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Looks like Apple pulled a sneak attack with us in the night, and released the new Macbooks. Which are now in two colors (black and white), but sadly they only come in 13″. They come at 3 different price points, $1099 for 1.83 GHZ core duo, […]

Looks like Apple pulled a sneak attack with us in the night, and released the new Macbooks. Which are now in two colors (black and white), but sadly they only come in 13″. They come at 3 different price points, $1099 for 1.83 GHZ core duo, $1299 for 2.0 GHZ core duo, and another 2.0 GHZ core duo with a larger hard drive for $1499. This isn’t unlike Apple to do exactly the opposite of what people expect them to do. Yet this was completely out of the blue. The have a scheduled Apple event this Thursday according to Macrumors.com, and everyone was expecting the Macbook. So I wonder what will be released now, a new iPod, an iPhone, possibly a preveiw of the new desktop installments?

At this low price point, even I want a Macbook. Yet I don’t particularly see a difference between the Macbook and the Macbook Pro. I mean there are subtle difference, but if you put enough ram and hard drive space it’s just a Macbook Pro with a different screen size, and color; but it’s cheaper. What’s really sad is that these iBook replacements are more powerful than my Powerbook bought at the end of quarter 4 this past year.

Get your Macbook here.

  1. The big difference is in the graphics card. HUGE difference between the integrated card on the Macbook and the X1600 in the Pro.

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  2. Ya, they have a black one… but they charge more just for black. WTF!

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  3. Great news! It also seems like they’ve cut prices on the MacBook Pro (at least here in Norway). Yay! :)

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  4. This is a great move. There was always some ‘iBook vs. Powerbook’ issues for a lot of people and now the line is much clearer. No 12-inch MacBook Pro to confuse things. So, you have MacBook 13-inch, MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch. The consumer/Pro upgrade path is clear. I don’t know what ‘glossy’ screens are though. If they are the ones that reflect your image when you’re using them then they’re not for me.

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  5. I think they’re doing this to spite all of the rumors sites. Show them who’s boss Apple.

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  6. I don’t get the difference in price between the 2GHz versions. One is white and has a 60GB and the other one is black and has a 80GB HD. So for the difference in colour and 20GB you pay a $200 premium.

    Do I miss something?

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  7. No, you didn’t miss anytihng… They are charging you $200, for a $50 drive upgrade and paint.

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  8. Yeah you missed the fact that the black one has a SuperDrive (DVD burner) as well whereas the other models don’t. I wish Apple would drop the ComboDrive completely…

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  9. Yeroc, The white 2.0 GHz MacBook has the same Superdrive. The only difference between the white and the black 2.0 GHz models is a $50 drive upgrade. They are charging you $150 for paint.

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  10. Yea, luckily if you don’t want to pay the premium for the black you can just get the white… duh.

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