The 'Book Review

Mac Netbook Coming?, $179 64 GB SSD, Apple Owns 20% of US Notebook Market, and More

This Week's MacBook, PowerBook, and iBook News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2008.10.03

All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

General Apple and Mac desktops is covered in The Mac News Review. iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV news is covered in The iNews Review.

News & Opinion

Tech Trends


Bargain 'Books

News & Opinion

Head of Norton AntiVirus Development Uses a Mac

Cnet UK blogger Rory Reid reports:

"I'm making a habit of seeing things I'm not supposed to....

"This trend continued last week when I sat down with Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of consumer products at Symantec. He spoke very eloquently about the merits of Norton AntiVirus 2009 and how Symantec was trying desperately to change the negative image of Norton as a resource-hogging, user-bothering nuisance.

Norton's Rowan Trollope using a MacBook Pro"However, Reid couldn't help but notice that during his meeting with Trollope the Norton exec he was using a 15" Apple MacBook Pro, observing:

"For all his hyperbole about how incredibly safe Norton keeps Windows PCs, it appeared Trollope was ducking the virus threat completely - by using a Mac....

"Trollope politely explained that he'd chosen a Mac because he prefers the platform's 'ease of use' and 'elegance'. I'm assuming he's referring to OS X's spangly graphical user interface, and not the Mac's innate ability to dodge malware.

"It does make you wonder - if the guy responsible for pimping AV software prefers Macs, maybe we should too."

Will Apple Join the Netbook Fight?

ZD Net's Andrew Nusca says:

"News today from Cult of Mac (via MacRumors) noted that the relative popularity of recently introduced Netbooks from Asus, Acer and Dell may force Apple's hand to compete in the sub-$1000 price range.

"According to the report, Amazon's most popular laptops list is now dominated by the $400-$600 devices, with Apple's $1299 MacBook being the lone exception in the top 10. Problem is, that's more than double in price for Apple's lowest-end laptop.

"Since Netbooks are tiny, lightweight and cheap - we're talking 9- and 10-inch screens for as low as $329 - analysts are saying that worsening economic conditions are only helping their popularity, and therefore, 'it has been suggested that Apple may drop the price of the upcoming MacBooks to try to counter this trend.'"

Apple Netbook Not as Ludicrous as Some Think's WyldKard says:

"At Apple Gazette, Michael made a post about why Apple wouldn't release a netbook, pointing out how the only non-netbooks on Amazon's list of top 20 selling computers are MacBooks. That's a nice observation, but then Michael postulates that because of this, Apple would be in danger of cannibalizing its own sales should it release a netbook. That's where he goes too far.

"All the Amazon list shows is that Apple dominates notebook sales at Amazon, not that Apple is seriously poised to compete against the netbook trend. That is to say, the Amazon list does not show that people in the market for a netbook are looking at the MacBook as an option....

"Just because MacBook sales are doing well, doesn't mean they're doing well against anything except for other notebooks....

"People looking at netbooks are specifically looking for lightweight machines that have a small physical footprint, as well as a small footprint for their wallet. The truth is, Apple's only real competitor in this market is the iPhone, and that's even a huge stretch to say...."

For Every $3 Spent on Notebooks in the US, $1 Went for a MacBook

A Houston Chronicle commentary says:

"That sales of Apple notebooks have taken off is not news. Quarter after quarter, portables have been a big part of the swelling Macintosh tide. A DisplaySearch report released earlier this month showed Apple's notebook sales increased 60 percent year over year. It's now No. 4 in this category, behind Dell, HP and Acer.

"But Joe Wilcox of Microsoft Watch says a new report from NPD shows the impact is much greater than that....

"Windows laptops only had about 80 percent unit share at online and brick-and-mortar retail stores in June and July, according to NPD. But measured in dollars, market share was much lower: 65 percent. The difference in both categories largely belonged to Mac laptops....

"For every three dollars spent on notebooks at US retail, one went to a Mac...."

"What's next? I predict that Apple's grab for dollars has gone about as far as it can, without price cuts....

"Apple is expected to announce new notebooks next month, according to the furiously churning Mac rumor mill. Expect prices to be lower, at least on the consumer-level MacBooks, though I'm not sure Apple can bring itself to do what really should be done....

