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Two MacBook Pro Features Worth Waiting For

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m keeping my 2008 MacBook Pro until Apple releases one with two features that I’ve decided are essential if I’m to upgrade [writer crosses arms and points chin upward and off to the side in a defiant stance].

SSD internal storage. I’ve gone through two hard drives on my current MacBook Pro because I toss the thing around like it’s notebook, as in a paper notebook.  Ya know, the ones that won’t break when you drop them onto the floor?  I don’t actually drop my MBPro, but when I’m done using it, I close the lid, grab it, and drop it into my laptop bag.  I don’t have time to wait for the drive to completely spin down and get its shit together.  I’m ready to go when it’s time to go.  After losing two drives, probably because of this habit, I’ve been forced to give it a few seconds before I yank it into the bag, or at least be extra careful while that drive is still spinning.  I’m ready for a solid state drive, not only for the quick startup and performance enhancement, but also because of the reliability.  Mechanical hard drives are leftovers from the industrial revolution.  Let’s move on.

Retina display. I’m still enjoying my iPhone 3Gs, but when I look at the screen on the new iPhone 4, I fell like I’m looking into the future of the MacBook line.  I don’t know how long it will take for this technology to become affordable enough to include on the MacBook Pro, but I’m ready now. Oh, and speaking of affordable…

I’m gonna go all dreamy now and say that I want all of this for $1600. I wonder how long I’ll be waiting?


Apple Lowers Price of SSD-Drive MacBook Air

July 3, 2008 Leave a comment

AppleInsider noticed a $500 drop in the price of the Solid State Drive (SSD)-equipped MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air with a 64GB Solid State Drive was priced at $3098 yesterday, but is down to $2598 as of this morning.  It’s a tempting offer for those in the market for a slim, lightweight laptop.

The price drop is easily explained by the fact that Apple reduced the price of the Air’s 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor upgrade by $100, and cut the cost of the 64GB SSD drive to $599.

For now, the SSD drive remains at 64GB, but once the SSD drive is available with more than 100GB the MacBook Air will be even more tempting than it already is.

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