Cranky Windows Guy: Apple Laptops Still Too Damned Expensive May Not Be That Expensive After All

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

Last Minute MacBook Rumors: Entire Glass Trackpad Is a Button, Pro Has TWO Graphics Cards, and More

John Gruber, who foretold the Oct. 14 event many moons ago »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 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…

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

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