Tuesday, May 16, 2006

MacBook finally announced

MacBook Today Apple finally introduced the MacBook. Color: white. Top model in black. 1099$ to 1499$. 1.83GHz or 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, 60 or 80 GB S-ATA hard drive, analog and digital audio in and out, 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300) on two SO-DIMMs; supports up to 2GB, 13.3-inch (diagonal) glossy TFT widescreen display, 1280 x 800 resolution, one FireWire 400 port (8 watts), built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), mini-DVI port (up to 1920*1200), optional external Apple USB Modem, which means no built in fax/data modem.

Missing pieces: backlit keyboard, slot (neither PCcard nor ExpressCard/34 slot), so UMTS/HSDPA WAN connectivity only via USB or Bluetooth 2 EDR.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Jeremy Ryan Carr said...

Also the use of integrated graphics makes this worthless to gamers and Aperture users who either don't want to lug around or can't afford a MacBook Pro.

1:52 PM  
Blogger TeddyTheBear said...

True, but apart from the integrated graphics chip, the backlit keyboard and the ExpressCard/34, it has all the nice features of the MacBook Pro for nearly half the price. And it has a user upgradeable hard drive, so you can easily replace the bulit in 60GB with a 160GB hard drive in a few minutes

1:56 PM  
Blogger Tom said...

Looks good. But is there a hsdpa option via usb? Is there a hsdpa card available for expresscard/34 from austrian providers?

12:52 AM  
Blogger TeddyTheBear said...

Option announced HSDPA via USB and Expresscard/34 and both should be available at least from Mobilkom Austria. I personally saw and touched the USB version (with support for MacOSX!)at the Mobilkom booth at the IT&T expo in February 2006 in Vienna, one day before the official world premiere at the 3GSM in Barcelona.
BTW: look my blog (February 2006), where you find more info on both.

7:39 AM  

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