it's out! it's out!

Here comes the MacBook! Core Duo, 13.3”, iSight, available in black and white.Pretty much everything I expected. Now to wait for everyone to get one, for the revisions to show, and then buy it. Man, what a long wait I had to make to buy a stupid laptop.

Some Notes:

  • AppleInsider has some photos of the black version unboxed. Seems like it’s Matte-finish black, instead of shiny Nano-black. Aaron says it reminds him of the old Powerbooks Stelios is reminded of Thinkpads I agree with them. I might stick with white (photos).
  • At 5.2 pounds, it’s 1.2 pounds heavier than the old iBook G4 and just .4 pounds lighter than the new Macbook Pro. I was expecting it to be lighter.
  • At 1.08 inches, it’s .08 inches thicker than the MacBook Pro, and .2 inches thinner than the iBook.
  • No direct DVI / VGA out. You’ll need a mini DVI-to-VGA/DVI cable (extra $19) if you plan to use this for presentations.
  • I like the keyboard.
  • Use your Apple university store to buy if you’re a student — the savings are huge if you upgrade things and add AppleCare.
  • You might want to wait for a while: If ultraportables are what you’re looking for, there have been rumors about a “Video iPod” ; which in my opinion will end up showing up as a nice UMPC equivalent.
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