"If the company wants to put the pedal to the metal, it needs to offer a MacBook that starts in the $600-$700 range, or lower, with a feature set that matches or beats the Windows notebooks."

Apple's US Retail Notebook Share Up to 20%?

AppleInsider's Sam Oliver reports:

"One in five notebooks purchased at US retail outlets during the recent back-to-school buying season were Macs, according to a new report.

"Citing data from market research firm NPD, the Register notes that sales of Apple's notebook lines shot up more than 30 percent year-over-year to claim 20 percent of the US retail market during the months of July and August.

"Word of the latest surge in MacBook sales comes less than two weeks after NPD released similar data, showing that Apple's share of the North American notebook market to have risen more than 60 percent to 10.6 percent during the three-month period ending June."

Apple Holds 20% of Retail Notebook Sales, 35% of Revenue

Daily Tech's Jason Mick reports:

"Good news for Apple in terms of sales is offset by a pummeling on the stock market....

"In the latest NPD sales info, Windows PCs had a strong 80 percent unit share at online and brick-and-mortar retail stores in June and July. However, despite having less than 20 percent unit share (some units were netbooks running Linux distros), Apple managed to make over 35 percent of the revenue share - over 1 in 3 dollars spent on computers. Apple may not be beating Windows in sales, but it is making a lot of money.

"Notebooks are the biggest sales category according to the latest report, with unit sales expected to eclipse 148.2 million this year, says research firm IDC. Year-to-year growth rates of notebooks were 37.2 percent and an impressive 44.7 percent outside the United States."

Will Notebooks Ever Replace Desktop PCs?

ZD Net's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says:

"There's no doubt that notebooks are the area where PC shipments are growing the fastest. In fact, it's fair to say that desktop sales are stagnating. People and businesses spending their hard-earned cash are being tempted by the mobile aspect of notebooks and are choosing these over desktop-based silicon.

"But it's easy to read too much into short-term sales figures. My take on notebook sales is that there are two factors that are causing sales figures to shift in favor of the notebook...."

Buying a Refurbished MacBook for My Wife

David Alison says:

"Ah, the sound of a delivery truck in front of the house is always a welcome sound for a gear-head like me. I've gotten to the point where I can distinguish between UPS and FedEx by the squeal their brakes make. After a 1 day delay because I left the house for 15 minutes yesterday and that happened to be the window for the FedEx Ground guy, I had to wait an extra day to actually get my wife's new MacBook in hand."

"Allison's refurbished MacBook came in a rather nondescript cardboard box, a far cry from the slick version you get when you buy new . . . The machine inside however looked completely flawless."

Upgrade the Memory in a MacBook in 3 Minutes

David Alison says:

"When I bought my wife's refurbished MacBook I got it with the smallest amount of RAM I could get, in this case 1 GB. The reason is that Apple charges a lot more for memory than what you can buy from an aftermarket seller like Other World Computing, which is a great resource for Mac memory and hard drives.

"I purchased a 2 GB memory upgrade from OWC for $41, which included the cost of shipping. For perspective if you bump the memory on a MacBook from Apple up from 1 GB to 2 GB there is a $100 charge for it as of this writing...."

"Installing memory on a MacBook is very simple and the only tools you need are a coin and a #0 Phillips screwdriver.

"While I was preparing my wife's machine I decided to put together a quick video to show how easy it is...."

MacBook Pro Accused of Emitting Toxic Fumes

MacNN reports:

"MacBook Pros may be producing fumes that contain toxic chemicals, according to tests posted on a French site for Mac enthusiasts, MacBidouille. The testing laboratory, Analytika, used multiple sensors over a period of eight days to collect air circulated by the cooling fan. Using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, the report claims to have identified seven organic contaminants in the vapors.

"The list of substances includes propanal, benzene, ethanone, isobenzofurandione, propanone and acetic acid. Most of the chemicals are considered irritants, but benzene has been found to elevate cancer probability in workers exposed to just 10 parts per million, according to the American Cancer Society."

