Apple Next Generation Notebooks

15 10 2008

// Wow, New Macintosh portable computers by Apple Inc. are here. All engineered to standards that don’t even exist yet. The design is still clean and superb (its not a surprise, all Apple products have a nice design). But this time Apple hit big by updating an entire line of laptops at one go (Macbook, Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air).

According to Apple, these new machines were designed from scratch, this time the Apple team devised a way to replace many parts with just one. That one part is knows as unibody(“a seamless enclosure carved from a single piece of aluminum”). They also claimed that their machines are more stronger.

Now, no more mouse buttons on the Macbooks, Apple has designed a trackpad which has a built-in support for multi-touch gestures. Maybe this design will be implemented by other manufacturers.


Here’s the way multi-touch has been set out to work on the new MacBooks:

  • Two-finger gesture: Pinch and rotate for zooming and panning
  • Three-finger gesture: Swiping between photos
  • Four-finger gesture: Expose and app switching


Yeah, now you can reach very high level of portable gaming performance with desktop class graphics. On the Macbook you have the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory(the CPU and a graphics processor with all of the core logic built into a single chip) whereas on the Macbook Pro contains the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics processor with dual-link DVI support.
Personally, I think that this new Macbook Pro is the real solution to gamers, designers and video editors. It would have been the ultimate mobile solution if it was a laptop with a Quad Core and a graphic processor with 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM. But I have not seen any laptop with such hardware till now. 
Finally, if you want to buy a good laptop (especially design professionals), I strongly advise you to buy this Macbook Pro.