Choosing an Apple Laptop

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The process of choosing a laptop should not be hard, and one of the most difficult aspects is simply determining which brand to go with. There are many longstanding and respectable companies offering laptops these days after all, but if you are looking for serious quality and value, you are going to want to choose an Apple laptop.

Your Options

You have quite a few options when it comes to choosing an Apple laptop. Apple is a computer company that is always at the top of its game and staying up to date with the technological advances of the world. They are constantly coming out with new and improved PCs and notebooks for you to choose from, and should definitely be at the top of your list if you are considering purchasing a laptop.

The MacBook is the most recently released Apple laptop. It is the fastest notebook ever to be released by the Apple Company and features Intel Core 2 Duo processors up to 2.2GHz and 1GB of memory standard. It also comes in a few different colors, as you can choose from black or white, both which feature a brilliant 13.3 inch glossy widescreen display.

The MacBook is incredibly powerful and offers high performance. It is faster and more powerful than any other Apple computer with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. It features a built-in iSight camera which is great for instant video chats and to capture pictures. They offer long lasting performance and speed and are great for both personal and professional use.

Another Apple laptop that you may want to consider is the Apple MacBook Pro which is basically a version of the MacBook that is more of an entertainment powerhouse. It is built on the Intel Core 2 Duo and features up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory with a faster, 800MHz frontside bus and support for hard drives up to 250GB.

Making the Decision

Although you may have a bit of trouble trying to decide on a single Apple laptop, at least you know that regardless of which you choose you are going to be getting the highest quality and best value.

Apple was one of the first and is still one of the top computer companies in the world and one that you can definitely put your trust in when you are looking to purchase something like a laptop. Just make sure that you take the time to find the laptop that is going to be best suited to you and your specific needs.

