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Apple Day – New MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air & More

If you want to have an overview of the new line of the MacBooks, watch the video above, very informative.

Wow, what a day.  Apple today rolled out the newest generation of their MacBook computers.  The most impressive upgrade of course rest with the new all glass and aluminum MacBook which features a glass trackpad with new multi-touch gestures introduced and a nice LED-backlit display.  Apart from what’s changed outside, we see some major overhaul to what’s inside as well.  The MacBook now comes with an Nvidia GeForce 9400M graphics chipset, a 2GHz Core 2 Duo configuration with a 160GB hard drive for $1,299 and a 2.4GHz offering with a 250GB hard drive for $1,599 (which gives you the bonus backlit keyboard as well).

The new MacBook Pro, according to MacWorld, “will feature two graphic chipsets, the Nvidia GeForce 9400M embedded on the motherboard and the Nvidia GeForce 9600M as a discrete part. The graphics deliver 32 parallel graphics cores and 125 gigaflops of graphics performance. Jobs said that using the 9400M you get five hours of battery life and four hours with the 9600M.”

The MacBook Pro also features the same glass trackpad, a more unibody design which wraps the aluminium casing around the black glass iMac frame on the front display.  The 15.4-inch MacBook Pro now comes with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo chip and 250GB hard drive for $1,999 and the other with a 2.53GHz processor and 320GB hard drive for $2,499.As for the 17-inch model, the processor speed remains at 2.5GHz (upgradable to 2.6GHz), memory been increased to 4GB and storage capacity, a whopping 320GB.

As for the MacBook Air, it got updated to the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics chipset as well. Storage wise, the 128GB solid state drive is now available, along with a standard 120GB drive. The base model is going for $1799, or go with the SSD model with 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo for $2499 (due in November.)

Other addition to the lineup includes the 24-inch LED Cinema Display, (1,920-by-1,200-pixel resolution) which features a built-in iSight camera and microphone, stereo speakers, and three-port USB 2.0 hub. The same aluminum and glass enclosure design, resembling the Apple’s current iMac design.

Source – MacWorld, MediaHangout

October 15, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Event, Gadgets n Gizmos, Mac, Notebooks, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty – 15 October 2008

Blog Action Day 2008 is TODAY and this year, the guys at Blog Action Day is focusing on the issue on poverty.

To date, over 7,793 sites with an audience of 9.478.022 readers have registered to participate.

To start off, you can put up a badge or banner on your blog to support the event. Go to their resources page and you’ll find different types of badges and banners of different designs just like the one below to suit your like for you to put up on your blog.

Apart from the above, the organizers would like to take the opportunity to seek bloggers to take some time to think of the poverty issue and incorporating that in their posts. Alternatively, bloggers can also blog about this event so that others maybe aware of the issue.

For more information on how you can participate in the event, head on over to Blog Action Day’s website, link here.

To quote from the organizers –

What Can One Person Do?

Poverty is not only a pressing issue, it is a complex one. It’s easy to think that there isn’t much
an individual can do. Fortunately this isn’t the case at all. With activities ranging from advocacy and
professional contribution to charity and financing, there is in fact many ways that we can act.

Totally agree.

October 15, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Websites | , , | Leave a comment