Your protagonist lights a cigarette, rocks back in his chair, and relaxes, triumphant
Well, here we are, post Keynote. The Mac Book Pro is out, now. iLife ‘06 and iWork ‘06 are out as well. My brand new iMac is already obsolete, less than a month after I bought it. My needs for a laptop are sated in the new Mac Book, and my order for a low-end one is already in. I’m excited by the MagSafe feature in the new Mac Book Pro, as I’ve destroyed a few power adapter in my days. The lack of FireWire 800 is odd, but the addition of SPDIF in and out is quite nice as well. One nice add is the new ExpressCard/34 slot, which is designed to supplant PCMCIA.
What concerns me is a lack of listed Battery Life in the stats. The new Mac Book Pro packs a 60WHr battery, as opposed to the G4’s 50WHr battery, and the new charger is 85W instead of the 65W adapters we currently have. What’s the battery life going to be like, I wonder?
Take a look, though, at the test data. Twice as fast? Sign me up.
iLife ‘06 seems much more .Mac centric than ever before and I’m sure that’ll ruffle some feathers. I’m a subscriber, but I can understand why people might be irked at a purchase price that has a hidden cost in it.
iWork ‘06 seems to be a bit of a sleeper, but we’ll see about that, long term.
Overall, the Keynote’s over and done, and I’m somewhat pleased. Sure, we didn’t get the major things the rumors sites promised us, but what we got is pretty solid. What do you think?
What do you make of this year’s Keynote?