Video: 15 Minutes with the MacBook Pro

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Date: Friday, January 13th, 2006, 10:19
Category: MacBook Pro

Watch this walkthrough of the MacBook Pro with an Apple Rep. In this exclusive video, watch for:
– Real-time performance of various apps
– How the breakaway magnetic power plug works
– Overview of the Mac’s ports, including Expresscard 34 slot
– How the built-in iSight works
– How the Apple Remote is Mac-assignable
(Thanks Digg)

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MacBook Pro: A Developer's Rant

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Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2006, 22:00
Category: MacBook Pro

Unsanity, who brings us such OS X greats as WindowShade, FruitMenu and ShapeShifter has a blog entry about the new MacBook Pro (Lost in Transition: Overcane of Antflower Milk) . Rosyna takes Apple to task over some of the glaring omissions in the PowerBook successor that seem to have been glossed over in the halo-effect of Macworld. Even though I lobbied for a PowerBook name change a while ago, one of my favorite parts of the article is its criticism of the name “MacBook.”

Another change is, of course, the name. Which is horrible. It doesn’t roll off the tongue at all and is just too confusing. It actually sounds like some child created it. Well, some PC using child. It’s uninspired… The new name really sounds like a good name for Accounting software, not a machine.

Click through, this one is a great read…
Also worth a read is TUAW’s analysis of Unsanity’s analysis of the MBP.

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How Does MacBook Pro Stack up?

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Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2006, 21:57
Category: MacBook Pro

Tristan has created a chart comparing the new MacBook Pros to the PowerBook G4s they replace. Tristan also compares the MacBook Pro to the Acer Travelmate 8200, another Intel Core Duo-powered notebook computer. (Thanks TUAW).

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