September 21, 2008 11:51 PM PST
A substantial refresh is said to be coming for the MacBook and MacBook pros. This includes a new case design which is rumored to bring an aluminum case to the lower end MacBook. Also potentially the chipsets will be updated to Intel's latest. Also the new machines are said to be aggressively priced. More tenuous rumors suggest tablet capability. Either way, Apple's laptop market share has already jumped to 10.6 percent. The fact that John, Paul and I all use laptops as our primary machines now is indicative of the laptop numbers carrying over to total market share numbers.
So what do people expect of the new MacBooks? I know Paul is in the market. John wants one but can't quite pull the trigger. I'm tempted by an upgrade. This could be the first "Nullstream Laptop" - something each of us is willing to buy (very rare).
I'd be happy for aluminum case and hardware bump. I'd really like to see what I expected the MacBook Air would be - an aluminum MacBook with no optical drive. That alone would be very interesting to me. On another note, my next laptop will have 8GB of ram. Just saying...