MacBook Pro to Drop Full Sized DVI, FireWire 400 Ports?

Electronista says:

"Apple's anticipated MacBook Pro revision might sacrifice some of its now-traditional ports in the name of space, says a relatively new but allegedly accurate source for AppleInsider. Although Apple has included a full-sized DVI port on every 15-inch or larger notebook since a mid-cycle update to the titanium PowerBook G4, the new model is now claimed to drop this in favor of a smaller port to maximize the use of space in the system. Apple's proprietary Mini DVI adapter is described as most likely, though the company recently introduced a smaller-still alternative known as Micro DVI for the MacBook Air.

"A native FireWire 400 port is also said to have been cut from at least one of the professional notebooks, with FireWire 800 left as the only option. FireWire 800 is now more common among high-end external drives and is technically compatible with 400 but requires an adapter to work with devices using the older standard.

"The rumor if true would also support an apparent case leak from last month which suggests the 13-inch MacBook will be cosmetically similar if not identical to the MacBook Pro, which is still believed to be shipping in 15- and 17-inch variants. Both lines would ship in aluminum shells and have tapered designs that recall the MacBook Air in a less extreme form...."

Next-gen MacBook, MacBook Pro Spotted in Matching Outfits

AppleInsider reports:

"Production ready versions of Apple's next-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks have surfaced stateside in matching attire, according to reports.

"In its attempt to provide the most accurate picture of Apple's future product plans, AppleInsider is publishing these tidbits only as a rumor to supplement earlier reports of higher conviction.

"According to the latest reports, both the new 13-inch MacBooks and 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros will share similarities not only in their employment of aluminum enclosures, but in their overall aesthetic as well, with the new 13-inch MacBooks for the first time matching their higher-priced cousins as if they were members of the same product family."

Tech Trends

Toshiba Demos Notebook with Super-charge Ion Battery

EE Times' Yoichiro Hata reports:

"Toshiba Corp. showed off at Ceatac Japan here a new notebook computer and an electric bicycle, both featuring its Super Charge ion battery called SCiB.

"Toshiba claims that its new SCiB-equipped notebook PC is capable of recharging up to 90 percent of full capacity in 10 minutes.

"The recharge speed of the new SCiB module demonstrated here appears to be six times faster than that of the original SCiB battery technology.

"Toshiba used a new negative electrode material in its SCiB. Rather than carbon, it uses Li4Ti5012 (lithium titanate) in the new battery, resulting in a shorter recharge time and an improved recharge lifecycle, according to the company.

"For example, the SCiB's recharge lifecycle has been improved to 6,000 times, compared to previously possible 500 times.

"Further, the SCiB technology provides highly reliable rechargeable performance, even at extreme temperatures."

The Sort of Netbook Apple Should Be Selling

Register Hardware's Simon Williams says:

"The Carphone Warehouse Webbook Netbook is lightweight and portable, weighing only 1.3 kg and equipped with a 10.2" widescreen. Running Windows XP or Ubuntu Linux operating systems, the inexpensive Elonex-made Webbook fills the bill for surfing the Internet and accessing your email with the preloaded Internet Explorer 6 webbrowser and Outlook Express email client.

Carphone Warehouse Webbook"I think the Webbook flatters the MacBook in its general appearance, even in being available in both black and white versions. It's definitely an aesthetically attractive package.


  • 10.2 inch Widescreen display
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 512 MB memory
  • Weight - 1.3 kg
  • Windows XP operating system or Ubuntu Hardy Heron
  • VIA C7-M processor
  • 1 year warranty

"Colours: Glossy White and Glossy Black

"Price: £274 (Windows XP), equipped with Ubuntu Hardy Heron Linux about £50 less, or free with a two-year, or £25-a-month with an Orange Internet contract (UK)"

Asus Eee Netbook to Get Embedded 3G's Natasha Lomas reports:

"Computer maker Asus has announced its Eee PC mini laptop is to get embedded 3G for the first time.

"The Eee PC, which launched in 2007 and has spawned numerous, copycat, diminutive laptops, has relied on built in WiFi and the availability of hotspots for connectivity up until now."

