If you don’t know already, Apple has just announced its new line of MacBooks1 earlier at 10 this morning in Cupertino. Today’s line is a completely new build from the ground-up, starting with its “unibody” approach.
Other than the unibody being totally new to the line as well as the industry, I am liking the following on the MacBooks:
- 13.3-inch LED-backlit display. The 12-inch ones is just to small. Having that extra 1.1-inch is truly a big step.
- Upgraded video adapter, NVDIA GeForce 9400M2. Nice upgrade for those wanting to do more gaming on these. But I think this is also nice for those doing photo editing like me.
- All-new, smooth glass Multi-Touch trackpad. No buttons—it itself is the button!
Though these are nice upgrades, the price went up to $1299 for the MacBooks. If I was in need of a new laptop/notebook computer, this would be the best pick.
It’s just too bad it doesn’t have an ExpressCard/34 slot like how the MacBook Pros have them. It would be great to have for those people who take their MacBooks on vacation or on trips and wanting to edit/backup/upload their photos from their SD-based media cards (like the one I have for my Canon PowerShot) along with a card read for the slot.3
If you are leaning towards buying a MacBook Pro and need the quick rundown of the new bells and whistles, click here to read up The Apple Blog’s review about it.
- MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air [↩]
- The MacBook Pro has both the 9400M and the 9600M GT. You may switch to either depending on your need for performance as well as battery life. [↩]
- They do have a ExpressCard/34 slot. I don’t know where I read that different. [↩]