The new Apple MacBook Pro has premium features at a premium price (compared to WinTel notebooks). The question for those of us on a budget: Pay the price (and skip every other lunch for a long time) or wait for the Intel iBook (note, my iBook G4 in the office still works fine but my HP notebook at home is dying - So, I need to buy something soon).
Gizmodo was the first site I found with full specs for the MacBook Pro:
And except for the relatively small 512MB RAM in the $1999 model, the specs are very impessive.
I was very happy to see that Firewire had not disappeared as some rumor sites had predicted.
The built-in iSight should make for a lot more video-casts starting up this year.
The MagSafe magnetic powerplug sounds like an idea that will be copied by many other manufacturers.
And, of course, the dual-core Intel CPU that is said to make the MacBook Pro 5 times faster than the Powerbook. Wow…
So, those of you not independently wealthy who are heading to the Apple web store right now to order a MacBook Pro, chime in and help me convince myself to go into debt :-)
Are you going to buy a MacBook Pro or wait for the Intel iBook?