New MacBook could have truly been a ‘MacBook Pro Mini’

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 28, 2008.

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    Drumjim85

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

     
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    ert3

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Matte screen

    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.
     

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