“Apple’s two laptop lines, the MacBook and MacBook Pro, are very good. They have better built-in software than any Windows laptop I’ve seen and don’t suffer from the security issues that plague Windows. And they can even run Windows software, if you need that,” Walter S. Mossberg writes for The Wall Street Journal.
Mossberg writes, “But the Mac laptops lack some features that are common on Windows portables, such as slots for camera memory cards and built-in cellular modems. And the MacBook even lacks an ExpressCard or PC Card slot.”
Full article via Mossberg’s new AllThingsD.com website here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JadisOne” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Invalid criticisms if you spend more than a second looking at it. A $19 memory card reader (USB or ExpressCard) is hardly a reason to shackle yourself with an OS-limited PC from HP, Dell, Toshiba, etc. Get a Mac. Criticizing the MacBook for lacking an ExpressCard or PC Card slot, is like criticizing a VW Beetle for not offering a tow hitch. Get a MacBook Pro if you want that slot. Apple offers two notebook lines for a reason: they are designed for different users. Both camera memory cards and broadband cellular modems are available in USB for MacBooks; if you want such things tucked safely inside a card slot, get a MacBook Pro. People who limit themselves with non-Apple notebooks lose out on a whole lot more than Mossberg’s meaningless MacBook piffles.