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Hold your horses! New MacBooks on the horizon!

New MacBook to have two colors, and it's not white!

Just in time for the launch of the new Leopard OS this October, Apple is rumored to also be launching the new generation of MacBook and MacBook Pro portables. Perhaps one of the biggest leaps in MacBook design is the decision to forego the “Apple white” design in favor of black and aluminum. According to The AfterMac, the following changes are rumored to be implemented:

MacBook

* Black & Silver aluminum
* Slimmer and lighter than current model
* Keyboard that resembles Apple’s new desktop keyboards
* New, larger trackpad with “unusual” features
* Prices will be reduced to compete with the PC laptop market
* Biometric fingerprint reader (May be part of the “unusual trackpad” or will be concealed in the aluminum chassis)
* SuperDrive

MacBook Pro

* New design, Black & Silver aluminum
* Lighter than current model
* New style backlit Apple keyboard
* Larger trackpad with “unusual” features
* Improved battery life
* Biometric fingerprint reader (May be part of the “unusual trackpad” or will be concealed in speakers)
* LED in 17 inch screens
* Core 2 Extreme Mobile (X7900) model with 2.8GHz
* NVIDIA GeForce 8600m GT (256mb on lower model 512mb option on higher)
* SuperDrive & Option for Blu-ray (Single layer)

I’m not too sure what Apple meant by the new keyboard design resembling the new Apple keyboard. Looking closer, it looks more like the new wafer thing keyboards took after the design of the portables. One thing’s for sure though – make your Mac buying decisions after the Leopard launch. 🙂

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

7 replies on “Hold your horses! New MacBooks on the horizon!”

And the Intel Santa Rosa chipset for the Macbook?

And c’mon Apple, one reason I’m not buying a Macbook is that 13″ is too small for my weak eyesight… make it 14″ or 15″ !

Oh my goodness! Why do they have to keep coming up with newer and better Macbooks? 🙁 I’m already drooling just looking at the picture and the features.

This should be out before 2007 ends right? Gah, Macs are making me drool right now and I’m tempted to throw this “PC FOREVAH” thing I said to my friend. Haha. It’s just that Macs are so purtyyyyy! Hmph.

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