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Series: Apple's October 2008 Laptop Announcements

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Running the 2008 Mac Numbers with Tim Cook

Apple loves to share positive numbers at the beginning of keynotes, and the special event to introduce new laptops was no exception. Read on to see just how high Apple's market share has risen, how many visitors the Apple Stores are receiving each day, how many Macs have been sold so far in 2008, and much more.

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New 24-inch Cinema Display Goes LED, Gets Hydra Cable

Apple's new 24-inch Cinema Display offers LED backlighting, an iSight camera, microphone, speakers, and, most notably, a cable with three connectors that provide USB, audio/video, and power connectivity to the new models in the MacBook family.

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New MacBook Air Adds Capacity and Graphics Performance

The new MacBook Air gets a taste of some of the new technologies brought to the other MacBook models.

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Updated MacBook Design Gets Metal and Glass

The long-awaited redesigned MacBook arrives with a metal enclosure, faster graphics, and a backlit LED screen. It can also drive larger monitors than ever before, but on the downside, it lacks FireWire.

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Redesigned 15-inch MacBook Pro Unleashed

Apple revamps the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a fresh look, improved graphics, glass trackpad, magnetic latch, and more, although you won't find FireWire 400 or a matte screen option.

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On the Way Out: FireWire and Matte Screens?

Apple's removal of FireWire from the redesigned MacBook and elimination of the matte screen option generates a firestorm of complaints from Mac users. We don't like it, but we'll probably have to lump it.