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I saw the new MacBook today.

Written By: Gary on October 20, 2008 One Comment

Yes, I know I’m always talking about Apple Laptops, especially the MacBook, but I really like the Apple laptops. So the new MacBook metal laptop itself looked really nice but what I really noticed was that it felt really really sturdy whether it was opened or closed. It’s got the black border around the display with i don’t like at first glance but people must have liked it on the iMac so I guess I’d get used to it. I’d trade up in a second (half-pound lighter, backlit keyboard, brighter lower power LCD Display, longer battery life) if I needed to have it replaced for some reason but without a significant speed upgrade I really can’t justify the cost (any cost really) especially since my memory won’t transfer, neither will my spare battery or my video adaptor.

Two questions:

  • When you use the security port (Kensington lock slot), does it lock in the battery and the hard drive by stopping you from opening the back? (it was really close to the release latch)
  • If there is no firewire, is there no target disk mode or will it work via USB? (no reason that they couldn’t)I still think it was ridiculous that they removed the firewire port. It’d have been easy enough for them to say a year ago that they planned to phase Firewire out so make sure you purchase USB devices, that would remove the real valid complaints.

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    One Response to “I saw the new MacBook today.”

    1. Dave2 says on: 21 October 2008 at 2:24 am

      Do not get me started on the FireWire mess. Apple created it, got us all on board, had us buy all these FireWire peripherals, then dumps it? Nasty. And I don’t think USB is set up in a way that makes Target Disk Mode possible. Not for certain, but it’s wired for devices way different.

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