New Gear: Apple MacBook

Black Friday. I’m gonna begin to love this day.

Apple has been holding Black Friday sales for a while, and this year was no exception. The difference with Apple is that they don’t announce what’s on sale until the morning of the sale. Today, among many other items, they had MacBooks on sale for $101 off.

I’d been eyeing these little machines since the line was moved to the Core 2 Duo chips just a couple of months ago. They are light, small, fast, and do anything you could want to do. With that, and the permission of my darling spouse, I plunged into the wilds of Black Friday shopping…. the mall.

After being upsold to death by the sales staff at the Apple Store, I walked back into the ant-like flow of the mall, MacBook in hand. Woo. Hoo.

I tell ya, this machine smokes. I got the standard black model — 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 2Ghz processor….. and Gig-E. I knew the new boxes had it, but I didn’t know if it was the crippled version in my old iMac, or if it was the nice jumbo frame enabled version found in my PowerMac. It’s the latter, and that’s just plain terrific. Fast speed for everyone!

So, I can now take my show on the road. That rocks!