Hey Apple, what's going on with the MacBook?

Apple has never been one to throw the latest brand of CPU into its Macbook line; the Macbook has always been the 'value' edition of the Macbook Pro (MBP). But over the last several renditions of the Macbook, it had grown closer to the MBP in specs, making the two products far less distinguishable.

But what is Apple actually planning to do with the Macbook line, solely focusing on the Macbook (and not the MBP or MBA), Apple has not updated this product since May 18 2010, over 10 months ago. Apple still refers to this product as "the new Macbook", despite the fact that it has an outdated 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, only two gigs of RAM and sells for $999.00

But if you're thinking that the MacBook is the value product ($200 less than a MBP), then why is the MacBook Air priced the same as the standard MacBook? The recently announced MacBook Air (MBA) 11in sells for $999 as well but has a higher resolution screen and a 64GB SSD. While the CPU is clocked a bit slower, the addition of an SSD should keep the performance on par with that of the standard MacBook.

So Apple, what exactly is your plan for the MacBook? There had been rumors that the line would cease to exist but it still is for sale on Apple's website. Until Apple either updates the aging platform or places in into a coffin, they will continue to sell "the new MacBook" with hardware that is anything but.

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I've stated this numerous times in a numerous threads on this site and I'm glad to finally see a news article thats reporting how marked up Apple sells its products for, and its amazing how many people actually defend spending more and getting way less.

But I guess people like the shinny laptop so it has to be better right? .

I have owned the 'budget' Apple notebook line since the ibook g4. My current macbook is 5 years old and still going, however the specs of my 1,1 macbook are not that far away from the one available today and I can't see me purchasing another mac when they are outdated. i can simply buy a nice laptop and have linux installed to do the thigs i use my mac for, for a lot less cost too.

they dont need to have much difference between the macbook and MBP line, as long as the sheep see the word pro, that's all they need to buy it.

Ageed, thats why i have XP Pro, and Win 7 Ultimate compared to Home and Home Basic, its all in the name. * edit, but there are differences between the MB and MBP. I dont care for the plastic laptop thing, but each their own. Imo the sole purpose of the MB line is entry level cheap for people that just want a mac for the sake of it being a mac, and to increase Apples marketshare. Which it does

Gabe3 said,
they dont need to have much difference between the macbook and MBP line, as long as the sheep see the word pro, that's all they need to buy it.

Edited by Hell-In-A-Handbasket, Mar 29 2011, 10:28pm :

Guys, I've come to the conclusion that Apple do not overprice their MB products. They just sell their OS for more than 400 US$ .

as usual, apple overcharges for something that should be only slightly higher than the equivalent of a pc notebook so it would be more fair.

soldier1st said,
as usual, apple overcharges for something that should be only slightly higher than the equivalent of a pc notebook so it would be more fair.

It's true, Apple only seems to ever drop their prices in order to phase out hardware for new hardware priced the same. That's why it is a good idea to always check the buyers guide: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

Maybe they are simply encouraging consumers to move to either Macbook Pro or Macbook Air? (by keeping the price high of the old stuffs). Some may not be bothered to find out about Pro and Air. Sometimes when a non-techie person (as silly as this sounds) like a product, they just want to buy the same product line all the way

Without the low-end MacBook there is simply no need for a MacBook with a "Pro" designation as there would be nothing to compare it to (from an Apple viewpoint)

gzuzlivz said,
Without the low-end MacBook there is simply no need for a MacBook with a "Pro" designation as there would be nothing to compare it to (from an Apple viewpoint)
Thats what I was thinking too. It's possible the MacBook Air will replace the MacBook line (possibly dropping 'air' from it's name) Since its comparable in price and performance (extra ports aside) it should replace the MacBook line.

Oh cool, news about nothing happening!

Sorry, just kidding... Serious answer: Apple is phasing out the MacBook. The cheapest MacBook Pro is not that much more expensive, and yet produced at a much higher quality and dropping that cheap plastic shell. If you want a smaller computer than that, Apple has introduced two more form factors in the MacBook Airs. Still smaller? iPad.

There's no room for the MacBook IMHO. It's like a poor MacBook, or a bulky MacBook Air. It'll probably have been dropped by the end of 2012 from the MacBook lineup. I won't be missing it.

