The March of Progress

Okay, so the new MacBooks have been announced. This was a bit of a surprise, because we thought there’d be at least a press conference. In fact, we were thinking they’d be announced on this Thursday.

Last week we decided to go with the old models, but our order hasn’t been processed yet. The “rush” was because there was a concern on our part (and our rep’s) that the old 12.1 G4 model would be discontinued at the time of the announcement. So far, it’s still on the web page, so maybe we have more time than expected to decide, which in general is a good thing. The bad part is that we now need to think some more (kinda like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now).

Okay, the new model’s got a 13 inch wide aspect screen, so we may or may not have InfoCases for the model by September. There’s a built-in camera, which could lead to even more bandwidth at home issues with video iChatting (hmmm, wasn’t there a movie with a scene where…). The model comes with more software, including Front Row an Omni Outliner. We like the looks of the mag latch on the lid and the mag power adapter plug. It’s also thinner…

But, it’s also $100 more, and we may or may not get discounts. But hey, we’re a 1:1 laptop school using iBooks. Wouldn’t it look terrible if we didn’t have the new model, Steve? C’mon, give us a break!

New Macbooks

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