AppleInsider is reporting that changes are afoot in the line of notebooks from Apple. This includes both the MacBook and the MacBook Pro line.
The MacBook is going to finally get rid of those cheap looking plastic enclosures and go with a more environmentally friendly casing made from aluminum or stainless steel. The MacBook Pro lineup is also supposed to see some similar changes, meaning that Apple’s entire notebook line is going to have similar appearance.
This is, of course, a change that is sure to please Apple users. Their notebook lineup has not seen any aesthetic enhancements since early 2006.
A lot of MacBook Pro owners, though, seem to think the existing design of that unit is old and dated. Personally, I think the design is just fine. It is a rugged design that is meant for real work. Jason O’Grady over at ZDNet seems to think that Apple is losing their edge when it comes to notebook design. I just don’t think so. As a guy who recently bought a MacBook Pro after using PC notebooks forever, I can tell you that the MBP design is a breath of fresh air.
It sounds as if Apple is listening, though. As for the Apple users, opinions are like a-holes and you know the rest. No matter what Apple eventually releases, there will be those who love it and those who are disappointed.
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