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if( self.pageYOffset ) { scrolledPos.x = self.pageXOffset; scrolledPos.y = self.pageYOffset; } else if( document.documentElement && document.documentElement.scrollTop ) { scrolledPos.x = document.documentElement.scrollLeft; scrolledPos.y = document.documentElement.scrollTop; } else if( document.body ) { scrolledPos.x = document.body.scrollLeft; scrolledPos.y = document.body.scrollTop; } /* Get the total dimensions to see what scroll bars might be active */ var totalDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(0,0) if (document.all && document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientHeight&&document;.documentElement.clientWidth) { totalDim.width = document.documentElement.scrollWidth; totalDim.height = document.documentElement.scrollHeight; } else if (document.all) { /* This is in IE */ totalDim.width = document.body.scrollWidth; totalDim.height = document.body.scrollHeight; } else { totalDim.width = document.width; totalDim.height = document.height; } // Gets the location of the available screen space var centerDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(0,0); if(self.innerWidth && self.innerHeight ) { centerDim.width = self.innerWidth-(totalDim.height>self.innerHeight?16:0); // subtracting scroll bar offsets for firefox centerDim.height = self.innerHeight-(totalDim.width>self.innerWidth?16:0); // subtracting scroll bar offsets for firefox } else if( document.documentElement && document.documentElement.clientHeight ) { centerDim.width = document.documentElement.clientWidth; centerDim.height = document.documentElement.clientHeight; } else if( document.body ) { centerDim.width = document.body.clientWidth; centerDim.height = document.body.clientHeight; } // Get the current dimension of the popup element var iFrameDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(iFrame.offsetWidth,iFrame.offsetHeight) if (iFrameDim.width <= 0) iFrameDim.width = iFrame.style.width.substring(0, iFrame.style.width.indexOf('px')); if (iFrameDim.height <= 0) iFrameDim.height = iFrame.style.height.substring(0, iFrame.style.height.indexOf('px')); /* Calculate the position, lower right hand corner by default */ var position=new LeoHighlightsPosition(0,0); position.x=scrolledPos.x+centerDim.width-iFrameDim.width-LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_ADJUSTMENT.x; position.y=scrolledPos.y+centerDim.height-iFrameDim.height-LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_ADJUSTMENT.y; if(anchor!=null) { //centerDim in relation to the anchor element if available var topOrBottom = false; var anchorPos=_leoHighlightsGetLocation(document.body, anchor); var anchorScreenPos = new LeoHighlightsPosition(anchorPos.x-scrolledPos.x,anchorPos.y-scrolledPos.y); var anchorDim=new LeoHighlightsDimension(anchor.offsetWidth,anchor.offsetHeight) if (anchorDim.width <= 0) anchorDim.width = anchor.style.width.substring(0, anchor.style.width.indexOf('px')); if (anchorDim.height <= 0) anchorDim.height = anchor.style.height.substring(0, anchor.style.height.indexOf('px')); // Check if the popup can be shown above or below the element if (centerDim.height - anchorDim.height - iFrameDim.height - anchorScreenPos.y > 0) { // Show below, formula above calculates space below open iFrame position.y = anchorPos.y + anchorDim.height; topOrBottom = true; } else if (anchorScreenPos.y - anchorDim.height - iFrameDim.height > 0) { // Show above, formula above calculates space above open iFrame position.y = anchorPos.y - iFrameDim.height - anchorDim.height; topOrBottom = true; } _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos() - topOrBottom: "+topOrBottom); if (topOrBottom) { // We attempt top attach the window to the element position.x = anchorPos.x - iFrameDim.width / 2; if (position.x < 0) position.x = 0; else if (position.x + iFrameDim.width > scrolledPos.x + centerDim.width) position.x = scrolledPos.x + centerDim.width - iFrameDim.width; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos() - topOrBottom: "+position); } else { // Attempt to align on the right or left hand side if (centerDim.width - anchorDim.width - iFrameDim.width - anchorScreenPos.x > 0) position.x = anchorPos.x + anchorDim.width; else if (anchorScreenPos.x - anchorDim.width - iFrameDim.width > 0) position.x = anchorPos.x - anchorDim.width; else // default to below position.y = anchorPos.y + anchorDim.height; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos() - sideBottom: "+position); } } /* Make sure that we don't go passed the right hand border */ if(position.x+iFrameDim.width>centerDim.width-20) position.x=centerDim.width-(iFrameDim.width+20); // Make sure that we didn't go passed the start if(position.x<0) position.x=0; if(position.y<0) position.y=0; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("Popup info id: " +iFrame.id+" - "+anchor.id + "\nscrolled " + scrolledPos + "\ncenter/visible " + centerDim + "\nanchor (absolute) " + anchorPos + "\nanchor (screen) " + anchorScreenPos + "\nSize (anchor) " + anchorDim + "\nSize (popup) " + iFrameDim + "\nResult pos " + position); // Set the popup location iFrame.style.left = position.x + "px"; iFrame.style.top = position.y + "px"; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("_leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos()",e); } } /** * This will show the passed in element as a popup * * @param anchorId * @param size * * @return */ function _leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,size) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; var popup=new LeoHighlightsPopup(anchorId,size); popup.show(); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("_leoHighlightsShowPopup()",e); } } /** * This will transform the passed in url to a rover url * * @param url * @return */ function _leoHighlightsGetRoverUrl(url) { var rover=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_ROVER_TAG; var roverUrl="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/"+rover+"/4?