The 'Book Review

Living with a 'MacBook Nano', Netbook Users 'Not That Satisfied', Lightest Notebook, and More

This Week's MacBook, PowerBook, and iBook News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2009.10.16

General Apple and Mac desktops is covered in The Mac News Review. iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV news is covered in The iNews Review. All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

News & Opinion

Troubleshooting

Apple Updates

Tech Trends

Products & Services

Software

Bargain 'Books

News & Opinion

Nvidia Halts Development of Future Chipsets

AppleInsider's Slash Lane reports:

"Nvidia, the maker of Intel-compatible chipsets for Apple's line of Macs, has announced it will cease development of future hardware until its suit with Intel is settled sometime in 2010.

"The announcement made this week means that Nvidia has placed its nForce chipset line on hold, pending the outcome of Intel's suit against the chip maker, according to PC Magazine. Intel has alleged that a previous chipset agreement between it and Nvidia does not apply to the Core or Nehalem series of processors."

Life with a 'MacBook Nano'

The Apple Blog's Clayton Lai says lugging around a 5.5 lb. MacBook Pro along with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse was getting old, and he couldn't quite convince himself to get a new 13" MacBook Pro, so it was time to consider a smaller and lighter alternative - a "MacBook Nano."

Clayton is referring, of course, to a 'Hackintoshed' PC netbook.

"The one glaring caveat to running OS X on a netbook is the lack of screen real estate. Most netbooks are equipped with either a 9- or 10-inch screen typically running a resolution of 1024 by 600. But the overall UI design of OS X is seemingly based on a minimum screen resolution of 1280 by 800, which is what the lowest-spec'ed Macs run at. This poses some usability issues when it comes to the window size of certain applications."

Editor's note: The other big consideration is the small keyboards used in netbooks, often 85% or 92% of full size. For someone who "lugged around" a Bluetooth keyboard along with his MacBook Pro, choosing a netbook with a shrunken keyboard seems an odd choice. dk

MacBook Pro Selling Well at Amazon, Best Buy

All Things Digital's John Paczkowski asserts that that Apple has long been a subscriber to the underpromise-and-over-deliver school of guidance theory, so it's not unusual to see research houses raising their guidance on Apple in advance of its fourth-quarter financials

Paczkowski cites Morgan Keegan's Tavis McCourt reporting that the June refresh of the MacBook Pro line and the recent launch of Snow Leopard have juiced Apple sales at Amazon and Best Buy particularly.

Foxconn to Make Apple Tablet, Shipments to Begin in 1Q10?

DigiTimes' Max Wang, Ninelu Tu, and Joseph Tsai report:

"Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be the manufacturing partner for an upcoming tablet PC device from Apple, according to market sources. The device is expected to hit the market in the first quarter of 2010, with initial shipments from Foxconn being in the 300,000-400,000 range, the sources said."

Troubleshooting

Fix for G4 iBook Kernel Panics Caused by AirPort Cards

MacOS X Hints' contributor Anonymous says:

"Many iBook G4 laptops (and possibly other models) have a problem with the inbuilt AirPort card failing, and then causing regular kernel panics. This can be avoided in Leopard, and possibly Tiger, by replacing the kexts responsible for the AirPort with dud files...."

Apple Updates

Mac OS X v10.6: About the Battery Menu Bar Extra for Portable Macs

A new Apple Knowledge Base article says:

"Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard includes an improved Battery menu bar extra for portable Macs. The Battery menu bar extra provides information about the condition of the battery, as well the amount of time remaining on the current charge, the current active power source, and any current charge status details.

"Within the Battery menu bar extra in Mac OS X v10.6, you may see one of these messages:

  • Replace Soon
  • Replace Now
  • Service Battery

About 'Replace Soon'

"If you see 'Replace Soon' in the Battery menu, the battery may still be usable and hold some charge, however, you might consider battery replacement. If the battery in the Mac portable is removable, try removing and reseating it. Make sure the power cord is connected to your computer and a power outlet. If the battery is not removable, it may be necessary to reset the System Management Controller (SMC).