Whenever someone comes to me asking about the MacBook, I always say to spend the extra $200 to get the Pro. It's not that much more expensive, but if you're going to go to the Mac, you want the better build quality and faster hardware.

Simon said,
Whenever someone comes to me asking about the MacBook, I always say to spend the extra $200 to get the Pro. It's not that much more expensive, but if you're going to go to the Mac, you want the better build quality and faster hardware.

+1

I think this is Apple's line of thinking too, and wouldn't be surprised if this lack of attention is a sign of them dropping those in a year or so.

I am a tech director at a public school and we have 700 MacBooks. I would run and hide before buying anymore of these.

Our last purchase of 260, we sent 234 back because of cracks developing in the case and keyboard. An Apple Care rep told me that they expends thousands and thousands to be returned this summer and the bad thing about this is, Apple knew this was a problem and never have fixed it. (his words not mine or speculation)

Now I know, some will accuse me of stoking the flames, but what I say is true. As far as the machine itself in an educational setting, They are managed with the server so they are locked down pretty tight security wise, so that makes my job easier.

This is the second generation MacBook (that we have had) and both have serious design problems that require multiple repairs over the year. Time to retire them and get a sturdier model.

fredm2002 said,
I am a tech director at a public school and we have 700 MacBooks. I would run and hide before buying anymore of these.

I agree and the market is reflexing it. For example, years ago everyone was able to sell their own macbook/pro for almost the same price tag but right now you can buy a 2010 macbook for half of the initial value and there are not much people willing to purchase a used one.

Apple is not a trusty brand anymore.

Magallanes said,

I agree and the market is reflexing it. For example, years ago everyone was able to sell their own macbook/pro for almost the same price tag but right now you can buy a 2010 macbook for half of the initial value and there are not much people willing to purchase a used one.

Apple is not a trusty brand anymore.


The used market where I live doesn't agree. Crazy price tags. I'm baffled that they can even keep them, but apparently it works. Close to Apple Store's previous iPad 1 retail prices in the case of *used* iPad 1's. Maybe for $50-$80 less, but still...

I also hear good news as for selling used MacBook Pro's. Much better resale prices than many PC laptops.

It could be that it's the plain white MacBook that's just not attractive, and not the Apple brand. Apple is quite hyped still.

Magallanes said,

Apple is not a trusty brand anymore.

I will agree with this, i think apple has gotten a big head over the years, but thats expected with any company or even person. They have sacraficed quality over quantity to an extent.

Luis Mazza said,
Girls love the white look.

in fact no, a cheerful case is more appealing than a plain white/grey case.

Magallanes said,

in fact no, a cheerful case is more appealing than a plain white/grey case.

You don't get it... they use plain white to customize it. Nobody buys those Dell illustrations. Customization is the word, not exactly the white color.

I've never liked the standard MacBook, it just looks like a complete and utter toy. The whole white plastic thing has gone now, it no longer looks professional or sleek. They should probably drop this design and try something new.

jamesyfx said,
I've never liked the standard MacBook, it just looks like a complete and utter toy. The whole white plastic thing has gone now, it no longer looks professional or sleek. They should probably drop this design and try something new.

That's probably exactly what they'll do. I guess they're just taking their time to not rush things and shock people too much. It'll be about MacBook Pro's for power and MacBook Air's for small size in the future. There's no need for MacBook's.

I bought one of these for school earlier this year, right before the updated Air came out. Kind of regret it now ($1000 regrets are fun) and wish I had waited a bit and gotten an Air. I mean it's a good laptop but there's nothing really special about it. Also the slow as hell HDD and 2gb ram limit are frustrating when dealing with a lot programs.

I personally find the MacBook the best looking in the lineup. I have a 15in MBP, but if they had the MB with an i3 i'd get one in a heart beat.

I don't think theres much point it existing any more given the entry level MBA costs the same yet is perceived as a far more desirable laptop, and feels quicker thanks to the SSD.

bdsams said,
I would agree, seems like they just left the MB out there to dry and that its EOL
I see 2 possibilities

1. EOL (like you said)
2. Update + lower price (around $899)

They cant lower the price all that much otherwise it will be as cheap as a Mac Mini...who would buy a Mac Mini of full blown laptop (with same specs) is only $1-200 more?

bdsams said,
They cant lower the price all that much otherwise it will be as cheap as a Mac Mini...who would buy a Mac Mini of full blown laptop (with same specs) is only $1-200 more?

