- Feb 21, 2010
So apple has their 13 macbook pro priced at about 200 dollars more than the plastic macbook, so i think that for durability and aesthetics shouldn't the macbook be made out of aluminum?
People use it for low latency audio and for better sustained data transfer speeds to external storage etc. (As well as video camera connectivity).I don't understand all this harping on about Firewire (or the lack of it). What do people use it for anyway? Surely everything it does will be replicated (or replaced) by a new technlogy, potentially something in the update to MacBook Pro line this year? Won't USB 3.0 make it redundant anyway....
Yeah, but how many AVERAGE consumers have these uses for it? Next to nil would be my guess... I'm not an average computer user by any means, and the only thing I've ever used my FW ports for is my DV camcorder - I don't even have a FW hard drive (I came from PCs, ), so I'd imagine most non-geeks will never use the FW port.People use it for low latency audio and for better sustained data transfer speeds to external storage etc. (As well as video camera connectivity).
There's a reason Apple added it back in after the initial unibody Macbook gaff.
It didn't happen in that order. The unibody MB became the unibody MBP 13" (the machines are very similar)....no they didn't. The aluminum unibody Macbook didn't have firewire and the current plastic unibody macbook doesn't have firewire.