MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo and Magsafe Airline Power Adapter

Apple Releases MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo

From Apple:
MacBook Pro Notebooks Now Feature Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
The entire MacBook Pro line of notebooks now includes the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor and delivers performance that is up to 39 percent faster than the previous generation. All MacBook Pro models now offer double the memory and greater storage capacity than the previous generation, as well as a FireWire 800 port for connecting to high-speed peripherals. [Oct 24, 2006]

All MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models (15″ and 17″) now sport Dual Layer DVD Burner and FireWire 800.

The MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo built to order options come with maximum of 3GB RAM, and up to 200GB SATA hard drive.

In addition to that Apple also offers Magsafe Airline Power Adapter (Part Number: MA598Z/A).
Magsafe Airline Power Adapter
MagSafe Plane Adapter

Important notes:

  • Using the MagSafe Airline Power Adapter provides power for your computer but does not charge the battery.
  • The MagSafe Airline Power Adapter is not compatible with automobile power ports.


Apple iPod Turns Five Years Old

October 23, 2001

Apple CEO, Steve Jobs introduced the first Apple iPod with the tagline: “1,000 songs in your pocket”. It was a 5GB hard disk based portable digital music player (MP3 player). Apple iPod was not the first hard disk based MP3 player, but it was the first to be in a compact form. It was first using 1.8″ hard drive as opposed to 2.5″ and 3.5″ hard drives. Unlike any other models, the iPod utilizes FireWire connectivity for fast data transfer. It is also tighly integrated into Apple iTunes, the experience only Mac users could have at that time.

Shortly after the release of iPod, other manufacturers started releasing compact hard drive based MP3 players. None of thm could compete with the function and the style of iPod. There were two things that made iPod stood out:

  • The iConic white color on its faceplate and the earbuds
  • The ScrollWheel

The original 5GB iPod (the iPod classic) was priced at $399, a seemingly shocking sticker price. Apple only sold 125,000 units of iPod within the first two months of its introduction.(1) Apple then released a 10GB model which was retailed for $499 a few months after.


October 23, 2006

I am celebrating iPod fifth birthday by listening to music and Podcasts on the first iPod I bought back in 2001. It is the original iPod – an iPod classic.

iPod classic Aluminum Back iPod classic Aluminum Back
See more pictures of the still working iPod classic here: