Anyone seen the new MacBook and MacBook Pro released yesterday on Apple.com...
They don't look a great deal different to the previous designs, but apparently are 'engineered to standards that don't even exist yet'... anyone getting one?
I persuaded a friend to get one when I was in Singapore a few weeks ago (thanks to the exchange rate, it was actually more expensive than it would have been here!).
It's nice. The keyboard is cool, and the shell is cut from one piece of metal, instead of various parts being bolted/welded together in previous models, which I guess makes it much more durable.
I brought a 17" MacBook Pro about 3 weeks before these new ones came out. But I'd prefer this anyway, until they release a 17" version of the new ones you can get more processing power in the old ones (dual 2.6GHz). AND you have the choice of having a matte finish screen, so your face doesn't reflect back at you and you can actually see what you're doing! Those glossy, high reflective screens are rubbish.
Well... they may cost more but they last a lot longer and are more stable then any pc. I think thats why they say it is more value for money.
I am using the macbook 13" and I am really happy with it. Got tired of my pc crashing so I bought this and have had no problems with it what so ever. The only upgrade I have done is from 2Gb RAM to 4Gb.
I dont have one at the moment...and Im not sure if I will.
I do need a laptop and am working on Mac for evrything else so will be getting an apple laptop. I'de be tempted to get a 13inch macbook (previews gen.) then one of the new ones to save a few quid...but then again - I do LOVE the look of the new ones and how it would look so nice sat next to my imac!
Its definately something to consider...but I think Apple have a made a mistake with there pricing...maybe a price drop is in the priceline once the stock of the older generation has been dislodged?