Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Checked out the unibody MacBook

Dropped by the Chatswood Apple store this morning to check out the new plastic MacBook this morning. The unibody plastic case feels very solid and the round corners are pleasing. It's heavier than I'd hoped and the lack of ports is a bit of a pity.

The design is clean, the battery life sounds outstanding, and I'm sure they will sell really well.

Like many, I've succumbed to the impulse purchase of a netbook, in my case an Acer Aspire One. I do like it, but the small screen, small keyboard, short battery life and bad trackpad means that when I want to do more than just look up the TV guide I reach for a proper computer. I think Apple's right to hold off delivering something too low in usability to satisfy for more than a few minutes.

The new magic mouse was not on show yet, very keen to try it out to see if Apple can win me back after the disappointment of the mighty mouse. The only Microsoft product I use these days is a mouse - they are good at those.

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