First look at the new MacBook and MacBook Pro

26 10 2008

Hi all

Apple recently announced some brand new notebooks on the market. These being the new MacBook and new 15″ MacBook Pro. So I thought it would be time to check out the new notebooks for myself as I popped down to visit no other than the Apple Store in Regent Street!

First inspection and you will notice the solid build of these brand new notebooks, the bottom section of the notebooks are made entirely from one sheet of aluminium making them look great as well as solid! The trackpad is of superior design in which you perform multi touch gestures and the trackpad also acts as a button to click on! The surface of the trackpad is smooth making moving the cursor so easy! The glass glossy screen resembles that of the iMac except it is a backlit LCD display giving real vibrant colours on appearance! I must say these notebooks are impressive stuff! Here is a small gallery of the notebooks I saw…

1. The new MacBook

2. The new 15″ MacBook Pro

3. The cover of the MacBook Pro

These are really great looking notebooks and they run pretty fast thanks to the new NVidia graphics built in! What do you think of the new notebooks? Are you thinking of getting one? Let me know!

Apple get out their new notebooks

16 10 2008

Hi all

Yesterday, Apple announced brand new notebooks to replace some of their current models (well, no longer current). The first was the new Macbook Pro, with new design and a smooth glass multi-touch trackpad. In addition to this, there is a brand new graphics card, the NVidia 9400M plus 9600M GT which provides extra high graphics although you have to switch between the two. The design is new using one solid piece of aluminum as its enclosure, the screen is ultra thin and features a backlit 15″ LCD display given rich colour.  The smooth glass multi-touch trackpad allows you perform multi touch gestures plus the trackpad is the button itself! And the price is of reasonable cost starting from £1,399. 

Next Apple announced a revision to the MacBook Air with better graphics and huge capacity too starting from £1,299. The solid state drive version sports a huge 128Gb capacity bringing it to £1,799. This however will be out in November.

Finally, the MacBook has been a very popular notebook. During its time, it has had minor revisions including hard disk capacities and faster processor speeds, but now it has been given a total redesigned resembling the MacBook Pro only smaller at 13″ LCD display and sporting NVidia 9400M graphics making a faster performance machine at a good price. The lowest model of this type costs £949. However, Apple have a even cheaper white model costing £719 which now contains a Superdrive as standard and a faster processor.

All in all, it is a huge improvement from the last time and certain a good time to buy a portable Mac if you haven’t already bought one!

What do you think of the new Mac notebooks? Let me know!

Has Apple got more things up their sleeves?

19 08 2008

Hi all

It seems there is rumours flying about from the Apple camp.  A lot of people reckon that there are going to be a few new products from the computer company coming out next month.  A few of these rumours include a brand new MacBook?  With multi touch gestures and a metallic finish.  Sounds good, but how true is that?  It could be possible as the MacBook hasn’t altered for quite a long time now and probably needs a refresh.

The second rumour is the possibility of a total iPod refresh for the holiday season (or as we know it here in the UK, for Christmas).  The one that seems to be in focus is the iPod Touch since some people have been reporting that in the code of the iPhone 2.0 firmware that was released last month, that a version 2 of the iPod Touch has been seen.  Could this be true?

If anyone knows anymore rumours surrounding this, I would like to know!