Erik's Weblog 2.0

January 10, 2006

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MacBook Pro

To no big surprise Steve announced the new MacBook Pro.

Looking at the tech specs I noticed a few interesting tidbits:
  • Gone is the FireWire 800 port. I guess it wasn't such a big deal in the first place, Steve, was it?
  • iWork is not free with new machines, a trial version is included. Was this part of the deal with Microsoft to ensure they'll commit to releasing new Mac versions of Office over the next 5 years?
  • The internal modem is gone. An optional external USB modem is available.
  • The s-video port is gone too.
I'm sure more details will be out soon.