Posts Tagged ‘ mac book pro ’

Slimmer Macbooks Comiing

Slim Aluminum MacBooks Coming Soon from Apple | 9 to 5 Mac

In an entry in says that thinner and smaller mac book pros are on the way. These could land as early as this Christmas season.

My take on this is that it’s about time. One thing that prevented me from cashing in the intel portables was that I found a lot of it to be too cumbersome. I mean, you would have to be in business class in order for the mac book pro (15″) to fit on your tray table on airplanes. It weighs a ton when you’re lugging your things all over Europe and the battery life is not something to write home about.

So yes, I am going to buy this when this comes out just as long as it’s not a gimped mac book. For my needs, the mac book just cant cut it for me anymore. With that kind of chipset I might as well hang on to my trusty 12″ powerbook that I’ve had like forever.

And also I don’t want all my 12″ accessories to go to waste like my crumpler bag.

Macworld 2006

Just when I was ready to settle down here, this happens.

Last Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Apple Computer announced a slew of new products for the Mac community. Three of which has caught my eye (and my wallet). iWork 06, iLife 06 and the Macbook Pro.

I use iWork for my presentations and iLife for practically everything else. The great part about the new iLife is iWeb which allows me to update my dot mac account and blog, post a “photocast” and record a podcast all on my mac, fully integrated with just a few clicks. But still my main complaint abot the dot mac is the url. I hope they’ll fix this somehow. We’re already paying $100 for this, at least give us the domain name with it.

I must have the new Macbook Pro. Other than the fact that my powerbook warranty will expire sometime in April or March, I have to test this out (for personal reasons). I was hoping that they’d release this along with the rest of their pro apps such as Final Cut Studio at the same time. For those of you who didn’t know, the Macbook is the first portable mac with an Intel processor inside. Apple boasts a 4-5x speed boost from the previous G4 powerbooks. This will really help professionals in video and graphics in terms of performance. But now I have to make certain things work for the future.

More to come…