just doesn't fit on the seat back tray, and I'm on a flight somewhere 4 or 5 times a week.
If you have a MBP and the person in front of you decides to put their seat back and snooze, your work is over for the rest of the flight. You're done. At least with the 13" you can keep working.
I was actually hoping for a 13" MacBook PRO without a DVD drive. Real, manly IO, big time storage capabilities & a hot-swappable battery. Instead, I get a laptop made for the teenage crowd.
I need a new laptop desperately. I waited too long for this October event. Since the MBP is too big to travel, and the MB is soon to be stripped of key functionality - since I must now live without that key functionality anyway, why not get something really travel friendly
Left: Kensington Lock Slot, AC Power, VGA, LAN, 2 USB, Firewire, Headphone/Mic
Right: PC Card Slot, Optical Drive, 1 USB, Modem
...and it's only 2.9 pounds. Since it uses 2.5 SATA drives, I can plunk a 300 GB in there.
Formatted for Linux, it might be a nice travel companion. I dunno, I've always used MacOS, going back to an old PowerBook 140. But I've never seen their equipment get so stripped down before, it's a real bummer...