New MacBooks going glass

Summary:It's no secret that Apple's MacBooks are next in line for an update. The MacBook was speed-bumped on 16 February 2008 and its enclosure was introduced 16 May 2006 – two years and two months ago.

It's no secret that Apple's MacBooks are next in line for an update. The MacBook was speed-bumped on 16 February 2008 and its enclosure was introduced 16 May 2006 – two years and two months ago.

The MacBook Pro was speed-bumped on 26 February 2008 and the enclosure was released on 16 September 2003 as a the PowerBook G4– almost five years ago.

According to a piece by ComputerWorld's Seth Weintraub talks about some changes coming in new MB and MBP by the end of September:

  • The new models are thinner than current MacBook and MacBook Pros and slightly more rounded, taking design cues from the MacBook Air.
  • The trackpad is glass, multi-touch and uses gestures. The screen isn’t multi-touch.
  • The body is manufactured out of one piece of aluminum. Eco-friendly, yet sturdy. Manufacturing process is completely different.

AppleInsider adds that Apple may be exploring chip alternatives for the new notebooks that "may have little or nothing to do with Intel at all." But then confuses the issue by saying that the primary CPU will continue to come from Intel.

It still remains to be seen what Apple will do with the MacBook Air which came out on 15 January 2008, but all sign point to minor speed-bumps only.

Topics: Laptops, Apple, Hardware, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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