New 21” and 27” iMac’s announced

October 20, 2009

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Apple today announced updated iMac models carrying LED-based 16:9 displays in 21.5-inch and 27-inch sizes.

Apple today unveiled an all new iMac line featuring brilliant LED-backlit 21.5 and 27-inch widescreen displays in a new edge-to-edge glass design and seamless all aluminum enclosure. The new iMac line, starting at $1,199, is the fastest ever with Intel Core 2 Duo processors starting at 3.06 GHz, and Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors for up to twice the performance. Every new iMac ships with a wireless keyboard and the all new wireless Magic Mouse, the world’s first mouse with Multi-Touch technology pioneered by Apple on the iPhone, iPod touch and Mac notebook trackpad.

The 21.5-inch model, which begins at $1,199 and carries a 1920×1080 display, offers Intel Core 2 Duo processor options running at 3.06 GHz or 3.33 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M or ATI Radeon 4670 graphics card options.

Pricing on the 27-inch model begins, which carries a 2560×1440 display, begins at $1,699. In addition to the same processor options found on the smaller model, users can also select from a 2.66 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 2.8 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, although machines carrying those higher-end processors will not ship until November.

All new iMac models feature an SD card slot and ship standard with a wireless keyboard and the new Multi-Touch Magic Mouse also unveiled today.


Disney buys out Marvel for 4 Bil

August 31, 2009

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Huge news today in the media world. Disney has bought out Marvel for 4 Billion dollars. This gives them an entry into the younger male demograhic that they have been missing for a while, expect to see Wolverine and Spider Man at Disney theme parks and on Disney tv channels. Disney owns ABC and ESPN as well creating a lot of opportunities for cross branding.

The downside to all of this is the major corporate structure of Disney which may kill off the independent spirit of Marvel. Taking over Marvel is sacreligious to its core fanbase. Will Disney meddle with popular franchises like Iron Man, X-Men, and Spider Man to water them down from the great movies that we’ve seen in the past? Hopefully Disney doesn’t plan to tinker too much with Marvel’s current business model, but time will tell if this will be a good move from the fan standpoint in the long run. Click the link for the official story from MSNBC:

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New MacBooks!!!

October 14, 2008

Today Apple held its Annual Notebook Convention in gay ole San Francisco and Steve Jobs once again manages to massage the crotch of the collective nerd population with an unveiling of brand new Macbook’s.


Macbook Pro:

The MacBook Pro will come with a newly designed trackpad. The multitouch glass trackpad has a 39 percent larger tracking area than before, and is more reminiscent of the Apple Iphone screen. At less than an inch thick the new MacBook Pro will come in two models. For $1999 you get a 15.4-inch 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3MB L2cache, an LED-backlit display and 2GB 1066 MGhz DDR 3 memory, both Nvidia cards, a 250GB hard drive and the slot-loading SuperDrive. The other model costs $2499 and comes with 2.53GHz processor, 6MB L2, 4GB of memory, 512MB on the Nvidia 9600M GT, 320GB hard drive.


Macbook:

The new MacBook has a five-hour battery life, and the MacBook is also made without toxins such as arsenic, PVC, and mercury. The new models: $1,299 for a 13-incher with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB of DDR3 memory, 9400M graphics, and a 160GB hard drive. The $1,599, 13-inch model has a 320GB hard drive. The current 13″ Macbook’s will also drop to $999.


Macbook Air:

The MacBook Air’s $1,799 configuration still incorporates a 1.6GHz Intel Core2Duo microprocessor, but includes a 120GB hard drive (up from 80MB for the previous generation MacBook Air) and 2GB of 1066MHz RAM — the same amount, but faster. The $2,499 MacBook Air features a 1.86GHz processor and replaces the hard disk drive with a 128GB Solid State Disk (SSD), up from 64MB.

Apple LCD TV:

The 24-inch LCD monitor offers 1,920-by-1,200-pixel resolution, along with a built-in iSight camera and microphone, stereo speakers, and three-port USB 2.0 hub.

Steve Jobs and Co. waiting patiently to recieve fellatio from everyone in attendance.

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