Got that winter semester student loan overage check burning a hole in
your pocket already? Or are you planning on filing taxes a little
earlier this January? Turns out Apple's interested in giving you
students and teachers a touch more help, but what's the real price?
You know who's been naughty (your friends) and who's been nice (you, naturally), but you're still gonna have to get 'em presents. We've got a few great recommendations, as well as some contests, and, as always, the best links of the past week, all in one handy dandy place.
Contradicting reports in recent weeks that Apple’s next refresh of the Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Pro lines will feature Intel’s latest Arrandale integrated graphics chipset are new rumors that Cupertino has instead passed on the chip altogether.
The only MacBook left standing isn’t some neglected also-ran. With this
redesign, Apple gave its most modest notebook nearly all the power and
the style of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. For $999 ($200 less than the base
13-inch Pro), the white MacBook has nearly the same specs, minus the
FireWire port, SD card slot, IR sensor, and backlit keyboard--and the MacBook has a bigger hard drive: 250GB to the base Pro’s 160GB.
When your mom told you to “Take a sweater!” she probably didn’t mean for your laptop. But now you can bundle your ’Book in style with Dinglab’s Multimodular Laptop Sock. The Sock is, for lack of a better term, a sock--a double-layered, reversible tube of knit cotton and acrylic, 27 inches long and about 9 inches wide, closed on the bottom.