Since I got the news of MacBook’s refresh this October, I’ve been waiting quite eagerly to see what Apple is coming up with next.
However, I must admit to be disappointed with the result.
Hardware-wise, it’s ok. Although I was really hoping that Apple will go with ATI, after the Nvidia disaster; but I assumed that AppleCare plan will be enough to protect me from it. Also, I still don’t know whether its 2 USB ports will provide enough power for my external hard disk, but I’m willing to compromise that.
The deal-breaker was the design.
What’s with the black keyboard + aluminium shell combo ? I have seen black MacBook, and I want THAT. This is the owner of aluminium Powerbook talking. The aluminium shell is very easily scratched. At least, the Powerbook’s looks much better, with its matching silver keyboard. But black one ?
Unfortunately I’m one of those people who need to concern about the design of my laptop instead of just its functions/capabilities. I carry my laptop around to meetings, and the aluminium Powerbook does help to create good first impression.
Jonathan Ive – don’t tell me you’re running out of creative ideas already. This “new” MacBook looks just like the (VERY) old Titanium Powerbook – back in the 2001 ! What gives ?
In desperation, I even considered the new white MacBook. No can do, I want it black.
Or something different. But seeing that they’ve ditched the “Think Different” slogan, one can’t help but to think that the creative ones in Apple has lost it.
Right, looks like no new MacBook for me then. I’ll just probably look around for a good deal for the old MacBook Pro. Or if anyone knows any excellently-designed laptop, feel free to let me know.
My sensible-self is very attracted to Acer Aspire One though at this point. It’s probably the most powerful Netbook I’ve ever seen, with loads of features. And 6-cells battery to boost (unlike MSI Wind) – giving 5.5 hours of normal usage. That’s sweet.
With the price of US$ 400, this can be considered a steal. Plus, it got really raving reviews on Amazon.com.
What do you think ?