&mpre;="+encodeURI(url); return roverUrl; } /** * Sets the size of the bottom windown part * * @param size * @return */ function _leoHighlightsSetBottomSize(size,clickId) { /* Get the elements */ var iFrameBottom=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_ID); var iFrameDiv=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_DIV_ID); /* Figure out the correct sizes */ var iFrameBottomSize=(size==1)?LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_CLICK_SIZE:LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_HOVER_SIZE; var divSize=(size==1)?LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_DIV_CLICK_SIZE:LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_DIV_HOVER_SIZE; /* Refresh the iFrame's url, by removing the size arg and adding it again */ leoHighlightsUpdateUrl(iFrameBottom,size,clickId); /* Clear the hover flag, if the user shows this at full size */ _leoHighlightsPrevElem.hover=size==1?false:true; _leoHighlightsSetSize(iFrameBottom,iFrameBottomSize); _leoHighlightsSetSize(iFrameDiv,divSize); } /** * Class for a Popup * * @param anchorId * @param size * * @return */ function LeoHighlightsPopup(anchorId,size) { try { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("LeoHighlightsPopup() "); this.anchorId=anchorId; this.anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(this.anchorId); this.topIframe=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_ID); this.bottomIframe=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_ID); this.iFrameDiv=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_DIV_ID); this.topIframe.src=unescape(this.anchor.getAttribute('leoHighlights_url_top'));; this.bottomIframe.src=unescape(this.anchor.getAttribute('leoHighlights_url_bottom'));; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("1) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.topIframe.style.top+", "+this.topIframe.style.left+")"); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("2) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.bottomIframe.style.top+", "+this.bottomIframe.style.left+")"); leoHighlightsSetSize(size); this.updatePos=function() { _leoHighlightsUpdatePopupPos(this.iFrameDiv,this.anchor);}; this.show=function() { this.updatePos(); this.iFrameDiv.style.visibility = "visible"; this.iFrameDiv.style.display = "block"; this.updatePos(); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("3) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.topIframe.style.top+", "+this.topIframe.style.left+")"); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("4) LeoHighlightsPopup() ("+this.bottomIframe.style.top+", "+this.bottomIframe.style.left+")"); }; this.scroll=function() { this.updatePos();}; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("new LeoHighlightsPopup()",e); } } /** * updates the url for the iFrame * * @param iFrame * @param size * @param clickId * @return */ function leoHighlightsUpdateUrl(iFrame,size,clickId,destUrl) { try { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl() "+destUrl); var url=iFrame.src; var idx=url.indexOf("&size;="); if(idx>=0) url=url.substring(0,idx); // size=1; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl() size="+size+" "+url); if(size!=null) url+=("&size;="+size); if(clickId!=null) url+=("&clickId;="+clickId); if(destUrl!=null) url+=("&url;="+destUrl); _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl() "+url); iFrame.src=url; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsUpdateUrl()",e); } } /** * * This can be used to close an iframe * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsSetSize(size,clickId) { try { /* Get the element */ var iFrameTop=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_ID); /* Figure out the correct sizes */ var iFrameTopSize=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_SIZE; /* Refresh the iFrame's url, by removing the size arg and adding it again */ leoHighlightsUpdateUrl(iFrameTop,size,clickId); _leoHighlightsSetSize(iFrameTop,iFrameTopSize); _leoHighlightsSetBottomSize(size,clickId); /* Clear the hover flag, if the user shows this at full size */ if(size==1&&_leoHighlightsPrevElem) _leoHighlightsPrevElem.hover=false; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSetSize()",e); } } /** * Start the popup a little bit delayed. * Somehow IE needs some time to find the element by id. * * @param anchorId * @param size * * @return */ function leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,size) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; var elem=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem&&(_leoHighlightsPrevElem!=elem)) _leoHighlightsPrevElem.shown=false; elem.shown=true; _leoHighlightsPrevElem=elem; _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHighlightsShowPopup() "+_leoHighlightsPrevElem); /* FF needs to find the element first */ _leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); setTimeout("_leoHighlightsShowPopup(\'"+anchorId+"\',\'"+size+"\');",10); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsShowPopup()",e); } } /** * * This can be used to close an iframe * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHideElem(id) { try { /* Get the appropriate sizes */ var elem=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(id); if(elem) elem.style.visibility="hidden"; /* Clear the page for the next run through */ var iFrame=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_TOP_ID); if(iFrame) iFrame.src="about:blank"; var iFrame=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_BOTTOM_ID); if(iFrame) iFrame.src="about:blank"; if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem) { _leoHighlightsPrevElem.shown=false; _leoHighlightsPrevElem=null; } } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHideElem()",e); } } /** * * This can be used to close an iframe. * Since the iFrame is reused the frame only gets hidden * * @return */ function leoHighlightsIFrameClose() { try { _leoHighlightsSimpleGwCallBack("LeoHighlightsHideIFrame"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsIFrameClose()",e); } } /** * * This is used to snooze the highlights. * * @return */ function leoHighlightsSnooze() { try { _leoHighlightsSnoozed=true; _leoHighlightsSimpleGwCallBack("LeoHighlightsSnooze"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSnooze()",e); } } /** * * This is used to snooze the highlights. * This gets fired into the top frame. * * @return */ function leoHighlightsSnoozeTop(id) { try { _leoHighlightsSnoozed=true; leoHighlightsHideElem(id); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSnoozeTop()",e); } } /** * This should handle the click events * * @param anchorId * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleClick(anchorId) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; if(_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) return false; var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); anchor.hover=false; if(anchor.startTimer) clearTimeout(anchor.startTimer); /* Report the click event */ leoHighlightsReportEvent("clicked", window.document.domain, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_keywords'),null, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_accept'), _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_reject')); leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,1); return false; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleClick()",e); } } /** * This should handle the hover