Lily Allen goes from showing her appreciation of Art to showing her love for Apple by stopping by the Apple store on Regent Street in London yesterday. Thirteen days after the announcement of the new MacBooks at the Apple event, Lily is eager to get her hands on one of the new notebooks — I guess her MacBook Air just isn't cutting it.
Last week at the Apple Event in Cupertino, CA, Apple Chief Operating Officer, Tim Cook, announced an interesting fact; that Apple had surpassed Dell to become the top supplier of notebooks in colleges and universities. In previous years, fifteen percent of students had Apple notebooks, now the number is closer to fifty percent. Tim then popped this pic up on the big screen and challenged the audience to find a PC. I myself was a Dell Inspiron girl in my early days of University, and I rarely lugged it to class with me — still a paper and pen note taker back then. What about you? Did (or do) you take a laptop to class with you? And if so, was it a Mac or a PC?
Were you following all of our Apple coverage this week? Did you miss some of the juicy details about the new notebooks that Steve unveiled on Tuesday! Well, it certainly was an "all about Apple" kinda week, with the debut of stylish, lighter and much cheaper MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs. To check out the MacBook Mania coverage, click "start slideshow" below!
In case you missed it (and if you did, where have you been?), Apple announced their newly "refreshed" line of MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs at the 2008 Apple Event on Tuesday. Although I'm stoked about the new trackpad, super-sized hard drives, and upgraded graphics cards, I'm a big fan of how green these new laptops are — and I'm not talking about the color.
Apple seems to have put some hard work into making sure this line of portable computers is the easiest it can be on the environment, and have been able to cut down their excess waste from start to finish. In fact, these are Apple's first products to make EPEAT Gold status — the highest standard you can get for your environmental and energy conservation efforts. To see other eco-friendly facts about this line of MacBooks, just read more
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It sounds like everyone is universally excited about the new pricing and specs for the new MacBooks, but one area where I'm hearing different things is in the design. The new MacBooks look like the new Pros, with black glass corner-to-corner around the screen, and black keyboards like the Air has always had. This is obviously different than the old version (still currently available as the $999 entry-level MacBook) that's all white plastic.
I try not to get too attached to any Apple design since it's inevitable that they get tweaked a little, and I'm also curious to see the changes they make, like the slick black edges and keyboard, but I've already heard a lot of dissent.
Tell me, do you think the new black design is better or worse?
After the Apple presentation yesterday, we all got a chance to get up close and personal with the new line of MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Airs, and the new Cinema Displays that will be hitting stores this season. If you've missed all of our roll out coverage, check it out here, but don't miss these drool-worthy pics from my time with the new laptops in this gadget laden slideshow!
Now that the new and improved MacBooks are here, here's a sneak peek of its new design with an intro by the senior vice president of design at Apple, Jony Ive.
We got a chance to talk directly to Steve and his crew during a Q&A session at the end of the presentation. Here are some insights to the new MacBooks as well as some other burning questions the group had for him:
Q: What is the status of 17-inch MacBook Pro?
A: The 17-inch MacBook Pro is still available, and is in the process of being refreshed.
Q: Will there be an option for matte screens or are you going with glass screens all the way?
A: Glass all the way. We ran into hesitation with iMacs, but it's just so much better. It's like night and day.
To see what Steve has to say about Blu-ray compatibility, weight updates, and the new graphics card, just read more