June 19, 2009 by brian
When I first read a rumor about Apple converting the 13″ unibody MacBook into a Pro model, I was worried, assuming that meant the price point would be going up. Surprisingly, the price dropped! Within 7 hours of last week’s announcement mine was on order.
It should go without saying, but I love it! It was well worth the wait. This thing feels so solid and has some great features. The glossy screen actually doesn’t bother me, but I was already accustomed to a glossy iMac and Samsung TV. I’ve also quickly gotten used to the multi-touch trackpad. For the first day or two I kept wanting to use my thumb to click, but now I have the new gestures and click methods down. Also, the battery lasts a surprisingly long time on a single charge (Apple advertises 7 hours which seems to be quite accurate). It’s also supposed to have a longer life, which would be much appreciated. I know my iBook battery got pretty bad by the end.
I bought an Incase Neoprene sleeve for it (thanks to Devin for the review). This way I’m able to reuse my excellent Brenthaven bag that was intended for the 12″ iBook. I found that the 12″ section collapsed quite well after I removed some padding from inside the bag.
Now I just need to think of a name as good as iTramp…