Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th May 2006 16:25 UTC, submitted by Michael Zandstra
Apple Apple has released the long-awaited and seriously overdue replacement for its iBook consumer laptop product line. Dubbed the MacBook, it comes with an Intel Core Duo processor (1.83 or 2.0Ghz), 13.3" widescreen display, 512MB RAM, and an Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics card. It comes in white and black. In the US, you'll pay $1099 for the cheapest model, in the UK GBP 749, and on Europe's mainland EUR 1079 (mainland price taken from Apple Germany, may differ per country). Update: Between all the MacBook talk, Apple also upgraded its MacBook Pro product line. Besides a minor speed bump, Apple added, as a free option, the glossy screen stuff.
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RE: Oh well
by Fuji257 on Tue 16th May 2006 18:01 UTC in reply to "Oh well"
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2006-01-24

>>1100$ for "widescreen" 13.3inch 1280x800 screen and Intel GMA950 that eats the main memory of only 512Mb.

So, you NEED to upgrade the Ram to 1Gig or 2Gig. 60Gig is not realy enough now, for OS,Software and data (music, video, ...). So that needs to be upgraded too.

In the end, you could pay much less for much better at DELL. The only cool thing about this laptop is OS X.<<

Sorry, but you are mistaken. For the about same price Dell offers the same video, CPU, but a bigger screen. Apple has more apps.

http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/entnb_e1705?c=us...

These are the "cheap" Core Duo Dell's. Dell offers more customization. The only thing the MacBook has over this current Inspiron lineup is included apps and OS X versus XP Media Center Edition. Which of course is WAY more than enough for OS X fans. Though probably not enough to get any swithers unless they are on fence anyways.

Ironically, Dell offers a similar Laptop with only a Core Solo for about the same price.

http://www.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/entnb?c=us&cs=19...

I guess they know some people can't sift thru their website as well as others.

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