Quite a few I'd say, maybe because the Mac Mini is in a different category of system? Comparing a non-laptop to a laptop is a bit odd.

A midget desktop is nowhere close to a laptop. The mac mini's are imo crap. Although i will agree there is almost all laptop parts in them. Its still a midget desktop as there is no monitor or control device built in

bdsams said,
They cant lower the price all that much otherwise it will be as cheap as a Mac Mini...who would buy a Mac Mini of full blown laptop (with same specs) is only $1-200 more?

Beyon_Godlike said,
Since most mac users enjoy being ripped off, im sure the people who are looking to get a 'budget PC' are buying this outta ignorance

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

Mr. Chronopoulos said,

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

Sure.

I got my ThinkPad Edge 15 for around $580. It has a 2.4 GHz Core i3 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD, webcam, 15" screen, and a much better keyboard than the one on the MacBook.

In other words, this is a machine with almost half the price with better hardware.

Therefore, you're wrong.

mindscape said,

Sure.

I got my ThinkPad Edge 15 for around $580. It has a 2.4 GHz Core i3 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD, webcam, 15" screen, and a much better keyboard than the one on the MacBook.

In other words, this is a machine with almost half the price with better hardware.

Therefore, you're wrong.

Fanboy got shut down!

mindscape said,

Sure.

I got my ThinkPad Edge 15 for around $580. It has a 2.4 GHz Core i3 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD, webcam, 15" screen, and a much better keyboard than the one on the MacBook.

In other words, this is a machine with almost half the price with better hardware.

Therefore, you're wrong.

Isn't that the laptop with the poor quality display? Can't remember off the top of my head.

EDIT: 1366x768 on a 15" screen? You serious? That's quite funny.

EDIT: reviews suggest build quality is questionable too. Flexing keyboards and palm rests? Come on.

Edited by what, Mar 28 2011, 6:43pm :

what said,

Isn't that the laptop with the poor quality display? Can't remember off the top of my head.

EDIT: 1366x768 on a 15" screen? You serious? That's quite funny.

EDIT: reviews suggest build quality is questionable too. Flexing keyboards and palm rests? Come on.

Against 13.3 @ 1280x800?
With screen problems? http://discussions.apple.com/s...Results=15&rankBy=10001

With case and internal cracking problems? http://discussions.apple.com/s...Results=15&rankBy=10001

With warped plastic? http://discussions.apple.com/s...Results=15&rankBy=10001

I'm confused now. Apple's products are made in the same factories as everyone else's and suffer from the same flaws.

I thought the i3 was just a renamed C2D, and a tinkpad edge for less then $600, yea i checked its normally $900, they are all being sold on sale from lenovos site. Seems like their clearing stock for new models for selling close to half off
But eierway 600 for a ibm is a good deal

mindscape said,
Sure.
I got my ThinkPad Edge 15 for around $580. It has a 2.4 GHz Core i3 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD, webcam, 15" screen, and a much better keyboard than the one on the MacBook.
In other words, this is a machine with almost half the price with better hardware.
Therefore, you're wrong.

Hell-In-A-Handbasket said,
I thought the i3 was just a renamed C2D, and a tinkpad edge for less then $600, yea i checked its normally $900, they are all being sold on sale from lenovos site. Seems like their clearing stock for new models for selling close to half off
But eierway 600 for a ibm is a good deal

Not it is not. Core @ duo chips and the new Core family with i3, i5 and i7 are very different. They are BETTER. learn aboiut CPU's please.

Mr. Chronopoulos said,

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

Just the fact that you exclude the thought that there even 'may' be products that are built better with better specifications is a serious thinking flaw.

Apple's hardware has always been in the low-med range, they are not even med-high range, let alone the high-upper end specifications or build quality. Even Apple admits this when they are forced to defend the aged components in their hardware.

Apple has been hit by more 'physical' design defects than companies that have far more computer models and sell more computers like Toshiba.

Go Google/Bing Macbook Flaws, you will find all the stuff that Apple deletes from their forums. Everything the defective hinges, to cracking cases, to cracking displays to internal heating issues, etc.

As for them being the best or the better deal, do you realize:
• If you want blazing fast graphics, you can't buy a Mac.
• If you want the speed/quality RAM, you can't buy a Mac.
• If you want the fastest CPUs, you can't buy a Mac.
• If you want the highest color fidelity, you can't buy a Mac.

