If you don’t know already, Apple has just announced its new line of MacBooks ((MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air)) 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 9400M ((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.)). 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. ((They do have a ExpressCard/34 slot. I don’t know where I read that different.))
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.