"If 'Replace Soon' continues to appear after reseating the battery or resetting the SMC, consider replacing the battery or taking the computer to an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

About 'Replace Now' and 'Service Battery'

"If a Mac portable's battery is unable to hold a charge for long (or at all), the Battery menu will display either a 'Replace Now' or 'Service Battery' alert. If you see this, and if the battery in the Mac portable is removable, try removing and reseating it. Make sure the power cord is connected to your computer and a power outlet. If the battery is not removable, it may be necessary to reset the System Management Controller (SMC).

"Your portable Mac's battery may need to be inspected and/or replaced if the issue persists."

Tech Trends

Michael Dell: Netbooks Customers 'Not That Satisfied'

The Register's Cade Metz reports that according to Michael Dell, a netbook is a dream purchase - until it's about 36 hours old.

"'If you take a user who's used to a 14- or 15-inch notebook and you say 'Here's a 10-inch netbook,' they're gonna say 'Hey, this is so fantastic. It's so cute. It's so light. I love it,'' Dell told Silicon Valley's tech-obsessed Churchill Club during an appearance Tuesday night. 'But about 36 hours later, they're saying 'The screen's gonna have to go. Give me my 15-inch screen back.'"

Colorful Laptops May Feel the Blues

IDG News Service's Agam Shah says:

"Dell and HP are coming out with colorful laptops, but Apple trumps them when it comes to design

"Some laptop makers are trying to outdo each other with colorful, personalized laptop designs, but analysts say the trend is unlikely to take off and that price and size remain the top priorities for buyers."

Sony Delivers World's Lightest Notebook

PR: Sony has taken the wraps off the world's lightest notebook the VAIO X Series.

Housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis, the X Series weighs just 1.6 pounds (with standard battery) and is just over a half-inch thin - roughly the thickness of a cell phone.

It features a 16:9 aspect ratio, which means you get a wider workspace all packed into a compact 11.1" (diagonal) footprint. And not only is the scratch-resistant LCD display durable, it also provides brilliant picture quality with 100% color saturation and improved brightness, thanks to its LED backlight technology.

Sony Vaio XThe X Series is also supplied with both a standard and super-extended capacity battery, delivering extra-long battery life for day-long productivity up to 3.5 hours for the standard battery and up to 14 hours for the super-extended capacity battery.

It's one thing to make a notebook thin, but when you consider the fact that the X Series also boasts industry-leading battery life and wireless WAN, you now have a game changer altering the way people use and think about their PC, said Mike Abary, senior vice president of the VAIO business group at Sony.

The unit's extremely thin profile alone is enough to turn heads, but its real elegance is found in its subtle details. Grooved edging traces its perimeter while a seamless sheet of lightly brushed aluminum frames the keyboard and covers the palmrest.

Its uniquely configured keyboard is designed with spacing between the keys for a comfortable typing experience. And the keystroke is firm and solid, creating a user-friendly touch and feel that makes finding the keys more intuitive.

The unit's touchpad features a multi-touch functionality commonly associated with touch-enabled smartphones. This means that you can zoom in and out, flip through pictures, rotate items clockwise and counterclockwise, and scroll vertically and horizontally without ever touching your mouse.

The X Series integrates wireless 3G Mobile Broadband technology provided by Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Builtin, WiFi (802.11n), and Bluetooth wireless technologies so you will always be connected. For 3G Mobile Broadband technology, a separate Verizon service subscription is required.

The model also incorporates real-time GPS functionality, making it easy to find restaurants, hotels or special sites of interest. Destinations can be found by simply typing in an address or keyword and then following the turn-by-turn directions. It even includes estimated drive times to let you know how far you are from a destination (United States or Canada only). No Internet connection is required in the United States or Canada.

The X Series incorporates a solid state drive (SSD) used in place of the spinning hard disk drive found in most computers. This provides a rapid bootup and quicker access to applications, while reducing the risk of hard drive damage an ideal feature for those on-the-go who are in situations where sudden movements are common. It will come with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

The VAIO X Series notebook will come in two colors, black and gold, and start at about $1,300. It is available for preorders today online at www.sonystyle.com/pr/x. It will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers around the country starting next month.

Products & Services

MacBook & MacBook Pro Unibody 13" Matte Finish Screen Upgrade $199.99 Shipped

PR: Don't like the shine? Think your 13" MacBook or MacBook Pro screen is like looking in a mirror? TechRestore can help.