Even the displays, which you take a shot at on the person with the IBM computer, amazes me that you would venture in this category.

Do you realize how many times Apple has been sued in just the last few years for lying about the base specifications of their displays? Do you realize how many times Apple has been sued over failing displays with color bleeding, uneven brightness, random flashing, controllers dropping out with dead pixel rows, and on and on?

Seriously Google/Bing Apple Display Flaws/Defects/False advertising

Even today, if you want to use a high color display moving beyond the 24bit (8,8,8 sub) you can't even hook a Mac up to it, as OS X does not deal with color beyond 24bit, the 32bit color mode on OS X is 24bit with an 8bit mask.

So if you want a new higher color 30bit, 36bit, and 48bit display, you have to have a PC running Windows7 to be able to send and see the full range of colors on the display.

So, explain again how great the display technology is on Apple products that gives you a reason to take a shot at the above poster's IBM laptop?

Mr. Chronopoulos said,

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

As many have show it takes about 30 seconds of research using your favorite search engine to show you that you can get a better deal on a PC laptop....EVERY SINGLE TIME. Add to that IMHO Windows 7 runs circles around SL, not to mention 10x the software options.

rrode74 said,

As many have show it takes about 30 seconds of research using your favorite search engine to show you that you can get a better deal on a PC laptop....EVERY SINGLE TIME. Add to that IMHO Windows 7 runs circles around SL, not to mention 10x the software options.

Glad you slipped the IMHO in there, since Win 7 is quite nice but not faster than OS X by any meaningful margin.

+1 to what thenetavenger said regarding the displays. I know first hand that they can be creepy. However the displays sported by most other mid range laptops are just insanely bad with the crappiest viewing angles ever (in terms of backlight leaking into them), and in most cases and for some reason you can notice the pixel grid at certain angles. it's annoying.

Mr. Chronopoulos said,

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

Wow, that is insanely stupid. When my refurbished Dell finally bit the dust last year, I was open to buying a Mac. At 999$ though, I was offered a Macbook with 2 gigs of RAM, 250 GB HD and an outdated Core 2 Duo. For the same price, I got a Sony Vaio (GREAT BUILD QUALITY) 14" with 500GB, 4GB ram, BLU-RAY and a Core i3. It sort of made no sense to go to Apple... it still doesn't.

You zealots disgust me with your constant forgiveness of Apple for their ripoff products.

GreyWolf said,

Against 13.3 @ 1280x800?
With screen problems? http://discussions.apple.com/s...Results=15&rankBy=10001

With case and internal cracking problems? http://discussions.apple.com/s...Results=15&rankBy=10001

With warped plastic? http://discussions.apple.com/s...Results=15&rankBy=10001

I'm confused now. Apple's products are made in the same factories as everyone else's and suffer from the same flaws.


So these ThinkPads never have production flaws? Cool! What's their secret that no-one else in the industry knows?

Please just stop embarrasing yourselves and stop measuring your e-penises.

Both you blindfolded Apple guys, and you Windows guys.

There's no way to "win" these kind of "wars". You should know that by now.

Mr. Chronopoulos said,

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

Despite all the disagreements, I actually think this comment is pretty dead one. Only for the 13" market though. And only with the 15% student discount .

Northgrove said,

So these ThinkPads never have production flaws? Cool! What's their secret that no-one else in the industry knows?

Please just stop embarrasing yourselves and stop measuring your e-penises.

Both you blindfolded Apple guys, and you Windows guys.

There's no way to "win" these kind of "wars". You should know that by now.

Nobody said that ThinkPads never have production flaws. We're not trying to win any "war." We're just saying that Macs aren't perfect either.

Also, stop grouping everyone into Mac and Windows people. I run Linux on my ThinkPad.

Please stop embarrassing yourself by claiming there is such a "war."

Oh and by the way, one fun fact I should add is that ThinkPads are the only laptops that are certified for use aboard the International Space Station. Now I'm pretty sure there is a reason for that.

Northgrove said,

So these ThinkPads never have production flaws? Cool! What's their secret that no-one else in the industry knows?

Please just stop embarrasing yourselves and stop measuring your e-penises.

Both you blindfolded Apple guys, and you Windows guys.

There's no way to "win" these kind of "wars". You should know that by now.

Apple's products are made in the same factories as everyone else's and suffer from the same flaws.

