I don't know, maybe I'm missing something here, but overall, the announcements are a bit ho-hum for me.
Super thin laptop, ok, but I would have preferred a mini laptop, something smaller like the size of a portable DVD player.
Movie downloads, ok Netflix was already doing that.
Time Capsule, ok the Mac Mini re-branded as something else
Am I missing something here. Haven't seen the entire keynote yet, but nothing really jumps out and says "Dang! I have to have that!"
Walter Biscardi, Jr. www.biscardicreative.com
While spec'ing a new Mac Pro (8 core) system today, I found that RAM is now available at 3rd party sites. At www.crucial.com it's almost 50% less than Apple's pricing.
4GB RAM at Crucial - $269
4GB RAM through Apple Store with Mac Pro - $500
www.edgetechcorp.com has the same RAM for $229, though they only list the 3.0ghz as the top of the line machine, not the 3.2Ghz so I would check with them before purchase.
Other World Computing (www.macsales.com) has their own RAM for $249.99
Nice to see the 3rd party sites have caught up with the new Mac Pro's as Apple has always charged a premium for their RAM. Personally I purchase all our RAM from Crucial as it was recommended to me about 4 years ago and we've never had an issue with their products.
The big buzz leading into tomorrow's keynote speech from Steve Jobs at MacWorld is the potential announcement of a mini-laptop, possibly along the size of a portable DVD player or smaller.
Just a reminder that we have discussed this very scenario back in March of 2007 right here on this blog! http://blogs.creativecow.net/node/59
Back then it was just a "what if" question. Now it's possibly a reality in less than one year from that entry. I'm really curious to see if our discussion turns out to be a winner tomorrow!