MacBook Post-Mortem Rumor Review: Hindsight is 20/20

If today's Apple Event, like last time » 10/14/08 6:24pm 10/14/08 6:24pm, left a little taste of letdown in the mouths of the fervent, the reason why is now clear: we knew every detail of every announcement before Jobs could even prime the cylinders of the Apple Event Reality Distortion Field generator, yet alone fire it up. Some surfaced in the last…

Cranky Windows Guy: Apple Laptops Still Too Damned Expensive May Not…

As you may be aware, I'm a Windows guy. I'm not diehard about it, however. When the time comes for me to get a new laptop in the next year or so, I'll be open to switching, making me Apple's target market. But there's one big reason that is holding me back from making that switch: price. Apple's laptops are expensive… » 10/14/08 2:16pm 10/14/08 2:16pm

Next-Generation MacBook Ditches Plastic, Becomes MacBook Pro Mini

Joining the MacBook Pro, Apple's MacBooks, their best-selling mac ever, also received a complete hardware re-tooling today, with rejuvenated hardware packed inside a brand-new aluminum case, thus putting one of the final stakes in the heart of white and black plastic in the computer line (the original plastic… » 10/14/08 1:39pm 10/14/08 1:39pm

MacBook Air Gets Cheaper, 4x Faster Graphics, Mini DisplayPort, Holds…

Besides revealing that the MacBook Air was in fact the first notebook built with the precision aluminum manufacturing process, nothing too fresh, just its first (overdue) spec bump since coming out in January, making it faster and roomier. The SSD model has also dropped down to $2500. » 10/14/08 1:37pm 10/14/08 1:37pm

MacBook Pro 2008 Is Apple's Most Boomtastic Notebook Ever

The new MacBook Pro 2008 is, at last, the worthy successor to the mythical PowerBook Titanium. From its new design-with an iMac-style glass screen, smooth Air-style surfaces, and no-button trackpad-to its guts-with new processors and both an Nvidia GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT-it's a pretty impressive machine. Full specs … » 10/14/08 1:23pm 10/14/08 1:23pm

Apple MacBook Event Coverage Starts Now

We're here at Cupertino to bring you the full blow-by-blow of today's Apple MacBook Event. Keep up with our liveblog at live.gizmodo.com. It'll automatically refresh for you, but if the system just isn't fast enough then F5 to your heart's content. After all, you never know when John Mayer could show up. Oh, and there… » 10/14/08 1:00pm 10/14/08 1:00pm

New MacBook 2008 Event Bingo: Play and Win Free Pizza

The new MacBook 2008 line-up. Oh yes. At last, after all this endless waiting, we are just a few hours away from the Apple MacBook 2008 event in which His Steveness will show the new wonderbooks to the world. We have already told you what to expect and showed you how the MacBook Pro looks like, but until tomorrow… » 10/14/08 12:48pm 10/14/08 12:48pm

Last Minute Photos Show MacBook Pro 2008 Curviness

With just three hours to go, the explosion of leaked shots and last-minute rumors continues. However, if you didn't had enough with those and our crystal-clear MacBook Pro 15-inch mock-up , here are even more real crystal-clear images that show the top and bottom of the MacBook Pro 2008. » 10/14/08 10:17am 10/14/08 10:17am

Last Minute MacBook Rumors: Entire Glass Trackpad Is a Button, Pro Has …

John Gruber, who foretold the Oct. 14 event many moons ago » 10/14/08 8:36am 10/14/08 8:36am, has just dropped what appears to be . Besides confirming , he confirms what I thought when I saw there wasn't a separate mouse button—the entire trackpad (which is glass, as ) is a button, kind of like . You just push it down, it clicks. Two bits on the Pro…

Microsoft Responds to New MacBooks, Just Says "Apple Tax" Eight Times

In an email of talking points circulated by Microsoft spokespeople, the company addresses the various rumors » 10/14/08 6:14am 10/14/08 6:14am about today's new MacBooks, preemptively claiming that they will be overpriced, underspec'd and locked down. They offer charts comparing the feature lists of similarly priced Windows and Mac notebooks and make…

New MacBook Pro 2008 Mock-Up Lights My Credit Card On Fire

Here's a crystal clear image of the new MacBook Pro 2008. At least, if you trust yesterday's alleged spy shot. I created it using that image as a guide for those of you too impatient to wait until tomorrow's Apple event, like myself. » 10/14/08 2:37am 10/14/08 2:37am

Just like it happened , let's hope this one is also right on the money. Why?…

Spyshot Shows What Looks to Be The New MacBook Pro

As is always the case, this undercover iPhone pic of what appears to be the new MacBook Pro is too blurry to rule for sure one way or the other. But as far as spyshots go, this one's looking pretty solid. And just like with the presumed-fake-and-then-verified-true iPod nano leaked pics from last time (coincidentally… » 10/13/08 10:53pm 10/13/08 10:53pm

Apple's BrickBook MacBook Event: 10 AM PST, October 14

We're here at Cupertino to bring you the full blow-by-blow of today's Apple MacBook Event. Keep up with our liveblog at live.gizmodo.com. It'll automatically refresh for you, but if the system just isn't fast enough then F5 to your heart's content. After all, you never know when John Mayer could show up. Oh, and there… » 10/13/08 1:39pm 10/13/08 1:39pm

Apple MacBook 2008 Event: All the Rumors In One Place

New MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and probably an updated MacBook Air are coming up next week, at the Apple MacBook 2008 event. The MacBook and MacBook Pro are long due for a case redesign but, beyond that, little is known for sure. Here we have collected all the pieces of information we have about them. All the facts, the… » 10/10/08 8:40pm 10/10/08 8:40pm

Mysterious MacBook Event Teaser Image is 13.3-inch Model, Says…

Out of respect for the great performer Steve Jobs, I prefer to save all surprises for the keynote. But those smarty pantses over at bbGadgets may have unlocked the secret behind Apple's Oct 14th MacBook event teaser. Assuming that the Apple logo is a 1.5" standard, they measured the laptop to have a 13.3" diagonal… » 10/09/08 3:41pm 10/09/08 3:41pm