Now Carries Apple’s MacBook and MacBook Pro Computers as Part of Its Extensive Macintosh Inventory

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Enabling customers to “try before they buy,” CRE - Computer & AV Solutions now has available the all new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro which are based on the Intel Core Duo chipset. These powerful laptop computers are designed to run the latest in software for the demanding creative professional or road warrior. The superlative processing power, portability and durability of these machines make it an ideal addition to laptop rental fleet.

CRE- Computer & AV Solutions ( it’s laptop rental inventory with the all new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro. These powerful laptops, based on Intel’s Core Duo technology, meet the demands of rental customers nationwide. Whether used for on-the-fly video editing or attached to an LCD Projector for a corporate presentation, the MacBook line of computers can meet just about any mobile professional need.

Designed for connectivity, whether to a wireless network or the latest in high end peripherals, the MacBooks can satisfy any laptop rental customer. Built-in Airport Express networking enables the computer to connect to any 802.11 G compatible network. The MacBook makes it easy to check your email at the corner coffee shop hot spot or the office WiFi network. The FireWire and USB 2.0 ports enable just about any digital electronics connection. It couldn’t be easier to attach digital cameras or card readers, DV cameras and MP3 players. Video Professionals will find the MacBook a perfect rental solution for their fast-paced workplace.

The MiniDVI port is a perfect solution for the professional Presenter. Connecting to just about any monitor or projector is as simple as plugging the appropriate MiniDVI adaptor. The MacBooks support DVI, VGA and S-Video making it a snap to connect to a video device. If the preference is to watch video on the ultra sharp Wide Screen display, simply pop a favorite DVD into the slot loading optical drive.

These computers also offer the new MagSafe Power Adaptor technology which will prevent the rental Mac from flying off the desk when a co-worker accidentally trips across the cable. The cable will break away cleanly leaving both the computer and the adaptor safe from damage. Additionally Mac OS X has superior power management ability ensuring long battery life.

As with any new technology in the marketplace, consumers may exhibit concern about compatibility, functionality or capability. Renting a newly introduced product enables customers to examine the technology before making a purchase commitment. Chicago-based Network Administrator Scott Zeitlin explained the advantage of renting equipment. “Our network is comprised Mac OS, Windows and Linux computers. Whenever we introduce a new operating system, or computer, we need to perform compatibility testing to make sure the new technology doesn’t crash the network. Renting a computer lets me test the machine without a serious impact to my budget.”

The MacBook joins CRE-Computer & AV Solutions ( extensive inventory of Apple technology. Other recent additions include the Intel-based iMac, 30” Apple Cinema Display and the incredibly powerful PowerMac G5 Quad and Dual Processor models. The Power Mac G5 Dual and Power Mac G5 Quad feature dual-core PowerPC processors, a PCI Express expansion bus, and workstation level graphic capability.

ABOUT CRE: Founded in 1980 in Los Angeles, California, CRE – Computer & AV Solutions is a nationwide leader of computer and laptop rentals, audiovisual rentals, plasma rentals and more for corporate and special events with services throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit

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Elaine Zubko