MacBook HDD Acess Door (Pictures)

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Date: Thursday, May 18th, 2006, 11:07
Category: MacBook

I got the opportunity today to pick up three new Black MacBooks. Here’s some photos, specifically of the bottom battery access panel where the RAM and HD access are located.
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The metal “L” shaped cover has TINY safety screws that don’t come loose so they can’t be lost. The hardest part is getting a very small screwsdriver at the correct angle to open the access panel.
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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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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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Apple Announces MacBook

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Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2006, 08:22
Category: MacBook

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It’s official folks! After much speculation and last week’s false start the iBook replacement is finally real. Apple just updated their Web site with all the details of the MacBook. Check it out!

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MacBook Release Postponed a Week

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Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2006, 08:00
Category: MacBook

According to Think Secret, the MacBook is due to be announced next Tuesday 16 May, 2006:

Apple pulled its MacBook announcement, expected today, at the last minute due to supply issues related to the new laptop. The MacBook is now slated to arrive next week. Sources would not elaborate on the postponement beyond saying that stock levels were not where Apple had wanted them for the initial release.

Think Secret – MacBook’s release sees one week postponement

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MacBooks in Black and White Tomorrow?

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Date: Monday, May 8th, 2006, 08:20
Category: MacBook

Think Secret is reporting that the MacBook is due to be announced tomorrow: 

Following up on our report earlier this week concerning the MacBook’s May availability, sources have nailed down next Tuesday, May 9, as the introduction day for the Intel-based laptop.

Think Secret – Briefly: MacBook’s day this coming Tuesday [Updated]

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MacBook Pro 17-inch at NAB

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Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2006, 01:02
Category: MacBook

nab2006.jpgThink Secret is reporting that a 17-inch version of the MacBook Pro will be announced around the time of the National Association of Broadcasters show (NAB) which opens on Saturday in Las Vegas. The article also mentions that the MacBook is not coming out at the same time.

Apple is expected to roll-out the 17-inch MacBook Pro in the next week, sources report, but a MacBook announcement is no longer slated to arrive in tandem, as previously reported.advertisementThe top-of-the-line MacBook Pro will make its debut at the National Association of Broadcasters, an industry tradeshow that kicks off Saturday with exhibits opening Monday. Apple has traditionally made product announcements the Sunday evening before the exhibits open.

Think Secret – MacBook Pro 17-inch days away

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MacBook to Come in Colors?

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Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2006, 08:55
Category: MacBook

Apple Insider posted a piece today about the MacBook shipping in "iMac white." If so, that may mean that it’s a painted aluminum enclosure, and if it’s painted white, why not another color? Also does this mean that it’ll chip and flake like the Titanium PowerBooks?:

When Apple Computer introduces its new line of Intel-based consumer notebooks this spring, the company may once again offer buyers a fashionable option it phased out of its iMac product line nearly half a decade ago: colored enclosures.Like the Cupertino company’s current PowerPC-based line of iBook G4 notebooks, the upcoming Intel "MacBooks" have been described by the few people who claim to have seen them as "fashionably clad in iMac white."

AppleInsider | Apple’s iBook successor may sport fashionable hues

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13.3-Inch MacBook Coming in May

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Date: Sunday, April 9th, 2006, 20:20
Category: MacBook

Think Secret is reporting that the iBook replacement, dubbed "MacBook" is in the manufacturing stage  and will be released in "30-60 days." The article notes that the MacBook will share features with the Mac mini and will ship with Core Solo and Core Duo processors and be marketed as a replacement for the 12-inch PowerBook G4. Don’t look for a 12-inch MacBook Pro folks, it’ll be a 13.3-inch MacBook instead. We hear that a 17-inch MacBook Pro will follow later in the summer. 

Apple has begun manufacturing its new MacBook and should have the laptop in consumer hands in the next 30-60 days, sources report. The MacBook—and it will indeed be called the MacBook, sources have confirmed, as Apple will be dropping the iBook moniker—is being built exclusively around a 13.3-inch widescreen display with a 1280×720 WXGA resolution, as previously reported

Think Secret – MacBook to land at last by May

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