The new MacBook

Macworld Podcast episode 39

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Apple took the wraps off its much-anticipated MacBook, the replacement to both the iBook G4 and the 12-inch PowerBook. And we didn’t waste any time getting our hands on some of the new models, which come in black or white colors and feature dual-core processors ranging from 1.83GHz to 2GHz.

Immediately upon arriving at the office Tuesday, Editorial Director Jason Snell turned around and headed over to Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco to buy a couple of MacBooks. Across the country, blogger Dan Moren high-tailed it over to the Chestnut Hill, Mass., Apple Store so that he could spend some time handling this latest laptop.

I talk to both Jason and Dan about their MacBook impressions in this all-MacBook edition of the Macworld Podcast.

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Show notes

Jason takes a first look at the MacBook. Over at MacUser, Dan Moren shares his first impressions of the laptop.

We have additional coverage of Tuesday’s laptop announcements, including a look at the speed bumps to the MacBook Pro line and Executive Editor Philip Michaels’ complaint that new MacBook offerings are lacking a sub-$1,000 model.

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