MacBook Pro can now be upgraded to 1-Terabyte

Just like everyone else I have been waiting for something new to report about Apple Computers (other than the iPad). In other words I am waiting for newer, faster processors in the MacBook Pro line of laptops (all the other Apple products are probably of great interest to someone, but they don’t mean much to me).

I travel constantly and I am looking to replace my very old 17-inch Mac laptop (I won’t say which model, it is too embarassing) with a 13-inch MacBook Pro (and one of those new portable external monitors from MEDL Technology, when they become available). Since I use my laptop for storing and editing photographic images I of course want as much storage as possible on my internal HDD. I also carry an external drive for image back-up but I don’t want that to be my working drive, only back-up and portable archival storage.

So we obviously don’t have our speedy new MacBook Pro’s yet, but internal storage has just reached the magic 1-Terabyte mark (at least for Mac users in the Unites States of American and Canada). I have included a press release from TechRestore below.

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Why won’t Apple give us a 12-inch MacBook Pro?

For the last three years now, Apple power users (who have to travel a lot) have been asking for a MacBook Pro version of the 12-inch PowerBook G4. Now that Apple has decided to discontinue future support of the older (pre-Intel) processors for their systems and software, it is again time to ask the question. When will there be a new power user version of a sub-notebook computer available from Apple? Traveling power users can not survive on Air alone. Continue reading “Why won’t Apple give us a 12-inch MacBook Pro?”

The Incredible Shrinking Apple Macintosh Portable

It was 20 years ago today ……. when Macintosh Portables first came out to play.

Actually it is still a few days from now, but on the 20th of September 1989, Apple introduced the first portable, battery powered Macintosh computer. In April of 1986, the Apple board decided to create a battery-powered BookMac. After Jobs left later in the year, the project continued, until the Macintosh Portable was released in September 1989. Continue reading “The Incredible Shrinking Apple Macintosh Portable”

One Terabyte Portable USB drive from Western Digital


Western Digital My Passport Essential 500 GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive WDME5000TN (Midnight Black)

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Jul. 27, 2009 – WD® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s leader in external storage solutions, today introduced its new one terabyte (TB) and 750 gigabyte (GB) capacity My Passport™ Essential™ SE Portable USB Drives. Available now at WD’s online store (, the new drives feature a titanium silver finish and put massive storage capacity in the palm of your hand.
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