events * * @param anchorId * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleHover(anchorId) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return false; if(_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) return false; var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(anchorId); anchor.hover=true; /* Report the hover event */ leoHighlightsReportEvent("hovered", window.document.domain, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_keywords'),null, _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_accept'), _leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,'leohighlights_reject')); leoHighlightsShowPopup(anchorId,0); return false; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleHover()",e); } } /** * This will handle the mouse over setup timers for the appropriate timers * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleMouseOver(id) { try { if(_leoHighlightsSnoozed) return; if(_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) return; var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(id); /* Clear the end timer if required */ if(anchor.endTimer) clearTimeout(anchor.endTimer); anchor.endTimer=null; anchor.style.background=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_BACKGROUND_STYLE_HOVER; var underline=_leoHighlightsGetAttrib(anchor,"leohighlights_underline")=='true'; /* The element is already showing we are done */ if(anchor.shown) return; /* Setup the start timer if required */ anchor.startTimer=setTimeout(function(){ leoHighlightsHandleHover(anchor.id); anchor.hover=true; },underline?LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_SHOW_DELAY_MS:LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_SHOW_DELAY_NO_UNDER_MS); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleMouseOver()",e); } } /** * This will handle the mouse over setup timers for the appropriate timers * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut(id) { try { var anchor=_leoHighlightsFindElementById(id); /* Clear the start timer if required */ if(anchor.startTimer) clearTimeout(anchor.startTimer); anchor.startTimer=null; anchor.style.background=LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_BACKGROUND_STYLE_DEFAULT; if(!anchor.shown||!anchor.hover) return; /* Setup the start timer if required */ anchor.endTimer=setTimeout(function(){ leoHighlightsHideElem(LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_IFRAME_DIV_ID); anchor.shown=false; _leoHighlightsPrevElem=null; },LEO_HIGHLIGHTS_HIDE_DELAY_MS); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut()",e); } } /** * This handles the mouse movement into the currently opened window. * Just clear the close timer * * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOver() { try { if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem&&_leoHighlightsPrevElem.endTimer) clearTimeout(_leoHighlightsPrevElem.endTimer); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOver()",e); } } /** * This handles the mouse movement into the currently opened window. * Just clear the close timer * * @param id * @return */ function leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOut() { try { if(_leoHighlightsPrevElem) leoHighlightsHandleMouseOut(_leoHighlightsPrevElem.id); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsHandleIFrameMouseOut()",e); } } /** * This is a method is used to make the javascript within IE runnable */ var leoHighlightsRanUpdateDivs=false; function leoHighlightsUpdateDivs() { try { /* Check if this is an IE browser and if divs have been updated already */ if(document.all&&!leoHighlightsRanUpdateDivs&&!_leoHighlightsIsFrame()) { leoHighlightsRanUpdateDivs=true; // Set early to prevent running twice for(var i=0;i0) url=url.substring(0,idx); /* Append the text to the end */ url+="#"+encodeURI(txt); /* Set the iframe with the new url that contains the hash tag */ topIFrame.src=url; } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHighlightsSetExpandTxt()",e); } } /*----------------------------------------------------------------------*/ /* Methods provided to the highlight providers... */ /*----------------------------------------------------------------------*/ /** * This will set the expand text for the Top window */ function leoHL_SetExpandTxt(txt) { try { _leoHighlightsDebugLog("leoHL_SetExpandTxt() "+txt); _leoHighlightsSimpleGwCallBack("LeoHighlightsSetExpandTxt","expandTxt",txt); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_SetExpandTxt()",e); } } /** * This will redirect the top window to the passed in url * * @param url * @param parentId * @return */ function leoHL_RedirectTop(url,parentId) { try { try{ var domain=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"domain") var keywords=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"keywords") var vendorId=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"vendorId") leoHighlightsReportEvent("clickthrough", domain,keywords, vendorId); }catch(e){ _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTop()",e); } _leoHighlightsRedirectTop(url); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTop()",e); } } /** * This will redirect the top window to the passed in url * * @param url * @param parentId * @return */ function LeoHL_RedirectTop(url,parentId) { leoHL_RedirectTop(url,parentId); } /** * This will redirect the top window to the passed in url * * @param url * @param parentId * @return */ function leoHL_RedirectTopAd(url,parentId) { try { try{ var domain=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"domain") var keywords=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"keywords") var vendorId=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg(window.document.URL,"vendorId") leoHighlightsReportEvent("advertisement.click", domain,keywords, vendorId); }catch(e){ _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTopAd()",e); } _leoHighlightsRedirectTop(url); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHL_RedirectTopAd()",e); } } /** * This will set the size of the iframe * * @param url * @param parentId * * @return */ function leoHl_setSize(size,url) { try { /* Get the clickId */ var clickId=_leoHighlightsGetUrlArg( url,"clickId") var gwObj = new Gateway(); gwObj.addParam("size",size); if(clickId) gwObj.addParam("clickId",clickId+"_blah"); gwObj.callName("LeoHighlightsSetSize"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHl_setSize()",e); } } /** * This will toggle the size of the window * * @return */ function leoHl_ToggleSize() { try { var gwObj = new Gateway(); gwObj.callName("LeoHighlightsToggleSize"); } catch(e) { _leoHighlightsReportExeception("leoHl_ToggleSize()",e); } } "); ]]> [removed]

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