Macbook vs. Macbook Pro – Which is the better value?

Arstechnica has a nice, balanced look at which Apple notebook to buy when you’re making your next purchase.  They compare only the $1299 Macbook and the $1999 Macbook Pro.  Arguably, you could do a more in depth look at it by comaring more models, but I think the approach is a fair one, that keeps Read more…

Flikr Find: Macbook gets SHOT and still works!

This Mac was SHOT…and it still works! According to the uploader of the pic the Macbook was in a bag, and a robber fired a shot that hit the bag. Interesting stuff. Thanks to Steve for the link Read more…

Apple History: The Evolution of Apple Notebooks

The history of Apple is always facinating to me, the evolution of the notebook in particular, so I decided to take a closer look at how the portable computer has evolved over the years… Apple has had a long history of producing great notebook computers. In fact, the first Powerbook is credited with being the Read more…

Read Feedback Request: Matte or Glossy Screen on my Macbook Pro?

So, I’m going to get a Macbook Pro in a few weeks…but I can’t decide, should I go with the matte finish or the Glossy Screen? For those of you that might be unaware, the default choice for your Macbook Pro on the Apple site is a matte finish, but at no additional cost they Read more…

Keep Watch on when to buy a New Mac w/ Mactactic

Mactactic is a website, and Dashboard Widget that will help you keep tabs on when to buy your next Mac. The site estimates when new versions of Macs are going to be released based on available date and product life cycle history. I think this site is a really great idea, and I’ve already added Read more…

Faster, Brighter Mac Book Pros coming This Month?

Rumor Apple Gazette has received a tip that Apple’s Macbook Pros will be getting a processor upgrade at the end of the month. Our tipster indicated that the 2.33ghz models will be bumped up to 2.66ghz by the end of February. Late last month, Apple Insider reported that Apple would soon update the displays of Read more…

SPECULATION: 5 Ways Apple will use Multi-Touch to Change Computing

Now, let me say right now – this is SPECULATION – I am not claiming, nor pretending, that these things are going to happen. This is just what I think based on what I’ve read, seen, and expect. I can’t wait to hear what you think about this, and I hope we can have a Read more…

Apple to put the ODD on the BOTTOM of new Macbooks?

Every now and again we see a new patent from Apple that shows us a different way to do things…and this one is very interesting. As you can see from the illustration (click on it for a better view), the idea behind this is to put the Optical Disk Drive on the bottom of a Read more…

The MacBook Pro is Not a Laptop

I had been familiar with the running joke that Apple notebooks are no longer marketed as “laptops” these days because they give off just too much heat for the average person’s lap to handle. I only realized it was also Apple’s position–somewhat–when I chanced upon a post on technopinoy.com citing Apple’s own MacBook Pro Care Read more…

Undervolting for Lower Temperatures and Longer Battery Life

Jason O’ Grady writes on ZDNet how you can significantly lower heat dissipation on your Core Duo powered MacBook or MacBook Pro by reducing the CPU voltage. By lowering the voltage to the processor you can not only drastically lower the heat dissipation, but also increase the battery time significantly. There are, believe it or Read more…