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New MacBook Pros introduced

In addition to the new MacBooks, Apple introduced new MacBooks Pro, with the same style of enclosure. The new 15" MacBook Pros come with improved graphics performance, and glass Multi-Touch trackpads.

They start at $1,999 and use Intel Core 2 Duo processors, running up to 2.8 GHz, and a new graphics architecture that allows users to switch between the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor for better battery life and a second NVIDIA chip called GeForce 9600M GT for higher performance.

The new MacBook Pro features include:

- Unibody enclosure
- Mini DisplayPort for Video out
- Two NVIDIA graphics chipsets: 9400M and 9600M GT
- Instant-on LED-backlit displays
- Glass Multi-Touch trackpad with new Multi-Touch gestures
- User accessible hard drive

The new MacBook Pros will provide the following price points:

- $1999. 15.4" Glossy Display, 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA 9400M + 9600M, 250GB HD.
- $2499. 15.4" Glossy Display, 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA 9400M + 9600M, 320GB HD.

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Apple Introduces New MacBooks

Apple just announced two new MacBook models with all-aluminum enclosures, improved graphics cards, and glass Multi-Touch trackpads.

The new MacBook features include:

- Unibody enclosure
- Mini DisplayPort for Video out
- NVIDIA graphics
- Instant-on LED-backlit displays
- Glass Multi-Touch trackpad with new Multi-Touch gestures

The last generation white plastic MacBook will remain in Apple's product line, with a new price ($999). The new MacBooks will be have the following prices :

- $1299 ( 13.3" Glossy Display, 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 160GB HD)
- $1599 (13.3" Glossy Display, 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, 250GB HD)

The new MacBooks are leaving the factories in 7 days, according to the Apple Store.



One More Thing : Will Steve Jobs announce a MacBook Dock?

Remember the PowerBook Duo? It was the smallest and most innovative notebook of its time. And it had a motorized dock. You left the dock at home or at the office, connected to a screen and when you came back, you just put the PowerBook in the dock. It swallowed it like a video tape. What if Apple created an updated dock for its new laptop that will be announced tomorrow?

Could that be the "brick"? Without the MacBook, the dock would be as usefull as a brick. With the MacBook, you would have laptop-desktop hybrid. As 9to5Mac mentions, all the ports of the new MacBooks and MacBooks Pro are on the left. The drives are on the right, allowing the new laptops to be inserted in an iMac-like dock (Apple patented such a solution a while ago).



MacWay announces SilverDrive Quattro 1.5

MacWay, the French leader in storage solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its SilverDrive Quattro 1.5 TB, the world’s first 1.5 Terabyte quad interface single drive external hard drive. It’s High-end electronic featuring FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and eSATA interfaces combined with a 1.5 TB hard drive, makes it, according to MacWay, the fastest, the biggest an the most versatile external hard drive offering on the market today. The specs are the following :

  • 100% high grade aluminum stylish enclosure
  • Passive cooling to avoid the use of a fan and allow the most silent operation
  • eSATA mode, as fast as internal SATA
  • Connectivity : eSATA, FireWire 800 (x2), FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports
  • Removable standing feet allowing vertical positioning for a footprint on the desk.

The SilverDrive is priced at € 299 (19.6% V.A.T included) for the brand new capacity of 1.5TB. For more information check MacWay website.


Aquafadas introduces VideoPier 1.0 and VideoPierHD

    Aquafadas just introduced VideoPier and VideoPier HD v1.0. The VideoPier family of products is aimed at videographers who own MPEG-2 or AVCHD camcorders and who struggle with these video formats on their Mac.

    VideoPier and VideoPier HD make it very easy to transfer clips from these camcorders to a central location on their Mac, without requiring any conversion, without any loss in quality. The clips appear grouped by Events in the VideoPier elegant user interface, ready to be viewed, organized and converted to any format.
    VideoPier handles equally well data that has already been copied to disk and will let you access all your clips easily. In addition, VideoPier HD lets you capture HDV material directly from tape based HDV camcorders.

    VideoPier and VideoPier HD v1.0 integrates seamlessly with your other video applications and let you use workflows that are not supported by default on the Mac. VideoPier comes with an extensive set of export functionality, to iMovie 06/08, iPhone, Quicktime and Final Cut (VideoPier HD only).

    For more information, check