MacBook released

So Apple’s dropped the MacBook as expected, albeit well before their announced expected time last year. And as you may well know, I’ve been keeping an eye out for the MacBook for a while now… so it’s decision time =)

It’s really a no-brainer. I can afford the higher-spec 2Ghz machine, and even do up the options a bit. What I really don’t get is why Apple is charging over $200 more for a black box. Once you’ve up-spec’d your white 2Ghz one to 80GB, you’ve got the functional equivalent. I don’t get it. It’s like they’re saying “We know you want black. But you gotta pay for it.” – or is it? Is it something like the black one gets hotter so there’s an extra $200 of cooling in there?

Anyway, I’d also like a recommendation – go with 1GB memory? it is shared with the graphics. I’m already going with the 80 GB drive. Finally, should I wait until I can claim duty-free? Can I claim duty free? (coz that’s a $200 saving, and I am looking at a camera too). If you’ve got answers, let me know.

7 thoughts on “MacBook released”

  1. Well, if you plan on playing games like X3 Reunion (like me, very cool game btw) on your Mac, I’d say yes. It also depends on your graphics card man. Too much memory can be a waste on those things.

    Good on you for being able to afford that thing! Try to claim duty free and ask the stores what constitutes it. I think as long as you have a plane ticket you can claim it.

  2. nah I’m not in the market for PC gaming basically. PS3 FTW!

    hey, you save a bit, you have a bit of leeway on the cc… =)

  3. Cut costs, make more money. At the end of the day, I doubt most Mac people actually care about the hardware like PC people. In fact, I’d go so far as to say Mac people get Macs cos it looks pretty, it works and they don’t have to (can’t really) upgrade the thing.

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