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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 20, 2007 04:49AM Reply Quote
Yet Another Transplant Thread (credit to Brian Miller for the original) (and Robert Taylor for the 2nd edition)

So, when do you expect to see the next 21-slot G5 subnotebook with built-in antigravity? Or do you have other things to complain about regarding the Mac rum0rz press?

Madaracs – September 23, 2008 09:51AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
stan adams
What? http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/17/unlikely-macbook-pro-photo-circulates/

Makes no sense. No camera?!? Latchless? Funky MacBook style keyboard, giant trackpad? I smallish hands and I cannot image where I'd rest while typing/mousing with that thing...

The camera is just invisible. It's still there! Latches? We doan need no esteenkin' latches.

John Willoughby – October 04, 2008 09:54PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support

stan adams – October 04, 2008 10:34PM Reply Quote
Look at this post -- http://9to5mac.com/macbook-brick#comment-18787. Dude seems to know of what they speak. If Apple really is investing in a manufacturing process that uses laser sintering this is like DOD (Terminator?) type technology. Stuff that could look like it comes from another world. http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/9812/Das-9812.html http://www.morristech.com/services/rapid/dmls.asw

Cloudscout – October 04, 2008 10:45PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I love this follow-up comment:


Now hold on there buddy. This is the Internet, please just leave some random, clueless and insulting comment and move on. Your type of post with informed analysis and a reasonable tone is what is sending the Internet back to the 90's. On top of that I may have learned something from your post which is just an offensive thing to impose on someone. We have standards now.

El Jeffe – October 08, 2008 05:28AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

John Willoughby – October 09, 2008 01:23PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Reports are that the price lists for new 'Books from Apple have 12 price points. Current lists have only 8: three MacBooks, 3 MacBook Pros, and 2 MacBook Airs. So, new product with 4 price points?

El Jeffe – October 09, 2008 01:39PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
MacBookDepression ?

stan adams – October 09, 2008 01:52PM Reply Quote
I hoping for something in the small form factor arena -- if it is widescreen I'll bet it has the 16:9 instead of 16:10 ratio: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2328932,00.asp

Personally more height is a nice thing, and for a work machine almost a necessity, but for a personal-use-only machine I would sacrifice for portability...

John Willoughby – October 09, 2008 02:12PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I love my Acer Mac; just being able to have a Mac with me at work without having to lug the MBP is great. The MBP, with all the batteries, CD's I carry with it, cables, etc., is heavy. The Acer is light as a feather, and is so cheap that if it gets lost/stolen/broken I can afford to replace it without selling a kidney.

If Apple actually announces an ultraportable Mac, I will really have to wrestle with my conscience over buying it. The Acer's good now, but it is liable to stay on 10.5.4 forever. A UMM (Ultramobile Mac) would be perfect, but I'd probably upgrade some stuff and end up paying $1000 for it. The economy sucks, and it would be a lot harder to have $1000 lost/stolen/broken than $400.

stan adams – October 09, 2008 05:45PM Reply Quote

Simon – October 14, 2008 02:30AM Reply Quote
Gruber has some info on the new macbooks:


looks very interesting. especially interesting is the 24" LED display he casually mentions in a foot note. This could explain why apple hasn't bothered updating their displays in so long.

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 09:09AM Reply Quote
Re: Gruber's piece: that's it? Seriously? If he's right (and there's no reason to think he's wrong), I'm going to be really pissed off. Take the Macbook: for $1299 you get much better graphics than the old model, but you also get a slower CPU and fewer connection options (assuming that speculation is right that Firewire's going bye-bye). RAM and hard drive are the same. How is that supposed to strengthen Apple's lineup and spur sales? (Oh, and a new, but still massively overpriced, standalone monitor, too).

My natural pessimism is taking hold again. But surely there's more going on, isn't there? Because if what Gruber mentions is all there is, I don't see the point in having a media event. They could have just released the new models and been done with it.

rino – October 14, 2008 09:44AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Welllllll, recall the media event for just the ipod dock stereo thing and the socks. Apparently they had different rooms setup at that event.

I still want a Mac (not iMac, not Mini, not Tower of Power).

But if the GPU is finally really good (and it's pretty darn good in the current models) then perhaps my home, 6yr old G5 will be replaced with a laptop and I can keep the lovely Samsung display as the external working display.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/2008 09:47AM by rino.

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 10:49AM Reply Quote
Welllllll, recall the media event for just the ipod dock stereo thing and the socks....

Yes, they did. And they were roundly (and rightly) mocked for it.

In any event, I hope you get what you want, Rino.

(No more matte screens. Bleah.)

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 12:03PM Reply Quote
The witching hour is upon us....

Dr Phred (Moderator) – October 14, 2008 12:06PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
Spork Chat?

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 12:08PM Reply Quote
Tim Cook is doing the introductory stuff, after a brief intro by Jobs. Cue the "Steve is dying" rumors.

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 12:08PM Reply Quote
Dr Phred
Spork Chat?

Sure. Where?

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 12:14PM Reply Quote
Steve's back. Phew.

I like the "Macs at major university" slide. When I was at Harvard 10 days ago, there were Macs everywhere.

Jeff Cooper – October 14, 2008 12:20PM Reply Quote
And Steve is off again. "Jony" Ive (never seen him referred to that way before) is talking about manufacturing.

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