New MacBook’s announced today.. I’m extremely skeptical of the glass touchpad. I love the iPhone, but I can’t stand using it for a long period of time. Sliding my finger around on a greasy glass surface starts to get tiring after a while. My fingers get tired and my wrists get sore if I use the iPhone for more than 15-20 minutes at a time… Without a rough surface beneath my finger I’m concerned the glass touchpad on the MacBook will be a similar experience.
They’ve also gone to all-glass displays… no matte finish anymore. As a programmer, I *loath* glass screens. Sure they look great for video games, Photoshop and video editing, but text editing is hard on your eyes for any reasonable duration of time. I can’t tolerate them.
I’m waiting for Apple to re-release the old PowerBook G4 12″ with an Intel Duo and 9600M video.. I wonder if someone can gut mine and do the upgrade for me.. 🙂
UPDATE: I finally got a chance to go hands-on with the new MacBook Pro. The touchpad, to my pleasant surprise, doesn’t suck. I could definitely get used to it.
The display however… glossy finish… I couldn’t get used to that. :-/