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Briefly: review, MacBook Pro oddity in Italy

updated 05:55 pm EDT, Thu June 7, 2007

Italy MacBook Pro oddity

In brief: MacNN has reviewed Mi Jam Drummer, new MacBook Pros in Italy cost 100 euros less than other European countries with SuperDrives placed slightly lower than other models, Music and Sons has unveiled new T-shirts equipped with stereo headphones alongside an MP3 player pocket that work with Apple's iPod, and Big Nerd Ranch has announced the dates for its Cocoa Bootcamp in Europe. MacNN has reviewed Mi Jam Drummer ($30, shown at right), a set of well-made electronic drumsticks and a round controller connected to an input jack that fits into any MP3 player. The device is aimed at users who want to drum along to music without spending thousands of dollars on a drum kit.

MacBook Pros different in Italy?

Italian customers purchasing Apple's MacBook Pro are reportedly receiving the portable notebooks for 100 less euro than other European countries, and with a SuperDrive that is set lower down in the casing.

iPod T-shirts, Cocoa Bootcamp Europe

Music and Sons has unveiled T-shirts featuring stereo earphones and a pocket designed specifically for MP3 players such as Apple's iPod.... Big Nerd Ranch Europe has announced the dates for its next Cocoa Bootcamp training course taught by Aaron Hillegass, offering five days of intensive training at the retreat environment of Kloster Eberbach near Frankfurt, Germany from August 6-10th.

by MacNN Staff





  1. dronkert

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MacBook Pros no different

    Same prices across Europe, including Italy: 1899 for the cheapest model. Confusion over drive placement may be due to different positions in 15" and 17" models.

  1. njfuzzy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Italian Mac Book Pros

    My guess is that they are clearing out the Italian channel still, and the cheaper MBPs are the old model.

  1. rjpotts

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Take a closer look

    at the pictures. The one on the left is a 17" MBP where the CD sits higher. The one on the right is a 15" MBP where the CD sits lower. This can be verified by visiting the Apple web site and doing a close comparison of the to products.

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