Archive for May, 2006

It’s official: Apple say no 12″ MacBook Pro is coming

Dave Chartier was wondering if Apple would produce a 12″ MacBook Pro to replace the 12″ Powerbook, and was told on the phone by Apple that “a 12-inch MacBook Pro ain’t gonna happen.”

This definitely saddens me. I bought the very first 12″ powerbook that Apple released 3 years ago and this definitely saddens me. What about all the accesories I bought for my trusty 12″? My bag, the screen protector, sleeve, are all custom made for the 12″. It was just right. Couldn’t they make one that was similar to the black Macbook but with a heftier graphics card and the same aluminium casing for the 13″. But this time call it the 13″ Macbook Pro?

I would definitely like to buy the Macbook, but I find the 64 shared video card of Intel very limiting and it is still forcing me to get the bigger 15″. If the video card could be replaced by those found in the Macbooks, I would love to get one for myself.

I love that it’s much easier to access the HD now in the macbook that in it’s previous incarnation. Which is one of the main reasons I’m inclined to purchase a Macbook instead of a Macbook Pro. I don’t do much video editing now, nor do I do a lot of graphics editing. Which makes a macbook just right. But I do want to play games and that is something that the graphics of the macbook cannot handle. Which is why I am inclined to give the macbook pro another chance. I hate Apple for giving me these hard decisions.

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Sony: PS3 is ‘Too Cheap’

Following Monday’s pre-E3 press event, SCE head Ken Kutaragi spoke with Japan’s IT Media and made a surprising statement regarding the PS3’s price: “It’s probably too cheap.” Kutaragi said.

In relation to what? In relation to a brand new car or to gas prices today, maybe?

Having just purchased an Xbox 360 Platinum edition a few weeks ago, which I thought was already expensive and now this comes by.

We all know that Sony is going to lose a lot of money on the consoles alone due to the Blu-Ray drive inside but who really needs blu-ray at this point? Or HD-DVD for that matter?

If the consoles already cost this much, how much more for the games?
Xbox 360 games alone already cost $10 more than any brand new game on the other consoles around.

It may be an uphill battle for Sony this time around instead with Nintendo with the games and the 360 with the price point. They just show themselves in the foot with this price announcement. Unless PS3 fans are just as avid as Mac users, I don’t see this selling well until the price drops. Much like the gamecube price drop to $99 which was the time I purchased my GC.

Sony may be able to suceed if they are able to get the game out the door at launch time or at least near the launch time. The main reason I got the 360 or the original PS2 for that matter was because of the games. But without the games this may just gather dust on the shelves then that would be the time to buy the console when the price drops.

If they are able to keep the games at $50, they may still make some money off this.

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Why don’t I feel sorry

This afternoon’s headlines just made me shrug it off. “Congressman’s SUV carjacked!”

I don’t know the congressman personally or even heard of him until today. But when I heard that a congressman’s SUV was jacked! The first thing that popped in my mind was, “go ahead who cares. That’s probably how he got his in the first place.” But maybe not in such violent means. But for me to think of that sort of thing. Such horror!

Such horror that I would think that a congressman would steal a car. But still, why would I think that way? Would I think that way if they actually did something to help the country? Would I think that way if they can spend MY HARD EARNED TAX MONEY on something else rather than LIVING INSIDE CONGRESS HIDING FROM THE POLICE! Can they spend more time writing and passing bills that would protect our rights on the web and content that we create such as movies and music and ideas.

Maybe if they did something more productive than just grandstanding on television about how the president should resign. I would probably feel sorry if their car got stolen. Maybe finally someone will do something about it now.