This week's book giveaway is in the General Computing forum. We're giving away four copies of Arduino in Action and have Martin Evans, Joshua Noble, and Jordan Hochenbaum on-line! See this thread for details.
After my typical period of consumer indecision, I took the plunge and got a new MacBook Pro! I went with the new "unibody" model -- a standard 15" configuration with 2.4 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. I ordered it from MacConnection when they were offering $100 off Apple's price, plus a $150 rebate, so $1750 total (with free shipping and no tax).
I'm really glad I went with the new model! The trackpad is unbelievably cool -- I probably won't be using a mouse with it. The screen is sharp and bright, and the performance is much improved over my old G4 PowerBook.
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer sscce.org
Originally posted by marc weber: ... The trackpad is unbelievably cool -- I probably won't be using a mouse with it...
Trackpad update: Not only am I not using a mouse on the laptop, but I'm frustrated by not having this trackpad available on my desktop. I shouldn't be surprised. When Apple introduces something new, I usually think, "Well, that's interesting, but I probably won't get in the habit of using it." Then after trying it, I'm addicted almost immediately.
So how long before they start selling iTrack? A USB version of this trackpad as a mouse replacement for desktops?
Damn Apple! Going to work on a Windows machine is more difficult every day. If only I was paid by how many hours I sit watching a frozen hourglass on top of a half-rendered screen.
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Thanks a bunch marc!
I told Kathy about this thread and now I'm guessing your innocent little post is going to cost me a couple of grand!