#macbook


Apple Releases New MacBooks

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.

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  1. Mac­Book, Mac­Book Pro, and Mac­Book Air []

MacBook Air

Steve Jobs presents the Macbook Air at Macworld 2008 in San Francisco, CA
Pho­to from Giz­mo­do

From Cuper­ti­no, CA. Weigh­ing at 3.0 lbs, 0.16–0.76 inch­es… 13.3″ dis­play w/ a full-size and back­lit key­board; being pow­ered by 1.6GHz Core2Duo, 2GB of mem­o­ry and 80GB HDD; not to men­tion 802.11n Wi-Fi…

Mac­book Air

Sell­ing for $1,799 w/o a CD/D­VD-dri­ve though?!?! Don’t know about that part. Size is great if you trav­el a lot and don’t care about the CD/D­VD-dri­ve not being there. That or you have mon­ey to burn.

I rather spend an extra 3-bills for anoth­er Mac­book Pro per­son­al­ly if I’m going to pay that much.

Quick News on iPods, the Web and on the Streets

Today was the first day of the Apple Expo in Europe, Paris to be exact. I was hop­ing that Steve Jobs would be announc­ing the new “Core 2 Duo”-based Mac­books. But alas, that spec­u­la­tion wasn’t even close.

His announce­ment weighed more heav­i­ly in the release of prod­ucts from the iPod fam­i­ly, then the release of iTunes 7. Here’s the break­down of the new fea­tures per iPod fam­i­ly mem­ber:

iPod:

  • 60% brighter dis­play
  • 75% longer video bat­tery life
  • Gap­less play­back
  • Excit­ing new games
  • Search and Quick Scrolling
  • New head­phones
  • $249 for 30GB
  • $349 for 80GB

iPod Nano, 2nd Gen­er­a­tion:

  • Made of thin­ner alu­minum
  • Col­ors of blue, pink, green, sil­ver and black
  • 40% brighter dis­play
  • 24 hour bat­tery life
  • Gap­less play­back
  • Search and Quick Scrolling
  • New head­phones
  • $149 for 2GB (sil­ver), $199 for 4GB (blue, pink, green and sil­ver) and $249 for 8GB (black)

iPod Shuf­fle, 2nd Gen­er­a­tion:

  • World’s small­est MP3 play­er
  • Alu­minum case with clip
  • 1GB — up to 240 songs
  • 12 hour bat­tery life
  • USB 2.0
  • Dock & ear­buds includ­ed
  • $79

I’m eye­ing that Shuf­fle for $79. Seems rea­son­able and func­tion­al if you play sports; espe­cial­ly when you run a lot.

Any­ways, besides Mr. Jobs announce­ment, a cou­ple of the MA folks and I will be attend­ing Car­son Workshop’s Sum­mit: The Future of Web Apps tomor­row and Thurs­day. Should be some inter­est­ing and excit­ing time. It’s just too bad I don’t have a Mac­book (yet) so I can look as cool as those tech­f­reaks attend­ing. Oh well, I hope this Dell Lat­i­tude loan­er can do the job of writ­ing notes and check­ing email.

The Future of Web Apps

So Which Should Come First, the Laptop or the Desktop?

It’s been a great year for lap­tops I’d say. After send­ing ginor­mous rip­ples through­out the tech-world with Apple announc­ing that its going to be con­sum­ing some Intel baked goods, com­put­er enthu­si­asts looked more close­ly at the prac­ti­cal idea of buy­ing a Mac.

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