There’s two common favorite hobbies among Apple’s competitors: Comparing their products to Apple’s, and pretending that Apple is doomed. This time around, two Intel executives talk smack about Apple in an interview with PC World.
Macbook Air News
Apple could add the title of “World’s Largest Mobile Processor Company” to its already impressive list of accomplishments by years end, according to a study due to be released by In-Stat later this week.
Electricpig reports that “one anonymous vendor” is saying that Apple is likely to launch a 15-inch MacBook Air in April of this year, basically killing the MacBook Pro for the average consumer.
Netbook Navigator has produced what is easily the best Macbook Air lookalike yet. Costing $499, it’s a cheap, but I somehow doubt Apple will be very happy when they find out about it…
Apple is rumored to be considering a 14 inch Macbook Air which would appeal to the Asian market, as 14 inches is the standard screen size in many Asian countries.
We could have been seeing Macbook Airs with AMD chips. Apple would have chosen an AMD processor over Intel’s i5 and i7, but due to poor production yields from AMD, they decided to go with the latter.
The white MacBook is now officially gone, rest its soul, and Apple has now replaced its role by offering new education-exclusive 11″ and 13″ MacBook Airs with slightly scaled-down specs and a discounted price.
A new report has rekindled rumors of a significantly redesigned MacBook Pro with an ultra-thin new design, stating that Apple will indeed launch revamped Air-like MacBook Pros sometime this Spring.
I bumped into my friends at Timbuk2 while attending CES 2012 in Las Vegas, and they kindly agreed to team up with MacTrast to giveaway a Timbuk2 Crater Sleeve for MacBook Air to one of our lucky readers!
New prismatic battery technology could enable Apple to make their MacBooks even thinner, while improving battery life. The new batteries can provide the same amount of power in roughly one third the footprint of current batteries.
Is Apple’s rumored move from Intel to ARM processors closer than we think? With the possible doubling of the pixel resolution on the upcoming iPad 3, some believe it means the graphic power is there to efficiently move pixels around on a MacBook Air.
Apple is reported to have sold 1.2 million of its razor thin and uber light MacBook Air during the holiday shopping season. This report as competing PC manufacturers hope to steal some of Apple’s thunder by introducing their own “Ultrabooks” at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Acer is once again bashing Apple, claiming that the Mac is just a passing fancy, and that Intel’s Ultrabook will defeat them by 2014.
Intel’s next-gen processors, and therefore the next MacBook Air, will support up to three simultaneous displays (one of which is built-in), in comparison to the single external display supported by current Thunderbolt MacBook Airs.
Devices in the recently formed “Ultrabook” category are expected to see significant price reductions in the first quarter of 2012, due mainly to Intel providing a $100 marketing subsidy to the manufacturers.
Apple will be updating their MacBook Air line early next year, reports DigiTimes, and introducing a new 15-inch model alongside updated 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models.