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Apple polishes up its MacBook line

The notebooks get some bodywork done by "brick," plus gain solid-state drives, graphics by Nvidia, and more. Macs, Apple says, have momentum.

The notebooks get some bodywork done by "brick," plus gain solid-state drives, graphics by Nvidia, and more. Macs, Apple says, have momentum.
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Review: Apple MacBook

The redesigned 13-inch MacBook is essentially a shrunken version of the more expensive 15-inch Pro line. With its new aluminum body, new trackpad, and Nvidia graphics, it's an attractive choice for mainstream laptop buyers.
(Posted in CNET Reviews by Dan Ackerman)
October 16, 2008

Three things Apple won't do

Buried at the end of Tuesday's notebook event, CEO Steve Jobs makes clear what direction he won't be going next time his company makes another Mac announcement.
(Posted in Apple by Erica Ogg)
October 15, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

How green is Apple now?

Apple says its new MacBooks are among the greenest in the industry. Environmental experts are pleased, but still have questions on recycling and on greenhouse gas emissions.
(Posted in Apple by Elinor Mills)
October 14, 2008 6:09 PM PDT

Apple's new MacBooks: Which one is right for you?

Each laptop is geared toward a certain kind of user. These users, in turn, each likely have a primary feature they want out of a laptop: portability, power, or price.
• The downside of Apple lock-in: no matte screens
(Posted in Crave by Matt Hickey)
October 14, 2008 5:29 PM PDT

Video: Apple's MacBook gets a new look

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows off updates to the popular laptop.
• Video: Apple's latest MacBook Pro
• Video: Apple redesigns, lowers price
• Video: Apple's new multitouch trackpad
• Video: Apple's big new LED display
(Posted in CNET TV)
October 14, 2008 3:26 PM PDT

Video: No big surprises
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Michelle Thatcher talk about the
MacBook hardware redesigns, the $999 entry price point, and
momentum for Apple going into the fourth quarter.

Photos: MacBooks go metallic, with Nvidia inside

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces notebook updates, including Nvidia graphics, a thinner casing, solid-state drives, and more.
(Posted in Image Galleries by CNET News staff)
October 14, 2008 2:04 PM PDT

Is Apple's new MacBook Pro a gaming machine?

Gamers and analysts indicate that Apple has made great strides, but that it still hasn't reached the upper echelons of gaming computers.
(Posted in Gaming and Culture by Daniel Terdiman)
October 14, 2008 3:04 PM PDT

Apple's blow to Microsoft may be glancing

The Mac maker throws some more verbal shots at Vista, but it fails to deliver the sub-$800 punch that could have really left Redmond hurting.
(Posted in Beyond Binary by Ina Fried)
October 14, 2008 1:48 PM PDT

Checking under the hood of Apple's new MacBooks

The end result is a solid list of upgrades and improvements that may get lost in the "Where are the $800 MacBooks?" shuffle.
• Intel comments on chips in new MacBook, Nvidia win
(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
October 14, 2008 10:38 AM PDT

New MacBook Pro lineup vs. old lineup

Crave compares the MacBook Pro lineup with the older lineup. What are your thoughts on the new MacBooks?
• New MacBook Air lineup vs. old lineup
• New MacBook lineup vs. old MacBook lineup
(Posted in Crave by Matthew Elliott)
October 14, 2008 2:39 PM PDT

Live blog: Apple notebook event

Steve Jobs unveils a thin new MacBook Pro with an aluminum casing. Plus: Graphics by Nvidia, a multitouch trackpad, and a $999 price point.
(Posted in Apple by Erica Ogg)
October 14, 2008 11:03 AM PDT

Microsoft: Mac buyers pay Apple tax

q&a Windows exec Brad Brooks says Apple buyers pay a price in terms of compatibility, choice, and hidden costs.
(Posted in Microsoft by Ina Fried)
October 13, 2008 2:21 PM PDT

The Apple notebook guessing game

Will the company make the price drop plunge on Tuesday when it rolls out its new notebook lineup?
• Video: What treats does Jobs hold in his bag?
(Posted in Apple by Erica Ogg)
October 13, 2008 4:00 AM PDT

previous coverage

New MacBooks could arrive in October

Apple watchers have expected new MacBooks for quite a while, and now that Apple has new iPods out the door, the notebook lineup could be the next product upgrade.
September 10, 2008 3:50 PM PDT

New MacBooks dropping plastic for aluminum

The white and black plastic MacBook could be a thing of the past if new MacBooks expected in October follow Apple's recent design shift toward aluminum.
September 25, 2008 11:41 AM PDT