The Latest - MacBook Pro from Apple - What's New?

Macbook Pro
The MacBooks have started shipping, and are offering higher speeds than what was announced in Macworld.  The $2499 model will ship with a 2Ghz processor instead of 1.83 Ghz and the $1999 model will ship with 1.83 Ghz instead of 1.67 Ghz. There is also an option for a 2.16 Ghz processor in a built-to-order model.
11th Jan 2006
Finally, what all Mac geeks have been waiting for since Steve Jobs hinted at it last year has been officially launched - the MacBook Pro series of laptops that will replace the current generation of Mac Powerbooks.

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Poll: Will you buy the new Apple MacBook Pro?

Yah, It's on Order
36% (15 votes)
Nah, Nei...Never ..
10% (4 votes)
The Name Sucks
7% (3 votes)
I will wait for v2
38% (16 votes)
Where's the 17 inch?
10% (4 votes)
Total votes: 42

What's missing in MacBook Pro?

Now that the buzz has died down a bit, it's time to introspect. And yes, there are quite a few things that are missing on MacBook Pro compared to the now legacy "PowerBook", apart from "Power" in the name.

No Modem

That's right, there's no modem on the new Powerbook's (oops.. MacBook Pro). You can use an external modem, but come'on seriously will you carry one? And, no not every place in the world has wireless.


Apple has dumped the PCMCIA card slot for the new "Express Card". Sure, it's faster but the only problem is that there aren't too many "Express Card" accessories. Of course, since they aren't backwards compatible, you can't plug your PCMCIA card into the "Express Card" slot either.
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MacBook Pro - What's in name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose

By any other word would smell as sweet."

--From Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Okay, that's what Shakespeare said. But, it seems that's not bloggers are buying after the launch of the new "MacBook Pro" laptops. The story is that Apple wants to have "Mac" in their name especially after PowerPC is no longer a part of the Mac machines. Bloggers say "Power" was being used by Apple before it started PowerPC chips in their machines. Of course, we agree (we blog too, so we are baised :P) if "Power" was being used only because they were using PowerPC chips then they should call it "IntelBook" ... eeeesh, that would be some news. > Read more

Add FM to your IPod with the Apple IPod Radio Remote

Apple has announced the latest gizmo for the iPod in the Macworld 2006 expo - the iPod Radio Remote.

iPod Radio Remote
Just plugin it into your iPod and select "Radio" from the main iPod menu to listen to radio or control everything on the iPod with the convenient wired remote. You also get a set of earphones with shorter cable that fits with the remote.


However, on the downside it's only compatible with the new iPod Nano and iPod Video. Costs $49 and is already available from the Apple Online store

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