I have a feeling I’m not the only person that can say they were a littleÂ disappointedÂ with the latest Apple keynote. Â Well I guess I can say I’m more than a little. Â I’m very surprised that they released the eight core Mac Pro and new X-Servers last week with them knowing this is all they had to offer this week.
Â Cute and compact I think this is a decent attempt to make a smaller more portable computer. Â But not for $1,700 – $3,098. Â If your going to spend that much you should get a real computer. Â For a 1.6GHZ Duo Core 2, an 80 GIG drive with 2 GIG’s of ram I feel like I’m getting robbed. Â This computer wouldÂ possiblyÂ considerableÂ if it were â‰¤ $1000. Â Anything more than that and your throwing your money away. Â For that price get a Macbook with a much faster processor, more storage and more ram. Â I feel like this item falls next to the Apple TV. Â A for effort, D for suck. Â Bring this back home and do it over.
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Â Apple TV & Time Capsule
Â I am a bit glad that they gave some attention to the Apple TV. Â Finally making an interface to give it access to the iTunes store. Â I’m not too impressed by their new movie rental service. Â $5 for a new movie rental, and $4 for older movies. Â Something like this isn’t going to take me away form Netflix, and if this was the case I would just go to Blockbuster and get the physical DVD. Â
As for Time Capsule, I feel like this can go either way $500 for a 1TB wireless N access point isn’t so bad. Â However something like this isn’t for me. Â I’d rather just get a cheap external drive to make my Time Machine backups. Â I rarely use wireless as it is. Â
And that was it, really just leaving meÂ disappointed. Â I guess you can’t win them all.