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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: New Macbooks
Subject description: I wonder if these can be used to heat your house like the last ones?
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http://www.apple.com/macbook/features.html

You know you want one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I hate it! The evil bastards removed the FireWire port.
And that means that we also won´t be able to do the FireWire target mode thingie when doing disk directory repairs.

EVIL!

The new Macbook is a totally evil product!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Target mode, as far as I know, is supported on Intel Macs using the USB ports. I think FireWire is losing the format war.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wow no FireWire, that is really strange.

That is going to stop quite a few people getting one, hows my FireFace gonna work with that?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

only the FireWire 800 is there (on the MacBook Pro). I wonder why Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well at least the pros have got them!

Not Cheap Either, The 17" with 7.2K disk and applecare comes out at £2,263.00.

A standard 8 core Mac Pro is £1,948.00 with applecare, not so easy to carry around though.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

on my MacBook Pro I have one FireWire 400, one FireWire 800 and 2 USB 2.0 ports. There are less ports on the new ones Shocked

Probably cutting cost, although at that price their margins must be huge!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I guess the market for FireWire 400 to 800 Adaptors will increase Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

It looks like FW - the only difference, costs a one third of price
No new aluminum MacBooks for DJs - it has only usb ports(
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

While Apple is a venerable laptop maker, these new Macbooks show all the signs of a first-generation product, or at least a transitional generation - phasing out Firewire, new aluminum+glass construction replacing plastic, LED-backlit screen (no matte option), Nvidia NFORCE chipset, etc.

Intel's USB 3.0 host controller standard went gold last August, which means USB 3.0 could appear on Macbooks as early as next year. USB 3.0 evangelists claim a Firewire-busting speed of 4.8 Gbits/s, but questions remain about legacy USB support and how long a 3.0 connection can sustain a high transfer rate (which is where Firewire traditionally dominated USB).

http://arstechnica.com/journals/hardware.ars/2008/08/13/intels-usb-3-0-xhci-goes-gold

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10 Things You Didn't Know about new Macbooks

Why the Macbook Pro has two Graphics Cards

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