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Report: Apple to Unveil New iMacs, MacBook

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There have been rumors about a new, polycarbonate MacBook for a while and the most recent iteration of those reports say we'll see a redesigned version of the white MacBook as well as new iMacs sometime in the next few weeks.

The current chatter coming from the Applerumorama say that we'll see redesigned and updated iMacs in the coming weeks. On top of the new iMacs, word has it we'll see what Apple has planned for the cheapest MacBook on offer, the white, polycarbonate model that has been around since 2006.

Right now, there's very little to go on but apparently those planning to purchase the new version of the white MacBook can look forward to a sleeker, thinner build and the same internal-battery you're used to seeing on the unibody MacBooks. Joy!

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    njkid3 , September 28, 2009 5:11 PM
    hakestermanDrop 80% in price are you kidding me, their the best deal money can buy as far as a PC is concerned. They don't get viruses, they don't have Memmory crashes, they bootup twice as fast, their more reliable, they take up half the space on your desk, the Graphic's look better. What more do you want????? They are the King Daddy'sof PC's without all the headaches.


    someone is an apple kiss ass. you actually believe all that bs that apple spews out. they do get virus's they do have memory crashes, they take up the same space as a PC, they graphics dont look better, they dont boot twice as fast, they are overpriced underpowered pieces of crap.
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    Regulas , September 28, 2009 4:29 PM
    What is up with that crappy white plastic. The black ones were much nicer, same plastic, just in black. I think Apple is afraid to have the black versions because it would probably severely hamper the Aluminum unibody sales.
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    burnley14 , September 28, 2009 4:13 PM
    Even with the updates, I'll pass.
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    Regulas , September 28, 2009 4:29 PM
    What is up with that crappy white plastic. The black ones were much nicer, same plastic, just in black. I think Apple is afraid to have the black versions because it would probably severely hamper the Aluminum unibody sales.
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    dark_lord69 , September 28, 2009 4:35 PM
    Unless the price drops down 80% I won't even consider buying one.
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    wildwell , September 28, 2009 4:43 PM
    They're brining this one back just to have something to offer at a lower price point. It's the "Mac Mini" of laptops.
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    Nik_I , September 28, 2009 4:52 PM
    they'll never sell me one of these until the lower the price by alot. I don't need a $1300 laptop. I need something around half that price.
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    njkid3 , September 28, 2009 5:11 PM
    hakestermanDrop 80% in price are you kidding me, their the best deal money can buy as far as a PC is concerned. They don't get viruses, they don't have Memmory crashes, they bootup twice as fast, their more reliable, they take up half the space on your desk, the Graphic's look better. What more do you want????? They are the King Daddy'sof PC's without all the headaches.


    someone is an apple kiss ass. you actually believe all that bs that apple spews out. they do get virus's they do have memory crashes, they take up the same space as a PC, they graphics dont look better, they dont boot twice as fast, they are overpriced underpowered pieces of crap.
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    rand_79 , September 28, 2009 5:22 PM
    Unless I need to use a specific mac application I'm still staying away..

    way too much spin.. not close to bang for the buck.. more like a whimper for the buck.
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    False_Dmitry_II , September 28, 2009 5:30 PM
    njkid3someone is an apple kiss ass. you actually believe all that bs that apple spews out. they do get virus's they do have memory crashes, they take up the same space as a PC, they graphics dont look better, they dont boot twice as fast, they are overpriced underpowered pieces of crap.


    No kidding. Especially when you could run, say, Ubuntu, on almost anything you want and accomplish alot of those things for free...
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    fortmccubble , September 28, 2009 5:34 PM
    opaopaApple can't be stopped. They are king of the jungle. MS continues to put out shi**y products and you wonder why they are so despised around the world. win 7 only gets them to last years Apple os. They will soon have enough cash on hand to buy ms and then gut it.



    If MS was despised around the world as you so eloquently put it. Why do they have enough market share that they could almost share half of it with Apple and still be on top? If you're going to be a fan boy at least try to reference good points, please?
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    lifelesspoet , September 28, 2009 6:00 PM
    dark_lord69Unless the price drops down 80% I won't even consider buying one.

    80% off a 999.99 white macbook is about 200 dollars, if that is your laptop budget do i have a deal for you. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ALPHA-400&cat=NBB Check out this blazingly fast pc.
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    jellico , September 28, 2009 6:38 PM
    Yoder54And someone else is a Windows Kiss-ass Fanboi...I own both. My Windows machine provides me with 50X more problems than the Mac.

    Yeah, I get that a lot from some of my clients. The probably, as I suspect is true in your case, lies between the keyboard and the chair.

    I have had one problem in six months with my MacBook Pro, and have only booted it once. The problem was the result of installing some antiquated software.

    Apple's stuff is completely controlled by the them (hardware and software). They don't have to worry about hardware configurations that might cause unforeseen conflicts. This has obvious advantages, but the trade off is that it is more expensive and far more limited in configuration.

    Windows...hah...blue screens, memory freezes, etc. Start comparing part for part, and you will see that Apple is priced the same or less than comparable Win boxes.

