Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

16 May 2006

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Yum. Well, I’d feel a bit oppressed in thirteen inches, but still.

 

“Glossy widescreen”? Aren’t screens supposed to be anti-glare these days?

 

As for the prices, they’re beyond understanding: no Core Solo even though that would allow for an entry-level model under the $1,000 limit, and the black version only exists for the top of the line model and… costs $150 more for the same configuration? ([15:50] Yes, I’m taking into account the BTO option for a bigger hard drive on the white model.) Even if there were a perfectly valid technical explanation (and there has to be… right?) it’d still be utterly absurd.

It’s hard to believe that The Day of Black iBooks Finally is going to become The Day of Seriously Pissed-Off Customers.

 

And what’s up with the lack of keynote? Is Jobs sick or something?

 

[15:50] Via AppleInsider, MacBooks Pro PowerBooks are available with optional “glossy” screens:

Choose the glossy widescreen display to make your graphics, photos, and videos appear with richer color and deeper blacks - great for watching DVD movies. If you prefer a display with anti-glare coating for a matte rather than glossy viewing experience, choose the standard widescreen display.

Wuh? If it boils down to removing the anti-glare screen because it dims contrast a bit, who could seriously want that on their portable computer, and why is it introduced first on the portable line?!

 

[16:00] Infinite Loop:

The product literature claims that it sports one of those “glossy” screens that are popular with the Windows kids these days.

Ah, it all becomes clearer. I had indeed seen PC portables and didn’t understand why their screens were glossy — I’d supposed it was because they were the cheap thing. Or that Windows users don’t know what’s good for them. Looks like it’s contagious.

And, while I can understand offering it as an option on the Pro portables (I’m all for options — although it’s pretty contrary to the Apple principles of simplifying to the max), what’s the deal with forcing it on the 13-inches?

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