Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jan 2006 18:45 UTC
Apple Apple's Steve Jobs has announced several new products today during his keynote at MacWorld (photos). After the usual chit-chat about the success of the retail stores and iTunes, Jobs got to the meat of the matter. He announced an FM-tuner with remote-control for the Nano/Video iPod. Read more for the really interesting stuff!
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Expected better hardware specs
by mjg59 on Tue 10th Jan 2006 19:49 UTC
mjg59
Member since:
2005-10-17

Lenovo announced the Thinkpad T60 last week (no, not shipping yet). It's based on the same Duo processor as the Macbook, but the top-end model is 2.1GHz rather than 1.8, is available with the same X1600 GPU as the Macbook and is likely to retail for a similar sort of amount.

At that point, you're comparing two machines with similar build qualities. The Mac comes with backlit keyboard, built-in camera and the magnetic power connector. The T60 comes with 3G/EDGE/whatever, is slightly lighter and has a 3-year warranty as standard. Unless you desperately need any of these, there's no real reason to go for one over the other.

So while the Macbook looks like good hardware, it's not actually better than the competition. I'd expect people to be buying based on OS rather than based on the hardware.

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TomB7 Member since:
2006-01-03

I bet they benchmarked it against a Thinkpad with XP! Grin!

Steve actually sported a Thinkpad (running NeXTSTEP) before his return to Apple.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

Quote: "At that point, you're comparing two machines with similar build qualities. The Mac comes with backlit keyboard, built-in camera and the magnetic power connector. The T60 comes with 3G/EDGE/whatever, is slightly lighter and has a 3-year warranty as standard. Unless you desperately need any of these, there's no real reason to go for one over the other."

Yes, but one comes with Mac OS X which you can supposedly duel boot with Windows. The other comes with Windows and can't run Mac OS X. So ... two thumbs up for Apple and two thumbs pointing sideways for Leveno. Of course you can wipe out Windows and install Linux on the latter.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

So, tehy WILL have 2.1 GHz core duo.

hmm... what is the availability of that chip right now?

want to bet that Apple will be bumping the powerbooks next quarter or so?

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