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geeksugar Live Blogs the 2008 Apple MacBook Announcements

"Today's About Notebooks"— Live Blogging From Apple!

Welcome to Apple HQ with geeksugar! I'm reporting live from Cupertino to bring you today's big Apple news. Will we be hearing about the new MacBooks yet?! So far we've heard an intro from Steve Jobs himself, saying, "Today's about notebooks." Let's get started then, shall we?

COO of Apple, Tim Cook, presented us with the current "State of the Mac." What is the state then? Cook says that Macs have grown 2-3 times because of six big factors:

1) Better computers — iMac's all-in-one design, the MacBook Air
2) Better software — Leopard, which he says is far ahead of Vista (BURN), plus things like iLife and iWork
3) Compatibility — People are able to switch from PCs to Macs more easily due to Bootcamp, Fusion, and Parallels
4) Vista — Yes, Cook cited Vista as a reason for Mac's growth. Namely, the fact that its failure has pushed people toward Macs. "It's fair to say that Vista has not lived up to what Microsoft wanted."
5) Marketing — The "Get a Mac" ads
6) Retail Stores — 247 stores in 8 countries with 400,000 visitors per day. Wow!

Stay tuned for the big announcements!

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BuffBabe6108 BuffBabe6108 8 years
I love the 'live blogging,' especially from an event like this when new products are revealed. However I wish you would do it more like Engadget or Gizmodo, where there is a separate page to go to and refresh, as opposed to all being live on geeksugar and creating tons of posts for non-apple people to go through to find the rest of the news. You have a great site, and I visit often, but please consider putting the live blogging part in a different location, or keeping it to 1 post as it seems to junk up the blog otherwise. But thanks for all the insight to the new Mac books!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
The only thing I am a bit bummed about is the glossy screen on the MBP. I truly dislike the reflection. I want to see my display, not the fact that I'm having a bad hair day or I have two chins at the angle I'm sitting. I believe there was someone who sold a matte sticker for the glossy displays. I'm sure they will make them for this.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
This is sooo exciting! Keep it coming geek!
ChicBookFiend ChicBookFiend 8 years
Just saw the blog on Gizmodo. The new MacBooks look awesome!!
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
this is crazy the new macs are to die for!!!
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I keep refreshing geeksugar to hear the news!!!
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