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

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

Apple's New 24-Inch LED Cinema Display With iSight is $899

As it turns out, the last minute rumor was correct about Apple adding a 24-inch Cinema Display to their stable of 20, 23 and 30 inch versions. The twist here is that the new version adds an LED backlight and built-in iSight with mic, 1920x1200 resolution, built-in stereo speakers, and 3 port usb hub. Plus the cable… » 10/14/08 1:39pm 10/14/08 1:39pm

New MacBooks Get Glass Trackpads 4-finger Multitouch, No Buttons, and…

One of the biggest new features in the new MacBooks that Apple just unveiled is the glass trackpad, one that ditches the button in favor of turning the entire trackpad into a button. It also works with a bunch of new gestures, using up to four fingers to make doing things like switching between applications and… » 10/14/08 1:30pm 10/14/08 1:30pm

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… » 10/14/08 1:23pm 10/14/08 1:23pm

How the MacBooks Are Carved Out of Solid Aluminum

Apple has confirmed their new way to make laptops in the new MacBook 2008 line-up. Previously, manufacturers-including Apple-would add layers to form a body, welding each of them to give the laptop rigidity. Now, they have changed the whole game: instead of adding pieces, they will eliminate matter from solid pieces… » 10/14/08 1:13pm 10/14/08 1:13pm

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

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