Apple released new MacBooks today. I have to say, at first I wasn’t so sure about the black bezel around the display but after a few close ups during the Keynote, I think I like it afterall. Apple’s really revved up the inside as well with 2.4 and 2.53Ghz processors in the MacBook Pros, as well as an option for a 320GB hard drive!
One thing I thought was interesting is that the high-end MacBook has the same specs as the low-end MacBook Pro. The only difference seems to be the display size (13.3 and 15.4) and processor speed (2.0 and 2.4). The MacBook goes for $1299 and the MacBook Pro goes for $1999. If you’re considering one of these two notebooks, you have to ask yourself, is 2″ more of a display and moderate speed bost worth the $700 difference?
For me it is. It is the display and graphics card that prompted me to buy my MacBook Pro (2.16Ghz, 120GB). But, my Pro is 1.5 years old, and when I saw those high-end MacBook Pro specs (2.53Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive) I could barely contain my excitement.
Another thing that I thought was exciting is the new cinema display that was released. Apple has been long overdue for a cinema display, and this one really takes the cake. For $899, the 24″ display comes with an iSight, speakers, a microphone, as well as 3 connector chords, one of which is the MagSafe power adapter so that you can plug your notebook right in and keep it charged. This is VERY enticing for me! I may just end up buying this display sometime in the near future, or at least asking for it for Christmas/my birthday.
I’m really excited that the MacBook Air was upgraded to a 120GB hard drive, but the 1.6Ghz processor is disastrous. I can’t imagine me buying a MacBook Air until the processor speed is at least 2.2. That seems to be ages from now. By then, the MacBook line will probably be as thin as the Air line.
Alright, enough geek talk for today. If you’re interested in any of this stuff click here to check it out at Apple.com.