One Terabyte 2.5" Hard Drives Expected by Early 2010

The Register's Chris Mellor reports:

"Can we expect 2.5 TB 2.5-inch hard drives and 5 TB 3.5-inch drives by 2012? It seems realistic if the claims of hard disk drive (HDD) toolmaker MII, Hitachi GST, and others are realised.

"To reach these levels, platter areal density needs to increase and read/write head capabilities also need to improve. Current areal density mass production drives are in the 250 Gbit/sq in areal density area, but best practices are much higher.

"Toshiba has a 1.8-inch drive with 250 GB from one platter and two heads - that's 125 GB/platter surface and an areal density of 378.8 Gbit per square inch. Seagate has a generation 6 Momentus 2.5-inch drive rated at 500 GB, using 2 double-sided platters with 125 GB/surface and a Seagate-claimed areal density of 394 GBytes/sq in. This should probably be 394 Gbit/sq in.

"Let's say current best areal density practice in production HDDs is 378-394 Gbit/sq in with 4th generation perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology.

"Areal density improvements

"The PMR problem is that the technology is running out of steam and cannot continue delivering 50 to 100 per cent or more annual increases in areal density. People can't see it progressing beyond 1 Tbit/sq in, and it may not even attain that."

LED Backlit Notebook Shipments to Pick Up in 4Q08

DigiTimes' Rebecca Kuo and Rodney Chan report:

"Kenmos Technology expects LED backlight unit (BLU) shipments for notebooks to hit a record in the fourth quarter, after slumping for the past few quarters, as the replacement of cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) is accelerating, according to industry sources."

"Of the LED BLU shipments to the notebook segment, as many as 70% will be for high-end models, the sources added. Kenmos has previously shipped LED BLUs to Apple and Dell, both of which have publicly announced their commitment to eliminating the use of CCFLs in their product lineups."

Toshiba to Ship 256 GB Solid-state Drives in October

IDG News Service's Sumner Lemon reports:

"Toshiba will ship a 256 GB solid-state drive for laptops next month, likely beating rival Samsung Electronics to market in their race to offer high-capacity drives.

"Toshiba showed off a 2.5-inch version of the 256 GB SSD at the Ceatec exhibition being held in Chiba, Japan....

"Based on multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory chips and designed for laptops, the 256 GB SSD uses a 3 Gbps (bits per second) SATA-2 interface. The drive can read up to 120 MB of data per second and writes up to 70 MB per second, Toshiba said."


Super Talent Announces SSDs for the Frugal

PR: San Jose, California based manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules Super Talent Technology has launched a pair of new high quality SATA-II SSDs that shatter previous price barriers.

MasterDrive SSDSuper Talent's MasterDrive SSDs offer the usual laundry list of advantages over hard drives - five times better resistance to shock and vibration, consuming less power, supporting a wider range of operating temperatures and altitudes, and of course completely silent running. The new MasterDrive LX, offered in 64 GB and 128 GB capacities, offers all these benefits, plus a lower price than we're accustomed to for SSDs.

The MasterDrive LX has also undergone Super Talent's rigorous battery of validation tests, ensuring the highest levels of compatibility and reliability. What's unique about the MasterDrive LX is its incredibly low price point; the 64 GB model will retail for about $179, while the 128 GB unit is expected to retail for under $300. Both models will begin shipping this week.

Backed with Super Talent's 1-year warranty, the MasterDrive LX is built with NAND flash and uses a SATA-II 3 Gbps interface that makes it 100% interchangeable with hard disk drives. These SSDs support sequential read speeds of up to 100 MB/sec, and sequential write speeds of up to 40 MB/sec. Integrated ECC, wear leveling and bad bit management functions dramatically improve the reliability and lifespan of these SSDs.

MasterDrive LX FTM64GO25H

  • 64 GB 2.5-inch SATA-II SSD
  • 100/40 MB/sec
  • $179

MasterDrive LX FTM28GO25H

  • 128 GB 2.5-inch SATA-II SSD
  • 100/40 MB/sec
  • $299

"The MasterDrive LX is our most cost-effective SSD yet. However, we've made no compromises in quality and reliability", Super Talent Director of Marketing, Joe James explained.