    You're high! There is no comparing "part for part" because I can order a part from Newegg, another part from Tiger Direct, and achieve a result that will be vastly cheaper than the preconfigured machine you get from Apple.



    They boot far faster than a Window machine, they have superior graphics...

    "Not no more, Billy" Sorry, chuckles, but the days of Mac ruling the roost in the graphics department are long gone. It's all Nvidia and Radeon now; and the problem with Apple is that it takes them a while to catch up to the latest technology. The best you can do is quad-Nvidia GeForce 120s or a single Radeon HD 4870. How do you think that will stack up against an Nvidia Geforce GTX 295 OC? How about against today's SBM with triple Radeon HD 4890s? And don't even get me started on the Radeon HD 5870s.

    XP never looked so good since using it on a Mac, never had a memory crash, or any type of malware or virus attack...unlike my Win box. Get your facts together and then talk...you are just blowing hot-air and are ignorant about the facts...are you a Republican?

    What does politics have to do with it? There are plenty of hypocritical, uninformed blowhards on both sides of the aisle. Are you aware that Rush Limbaugh is a huge Apple fan? Something you might want to consider the next time you decide to flame someone in such a supercilious fashion.
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    Anonymous , September 28, 2009 6:57 PM
    Reality: Apple makes a product for a specific market. End. They use the exact same hardware as a PC. EFI instead of BIOS is the only difference. OSX runs on almost any PC now days without hacking the kernel. Get extensions for hardware some body wrote and boom. Apple has issues just like windows, the only difference is that because their platform has such a small user base no one codes problems for it (viruses adware etc)
    Its a decent platform, if you ONLY want to surf the net play soft core games. Basically if you got the bucks its the perfect soccer mom PC.
    Giving apple their credit, for the market they want to get to they make a very good platform in general. The fan boys ruin apple most of the time, imo.
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    aracheb , September 28, 2009 7:08 PM
    hakestermanDrop 80% in price are you kidding me, their the best deal money can buy as far as a PC is concerned. They don't get viruses, they don't have Memmory crashes, they bootup twice as fast, their more reliable, they take up half the space on your desk, the Graphic's look better. What more do you want????? They are the King Daddy'sof PC's without all the headaches.


    so much ignorance is not worthy to post anything..
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    theLaminator , September 28, 2009 7:15 PM
    @ Yoder54

    You're posting on an enthusiast site that includes many pages of hardware reviews. Read the hardware reviews then compare the hardware available to a mac to the hardware available for a Window's PC. Then make a logical assesment of the two not a half baked fanboy comment
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    MJRSnyder , September 28, 2009 7:16 PM
    thekurrgan72Reality: Apple makes a product for a specific market. End. They use the exact same hardware as a PC. EFI instead of BIOS is the only difference. OSX runs on almost any PC now days without hacking the kernel. Get extensions for hardware some body wrote and boom. Apple has issues just like windows, the only difference is that because their platform has such a small user base no one codes problems for it (viruses adware etc)Its a decent platform, if you ONLY want to surf the net play soft core games. Basically if you got the bucks its the perfect soccer mom PC. Giving apple their credit, for the market they want to get to they make a very good platform in general. The fan boys ruin apple most of the time, imo.


    This guy hit the proverbial nail on the head.
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    wildwell , September 28, 2009 8:18 PM
    Everytime there's news on Tom's about Apple doing something all the fanbois from both sides come out in force and make the same argument we've been hearing since the 80s.

    Apple makes computers for 4 kinds of users and does a great job doing it: soccer moms, students & teachers, trendy yuppies with extra $$, and professionals in the science and creative industries.

    Maybe most of the Apple haters here don't realize that most of what they see on TV & in theaters, listen to on the radio or MP3 player, or ads they see in the store, magazines, billboards, etc. was all professionally produced and mastered on Apple machines. Anybody ever heard of Final Cut? But Apple doesn't build computers for going online and dorking out in a video game @ 100fps during all your waking hours so all you haters keep spewing your same BS.
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    zaam , September 28, 2009 9:44 PM
    I don't understand all the PC and Mac hating going on. I love my PC just as much as my Mac. Even though I love one, doesn't mean I have less love for the other one.

    So, I'm not allowed to like both? Whatever...
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    tipoo , September 28, 2009 9:54 PM
    There is a a Dell Studio with a quad-core Core-i7 CPU, 4 GB of DDR3-1066 memory, 512mb Radeon 4570 graphics card, and other overall high-end specs for $999. I own the Core 2 version of the same laptop (should have waited a month, sadness) and the build quality is great, the magnesium alloy frame really prevents any flex in the body, and the thing is just as light as the 15 inch Macbook Pro. Now, you could make an argument about the OS being better on the macbook (really, REALLY subjective) but who would turn down octa threaded goodness for a white fisher-price plastic notebook with far inferior specs? The macbook needs a sizeable price drop, since they obviously wont give it better specs than the Macbook Pro family until they update that one first.
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