This service is for the "Unibody" MacBook systems with 13.3" screens that were released by Apple in late 2008 and the 13.3" MacBook Pro systems that were released in mid-2009. Only fully functional screens qualify for this replacement service.

Matte display on 13 inch MacBookThis service includes replacement of the super glossy, super shiny LCD screen on your MacBook with a matte finish, non-glossy screen. They also remove the shiny glass cover on your MacBook and replace it with a black bezel that surrounds the matte finish screen. The replacement screen will be brand new and include a 1-year TechRestore warranty. TechRestore will perform the service within 24-hours (M-F) of receipt of your Mac.

In order to replace the super-shiny screen with a traditional matte (antiglare) screen, TechRestore removes the glass screen cover (you know, that mirror-like glass you have been seeing your reflection in), then remove the glossy LCD (LED backlight) screen and replace it with a matte-finish screen that has the exact same specifications as the original; same resolution, same color depth, same LED backlight . . . you get the idea. A new custom black bezel around the edge of the screen matches the finish of the MacBook and looks great. The bezel has all the required holes in it for the iSight and other items that sit at the top of the MacBook screen housing.

Beta testers on this service have said they do not like antiglare covers since they tend to distort images and make color matching very difficult. This service replaces your entire LCD panel and includes a 1-year warranty on your new screen. TechRestore's technicians have performed tens of thousands of repairs on in-warranty laptops since 1994 and say they have never had a warranty declined by the manufacturer due to their service. Of course, the manufacturer will not cover any parts they install on your laptop. In the unlikely event that you have a problem getting warranty service on your laptop after they perform any repair or upgrade, simply give TechRestore a call so they can provide you with assistance.

Note that the low price of the Matte Finish Upgrade requires a trade-in of your existing screen.

TechRestore's flat-rate LCD screen replacement includes everything you need to get your trusty Mac back up and running as quickly as possible. Choose from Overnight Door-to-Door pickup service, Local Drop-Off at any FedEx location near you or send your Mac on your own and get Free return shipping. During the repair process, you'll be provided with email updates and you can check your repair status online at anytime.

Choose from four shipping options for your upgrade:

  1. Door-to-Door Overnight Pickup for $99
  2. Local FedEx Drop-Off with Overnight Delivery for $49
  3. Self-Ship with Return Overnight Delivery for $29
  4. Self-Ship with Return Ground (3-5 Day M-F) Delivery: Free

Three options include return Overnight shipping back to your location when your repair is completed. Click here for an illustrated view of your shipping options. The Free Ground return option is valid with any approved repair.

Customers outside the US, in Canada, Hawaii & Alaska select the Self-Ship shipping option below. An additional charge of $20 will be added to your order for return overnight shipping.

RadTech ClearCal Anti-Glare Film for Glossy Displays

PR: ClearCal for glossy glass displays on MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac & Apple Cinema Display provides protection while significantly reducing glare on glossy glass displays. Significantly reduces glare on glossy glass displays, easy to apply and remove - leaves no residue, blemish-healing adhesive layer conceals existing abrasions and scratches

MacBook Pro with and without matte filmClearCal AG (antiglare) films greatly improve the viewability of glossy glass displays when used in brightly lit or outdoor environments. ClearCal films combine a tempered 2-mil matte finished, antireflection layer, permanently laminated to a 3-mil flexible transparent base. A blemish-healing siliconized adhesive provides an optically-correct, yet easily removable bond that conceals existing surface defects like abrasions and scratches. The siliconized adhesive is permanently bonded to the base layer and will never leave any residue behind if later removed.

ClearCal's hardened surface resists scratches and abrasions and is easy to clean. In addition to glare reduction, ClearCal provides a level of impact protection and minimizes the appearance of oils or streaking if the display is touched. Detailed, illustrated instructions included.

NOTE: All antiglare films impart a slight prismatic effect to object edges when viewed straight-on. This effect can be minimized by reducing display brightness when indoors, and recalibrating the display after the film has been installed.

Check film for proper size by test-fitting on screen or device before removing protective mask. In addition, check film thoroughly for any creases or other damage before removing protective mask. Once protective masks or liners have been removed, films are not returnable, exchangeable or refundable.

