Monday, January 28, 2008
SOON - New Multi-Touch, Penryn Based MacBook Pro's?
Last week Macaround posted what was supposed to be a leaked banner for the latest and greatest upcoming MacBook Pro. Now MacRumors is saying that that a new MacBook Pro will indeed be released soon, in the next two weeks, either this Tuesday or next?
From the banner above, the MacBook Pro design seems to be based on the same form and factor as that of the old, which is both a good and bad thing in my humble opinion. Bad because this design goes back to what seems like a million years now, give or take a few minutes; good, however, because it's one, if not the best design ever conceived for a laptop. I really love the present design and am doubtful as to how one could actually improve upon it, so I won't complain if any new MacBook Pro doesn't dazzle us with an all new design, but I kind of wish it does.
The important thing, according to MacRumors, is that the new MacBook Pro will now support the same Mult-Touch Trackpad as the recently introduced MacBook Air, which, without a doubt, according to this old dog, is by far the best thing about the MBA - yes even better than the incredible "thinnovation" that is the MBA!
Also interesting, if the rumors are true, is that even the 17" model, like that of the 15 incher will now feature a crystal clear and bright LED! I love those babies, but as nice as it will be for lovers of larger screens, I personally will stick with the 15" inch, as for my money (what precious little I have) it is still by far the most practical size for a laptop. The 15 " model is not only much more portable, but frankly, I just happen to think that it looks better for some reason, but again, thats just little old me.
Now, last but not least, what we have all been waiting for - super duper, faster than a speeding bullet, and more powerful than a steam locomotive and longer lasting than a politician's rhetoric on the campaign trail - Intel Penryn processors! Its been a long time coming and finally Mac users should be able to get their hands on a portable version and from what I have read - these babies are awesome in just about every way!
Well, of course, these are all, at the present, just rumors, nothing more and nothing less, but it all sounds possible if not downright probable! At least we can all hope and pray that they are true. If so, I'm not sure where I'm going to come up with money, but definitely a new MacBook Pro, on my part at least, will be hard to resist, according to the above specs, yes - very, very hard to resist indeed! Yes, it looks like I might have to survive on Kraft dinner for awhile until it's paid for, and thats after first breaking into the First National Piggy Bank, but I'm sure such a beast would be well worth it! I have loved these machines ever since the early days when they were called PowerBooks and based on the old PowerPC architecture.
My impression, if the above banner and info is real, is that any new and upcoming MacBook Pro was originally meant for MacWorld, but for some reason or other it was held back, for reasons that we don't know at the present? I think if they had announced it back then, then the investment world would have been a little kinder on Apple and it's stock, which so far today anyway, is up a little and I hope will stay there.
Let's all hope so anyway, not only for Apple's stock, but also for any soon to be released new MacBook Pro, because both would be welcome news indeed!
And thats my 2 cents on the rumored MacBook Pro update 4 this Monday, January 28, 2008.