Where are the reviews?!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lastochka, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. lastochka macrumors member

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    Where are the reviews of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro? I mean professional reviews with pictures and stuff! It seems the media and journalists have had over a day to play with their new toys, so what gives?
     
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  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Engadget and MacWorld have both done "first impressions", which is about as detailed of a review that you'll probably see until people have more than a day to play with them.
     
  4. lastochka thread starter macrumors member

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  6. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed, this is really strange, especially given the hype that was generated before the launch.

    It almost seems to be too quiet right now. Are the Glassbooks such an disappointment that nobody cares anymore?

    I would like to get some realistic battery-life figures, noise-ratings and the like. Not only pretty pictures :(
    (Oh, well I forgot it is only about looks nowadays...):mad:
     
  7. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I read some reviews of it (sorry don't have links) and it was mixed--some good things, some bad things, and some so-so reviews on specifics of it. Overall I guess those sites I read didn't give it great reviews nor bad reviews. I think engadget (sp), PC (something), and a dedicated Apple review site gave them basically the same alright reviews. Sorry, but I don't remember the specific sites. Others on here posted links on here and I went to them. I guess the reviews are like most posters here. Some like the new one, some don't, and some say it is OK. Depends who you ask.
     
  8. lastochka thread starter macrumors member

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    That is exactly my point. Given all the rumours and hype there appears to be no full-length professional reviews whatsoever! Battery life, noise, heat and benchmarks - where are those numbers?!
     
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  10. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, but this just highlights the state of the union.

    I am amazed that some knocked-together 250 word 'first-impressions' and meaningless point-score is all what is available after a week of availability to educate a potential buyer. If it where not for Macrumors one could come to the conclusion the Macbook launch has not even happened... Strange!
     
  11. lastochka thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, thanks, I know of the "first impressions" posted by Engadget, Gizmodo and that. No offence, but WTF is "geekbench," eh "two?" (Presumably the first one wasn't "geeky" or "benchy" enough :D). I'm talking about real benchmarks by some[what] respectible sites like anand or cnet or pcmag et al.
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    geekbench is a standard measurement program in the PC community. Primatelabs is very well respected in the Mac community, probably more so than the ones you mentioned, particularly cnet (yuck!). Its still early days to come up with a thorough review from a respected journalist. Give it a few more days.
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Ars Technica just this morning published the first part of their MBP review:
    http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/2008-macbookpro-review.ars

    Here's Gizmodo's (incs. some benchmarks):
    http://gizmodo.com/5063492/macbook-and-macbook-pro-dual-review

    Slashgear's:
    http://www.slashgear.com/apple-macbook-review-2019496/

    PCMAG:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2332516,00.asp

    (FWIW, there are way more MBP professional articles out there than just MB)

    Basically, if you do an advanced Google search and set the date range "for the last week", you'll get a boat load of them, with more being added daily.

    You're also on the worlds largest Mac forum. There are tons of threads of user reviews where if you have a question not covered already, most are quit happen to answer it for you.


    It's been 3.5 "work days" since the launch. Gesh.
     
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