Tuesday, October 14

Apple Releases Refreshed New Line of Laptops

Today was the event everyone has been talking about for a long time. Today was a Notebook event and as you may know, Apple's notebook line has not been updated in quite some time...until today.

First, Steve Jobs talked about the new process in which they will start making the laptops. Taking a "brick" or sheet of metal and molding it into a beautifully shaped Macbook and Macbook Pro that is very durable. He then went on to talk about a new glass trackpad (for silky smooth guidance) and the fact that it is multitouch and also a button in itself. This is rather interesting and I hope to get my hands on one to see what that experience will be like. The trackpad is also customizable with the included software.

Secondly, Apple has updated it's Macbook Pro line that looks stunning. There are two models of Macbook Pros featuring: LED backlit display, next-gen graphics, multitouch trackpad, Mini Display Port connector and environmental features. The guts: $1999, 15.4-inch LED backlit display. 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB L2 Cache, 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 Memory, the two GeForces, 250GB hard drive and SuperDrive. Second config is $2499. 2.53GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 4GB memory, 512MB video memory and bigger hard drive.

The Macbooks get a refresh as well, the older one getting a nice price drop at $999. The new Macbooks (which look like their big brother - Macbook Pro) is going to come in two models as well: 13.3-inch LED backlit display, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 3MB L2 Cache, 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 memory, 9400M GeForce, 160GB hard drive and SuperDrive. Starting at $1200.

They also refreshed their cinema display. It is 24 inches and will sell in November for $899.

The announcements today were good, but not great, however, I do plan on investing in on in the near future. What do you think?

The Macbooks are shipping today, so if you want one, go order while their still hot!

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