Features:

  • Provides good impact protection for glass displays
  • Significantly reduces glare in brightly lit or outdoor environments
  • Reduces eyestrain, flares and reflections
  • Blemish-healing siliconized adhesive layer conceals existing abrasions / scratches
  • Can be removed, cleaned and reapplied several times
  • Minimizes the appearance of oils and streaks if touched
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Also available for iPod touch and iPhone

ClearCal Specs:

  • Material: Laminated PETE
  • Film Thickness: 5 mil
  • Transmissivity: 94%
  • Size & Weight:
    • 13in: 296 x 188mm / 114g
    • 15in: 341 x 217mm / 116g
    • 17in: 374 x 237mm / 122g
    • 20in: 446 x 283mm / 187g
    • 24in: 535 x 340mm / 204g
  • Fits:
    • 13in MacBook/Pro (unibody)
    • 15in MacBook Pro (unibody)
    • 17in MacBook Pro (unibody)
    • Apple 20in iMac (alum & glass)
    • Apple 24in iMac (alum & glass)
    • Apple 24in LED Display

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Kanex Mini DisplayPort Adapter to HDMI 1080p Video w/Digital Audio

PR: Bring a true digital experience to your home theater with our fully digital Mini DisplayPort adapter that supports 1080p video and digital audio for Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac.

With audio limitation from Mini DisplayPort we've combined Apple Mini Jack digital audio output with Mini DisplayPort digital video output into a single HDMI output solution to bring a true audio video experience with full HD 1080p video and full digital audio 5.1 support. Powered by USB so no external power source is needed.

Kanex Mini DisplayPort Adapter to HDMI 1080p Video w/Digital AudioFeatures

  • Design for Apple Unibody MacBook, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac
  • Supports Mini DisplayPort 1.1a input, USB 2.0, Apple Mini Jack Optical Audio Input
  • Input Video Signal: Mini DisplayPort
  • Input Audio Signal: Apple Mini Jack
  • Supports HDMI 165 MHz/1.65 Gbps per channel (4.95 Gbps all channel) bandwidth
  • Supports HDMI resolution of up to 1080p
  • Supports HDMI 8 bit per channel (24 bit all channel) deep color
  • Supports uncompressed 5.1 channel audio such as LPCM
  • Supports compressed 5.1 channel audio such as DTS Digital, Dolby Digital
  • USB does not support analog audio signal
  • User Guide & Setup

Price: $69.99

WD MyBook Studio External Drive

PR: Designed for Mac, My Book Studio external drives feature a customizable e-label, automatic, visual backup, and password protection. The high-performance FireWire 800 interface gives you the speed you need for creative endeavors like photo and video editing and graphic design. The new My Book Studio comes in 500 GB, 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB capacities and is available immediately with prices ranging from $150 to $300

WD MyBook Studio External DriveThe My Book Studio external drive is a high-performance answer to your storage needs. Formatted for Mac, it features an innovative e-label system to personalize your drive and easily archive media collections; WD SmartWare and a fast FireWire 800 interface.

Product Features

Smart display - Create your own personalized drive label to remind you what's stored on each drive. You can even view the label when the drive is unplugged. The display also includes available capacity and security status.

Pure performance - Save and access data at top speeds with the high-performance FireWire 800 interface. Also includes USB 2.0 interface for maximum flexibility.

Designed for Mac - Formatted for Mac and compatible with Apple TimeMachine, this drive is plug-and-play ready for Mac computer users.

WD SmartWare - See your life safe in one place.

See your backup as it happens Seeing is believing. Visual backup displays your content in categories and shows the progress of your backup.

Protect your data automatically Relax, your data is secure. Automatic, continuous backup will instantly make a second copy whenever you add or change a file.

Bring back lost files effortlessly Retrieve your valuable data to its original location whether you've lost all your data or just overwritten an important file.

Take control Customize your backup, set drive security, run diagnostics, manage the power settings, and more from the WD SmartWare control center.

Drive lock - Gain peace of mind knowing that your data is protected from unauthorized access or theft with password protection and 256-bit hardware-based encryption.

Smaller, sleeker, more streamlined design - We've made these award-winning drives even smaller, sleeker and more elegant. As always, this book-like shape takes up minimal space on your desk and allows two or more My Book drives to nestle neatly together like volumes on a shelf.

