Apple MacBook Pro Update

Darren wrote this at 8:34 pm:

Apple has just updated their MacBook Pros to the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It’s probably a little earlier than many had predicted, but it’ll certainly be a well-received upgrade.

The new MBPs are slightly faster (clock-speed-wise) than the previous model, have Core 2 Duo, HDD options of 100GB (7200 rpm)/160GB (5400 rpm)/200GB (4200 rpm), RAM up to 3GB (1x2GB + 1x1GB), FW800 and dual-layer SuperDrives.

I’ve been trying to decide between getting a 17″ MacBook Pro or a 13″ MacBook with a Dell 24″ LCD (I can salary package a new laptop each year, effectively buying it with pre-tax money). The two setups would work out to almost exactly the same price.

The MBP obviously has a larger built-in screen, is faster, has better graphics, and a few more ports and things. However, the MB + 24″ LCD offers better portability and a nice big screen for when I’m working at my desk. I’m leaning towards the MB + LCD at this stage, but I’m hoping for an MB upgrade early next year (I need to make the purchase before April).

Which way would you go, and why?

Canon EOS 400D Reviews

Darren wrote this at 1:21 am:

I’ve added a new page to collect reviews of the Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi digital SLR.

As always, feel free to email me any link recommendations.

Delkin ExpressCard 34 CF Adapter

Darren wrote this at 12:52 am:

Good news for all the photographers who bought MacBooks or MacBook Pros – Delkin has released an ExpressCard 34 compact flash adapter, allowing CF card transfer rates of up to 20 MB/second. It works with both Macs and PCs, it’ll cost around USD$60, and it should be available in mid October.

More information is available at Delkin’s web site: ExpressCard 34 CF Adapter.