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April 15, 2007

Apple's NAB Press Event Disappoints

Apple's press even today was pretty disappointing unless you're a video professional and use Final Cut. Since I'm not, I'm not going to write about it. (If you're interested, you may read Apple Gazette's item on it.)

What I do want to say about NAB is...What the hell is Steve Jobs thinking?

To not even release an updated 17" MacBook Pro at this event is a bit shocking. The MacBook Pros, iMacs, Mac Minis are all over due for refreshes. Sure, I didn't expect to see a Mac Mini announced at NAB, but I felt an upgraded 20" or 24" iMac seemed at least a little bit likely.

Many people have been holding off buying a new mac, expecting new computer hardware AND Leopard in April/May. But, with Leopard's recent announced delay until October, and it now looking like there won't be any new hardware until June at the soonest, how is Apple going to sustain the sales it's stock holders expect? Especially during this quarter?

I think most will continue to hold off their Mac purchases until Leopard. If something new would have been released, more than half of those waiting probably would have jumped at it. Especially many of the Windows users, like me, that are ITCHING to make the Mac Switch.

I'm in a situation where I cannot justify, or even risk waiting any longer, as I have two aging PCs that are on the verge of failure. One thing is for sure, I'm not going to buy another windows machine even if it was a top of the line system and it was only being offered for one dollar!

Decisions decisions. I'm 99% certain that I'm going to order an iMac 24in Intel 2.33GHz 1gb/250/Superdrive/256mbVRAM tomorrow. That is, if I can get through all the snow to get to SmallDog and they are not closed on account of the weather.

Posted in Apple & Mac by usrbingeek at 2007-04-15 18:09 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink



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