Power miser - My Book external drives are designed to save energy. WD GreenPower Technology lowers internal drive power consumption by up to 30%, a sleep mode reduces power during idle times, and a power-saving feature turns the drive on and off with your computer.

Planet friendly - Small retail box from recycled materials to minimize waste. Recycle it.

System Requirements: Mac OS X, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard

2 TB: $299.99

Performance Specifications

  • Serial Transfer Rate
    • FireWire 800: Serial Bus Transfer Rate (1394b) 800 Mb/s (Max)
    • USB 2.0: Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)
  • Physical Specifications
    • Capacity 2 TB
    • Interface FireWire 800, USB 2.0
  • Physical Dimensions
    • Height 6.50"/165 mm
    • Length 5.3"/135 mm
    • Width 1.9"/48 mm
  • Weight 2.60 lb./1.18 kg

Wireless N USB Adapter TEW-644UB (Version V1.0R)

Wireless N USB AdapterPR: The Wireless N USB Adapter allows you to connect a laptop or desktop computer wirelessly with supercharged speed and reliability. Enjoy up to 8x the speed and 4x the coverage of a wireless g connection. Upgrade to TRENDnet's Wireless N USB Adapter and enjoy faster than wired speeds with a wireless connection.

TEW-644UB Features:

  • Upgrade your laptop or desktop to wireless n
  • 8x the speed and 4x the coverage of wireless g
  • Quickly connect your PC or Laptop to a wireless network
  • Advanced wireless encryption provides robust security
  • One-step encryption setup with WiFi Protected Setup

Setup is easy with WiFi Protected Setup technology. Advanced wireless encryption protects your valuable data. The latest in MIMO antenna technology ensures the fast communication speeds that wireless n technology provides. Stream media, download files, play games and talk online when connected to a wireless n router.

**Maximum wireless signal rates are referenced from IEEE 802.11 theoretical specifications. Actual data throughput and coverage will vary depending on interference, network traffic, building materials and other conditions.

Wireless N diagramOverview

  • WiFi compliant with IEEE 802.11n standard
  • Backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b devices
  • Supports Ad-Hoc (Client-Client) and Infrastructure (AP-Client) Mode
  • Supports Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology
  • Maximum reliability, throughput and connectivity with automatic data rate switching
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
  • Low interference and high susceptibility guarantee reliable performance
  • Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Mac operating systems
  • Easy user setup and intuitive diagnostics utilities
  • Coverage of up to 50 meters indoor, 100 meters outdoor *
  • WiFi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) supported
  • 3-year limited warranty

Technical Specifications:

  • Supported OS
    • Mac OS X 10.4/10.5
    • Windows 2000/XP (32/64-bit) /Vista (32/64-bit)
  • Hardware Interface: USB 2.0
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
  • LED Indicators
    • Activity
    • Power Consumption
  • Receive mode: 250mA (max) ; Transmit mode : 320mA (max)
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 80 x 27 x 12mm (3.1 x 1 x 0.5in)
  • Weight: 20g (0.7oz)
  • Antenna: Built-in 2 on board antennas
  • Frequency: 2.412 ~ 2.484 GHz

MSRP: $40.99

Software

KeyRemap4MacBook 6.0 Free MacBook Keyboard Remapper

PR: KeyRemap4MacBook is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X.

In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).

example:

  • enter - > command
  • option-R - > enter
  • swap escape & tilde.
  • control+M - > return (universal Emacs-mode)
  • space - > shift (SandS)
  • drop shift+F1 .. shift+F12 (prevent to slow down expose)

You can add new key remappings very easily. Add new remappings if the ones you need are not in the existing key remapping options.

You can also change key remapping settings through Terminal.app commands.

  • /Library/org.pqrs/KeyRemap4MacBook/bin/KeyRemap4MacBook_sysctl_set repeat.wait 20
  • /Library/org.pqrs/KeyRemap4MacBook/bin/KeyRemap4MacBook_sysctl_ctl save

New in version 6.0:

  • Stable release for Snow Leopard.

System Requirements:

  • KeyRemap4Macbook works in all Mac such as MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, etc.
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later (32-bit & 64-bit).

Last stable version (v.5.1) for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 available

Platform Support

  • Intel
  • Universal Binary.
  • Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5.

