While rumors of a Mac Pro refresh have been floating around (with recent rumors suggesting a July or August release), a new report suggests that updated models could feature up to a 16-core processor – a first for the Mac Pro – resulting in a machine that’s not just powerful, but insanely powerful.
According to Digitimes, Apple has dropped the preverbal hammer and instructed their production partners to crank it up to 11 to provide component parts for the impending refresh of Macbook Airs.
Over the years, the Mac has begun to gain significant traction in the business world. Today, according to Forrester analyst Ben Gray, one in ten corporate computers is a Mac, a number which has raised significantly since this time last year.
With MacBook Airs quickly becoming the most popular laptops ever seen, and the lowering cost and increasing availability of SSDs, many people are sacrificing disk space for performance. With disk space at a premium, it’s important to keep your Mac clean, and get rid of any unnecessary files.
According to a note by analyst Doug Freedman of Gleacher & Co., the MacBook Air could account for up to 48% of Apple’s laptop sales this year, reports CNET. While unsurprising, this reveals just how much impact the MacBook Air is really starting to have.
Following yesterday’s reports that a black aluminum MacBook Air could be released in the next refresh, an Apple employee apparently sent an email suggesting that Apple already tried producing a black MacBook Air, but were unsatisfied with its finish.
As Cnet reports, Intel has updated its processor price list to include new ultra-low voltage (ULV) models of its Sandy Bridge Corei5 and Corei7 processors, and it’s quite likely that they’re headed straight for the MacBook Air.
Rumors have been piling up regarding a refresh of the Mac Pro, which may feature a new rack-mountable design and could be available in July or August. A new report claims that the Mac Pro will be getting a new custom-built Intel processor, and that the Mac Mini will get integrated graphics.
I’ve been tampering with SSDs for a while now, and have discovered that common frustration among users who replace their optical drive with an extra hard drive or SSD: What to do with the optical drive you removed? OWC has just released their answer. Read on for the full review.
It’s certainly no secret that a new (refreshed) MacBook Air is widely expected to be released soon, but a report surfaced today that the refresh could include models with a black anodized aluminum finished. Could this be the return of the BlackBook? I sure hope so!
According to a series of tweets put out by Cnet’s Brian Tong, various sources have confirmed that updated models of the Mac Mini and Mac Pro will not come out next month, as has been previously hinted at, but rather August.
Thunderbolt has arrived in the MacBook Pro and iMac, and may soon arrive in the Mac Pro and Mac Mini, and manufacturers are getting closer to releasing products that support the new interface. BlackMagic just announced a new 3D capture box powered by Thunderbolt.
It is expected that Apple will refresh their line of Macbook Air laptops only after the release of OS X Lion. Apple is said to be holding back until July’s OS X Lion release before updating Airs, Minis, and their Cinema Display.
In the market for one of the upcoming Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge-powered MacBook Airs? You just might be in luck. We’ve been hearing that the reason for the delay in MacBook Air and Mac Mini refreshes is due to Apple planning to release the updates alongside Lion next month.
According to the latest NPD sales numbers, the Mac is indeed (as John Paczkowski so elegantly put it) kicking ass – serious ass. Mac sales for Q2, ending in June, are expected to rise well above PC sales numbers once more, according to a report from AllThingsD.
Ever since Thunderbolt I/O made its way into the new 2011 MacBook Pros, there has been a profound lack of hardware to utilize the features of the new port. A new report has surfaced, however, indicating that the first devices to incorporate the new technology could hit shelves next week.