Apple: New MacBook Pro, New Mac Mini and OSX Lion – OUT NOW!

Apple have updated their MacBook Air range with a new, £849 entry level model.  The Mac Mini has had an overhaul, too, and OSX Lion is available from the Mac App Store for a let’s-embarass-Microsoft price of £20.99!

MacBook Air

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The MacBook is dead.  Deceased.  An ex-notebook.  For £849, you get a new entry-level MacBook Air.  1.6GHz Dual Core Intel i5 CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB Flash Storage, Intel HD3000 GPU, Thunderbolt, Backlit Keyboard, OSX Lion.  If you want one, now probably isn’t the best time to log onto the Apple Store.  It’s very slow right now, and I can see it crashing at some point soon!

Mac Mini

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Mac Mini starts at £529.  For that you get a 2.3GHz Dual Core i5, 2GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Intel HD3000 GPU, OSX Lion.  There’s a Lion Server version, too, which, for £849, sports a 2.0GHz Quad-Core i7 CPU, 4GB RAM, 2 x 500GB Hard Drives and OSX Lion Server Edition.  NOTE:  They’ve dropped the SuperDrive, so you’ll need an external DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.

OSX Lion

A 3.49GB download from the Mac App Store (LINK HERE)  This will cost you £20.99.  Yes.  £20.99.  For a full operating system.  Not a lite version.  The full monty (and not a hint of pants or Tom Jones).

Thunderbolt Display

The new Cinema Displays with Thunderbolt connection.  27-inch display for £899.  6-8 week delivery?  Hm.

AND …

Safari 5.1 has been released, together with a Migration Assistant Upgrade.  Don’t forget, in the new Safari settings, don’t check that ‘Safari Opens With All Windows From Last Session’ setting (see image below).  It’s bloody annoying.  Unless you’re a maniac.

AND …

iTunes 10.4 has just been released.  It’s geared towards Lion, but even if you’ve not been mad enough to upgrade, it’s still worth getting.

AND …

Apple has discontinued software that was previously sold in a Retail Box.  Namely:

MC171 Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 10 Managed Systems
MC172 Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 Unlimited Managed Systems
D4222 Xsan 2 VL 10+
D4223 Xsan 2 VL 10+ EDU INST
MC186 Xsan 2 Single License
MC189 Xsan 2 Media Set
D2977 Xsan 2 MAINT 36 MOS SINGLE
D3132 Xsan 2 MAINT 36 MOS SINGLE EDU INST
D2966 Xsan 2 MAINT 36 MOS 10+
D3133 Xsan 2 MAINT 36 MOS 10+ EDU INST
MB957 Aperture 3 Retail
MC455 Aperture 3 ZU Retail
MB959 Aperture 3 Upgrade
MC456 Aperture 3 ZU Upgrade
D4855 APERTURE 3 TRIAL ACTIV KEY RETAIL
D4857 APERTURE 3 TRIAL UPGRADE ACTIV KEY
MC623 iLife ’11 Retail
MC625 iLife ’11 Family Pack
MA371 Jam Pack : Remix Tools Retail
MA374 Jam Pack : Remix Tools Media Set
D3057 Jam Pack : Remix Tools VL 10-99 EDU
D3059 Jam Pack : Remix Tools VL 100-999 EDU
D3061 Jam Pack : Remix Tools VL 1000+ EDU
MA375 Jam Pack : Rhythm Section Retail
MA378 Jam Pack : Rhythm Section Media Set
D3063 Jam Pack : Rhythm Section VL 10-99 EDU
D3065 Jam Pack : Rhythm Section VL 100-999 EDU
D3067 Jam Pack : Rhythm Section VL 1000+ EDU
MA319 Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra Retail
MA322 Jam Pack : Symphony Media Set
D3264 Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra VL 10-99 EDU
D3265 Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra VL 100-999 EDU
D3266 Jam Pack : Symphony Orchestra VL 1000+ EDU
MA211 Jam Pack : World Music Retail
D3545 Jam Pack : World Music VL 10-99 EDU
D3546 Jam Pack : World Music VL 100-999 EDU
D3547 Jam Pack : World Music VL 1000+ EDU
MA214 Jam Pack : World Music Media Set
MA990 Jam Pack : Voices
D4180 Jam Pack : Voices VL 10-99 EDU
D4181 Jam Pack : Voices VL 100-999 EDU
D4182 Jam Pack : Voices VL 1000+ EDU
MA993 Jam Pack : Voices Media Set
MB942 iWork ’09 Retail
MB943 iWork ’09 Family Pack
D4831 iWork ’09 Retail Activation Key
D4898 iWork ’09 Family Pack Activation Key

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