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MacBytes
Oct 28, 2008, 11:31 AM
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Description:: "Macsimum News" reviews the new aluminum MacBook.

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Drumjim85
Oct 28, 2008, 11:34 AM
To put it simply: removing FireWire was one of Apple’s most boneheaded moves in years. Heck, it’s worse than replacing iMovie HD with iMovie ’08.

that's exactly why i didn't buy it. (and got a early 08 MBP for cheaper)

Macsimum rating: 7 out of 10 (and if FireWire is essential for you, shave another seven points off this rating)

ert3
Oct 28, 2008, 12:28 PM
that's exactly why i didn't buy it. (and got a early 08 MBP for cheaper)

I hate to think how slow the upgrade process is via usb.

aranhamo
Oct 28, 2008, 01:28 PM
that's exactly why i didn't buy it. (and got a early 08 MBP for cheaper)

I agree. I was considering buying a MacBook, but now I'm not going to. I want a laptop, but don't need one, and I don't want the MacBook with no Firewire. Maybe I'll just wait a year or so until I can buy a MacBook Pro.

Hrududu
Oct 28, 2008, 01:32 PM
As soon as the new notebooks came out, I got my sister to buy a previous gen MacBook Pro because her old one got stolen a while back. Its 2.5GHz, 2Gb of RAM installed, 512Mb VRAM, and all else for $1599. Not at all interested in the new MacBooks.

brop52
Oct 28, 2008, 03:35 PM
I'm very happy with the USB speeds on the new MB. I have a triple interface external backup drive and it took very little time to back up. Since I did a clean install I didn't have to do any migration. Though if I did that's what the ethernet is for. F400 is not that much better than USB. I understand the need for firewire in the case of peripherals that require a constant rate but many people just use it to back up their data.

broncopde
Oct 28, 2008, 03:40 PM
To continue clamoring for a matte option for the consumer macbook is a waste of time. Glossy is here to stay, for better or worse, especially in the macbook.