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At their Notebook Media event today, Apple announced two new MacBook models which have adopted new all-metal enclosures, improved graphics performance, and glass Multi-Touch trackpads.
“Apple has invented a whole new way of building notebooks from a single block of aluminum. And, just as important, they are the industry’s greenest notebooks,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “The new MacBooks offer incredible features our users will love —like their stunning all-metal design, great 3D graphics and LED backlit displays—at prices up to $700 less than before.”
Features include:

- Unibody enclosure
- Mini DisplayPort for Video out
- NVIDIA graphics
- Instant-on LED-backlit displays
- Glass Multi-Touch trackpad with new Multi-Touch gestures

The old low end $1099 MacBook will remain in Apple's product line and fall to $999, while the new MacBooks will provide the following price points:

- $1299. 13.3" Glossy Display, 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 160GB HD.
- $1599. 13.3" Glossy Display, 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 250GB HD.

There appears to be no Firewire port as previously discussed. More details available at http://www.apple.com/macbook/. The new MacBook will be available in a few days.

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Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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Nice updates to the MacBook with the 9400M on the chipset but it's still a far cry from $800. The $999 MacBook is the old 2.1 GHz white one. That's sad Apple. The education discount is now only $50 as well when it was $100.

I'll keep waiting for Snow Leopard.

Forum Spy barely survived all the posts per minute as well. :D
 
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CWallace

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Nothing amazing, but it's enough to likely sell over a million units by the end of this year and four or five million next year, so Apple (nor their stockholders) will be whining about it. :cool:
 
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KALLT

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They look so awesome. But I don't know why I feel so disappointed. If I look at the price it has a worse processor and lost a FireWire.
 
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yorkshire

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Not happy. Prices far too expensive, seems like Apple are trying to sell even less for the money.

I was hoping for a cheaper MB in the UK, not so. The old one was reduced from $1099 to $999, so you'd think they'd knock £50 off in the UK. But no, they charge £20 MORE for the same product. The cheek of it. I am not happy.
 
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Small White Car

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Aug 29, 2006
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They've always got to have something to keep the Macbook Pros selling.

Before, it was the video card difference that kept the Pros going for the MBP.

Now that the cards are much closer to each other, they had to find something else to take away from the Macbook.

That something was firewire.

Kind of a lame choice. Why can't screen size and processor speed be enough to fulful that mission?
 
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Nepenthe

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Great! Works for me. Thanks to Apple for leaving out the blue LEDs and such.
Edit: Wait - I meant the MBP, not the MB. Got turned around.
 
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jfriedman8

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Feb 8, 2008
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What a disappointment with the screen resolutions... Are you kidding me? You can at least allow a 1440x900 in the 13" and a 1650x1080 on the 15" Not exactly a total disappointment, but its frustrating to see a partial improvement that is missing a key option like screen space.
 
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emotion

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Mar 29, 2004
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No firewire - no sale.

FFS Apple.

No MBP in a sane size either. I don't want to carry a hulking 15.4" laptop with me all the time. I'd happily spring for an MBP in 13.3 (well 12" WS).
 
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torn80

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Apr 14, 2005
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I still don't quite understand the decision on Firewire for the MacBooks...
 
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!!1R-

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Feb 2, 2008
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Isn't it shipping immediately? That's what I heard..... from Steve.... and the online store.....
 
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socamx

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Oct 7, 2004
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I love this Macbook, its looks, its specs.. everything but the keyboard but that's something I'd have to get over and would.

Once the typical whining about a product update dies down, everyone will realize this is an awesome laptop.
 
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ju5tin81

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Mar 9, 2006
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Who puts their prices UP during a worldwide recession?

£720 for a MacBook (£620 Ex Tax)... Was £699 inc VAT Yesterday...

Apples Widget tell me that $999 is £569!

What's with the £130 premium for the old plastic notebook. (COMBO FFS)

Apple: You DESERVE to LOSE sales for this. How can I honestly recommend you to PC users now?
 
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