posted on 2006/05/16 14:06
As threatened, and a week later than the rumour sites would have had you believe, the iBook (and 12" PowerBook) get their replacement.
And it's bigger, it's got a "glossy screen" (does that mean that awful transflective nonsense PC people bafflingly seem to like) and a price hike.
Good work, Apple!
Graphics look to be the big loser from the MacBook Pro - it's shared memory intel stuff, not the ATI of the Pro
Yes, and we saw that coming too.
And you have to pay more for the black version. which you will won't you, because it'll look nicer next to the black Nano you have. iWhores the lot of you
I thought you were just about to get your credit card out?
I was. For a black one that would sit nicely beside my Nano.
Then i noticed the lack of mention of microphone on the tech specs
an iSight without a microphone would be a little wierd, no?
Oh, another slight pro/nonpro differential: the configured memory takes up two banks (2x256, at least on the configuration I'm looking at); saves Apple a couple of quid but puts upgrade costs onto the user.
You can't even BTO a single DIMM; you can either pair 256s, 512s or 1GBs.
Oh, I dunno. $200 for an extra 20Gb of HD seems perfectly reasonable to me. cough
[ 0 days, 1 hour later ]
Macintouch noted a comparison chart for MacBook and MacBook Pro models, from which I note that "glossy screens" are now a BTO option for the Pros.
"At no extra charge, you can choose a glossy widescreen display that lets you view graphics, photos, and videos with greater color saturation."
Also perhaps worth noting the difference in power supply (60 and 85W respectively) for the nonpro/pro machines.
The press release notes the glossy screens (as a "CTO option"- Freudian slip there?) and a 15" speed bump.
We hate you all. Yes, especially you. Sod off and DIE