Where did I say anything about any laptops not having flaws?

GreyWolf said,

Where did I say anything about any laptops not having flaws?

Unfortunately, some people make an argument about something before actually reading it.

Mr. Chronopoulos said,

Show me a similarly priced machine with better specs and design/build quality. Until you do, you're wrong.

iPad 2 owner here (leaking back-light issues)
My friend who is a zealous apple fan has had an issue with almost every apple product hes owned including his MBA and multiple iPhones, and he too is having the backlight leaking issue with his iPad 2.

My point? Apple may of had good build quality in the past but in recent years to get keep up with the demand build quality has gone down the drain they are no different then any other made in china product.

mindscape said,

Sure.

I got my ThinkPad Edge 15 for around $580. It has a 2.4 GHz Core i3 CPU with 4 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD, webcam, 15" screen, and a much better keyboard than the one on the MacBook.

In other words, this is a machine with almost half the price with better hardware.

Therefore, you're wrong.

But the battery life is nowhere near 10 hours. Boom.

sexypeperodri said,

But the battery life is nowhere near 10 hours. Boom.

Correction: it's 7 hours, not 10. At the same time, the other specs still trump the MB, especially given the relative prices.

Boom.

TechieXP said,

learn aboiut CPU's please.

Um, yea, learn not to be a D*** please, i already know about the smaller arc, and the on chip vid ( with a dedicated vid its moot ), but its not much faster then a C2D, and the i3 is still dual core, it can do 2 threads at a time per core, but it is still actual dual core, old P4s had the ability for multi core virtual since before the Core Duo's, and i think even emulated a psudo 64bit to an extent

thatguyandrew1992 said,
If people keep buying it, why would Apple update it?

And the winner ..... absolutely right, why would any company develop new products where they have a zealous customer base?

thatguyandrew1992 said,
If people keep buying it, why would Apple update it?

To keep the lineup somewhat up-to-date. Does Apple only update MBPs or iPhones when people stop buying them? (Answer: No.)

Based on MacRumors Buying Guide, this isn't the first time that the Macbook has gone without updates for almost a year (see 2005 & 2006). There should be a revision very soon, or it may just become the iPod Classic of Apple's laptop range (i.e. neglected).

Manish said,

To keep the lineup somewhat up-to-date. Does Apple only update MBPs or iPhones when people stop buying them? (Answer: No.)

Based on MacRumors Buying Guide, this isn't the first time that the Macbook has gone without updates for almost a year (see 2005 & 2006). There should be a revision very soon, or it may just become the iPod Classic of Apple's laptop range (i.e. neglected).

Apple doesn't care about updating the line-up. They want the zealous fanboys to come and purchase a slightly better device each time they do an update. And guess what. They do buy the marketing stunt over and over like mice on a cheesecake. And then they go "Aww. Maybe next time they will add that feature I want.". And the cycle continues.

They update their line up because they have a smaller customer base compared to the likes of Google and Microsoft. This is because of their premium pricing. And who buys premium products? The rich ones who have the spending power. So Apple wants their own customer base to keep buying every single iteration of their products, even if the update is slight. Why the hell do you think Apple keep marketing their oldest macbook as the "New Macbook"? Dumbasses will continue to buy anything because they have the money.

Rudy said,
Yea but this article is about the Macbook

The point is that the cheapest MBP isn't much more expensive than the MB, but *much* higher production quality with the unibody enclosure. So the MBP's are highly relevant in this discussion.

MB is going out. It'll probably not be here by the end of 2012. IMO, it doesn't even need a replacement. If you want smaller than the cheapest MBP: MBA. Yet smaller: iPad.

Northgrove said,

The point is that the cheapest MBP isn't much more expensive than the MB, but *much* higher production quality with the unibody enclosure. So the MBP's are highly relevant in this discussion.

MB is going out. It'll probably not be here by the end of 2012. IMO, it doesn't even need a replacement. If you want smaller than the cheapest MBP: MBA. Yet smaller: iPad.


Yeah, I get the feeling they're moving in MacBook Airs to replace MacBooks. This is, of course, based on them saying repeatedly, all over their site, that the MacBook Air is the next generation of MacBooks.

Rudy said,
The MBA is a much better machine compared to this crappy laptop

They both are pretty crappy.
The Air only looks better, doesn't perform better.

