Former Governor Mike Huckabee Gets a MacBook

In what may be the only opinion that Mike Huckabee and I actually share, the new Fox News commentator said Sunday that he'd recently switched to a Mac. In his segment, after dissing an airline and a computer company that he'd had bad experiences with, he lauded his new experience of moving to the Mac.

He said: "Just last week I switched after 22 years from a PC to an Apple MacBook, with serious fear and trepidation, I must tell you. Now, it could have been traumatic. But thanks to an amazing group of young, bright--patient--and personable staff at the Apple Store in New York, it's actually been a breeze."

Mike, despite our differences in politics, I'm glad that you've finally joined the tribe. We hope that you'll come to love the Mac as much as we all do.

Unfortunately the Huckster didn't say which New York Apple Store he went to--5th Avenue? Soho? West 14th St.? Any tipsters work at any of these stores? What did Huckabee walk out of the store with? Was it one of the snazzy aluminum unibody models? Or the still rockin' 2.1 GHz white machine? Inquiring minds want, nay, NEED, to know. Drop us a line in the comments, pronto.

Maybe soon, Huckabee can convince soon-to-be-former Pres. Bush to get a Mac--after all, 43 did love his iPod shuffle back in 2005.

[via TUAW]

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    In October 2008, Apple introduced a new MacBook design that housed the company's consumer-friendly laptop into a MacBook Pro-like aluminum enclosure with a large glass trackpad. Graphics have improved with the addition of an Nvidia GeForce 9400m chip. While the integrated graphics continue to share memory with the system RAM, there's more shared (256MB as opposed to 144MB) and it's the faster DDR3 SDRAM. Like the MacBook Air, the MacBook no longer ships with FireWire ports -- just two USB 2.0 ports. This 2.4GHz model does feature a backlit keyboard, which is not available in the other MacBook configurations. Read the full review

    MSRP: $1,599

    Pros

    • Sleek new unibody design
    • Greatly improved graphics power

    Cons

    • Pricier than previous MacBook
    • Shorter battery life than previous MacBook

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