MacBook, Disassembled

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Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 09:03
Category: MacBook

macbook-disassembled.jpgMitsunobu Tanaka, Ph.D, a.k.a. Kodawarisan, has disassembled the new MacBook.

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PowerPage Podcast Episode 15 Available for Download

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Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Podcast

PowerPage Podcast LogoPowerPage Podcast Episode 15 is now available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
Episode 15 (31:42, 13 MB, AAC) of the PowerPage Podcast is all about the spankin’ new MacBook. Rob Parker and I break down Apple’s new consumer notebook.
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You can also download the file directly (31:42, 13 MB, AAC).
A special thank you to The Tragically Hip for letting us use their music in the PowerPage podcast. Check out their first DVD/CD Box Set Hipeponymous.

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The Apple Core: MacBook PROS: new features over the MBP

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Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 08:37
Category: MacBook

macbook-black-keyboard.jpgYesterday Apple announced the long-awaited iBook successor, the MacBook and there are a couple of things worth noting between it and the MacBook Pro.
Video: The MacBook uses Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 with 64MB of shared video memory versus the MacBook Pro’s dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 (running on the PCI Express bus.) The MacBook isn’t going to be a screaming game machine, nor will it be chosen by high-end graphic or video professionals. These users will chose the MacBook Pro just for the video processor.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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The MacBook has a User-Replaceable HDD

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Date: Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 08:54
Category: MacBook

AppleInsider is reporting that the new MacBook has a secret door under the battery bay for quick access to the machine’s hard drive making upgrading super easy. AI also has the skinny on the MacBook’s permanent feet – no podiatry issues here:

Where the MacBook really struts its stuff is under the hood. There, innovation takes center stage — primarily in the front-most portion of the computer, beneath the wrist-rests.

Flipping a MacBook upside down and removing its rectangular lithium-polymer battery reveals two RAM slots, placed side-by-side on one wall of the battery cavity…

Below the two RAM slots (at the base of the battery cavity) is where you’ll find the MacBook’s hard disk drive. Without disassembling the notebook, users will be able to quickly removing some protective aluminum shielding and lift the drive out of the computer.

AppleInsider | Apple’s MacBook sports user-replaceable hard disks

AI also has some pretty sweet close-up photos of the MacBook too, although none of the inside of the battery bay.

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