updated 02:40 pm EDT, Wed October 15, 2008
Apple ships new MacBooks
MacNN can confirm that Apple's newly announced MacBooks are now shipping, coming out of Shanghai, China. The Apple Store is listing waits of one to three business days, with free shipping on standard configurations (as well as next business day delivery for ony $16); custom orders extend waits to anywhere between two and four days. In practice however, some notebooks are being delivered on a next-day timeframe, regardless of the Apple Store's promise of five-day free shipping and two- to three-day expedited shipping. In addition, retails stores are also reporting shipments of the new laptops, including the San Francisco store, which received its first shipment of new laptops this morning at 11 am PT.
Apple announced the new MacBooks Tuesday, which have aluminum enclosures, a new graphics chip (the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M), a glass multi-touch trackpad, and LED-backlit displays. The computers are available in 2.0GHz and 2.4GHz models for $1,300 and $1,500, respectively, with options for more RAM, larger hard disks, solid-state drives and more.