I remember when Apple announced last year that it was migrating Mac computers to Intel chips, the Mac Nation recoiled in horror. Short of selling Apple to You Know Whom, there was probably nothing more guaranteed to signify the final sellout of our favourite computer manufacturer.

Strange, then, to note that the Nation seems to share my slavering enthusiasm for the new, Intel-based, models that Steve Jobs unveiled yesterday.

MacBook Pro (horrible name) – 4x faster than the equivalent PowerBook! iMac 2x faster than the G5! And lots of whizzy new software to play with while we save up!

Even an embittered, downshifted old grump like me has to admit Apple knows just where to tickle the consumer. Can you imagine anybody doing more than yawning when Vista finally crawls to market?


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