Are the new "Whitebooks" improved at all?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Allusion, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Allusion macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    The $999 model that Apple has right now has me interested. I'm considering picking one up, pending a visit to the Apple Store later today. I want to see the Aluminum models first, but something turns me off on it based on the color scheme and the "the trackpad is a button" thing...I have this feeling I'd misclick too often. We'll see...

    I noticed @ 999, these now include a Superdrive, whereas the old ones for 1099 did not. They is also a minor improvement on the processor it looks like. Did they by any chance put normal multitouch on the trackpad for this one?

    Also, did they use more durable plastic than the old "frequently" cracking ones I used to see?
  2. Nipz macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2006
    The 'whole' trackpad isnt a button. The places where u normally click still click, but set button if you get what i mean. I used a new MBP in store and TBH didnt notice the new trackpad thats how normal it is to use IMO.

    I dont no about the specs. Best to look on the website.
  3. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry Curve: BlackBerry8330/4.3.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/104)

    What cracking are you talking about? My MacBook's keyboard top case cracked, and I think it was replaced with a different model # part. I think this one had an a at the end of it. It was sometime back, so I don't remember for sure.

    I'm sure the new ones are built using the new part.

    One good thing about the aluminum Macs is that when a part needs replacing, they can just melt it down and make another one.
  4. timestoby macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    north devon,uk
    im not sure about any improvments,but it now comes with a superdrive lol.ive orderd the whitebook,should be here mon or tues
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    It's exactly the same machine as before, with the exception of the optical drive.
  6. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2008
    Berlin, Germany
    And Apple didn't even try to resolve the palmrest cracking?

    Doesn't the "new" white MacBook has a new revision number?
    MB402LL/B instead of MB402LL/A - at least has those and the Apple Store list Part Number: MB402LL/B when putting the new white MacBook in the cart.
    Or is it just the added Superdrive that made the revision change? :confused:
  7. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2008
    Dutchess County New York
    IF you're looking at the "new" white book you may as well see if they still have any left over stock of the other previous version of the old styles. I have heard some people mentioning that they got good discounts on those.

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