MacBook release finally here?

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by muzikool, May 5, 2006.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    From MacRumors:

    Oh man I hope this turns out to be it. I'm going on vacation at the end of May, and I really need a Mac laptop before I go. I can't afford a Pro version and I certainly don't want an iBook G4. C'mon Apple, pull through on this! :p
     
  2. Geffy

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    ooh, cool. heres hoping
     
  3. tdinc

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    indeed..:) I will buy one ...crosses fingers..
     
  4. SPeedY_B

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    As much as I want a new laptop/MacBook, my next purchase is to be the next release of Intel based iMacs, good news if they can get the MacBooks out the door as soon as Tuesday though.


    Now... anyone want to buy a PowerMac ? :p
     
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  6. muzikool

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    I was in the Apple Store tonight and I asked someone working there about the new signage that was supposedly delivered to the stores. He said he knew nothing about it, so who knows?
     
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    Maybe he's sworn to secrecy :smoker:
     
  8. muzikool

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    Well, it's a big enough rumor to have made it all over the news. ThinkSecret has all but confirmed it for this coming Tuesday. Additional information has been posted that the Macbook will come in either black or white, and that it will be thinner than the current iBook. I can't wait! :D
     
  9. kcnychief

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    Just like the Black and White Cookie :D
     
  10. X-Istence

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    Yeah, most employee's don't know anything about new signage for the apple stores. I talked to one genuis at the genuis bar, and he said that yes there is new signage, but he only knew about it since he loaded it off the truck together with his boss. I had asked another guy two minutes earlier and he was asking me questions about what it could be :p

    Another fun trip to the Apple Store, as always :D
     
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    I sold my HP lapper that i got as a gift from my former employer, to a friend of mine..I have been going through withdrawl looking for a notebook...this news has come at the perfect time.... def' the Black one ...sweet:D
     
  12. X-Istence

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    But the black one will show scratches :p

    If and when I do get another Apple Laptop it has to be white.
     
  13. SPeedY_B

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    My white one shows scratches :p

    Either way though, I'd still prefer white too.
     
  14. kcnychief

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    Are these MacBooks going to have Core Duo? If not now, anytime in the future?
     
  15. SPeedY_B

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    The advantage of the PowerBook over the iBook was always superior hardware, such as better and faster processors, and that will never change. Apple have already shown willingness to incorporate single core CPU's into their products (Mac Mini), but with an option of paying more for a dual-core set-up.

    I see no reason for a lower priced MacBook to feature a single core processor, along with a higher priced model featuring the Core Duo CPU, but at a lower clock speed than available on the MacBook Pro (Likely 1.6Ghz). I would hope that Apple will just put Core Duo into all models though, it seems a waste not to.
     
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    Nice man, thanks for the info :)
     
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    ah... if it has a crappy intel in it - doesn't interest me :smoker:
     
  18. muzikool

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    Then you'd better get a PowerPC-based machine while you still can! :p
     
  19. SPeedY_B

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    You can buy mine if you want ... I want me a new iMac :D
     
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    don't worry... i already have two ibook g4s an imac g5 two powermac g3s and i'm trying to get a blueberry imac g3 and a clamshell blueberry ibook...

    once the market levels out i'm going to hit the dual g5 powermacs :p (and a couple of apple displays to go with it)