Note that pricing is approximate as of announcement date and may change without notice.

Targus Launches Its First Family of Dedicated MacBook Accessories

PR: Targus Inc. has announced it is launching its first line of notebook accessories specifically designed for Mac notebook users. The new family of products is designed from the ground up to deliver a complete suite of Mac-exclusive solutions and includes a Wireless Mouse, Bluetooth Laser Mouse, Bluetooth Presenter, USB Hub, Chill Mat, File Share Cable and Privacy Screen. Each product is developed with materials, ergonomic attributes, technology innovations, functionality and aesthetics designed specifically to meet Mac users' wants and needs. Drawing on the popularity of the iPod Touch, the mice and presenter feature the most current touch scroll technology, delivering unprecedented ease of navigation.

Targus accessoriesWith its first line of Mac accessories, Targus offers Mac enthusiasts cutting-edge products with feature-rich functionality and Mac-focused designs. The new line complements the Apple style with clean, sleek and trendy form factors that exude simplicity and sophistication. In addition, continuing with Targus' Eco-Smart campaign, all the packaging includes eco-friendly materials featuring up to 70% post-consumer paper materials and highly recyclable PET.

"The new Targus for Mac line was created with Mac user input throughout the design and development process, and while it has a distinct Mac aesthetic in terms of look and feel, it offers much more than that," said Bob Shortt, sr. vice president of sales and marketing at Targus. "We designed the functionality required to deliver what Mac users want in their products, like the intuitive interface on the presenter, the smooth-moving touch scroll and the dual programmable buttons that let users personalize their experience."

Wireless Mouse for Mac (Model # AMW43US) and Bluetooth Laser Mouse for Mac (Model # AMB08US)

Wireless Mouse for MacBoth new mice are equipped with the latest in touch technology, our 4-way touch scroll provides smooth, rapid scrolling, move up/down and left/right with just the tip of a finger. Additionally, the mice allow Mac users to personalize their mouse functions with two programmable buttons that instantly give users access to the functions or applications they use most. The ergonomic size and shape of the mice create a comfortable and supportive experience that cradles the hand during use. Equipped with a Power Indicator Light, both mice inform users of low battery power.

The Wireless Mouse for Mac features a RF 2.4 GHz Micro USB receiver, which plugs into a USB port, allowing unencumbered free range of motion; the micro receiver stows conveniently into the Wireless Mouse for travel or storage. 1200 dpi optical sensor technology ensures accurate movement on the screen. The Wireless Mouse for Mac measures 4.64" x 2.51" x 1.45", weighs 4.7 oz and has an MSRP of $49.99.

With top-of-the-line Bluetooth technology, the Bluetooth Laser Mouse for Mac offers the ultimate ease in wireless connectivity and eliminates the need for a receiver, preserving a USB port for other devices. Whether used with or without a mouse pad, the Bluetooth Laser Mouse delivers precise cursor movements with quality 1200 dpi laser technology. The Bluetooth Laser Mouse for Mac measures 4.64" x 2.51" x 1.45", weighs 4.4 oz and has an MSRP of $69.99.

Bluetooth Presenter for Mac (Model # AMP11US)

Bluetooth Presenter for MacThe first Mac-specific presenter on the market, Targus' innovative Bluetooth Presenter for Mac includes numerous features designed to improve the presentation experience. The intuitive button configuration provides ease of use and prevents accidental button presses, with primary presentation controls such as previous slide, next slide and laser pointer easily identifiable from tactile cues; secondary functions like blank screen and slide show are recessed and out of the way. Versatile functionality switches easily from Presentation Mode to Cursor Mode, for use like a mouse, with touch scroll technology delivering smooth, effortless navigation through lengthy spreadsheets, PDF documents and other projected applications.

Compatible with both Keynote and PowerPoint, the Bluetooth presenter for Mac includes remote control for adjustment of volume and other functions plus two programmable buttons that give users quick access to applications or functions of their choice. Additionally, the Bluetooth Presenter for Mac includes a laser pointer, allowing users to call attention to important information within their presentation. Bluetooth technology delivers wireless control of presentations from a distance of up to 33 feet and the Presenter's comfort-conscious design reduces strain due to the ergonomic placement of its buttons. The Bluetooth Presenter for Mac measures 5.1" x 1.65" x .98", weighs 3.7 oz and has an MSRP of $79.99.