TechieXP said,

They both are pretty crappy.
The Air only looks better, doesn't perform better.

In terms of weight, size and battery life it performs better than anything else on the market.

TechieXP said,

They both are pretty crappy.
The Air only looks better, doesn't perform better.

Disagree, the 11" plays starcraft on medium and isn't actually that bad, it's damn fast for how small it is.

TechieXP said,

They both are pretty crappy.
The Air only looks better, doesn't perform better.

I must say the MBA is probably one of the best laptops I've ever owned (this is my 3rd). First believe it was a CRT laptop that I got when my grandpa passed away when I was in 7th grade. Second, 17" Dell Inspiron which did it's job but was an anchor, and now I have this and I love it.

Jebadiah said,
Uh..what are you smoking. Probably some old ****. SSD is no longer available in-box.
He's talking about the SSD of the Air. It's what makes it faster.

Hulos said,
He's talking about the SSD of the Air. It's what makes it faster.
I said there is no SSD anymore in the Air. What part did you not get?

Tamilboy86 said,

You should think again, read the specs on apple.com or look at this..
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown...Model-A1370-Teardown/3745/2
Where on this page do you see SSD? http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs.html Are you blind? And trying to make me blind too?

Even Apple don't claim they put SSDs into the new Macbook Air and you and a bunch of people above this post claim it. Get it through your head - FLASH != SSD.

And there is NO WAY IN HELL Apple would sell a laptop or desktop with SSD for $999 in 2010. Ha!

Jebadiah said,
Get it through your head - FLASH != SSD
SSD = flash modules stuck together
Flash modules stuck together = SSD

Jebadiah said,
Where on this page do you see SSD? http://www.apple.com/macbookair/specs.html Are you blind? And trying to make me blind too?

Even Apple don't claim they put SSDs into the new Macbook Air and you and a bunch of people above this post claim it. Get it through your head - FLASH != SSD.

And there is NO WAY IN HELL Apple would sell a laptop or desktop with SSD for $999 in 2010. Ha!

It is a SSD. Did you even read the link I posted before? Oh I forgot you are blind.. :
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown...Model-A1370-Teardown/3745/2

Just in case you can't "see" the link. This is what it says:

"The new SSD is 2.45 mm thick compared to the platter-based 5.12 mm thickness of the old Air's drive. Being smaller in two of three dimensions definitely helps the new Air achieve a super-slim profile."

I don't think you know what SSD is..

Edited by Tamilboy86, Mar 29 2011, 7:15am :

Tamilboy86 said,

It is a SSD. Did you even read the link I posted before? Oh I forgot you are blind.. :
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown...Model-A1370-Teardown/3745/2

Just in case you can't "see" the link. This is what it says:

"The new SSD is 2.45 mm thick compared to the platter-based 5.12 mm thickness of the old Air's drive. Being smaller in two of three dimensions definitely helps the new Air achieve a super-slim profile."

I don't think you know what SSD is..

LOL You're posting 3rd party sites to back up your argument. Why don't you ****ing see Apple's own website - the 1st party? They don't even claim that it's SSD because it would be a lie and they would get sued for false advertising. I'll leave this to your ignorance. Good luck in your life. *thumbs up*

Northgrove said,

lol.

SSD


lol.

Did you miss this line out when reading the article?

'the CPU is clocked a bit slower, the addition of an SSD should keep the performance on par with that of the standard MacBook'

Would suggest that there is no overall performance increase

Jebadiah said,
LOL You're posting 3rd party sites to back up your argument. Why don't you ****ing see Apple's own website - the 1st party? They don't even claim that it's SSD because it would be a lie and they would get sued for false advertising. I'll leave this to your ignorance. Good luck in your life. *thumbs up*

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371288,00.asp

Go read about what SSD is, then talk....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive

Just because it is custom made by apple doesn't mean it not SSD..

Edited by Tamilboy86, Mar 29 2011, 11:43am :

Jebadiah said,
LOL You're posting 3rd party sites to back up your argument. Why don't you ****ing see Apple's own website - the 1st party? They don't even claim that it's SSD because it would be a lie and they would get sued for false advertising. I'll leave this to your ignorance. Good luck in your life. *thumbs up*

dude, you don't have to be disrespectful. If they are wrong about something, you can explain your point in a better way than that but in this case you are wrong.

Chill out *thumbs up*