“When Apple announced its new notebooks on Tuesday, it said the new machines would be in the company’s retail stores the next day,” Peter Glaskowsky reports for CNET. “So I went to the Apple store at the Westfield Valley Fair mall in Santa Clara, California… It looked as good in real life as it does in the pictures. The tapered edges make it look thinner than it really is, considerably more svelte than the older MacBook Pros like mine.”
“The trackpad was very nice, easily the best I’ve ever used. It also doesn’t look or feel like glass. I can confirm that Apple thought of the same thing that I did in my previous post–a click with one finger generates a left-click, and a tap with two fingers generates a right-click. Awesome,” Glaskowsky reports. “So now Apple has the world’s only two-button mouse that doesn’t have any buttons at all, and it isn’t even a mouse!”
“As for the new glass-face display: I’m sure it’ll be great for watching movies in a dark room. I’m sure it’ll be fine for most purposes, if you’re in a dark room. And wearing dark clothing, and nothing shiny. But wow, I really don’t like to see windows or lights or my clothing reflected in glossy displays, and the only way this new machine’s display could be any more glare-prone is if it were mirrored like a highway cop’s sunglasses,” Glaskowsky reports.
MacDailyNews Note: You can easily make a glossy screen matte, but you simply cannot make a matte screen glossy. Apple MacBook, iMac screens too glossy? Apply inexpensive non-glare film – November 05, 2007
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