USB Hub for Mac (Model # ACH105US)

USB Hub for MacExpanding user's USB ports to accommodate connection of up to four devices, the one-of-a-kind, stylish USB Hub for Mac supports USB 2.0 and is useful for anyone with multiple connection needs. The convenient wrap-around cable secures around the perimeter for a sleek appearance and protects the hubs from tiny debris or damage, making the Hub a perfect, compact travel companion. The USB Hub for Mac measures 3.5" x 1.7" x .75", weighs 1.8 oz and has an MSRP of $29.99.

Chill Mat for Mac (Model # AWE41US)

Chill Mat for MacSpecifically designed for Mac notebooks, Targus' new Chill Mat for Mac has two USB powered fans that are strategically placed for optimal cooling. Users can place their Mac notebooks at a tilted angle for ideal positioning and comfortable viewing on their lap or desktop. The soft mesh bottom allows for optimal air flow for comfortable use on the lap; the powerful yet quiet dual fans prevent heat damage when used on other work surfaces. The Chill Mat for Mac includes a conveniently placed power switch and accommodates up to 17" Mac notebooks. The Chill Mat for Mac measures 15.15" x 11.22" x 1.45", weighs 1.6 lbs and has an MSRP of $49.99.

USB File Share Cable for Mac (Model # ACC9602US)

File Share Cable for MacIdeal for transferring large amounts of digital content including videos, music, images, or files, the File Share Cable for Mac simply plugs in and starts working without the need to install any software or drivers. Once connected via USB, simply drag and drop files between computers and the transfer is complete. The built-in software allows users to simply plug in the cable between a Mac or PC to another Mac or PC and easily transfer documents or files. The File Share Cable for Mac measures 3.3" x 1.3" x .51", weighs 1.7 oz and has an MSRP of $49.99.

Privacy Screen for Mac

Privacy Screen for MacAt the local coffeehouse, airport, or in an office environment, keep prying eyes away and your content secure with Targus' Privacy Screens for Mac. By narrowing the viewing angle with microscopic vertical blinds, information is only visible to the person sitting in front of the screen. With the option to attach with the provided double-sided adhesive, for semi-permanent mounting, or transparent tabs that allow for easily sliding it on and off, the Privacy Screen for Mac is easy to take on the road or use in the office. The antiglare feature additionally reduces eyestrain that can occur from computer use. Available in all three standard screen sizes (13", 15", or 17") the Privacy Screen for Mac also shields screens from unwanted smudges and scratches. The Privacy Screen for Mac has an MSRP of $49.99 for the 13" (ASF133W1US), $59.99 for the 15" (ASF154W1US) and $79.99 for the 17" (ASF17W1US).

All products are backed by a limited one year warranty. These and other Targus accessories are available at as well as through leading retailers, VARs, e-tailers, and direct marketers.

Bargain 'Books

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

There are two different versions of WallStreet running at 233 MHz, the cacheless MainStreet version and the later Series II with a level 2 cache. It's not always possible to determine from the vendor's listing which is being offered, so we've included links within this paragraph to the two models. The same goes for the PowerBook G4/667 (VGA) and G4/667 (DVI), the titanium vs. aluminum 15" PowerBook G4 at 1 GHz, and 1.25 GHz to 1.5 GHz 15" PowerBooks.

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

Apple Store

Changes from last week are that the $2,099 MacBook Air is sold out again, but the the $1,899, 2.33 GHz 17" MacBook Pro is back. Each model comes with an Apple one-year warranty, and ground shipping is free.