Free

Bargain 'Books

Bargain 'Books are used unless otherwise indicated. New and refurbished units have a one-year Apple warranty and are eligible for AppleCare.

PowerBook, iBook, and MacBook profiles linked in our Portable Mac Index.

Apple Store

Factory refurbished units with Apple's full one-year warranty.

  • 1.6 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/120 HD, $1,099
  • 1.8 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/80 HD, $1,099
  • 1.8 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/64 GB SSD, $1,199
  • 1.86 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/128 GB SSD, $1,249
  • 1.86 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/120 GB HD, $1,349
  • 2.13 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/120 GB HD, $1,549
  • 2.13 GHz MacBook White, 2 GB/160/SD, $849
  • 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 2 GB/160 GB HD/SD, $899
  • 2.0 GHz Unibody MacBook, 2 GB/160/SD, $899
  • 2.4 GHz Unibody MacBook, 2 GB/250/SD, $999
  • 2.4 GHz Unibody MacBook, 2 GB/128 GB SSD/SD, $1,299
  • 13" 2.26 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $999
  • 13" 2.53 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/250/SD, $1,299
  • 15" 2.53 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/320/SD, $1,449
  • 15" 2.53 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/128 SSD/SD, $1,599
  • 15" 2.66 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/320/SD, $1,599
  • 15" 2.93 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/320/SD, $1,949
  • 17" 2.66 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/320/SD, $1,949
  • 17" 2.66 GHz Unibody MacBook Pro, 4 GB/320/SD, antiglare, $1,999

MacMall

  • 1.86 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/120, $1,394
  • 2.13 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/128 SSD, $1,694 after rebate
  • 2.13 GHz Core 2 MacBook White, 2 GB/16/SD, $929 after rebate
  • 13" 2.26 GHz MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $1,114.00 after rebate
  • 15" 2.53 GHz June 09 MacBook Pro, 4 GB/250/SD, $1,594 after rebate
  • 17" 2.8 GHz MacBook Pro, 4 GB/500/SD, $2,294 after rebate

Mac Connection

  • 2.0 GHz Unibody MacBook, 2 GB/160/SD, $899.99 after rebate

Club Mac

  • 1.6 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/120 HD, Nvidia GeForce 9400M, $1,099.99

TechRestore

  • 2.0 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/80/SD, $619.99
  • 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/120/SD, $719.99
  • 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/80/SD, $729.99
  • 15" 1.83 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 1 GB/80/SD, $779.99
  • 15" 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 1 GB/80/SD, $799.99
  • 15" 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1 GB/200/SD, $899.99
  • 17" 2.33 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1 GB/120/SD, APX, $1,269
  • 17" 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1 GB/160/SD, $1,399

BetaMacs - G3 PowerBooks - G4 iBooks

  • Lombard PowerBook G3/400, 256/6/DVD, OS 9, $179
  • Pismo PowerBook G3/400, 512/10/no optical drive?, AP, $299
  • 12" iBook G4/1.33 GHz, 768/40/Combo, AP, OS X 10.6, $299

Wegener Media - Clamshell iBooks - MacBook - 15" MacBook Pro - 17" MacBook Pro

  • Clamshell iBook G3/300, 96/6/CD, blueberry or tangerine, $179.99
  • 1.83 GHz Core Duo MacBook, white, 512/60/Combo, $499.99
  • 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, white, 512/60/Combo, $549.99
  • 2.0 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white Core2 Duo, 1 GB/80/SD, $599.99
  • 15" 1.83 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 512/80/SD, $599.99
  • 15" 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 512/100/SD, $639.99
  • 15" 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 512/80/SD, $629.99
  • 15" 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 1 GB/80/SD, $634.99
  • 15" 2.16 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 1 GB/100/SD, $669.99
  • 15" 2.16 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 1 GB/120/SD, $694.99
  • 15" 2.2 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1 GB/120/SD, $849.99
  • 15" 2.2 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 4 GB/120/SD, $939.99
  • 17" 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 4 GB/160/SD, $1,169

ExperCom

  • 2.16 GHz MacBook White, 1 GB/100/SD, $749
  • 15" 1.83 GHz MacBook Pro, 2 GB/80/SD, $849

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