Not exactly a apple fan (after a powerbook massive problem), but the new macbook has some really cool features, in particular, the
touchpad with technology leveraged from their touchpad in the iPhone/iTouch. e.g. multi-finger functions to: flip pages, zoom in/out, scroll up/down, etc.
a LED screen (lighter, more energy efficient, less chemicals, etc.)
more “green” (less bromine, chlorine compounds. The ROHS is about 2 years in effect, but Apple’s standards seem to be higher, it claims).
of course, it also has a convenient iSight webcam which set the standard for other companies (see HP) to make integrated webcams standard features.
despite my reservations about part’s of Apple’s biz, they are pushing the envelope… then again, next to flaccid companies like HP, Dell, etc., not much competition… (I would say only the Taiwanese, Chinese now are “movers” in the PC biz - Asus, Lenovo, but even their moves seem anemic next to Apple).