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Monday, July 20, 2009

Apple Legal Asks Microsoft to Stop Lying

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.macdailynews.com/index.p...book_pro_price/

"In addition to falsely advertising the wrong price for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the ad has always been misleading in that the shot of the Apple product shown before the price tag is of a now-discontinued aluminum 13-inch MacBook, which at the time retailed for $1,299 and has since been replaced by the new 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1,199 or $800 less than the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro price card that Microsoft shows in their misleading ad. Not only do they lie in the visuals, but Microsoft lies in the audio, too: In the ad, while showing the 13-inch MacBook, Microsoft's actress states, "This Mac costs $2000""

Some people ask me why these ads get me so annoyed and this is a prime reason. While MacDailyNews has a habit of getting a bit inflammatory in their posts, they make an excellent point here, particularly about the dope at Microsoft, Kevin Turner, saying the call he got was the greatest ever because it proved the ads were working!

Yeah sure, Kevin. That's exactly the reason you got that call. It had nothing to do with you outwardly lying about the price of the 13" (then) MacBook. It was all Apple fear. There's an axiom in business, and Microsoft would do well to pay attention to it. When you're number one in a market, don't bring any attention to number two.

And for those of you who complain that Apple's ads are just as inaccurate... Cool... Since there were 40 or so of them, I'm sure you have plenty of examples of where Apple attacked Microsoft with something as inaccurate as a $900 difference in the price of one of its products, so share them so we all can enjoy!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deal on MacBook in Apple Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 10:00 AM

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/ho...mac?mco=MTE3NjY

Deal on a refurbished MacBook if you are in the market. I have purchased a few items via the refurb route and haven't had any problems. Good deal if you are in the market for one, if so head on over to Apple.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Don't Hold Your Breath for That 17-inch Macbook Pro!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 10:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-1...tag=mncol;title

"Apple is going to need a little more time to get its new 17-inch MacBook Pro out the door."

Last week it was a lead time of 7 to 10 days, now comes word that it is "taking longer than expected" to fulfill the orders so don't expect any packages until at least February 19th. Apparently it is due to the delay of one of the components from the manufacturer, unknown which one however. The expected shipping date when they were originally announced was by the end of January 2009.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

White MacBook Gets an Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Laptops" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/21/...-unibody-specs/

"Hmmm, what's this? Did Apple just update its lowly, $999 white plastic polycarbonate MacBook to more closely align with its new unibody MacBooks? Why yes, yes it has... sometime in the last 3 days according to Google's cache."

I guess I should have waited a bit longer to buy the one I currently own.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aluminum and Glass: The New MacBook Pro

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Laptops" @ 10:00 AM



Product Category: Notebook Computer
Manufacturer: Apple
Where to Buy: Amazon.com [Affiliate]
Price: $1999 - $2499 ($2499 configuration tested, no BTO options)
Specifications: Detailed Specs Here

Pros:

  • Solid smooth design;
  • Powerful CPU and GPU;
  • Excellent screen.

Cons:

  • Trackpad is somewhat fidgety;
  • A tad on the heavy side;
  • Expensive.

Summary:
Apple has ditched the two-piece shell of the MacBook Pro, opting for a new single-piece shell they refer to as "brick." Is the new MacBook Pro a divine piece of masonry or an over-hyped marketing gimmick? Read more...


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