- Better Graphics: Anybody who works with photos, graphics or videos, or plays games has to be ecstatic about this. I've been reading that the new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M will deliver, at maximum, a 6 times performance boost over the old MacBooks. The new MacBook Pros also feature the integrated 9400M as well as a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics chip. The 9600M GT does graphics 2.3 times as fast as the 9400M. This translates into a great leap forward in graphic processing power and makes for a smooth upgrade to Snow Leopard.
- Air Power: With the new NVIDIA graphics the MacBook Air now jas enough power to function as a main computer, rather that a second notebook for travel.
- Design Refresh: Uniform designs for MacBook, MacBook Pro and iMacs consolidates styling across the notebook line and ends the white/black MacBook thing. No more whining that real men don't carry white notebooks, or having to pay premium for a black MacBook.
- 24" LCD Monitor: Pricy. As of now only works with the new MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Air. The following comes from an AppleInsider Article at AppleInsider.com.
The new LED Cinema Display will be available in November through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $899. It will require a MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with the new Mini DisplayPort.
- Low-End Pricing: Sure the old MacBook, with a SuperDrive, now goes for $999, but Apple seems to be ceding the sub-$1000 notebook market to PC makers. Maybe they're not interessted. I'd like to see a stylish, entry-level notebook for $799.
- No netbook: If Apple came out with Netbook at around $500, people would line up like it was gas at a dollar a gallon. Is Apple simply not interested in this market, or merely waiting for a better entry point?
- Mac mini: It ain't a notebook, but I'm still waiting for a Mini upgrade. All Apple has to do is put the NVIDIA 9400M inside.