Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th May 2007 13:27 UTC, submitted by MacWereld
Apple Apple has updated its line of MacBook computers. "Apple today updated its MacBook consumer notebooks with faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 1GB of memory and larger hard drives in every model. The MacBook is just one-inch thin and features built-in 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the performance and twice the range of 802.11g."
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Tiny tiny screen
by alwayscrashing on Tue 15th May 2007 14:29 UTC
alwayscrashing
Member since:
2006-01-13

Still no 15" model.

It really gets to me that the only screen size on a 'consumer' laptop is 13.3" now. I don't need all the power of a MacBook Pro but there is no way I am going to use something with a 13.3" screen. It would drive me nuts.

This means I will be spending over 1,500 on a MacBook Pro after the eventual updates just because I really need a 15" screen.... ohhhh, now I see why Apple don't do a MacBook with a sensible sized screen!

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RE: Tiny tiny screen
by Luminair on Tue 15th May 2007 16:33 in reply to "Tiny tiny screen"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

I know what you mean -- my last 13" screen was amber monochrome!

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RE: Tiny tiny screen
by rayiner on Wed 16th May 2007 20:31 in reply to "Tiny tiny screen"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

The iBook never went above 14", so I don't see what the big deal is.

The 13.3" form factor is just about ideal for the MacBook's target market. It's wide enough to allow you to have to windows side-by-side, but keeps the laptop in the ~5 lb, ~1 in size category. The next real (widescreen) size up from 13.3" is 15.4" (well, there is 14.1" but that's not a substantial difference in size), and I haven't seen any 15.4" laptops that aren't closer to 6 pounds than 5 pounds (though maybe one of Sony's $2500 carbon-fiber composite laptops fits that bill).

In the size/weight range of the MacBook, there are really no good competitors. The IBM Z41 is lighter, but has atrocious battery life on the standard battery. The Sony C series is about the same weight, but almost 50% thicker.

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RE: Tiny tiny screen
by aliquis on Thu 17th May 2007 20:10 in reply to "Tiny tiny screen"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Most people would pick 13.3" over 15.4" any day on a portable because it makes the computer MORE PORTABLE.

But if you don't want that why don't you just buy say a hp or sony vaio or whatever with better specs for less money? And 15.4".

No santa rosa == gay

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