Thursday, October 16, 2008

MacBook Video Cable Costs $100!

On Tuesday, I wrote about how impressed I was with the single cable connector for the new MacBook to Apple's monitors. That was before I realized the cable was going to cost $100:
Not only does the official Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter that'll let you hook them up to a giant monitor cost $100, the Apple Store says it's not shipping for at least four weeks. Meaning if you were planning on jacking a new MacBook or MBP into your 30-inch monitor using Dual-Link DVI, you're screwed for now (and then poor later). Yay for basically proprietary ports. [Apple Store via 9to5 Mac]
I still think this is an elegant solution and a $100 cable is cheaper than most expansion bases for laptops. Still, it's a heck of a lot more expensive than most video cables.

And speaking of video on the new MacBooks, it looks like the MacBook Pros will come equipped with two graphics cards. The strange thing is you will have to log out and then back in to switch.

For more news on the new MacBooks, here is a video of the new touchpad in action and it turns out the iPhone's headphone mic will work with the new laptops.

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