With Intel’s new processor announcements slated for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference starting February 7th, it would seem that it’s about time for Apple to release a new top of the line MacBook Pro as the announcements usually seem to coincide (and it also coincides with MacWorldl Expo. The MacBook Pro is 242 days since the last release, somewhat over the average of 200 days.
As of last Friday apparently the Australian Apple Store is now listing the 17 inch Unibody MacBook Pro as shipping within 5-7 days.
A reminder also that students, teachers and educational professionals are also able to get $176 rebate if they purchase an iPod with an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.
TidBITs is reporting that many owners of the late 2008 MacBook Air models are experiencing grey horizontal lines on their displays.
Apple has won the Best PC, Best Laptop and LCD Displays categories of PC Authority magazine’s 2008 Reliability and Service Awards. No sign of the iPhone though, which went to Asus with Blackberry as a runner up.
JoyOfTecher Nitrozac has a painting of Steve Jobs introducing the MacBook Air up for sale
A Gartner survey shows that Mac sales in Australia grew 52% in the last quarter
Remember, it’s already tomorrow in Australia!
If you’ve got the sewing skills (or you know someone who does), you could try making this very cool Etch-a-sketch themed laptop cozy.
The folks over at StorageMojo have a battery life comparison of MacBook Airs with hard drives and SSD drives. Also a comparison of MacBook Pros with and without SSD drives.
Anybody with a MacBook Air with SSD care to comment if they’ve got a /.hotfiles.btree file on their machine? This would possibly indicate that Mac OS X is still shuffling around their file system to optimise file access as if it was on a hard drive.
MacDailyNews reports that Apple’s market value is now four times as big as Dell’s. Perhaps it’s time for Michael Dell to sell up and give the money back to the shareholders?