Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New and improved Macs

Apple have announced a number of new and upgraded products, including an aluminium MacBook, a 15.4" MacBook Pro with a decent graphics card, and an upgraded MacBook Air.

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Brett's 2p'orth: The new MacBook Pro is a visual treat, and I'm looking forward to seeing 'real world' tests of that new graphics card. On the negative side, I'm going to have to be convinced of the wisdom of glossy screens on a portable.

The improvements in speed and storage capacity on the MacBook Air will win it more converts. And the best value here is the aluminium MacBook, especially if you live in the US (Apple charge an inexplicable £200 extra for it in the UK).

As a lover of screen real-estate I'm disappointed to see the 17" MacBook Pro being retired [quick update: Apple Insider has indicated that this might not be the case] but with the 15" MacBook Pro consistently outselling its larger siblling and the new manufacturing processes involved, it is an understandable decision, especially with the new 24" monitor being marketed as a 'second screen'.

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