October 22, 2008
Hands-on with the new MacBooks, at last
Finally made it down to the Soho Apple store to handle the new MacBooks. Impressions? Gorgeous, yes, and similar in design to the Air: same contoured case, magnetic "latch" for the lid, new black keyboard is solid and easy to use. That said ... the 13-inch MacBook still felt pretty heavy, and the glossy screen means glare galore. Also, unless you're looking at the LED-backlit display head-on, colors look a bit washed out. Personally, I'm sticking with my MacBook Pro circa July 2007, at least until a Mac netbook arrives (Jobs coyly hinted at the possibility during yesterday's earnings call).