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News Apple updates MacBook spec

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Tempting. MacOS on one partition, Windows 7 on the other.

    Pricing is spot-on, too. $999 = £719, pretty much.
     
  3. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    ...except in tech-pricing fantasy land, where $999 = £999.
     
  4. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    I still wouldn't buy it because it has the crappy old track pad. Plus the plastic fascia lasts about 12 months before discolouring and cracking around the edges (unless they fixed it!). Oh and it's still a heavy beast of a notebook!
     
  5. lewchenko

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    That really is a good price for that machine.. plus you get FW400, a non dodgy trackpad ;-) and it actually looks like a mac, and not a 'yet another laptop PC in a silver case'.

    I dont think the macbook screen's are good enough personally.. I compared a macbook screen to a Sony CS range laptop (same prices), and the difference is night and day. The Sony CS model is as good as the macbook pro screen. The macbook screen (even on the unibody models) is poor.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Ah now, I thought that, but then I checked the mac page on apple.co.uk and the price is, amazingly, the same - using www.xe.com/ucc, $999 comes out at very nearly £719. The price of the new white slab? £719.
     
  7. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    in the interests of fairness, why is this news? i don't see news articles when dell bumps the spec in their inspirons. why should i care when apple does it?

    (note: not an apple hater)
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I think the phrase you're looking for is "slow news day."

    In all seriousness, the move from Intel integrated graphics to a decent Nvidia chipset is pretty newsworthy.
     
  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    if i had £1000 laying around, i'd definitely get this Macbook and save the £200 for a q9650. always wanted a notebook along side my desktop gaming PC.

    but i don't have £1000 laying around, and have access to computers whenever i go. or use iphone when on the move.


    Dell is just another PC manufacturer. why would a modding community care about that? PC component hardware and Macs (because it's great to mod a PC into a Mac Pro) are news worthy, IMHO.
     
  10. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I prefer trackpads to nubbins/nipples personally, but I prefer external mice to them, what they need to invent is a foldflat USB mouse that fits in PCMCIA slots.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I just had a GREAT idea!
     
  11. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You mean like this? :p
     
  12. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Yes and no, more like a box...
     
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