The MacBook: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

We filled you in with the first set of seven facts that you didn’t know about MacBook computers in part one, and now we have returned to give you the full scoop with part two! This brand of portable computers has been revolutionizing the standard for personal computing technology, and we have all of the juiciest secrets right here! To discover the top eight things that you didn’t know about the MacBook, all you have to do is keep reading!

Number Eight: The Average Revenue

The MacBook laptop reached its peak pricing in 2009. In this year, although the entire price of the laptops didn’t go straight to the company’s profits, the profits they did receive from each one sold totaled about $1,279.

Number Seven: Before the MacBook

Before the production of the MacBook, and the failing iBook and PowerBook mentioned in our previous article, Apple created the Macintosh Portable. This portable laptop was the very first portable computer ever created by the now-booming company.

Number Six: Ahead of Its Time

Despite the ultimate fail experienced by the production of the PowerBook, the earlier version of the MacBook, the Apple company was advertising the device far ahead of its time. Presumably. The 1996 film Courage Under Fire featured the device being used by Denzel Washington a handful of times. The issue with this, however, was that the movie was set to occur during the Gulf War in 1991- roughly four years before the device’s release.

Number Five: Roots in Space Travel

In 1991, the first (legitimate) email from space was sent using an early version of the MacBook, the Mac Portable. The message was sent with specially-designed AppleLink software by the astronauts aboard the STS-43 Atlantis.

Number Four: The Most Expensive Laptop

The Apple company holds the title for creating the most expensive notebook laptop, or any laptop for that matter in history. This lavish device, the MacBook Air Platinum, is made from solid platinum and sold for approximately $486,616.

Number Three: Trackball Technology

Back in the early days of portable computers, people were absolutely in love with the trackballs used to replace mousepads. Remarkably, this technology was first introduced by the MacBook’s predecessor, the PowerBook. Upon the technology’s introduction, it was a huge success for a limited time.

Number Two: Wireless Technology

Similarly, Apple was the first to release wireless technology among their line of computers. Before this, even portable computers had to be linked up to landlines. Not surprisingly, the technology emerged from another of the MacBook’s predecessors, the iBook.

Number One: You MacBook Will Do the Math for You

The MacBook portable computer is famous for its revolutionary capabilities and ease of access, but do you know about the mathematical abilities your device possesses? Sure, you can always just open up the helpful calculator from your dashboard, but there is an even faster way to achieve mathematical success. By simply typing your equation into the Spotlight application, you can receive your results with minimal hassle. We hope you enjoyed learning about the 15 things that you didn’t know about the Macbook!