Oh, oh, I want one! I want one!

The new MacBook, completing Apple’s line up of Intel laptops, is everything I hoped (except lighter and cheaper).

But in addition:

  • audio in and out BOTH optical AND digital!!!
  • glossy screen (!?!)
  • they’re thin thin thin! (1″)

That’s got to be worth a little extra money and a little extra weight.

Strangely, although it comes in black, it’s not an option but a function of which specification you choose. This is bad, I though – I want a white high-end version. But then I found I could configure the white mid-range model to match the black model’s spec. And this seems to be £90 cheaper than getting the black one…

Still, must go. Got to see my bank manager!

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5 thoughts on “Oh, oh, I want one! I want one!

  1. I wish I had a G3 iBook rather than a G4 so I could justify a purchase!

    I’d go for the higher-spec white one with the faster processor & superdrive. I’d pay extra for a bigger HD & I’d add some memory, but not at Apple prices. (In my dreams)

    Oh, here’s a question: they say you get up to 6 hours of battery life, but only 3.5 with wireless turned on – why does it make so much difference, and does that go for my current machine too?

  2. Omigod!

    It’s got a user replacable hard disk! This is so fantastic….

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1750

    Also the little feet don’t fall of anymore.

    http://www.macworld.com/2006/05/firstlooks/macbookfirst/index.php

    Yes, it’s bigger and heavier, but the ease of upgrading is making this look a pretty future proof machine. And more affordable: do I need to stick 120GB in there when I could get 80GB now and a brand new 160GB hard drive in a year or two for less than the difference?

    With respect to wireless, yes it does make a big difference. I’m not sure I believe the 6 hour claim, but the 2.5 hour DVD is a good benchmark. Wireless will drain your battery fast, always turn it off on trains (unless they’ve got hotspots!)

  3. Omigod!

    It’s got a user replacable hard disk! This is so fantastic….

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1750

    Also the little feet don’t fall of anymore.

    http://www.macworld.com/2006/05/firstlooks/macbookfirst/index.php

    Yes, it’s bigger and heavier, but the ease of upgrading is making this look a pretty future proof machine. And more affordable: do I need to stick 120GB in there when I could get 80GB now and a brand new 160GB hard drive in a year or two for less than the difference?

    With respect to wireless, yes it does make a big difference. I’m not sure I believe the 6 hour claim, but the 2.5 hour DVD is a good benchmark. Wireless will drain your battery fast, always turn it off on trains (unless they’ve got hotspots!)

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