The Apple Notebook thread
Posted 25 October 2006 - 04:07 PM
Now there is a division between the Macbook and Macbook Pro's that is quite clread. Before it was mainly the screen size and Intel intergated graphics on the Macbook that was noticable.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:34 PM
Edited by Mike Beckham, 26 October 2006 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:35 PM
I stand corrected.
The upgraded MacBook Pros perform up to 39 percent faster and include twice as much memory and more storage capacity than previous models, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company said. The new units also have a FireWire 800 port for connecting to high-speed peripherals.
A $1,999 model comes with a 15.4-inch widescreen display, a 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 1 Gbyte of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, (expandable to 3 Gbytes), a 120-Gbyte Serial ATA hard drive and a slot-load 6x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R, DL/DVDRW/CD-RW). Another 15-inch model, priced at $2,499, includes the same features but has a 2.33GHz processor and 2 Gbytes of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 06:45 PM
Why did they even bother releasing Core when Core 2 showed up like three months later!?
Damn Intel makes my head spin.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:56 PM
Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:58 PM
These Notebooks look great.. will probably considering getting one of these next year, because my computer is getting a bit long in the tooth and I much prefer the design, features, OS and speedy dual core processors in comparison to plain old windows notebooks.
Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:45 PM
I'm planning to get an iMac later this year/early next year as I prefer them for video editing.
Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:22 PM
Posted 10 November 2006 - 12:17 AM
Earlier then most of the PC OEMs, who are very slowly releasing them to that price point and generally leave the ones about 2Ghz to the very expensive notebooks...
Edited by Boochan, 10 November 2006 - 12:17 AM.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:40 PM
I want a MacBook Pro. Yes, I know, shock, horror, the sky is falling, Woz wants a Mac, we're all going to die. But moving on from there I've been spending a bit of time with OS X lately and it's just easier than Vista. Combine that with the slickest notebook design out there.....
Anyway, I worked out that with my nice Uni student discount I can pick up the 15.4" 2.16Ghz with 160GB Hardrive upgrade and 1GB RAM (can up that later when I have a bit more cash) for $2,995.70.
However, I have a bit of a concern. Leopard.
It's now pushed back to October, which I'll admit isn't that far away, but I am looking to possibly purchase sooner than that. Really I want to know whether its worth waiting for, or whether I should just go with Tiger. Spaces and Time Machine do look handy, but at the same time I'm not sure how much I'd use them and whether I'd use any of the other new features at all. Can anyone tell me if it will be worth the wait? I remember vaguely when Tiger was on the way that places were offering free upgrades when it came out if they purchased a Panther based Mac, but so far no evidence of that for this release.
Also, if anyone here has an MBP and wants to offer some feedback or advice on it, it would be much appreciated.
Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:10 PM
Saying that though, I brought my iMac at the start of the year (after of course seeing if the MacWorld:SF event had anything relevant), and (although some features of Leopard may be cool) still like Tiger.
Note that Tiger has had enough software updates etc. to make it quite good (I have been using it since 10.4.4 or so came out on my iBook).
In a way, there is the excitement of getting the new OS brand new, but I preferred getting Tiger after it was out for a while.
Note that there is a battery issue with the MB's and the MBP's. Apple will replace batteries for free though if you notice battery performance issues. See http://email.news.co...d85uo~pq_rDt9lR
Also, the notebooks can get quite hot (they are not really laptops anymore. Even my iBook can get a bit warm (but it doesn't have metal that can get really hot)).
Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:23 PM
As it turns out I probably won't have the money till at least late July (well, I HAVE the money, it's just kinda tied up atm). Also gonna have to see what I can get for my current laptop (I'm thinking max $500, which is just crazy since I bought it for $2800 only a bit over a year ago!! )
Posted 30 April 2007 - 08:38 PM
Only 2yrs ago before laptops began their price crash they generally held there value very well..
I remember selling a Toshiba Protege Pentium 200Mhz for about $350 in Early 2004.. probably wouldn't be worth $50 today!
Nontheless, back on topic it looks like ill be going for a 24" iMac rather than a 15" Macbook Pro after reassessing my needs
Posted 01 May 2007 - 09:40 AM
If I was going a Mac desktop it would be a Mac Pro. 2 x Quad Core 3Ghz Xeon, 16GB RAM, 3TB Hard Drive Space, Radeon X1900, 2xSuperdrive, 2x30" LCD...
Posted 01 May 2007 - 02:26 PM
The only computer that isnt an ancient PC I've found on the side of a road is an ancient Commdore 128D.. it worked
Nontheless, I've had a play with the new iMacs and I like them, and if I am really going to need portability then I'll just have to buy an entry level MacBook, even though the integrated graphics turn me off so much.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 03:03 PM
Although, then again, maybe I'll have more money come Leopard time. That could be another reason to wait.....
Posted 16 May 2007 - 08:15 AM
Word is that a new MacBook Pro will be launched at WWDC with an LED backlit display, 2.2Ghz and 2.4Ghz C2Ds, and Santa Rosa chipset with 800Mhz FSB. Hopefully the 15" will also see the Superdrive sped up a bit! New graphics chip would be nice too.
Good thing I didn't go out and buy one two weeks ago!!!
With a feature-complete Leopard set to be unvieled, and now the talk of the new MBP also being announced, the WWDC Stevenote is something I am very much looking forward to.
Posted 16 May 2007 - 06:16 PM
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