A new scrumptious feature in the new MacBook Pros has come into the limelight. The new MabBook Pros has a tiny dot on it that was not in the earlier models is located near the iSight built-in camera. This green LED illuminates from within the aluminum bezel and lets you know that the integrated camera is in activated state. The striking thing is that when the light is turned off, it just looks like a hole and it’s hard to tell anything about the green LED. That’s indubitably an incredible feature of the stylish machine.
Earlier, we talked of the new feature in the new MacBook Pros and that was the green LED indicator. This time, a new thing has come into the limelight that the new MacBook Pros run cooler than the earlier ones. Jason at blogs.zdnet has revealed the fact that his old MacBook Pro clocked at 2.0GHz (2GB RAM and 160GB hard drive) reached the soaring temperature of 162° Fahrenheit after one hour usage while the new Core 2 Duo enabled MacBook Pro running at 2.33GHz ran for around 4 hours and the temperature rose to mere 122° Fahrenheit. The expected reason for this upgrade might be the upgrade to the System Management Controller that directs the power functions. Is there anyone out there else than Jason who has experienced the same with their new Core 2 Duo powered MacBook Pro?
By and by, we are coming across new revelations about the new Core 2 Duo powered MacBook Pros. Firstly, the green LED that tells the users about the integrated camera status came into notice. Then we stumbled upon the fact that new MacBook Pros run cooler than the earlier ones. This time, Macworld has revealed that the new MacBook Pros show a self-effacing increase in performance when compared to the Core Duo powered machines. Other than the upgrade to Core 2 Duo, the new 15-incher MacBook Pros boasts processors clocked at 2.16GHz and 2.33GHz while the earlier versions were running on 2GHz and 2.16GHz. Macworld found a 10 percent bump on the new 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros like the Core 2 Duo enabled iMacs when compared to the 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo MacBook Pros running the Speedmark benchmark. All we need to do now is to wait for the 17-inches MacBook Pros to arrive and let you geeks know something new and exciting.
We talked a lot about the new 15-inchers MacBook Pro but we are still waiting for the 17-inchers. Sadly, customers will have to wait a bit more for the delivery of their 17-inches MacBook Pros since Apple has stated in an e-mail to its online customers: We are unable to ship your 17-inch MacBook Pro by the date given when you placed the order. It is now expected to ship on or before 11/14/06. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause and we are making every effort to ship this unit as soon as possible. Apple hasn’t disclosed the reasons for this delay. So, those who are feverishly waiting to lay their hands on the 17-inchers need to wait till Nov. 14. I will let you know about the reasons for delay if I stumble upon the fact.
So, the news has finally arrived. Apple has finally made announcement for its 13.3-inches MacBook stuffed with Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz processors. Well, Apple says that new Core 2 Duo MacBooks will offer 25% more performance than the previous ones. The salient features of the New MacBook are: Up to 2GB of memory, Up to 200GB hard drive ,Intel GMA 950 card ,Mini-DVI port ,DVI, VGA and S-Video output ,Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet ,Up to 6 hours Battery life ,Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger The pricing for the new dazzling white or glossy black MacBook Core 2 Duo MacBook starts at $1099. Well, Apple has delayed its shipments for 17-inches MacBook Pros at the moment. Hope this doesn’t happen with the new MacBooks too.
Though it is not confirmed wholly, Apple has silently added the draft 802.11n-compatible wireless card into its lately announced Core 2 Duo MacBooks. Think Secret has revealed that the wireless chipset put into use is the Atheros AR5008E, the very same chipset stuffed in the Apple’s Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros. While Apple integrated the 802.11n compliant chipsets first of all in the Core 2 Duo iMac but that was a Broadcom chipset. The exact speed of the MacBooks will be taken in only after Apple comes up with some Mac OS X drivers.
What does Apple has in store for its Mac users? We discussed about that two days back. Now, let us take a deep look at the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros with respect to their technical specifications. The new Macs offer full value to the consumers with higher performance and speed as compared to the earlier ones. Here is a brief analyzation of both the new models. The new MacBook Pro is indeed a Pro The features of the new MacBook Pro that appeal to me the most are its business-styled make, capability to hold up to 3GB RAM, enhanced graphics card ATI’s Latest News about ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB RAM, and more powerful processor. While in the MacBooks, there is an Intel graphics processor with 64MB RAM shared with main memory. MacBook Pros are available both in 15-inches and 17-inches models. The 15-inches MacBook Pro comes with a 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the highest clocking Core 2 Duo processor to date. The 17-incher seems to be a perfect choice for an on-the-move filmmaker or a photography enthusiast. Pricing start at $2,799 for the 17-incher and $2,499 for the 15-incher with the T7600 processor, and $1,999 for the 15-incher with the T7400 processor. Apple has made its machines as powerful as their Windows counterpart. Other than that, the new Pros run cooler than the earlier one and offer a 10% speed bump. MacBook also worth a pick The MacBook that costs somewhat around $800 less than that of MacBook Pro will not let the users down as it comes stuffed with tempting set of features. The new MacBooks coming in a new improved model boasts an Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 2.0GHz, up to 2GB of RAM, and 160GB hard drive. Anyway, the users can go for 200GB hard drive with both the MacBooks and the MacBook Pros. Along with the chic make, the MacBook features built-in WiFi, good sound quality, good number of ports, and iSight camera. Other than the Mac OS, users can also run the Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft Windows with Parallels Workstation software. Moreover, Apple has also planned to roll out Blu-ray drive equipped Macs in the month of February. Well, whether you go for a MacBook or a MacBook Pro, they will prove out to be true value for your money.
The Apple’s Core 2 Duo MacBooks are selling like rage, if the recent figures quoted by the Chinese newspaper are to be believed. It says the Taiwanese manufacturer Asustek Computer manufacturing partner of MacBooks has an order of 300,000 units this month. Thus the overall production of Asustek will reach 700,000 units if we take into account the manufacturing of its own brand. The paper further reports that the production dropped in the month of October because the Apple was busy upgrading its MacBooks to Intel processors. This 300,000 shipment will see the Apple easily crossing the 1 million mark if we take into account the MacBook Pro systems also.
Remember few weeks back there was a rumor that Apple is working on a 12-inch ultra thin MacBook Pro. The rumors have got more explicit as the guys at Mac os rumors are saying that the notebook will have following specs: 1) 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor 2) ATi Radeon Mobility X1600 graphics card 3) 1GB RAM 4) battery backup of 8-hour 5) 120GB SATA HDD Gizmodo says NO WAY! You can not have all these above goodies in the ULTRA THIN laptop. Apple fans keep dreaming sorry to break your heart before charismas.
So MacFans, you have yet another reasons to smile since the upcoming MacBook Pros will come rocking more multihued displays with the new backlight technology. Now, the MacBook Pros will swing from cold cathode fluorescent backlights (CCFLs) to LED backlights. The sources claim that Apple will integrate the LED technology in its 15-incher only that are slated to ship in Q2 of 2007. But, the 17-inchers and the 13-inchers are still under consideration. Though LED technology is costlier than the CCFLs, it is more proficient in offering increased color saturation and even distribution of light across the display. A backlight solutions provider hopes the LED based MacBook Pros to run cooler, save on power and will last longer than the CCFL based machines. Slated this spring, the LED-lit displays will also deliver a more bright canvas for the various software user interface enhancements and animation techniques that will be incorporated with Mac OS X Leopard. Moreover, Apple has laid emphasis on breakthroughs for the new MacBook Pro line that will signal an out-and-out about-face in the company’s marketing approach for 2007.