Air was first announced last Tuesday at Macworld 2008. The ultra-thin
notebook sparked quite a storm on the Internet over the fine balance of making
a thin, lightweight device while at the same time providing functionality and
While the MacBook Air's thin frame got a lot of attention,
one of its other big features got lost in the static: the Multi-touch trackpad. The multi-touch
trackpad gives Air users the ability to use gesture techniques first seen on
the iPhone and later on the iPod touch. Users can tap, scroll, pinch, rotate
and swipe objects on the screen with the oversized trackpad.
According to AppleInsider,
the feature will soon grace revised MacBook Pros within the next few weeks. The
new 15" and 17" MacBook Pro notebooks will also feature Penryn-based Core 2 Duo processors according
to AppleInsider's sources.
Likely 45nm Core 2 Duo transplants will be the 2.5GHz T9300
and 2.6GHz T9500 on the 15" MacBook Pro. The 17" MacBook Pro will
only be available with the latter processor.
The current MacBook Pro starts
at $1,999 for the 15" model with a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor.
Stepping up to a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor causes the price to balloon to
$2,499. Users who opt for a 17" MacBook Pro will are greeted with a 2.4GHz
Core 2 Duo processor and a $2,799 price tag.
quote: nVidia released the GeForce 4 Ti on Mac first - granted that was a fairly long time ago