  • refurb 1.6 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/80, $1,499
  • refurb 1.8 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/64 SSD, $2,299
  • refurb 2.1 GHz Penryn MacBook, white, 1 GB/120/Combo, $899
  • refurb 2.4 GHz Penryn MacBook, white, 2 GB/160/SD, $1,099
  • refurb 2.4 GHz Penryn MacBook, black, 2 GB/250/SD, $1,299
  • refurb 15" 2.4 GHz Santa Rosa MacBook Pro, 2 GB/200/SD, $1,699
  • refurb 15" 2.5 GHz Penryn MacBook Pro, 2 GB/250/SD, $1,999
  • refurb 15" 2.6 GHz Penryn MacBook Pro, 2 GB/200/SD, $2,299
  • refurb 17" 2.33 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $1,899
  • refurb 17" 2.5 GHz Penryn MacBook Pro, 2 GB/250/SD, $2,299
  • refurb 17" 2.5 GHz hi-res Penryn MacBook Pro, 2 GB/250/SD, $2,499
  • refurb 17" 2.6 GHz hi-res Penryn MacBook Pro, 2 GB/250/SD, $2,699


  • 15" 2.2 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/120/SD, $1,399.99
  • 15" 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, $1,598.99
  • 15'' 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/200/SD, $1,748.98
  • 15'' 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/200/SD, $1,814.99


  • 1.6 GHz MacBook Air, 2 GB/80, $1,499.99

Wegener Media - 15" Aluminum PowerBook - MacBook

  • 1.83 GHz Core Duo MacBook, white, 512/60/Combo, 60 day warranty, $649.99
  • 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, white, 512/60/Combo, 60 day warranty, $709.99
  • 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, black, 512/80/SD, 60 day warranty, $749.99
  • 2.0 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/80/SD, 60 day warranty, $769.99
  • 2.0 GHz Core 2 MacBook, black, 1 GB/120/SD, 60 day warranty, $799.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.25 GHz, 256/60/Combo, $599.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz, 256/60/Combo, $639.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 1 GB/80/Combo, $679.99
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.67 GHz, 1 GB/80/SD, $729.99
  • 15" hi-res PowerBook G4/1.67 GHz, 512/80/SD $799.99

We Love Macs

  • 12" PowerBook G4/1 GHz, 256/40/Combo, $699.95
  • 12" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz, 512/60/DVD, $849.95
  • 12" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 256 RAM, 60/Combo, $849.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.25 GHz, 512/60/SD, $949.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz, 512/60/SD, $999.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 512/80/Combo, 1 year warranty, $894.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 512/80/SD, $929.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.67 GHz, 1 GB/80/SD, $1,199.95
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1 GHz, 512/60/SD, $1,109.95
  • 17" PowerBook G4/1.67 GHz, 512/120/Combo, 1 year warranty, $1,089.95

Beta Macs

  • Lombard PowerBook G3/400, 128/6/DVD, $150
  • 1.83 GHz Core Duo MacBook, 1 GB/60/Combo, $699
  • 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, 1 GB/80/Combo, $799
  • 2.0 GHz Core Duo MacBook, 1 GB/80/SD, $825
  • 2.16 GHz Core Duo 15" MacBook Pro, 1 GB/100/SD, $1,099
  • 2.16 GHz Core Duo 17" MacBook Pro, 1 GB/100/SD, $1,199

Baucom Computers

  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 1 GB/80/SD, $695
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.67 GHz, 1 GB/80/SD, $769
  • 15" 2.1 GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 512/80/SD, $1,129

Power Max

  • open box 2.1 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 1 GB/120/Combo, $1,039
  • open box 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook, white, 2 GB/160/SD, $1,249
  • open box 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook, black, 2 GB/250/SD, $1,439
  • open box 17" 2.4 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 2 GB/160/SD, warranty started, $1,899

PowerBook Guy

  • 12" iBook G4/1 GHz, 512/30/Combo, $499.95
  • 12" iBook G4/1.33 GHz, 768/40/Combo, AP, AppleCare, $599.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/667 MHz DVI, 256/30/Combo, $499.95
  • 15" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz, 1 GB/80/Combo, APX, $999.95
  • 15" 2.16 GHz Core 2 MacBook Pro, 1 GB/120/SD, APX, $1,599.95

Custom Macs

  • 12" iBook G3/600 MHz, 128/20/CD, OS X 10.2, $279.99
  • 12" iBook G4/1 GHz, 512/30/CD, APX, OS X 10.4, $449.99

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