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Competitors Struggle To Match MacBook Air’s Pricing

Posted on 03/08/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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With the MacBook Air being such a popular notebook, it’s no wonder that companies like Intel (with their Ultrabooks) are trying to catch up. According to a new report, however, the MacBook Air is just too big a value for competitors to match!

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The MacBook Air Is Thin And Light, But Can It Fly?

Posted on 03/08/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We all know that the MacBook Air is incredibly thin and light, but can it fly? The folks at FinalCutKing have put up a “magical and revolutionary” video on their YouTube channel showing that that MacBook Air “just wants to be free.”

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The New MacBook Air’s Thunderbolt Interface Is Only Half As Powerful

Posted on 29/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Those of Apple’s customers that just bought one of their sexy new Thunderbolt MacBook Airs might be surprised at their new interface’s lack of “thunder”. According to a new report, the Thunderbolt controller in the new Air is half the size of that found in the 2011 MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac – and only half as powerful!

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Don’t Try Installing Snow Leopard On A New MacBook Air!

Posted on 27/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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According to a recent KnowledgeBase article published from Apple, it’s a really bad idea to try installing Snow Leopard on one of Apple’s newly-released MacBook Pros, as it can cause the machine to stop functioning properly.

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Report: Apple is Putting The Finishing Touches On A 15″ Ultra-Thin MacBook

Posted on 26/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The MacBook Air is truly a beautiful device, and it’s looking more and more like ultra-thin designs are shaping the future of notebooks. Along these lines, a new report indicates that Apple is currently in the final testing stages of an ultra-thin 15″ MacBook. Could this be the 15″ MacBook Air, or will the next MacBook Pro get a serious facelift?

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Apple Using Older, Slower SSDs In Some New MacBook Airs

Posted on 26/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Apple refreshed their MacBook Airs last week to include Thunderbolt, as well as new Intel Sandy Bridge processors. In addition, 128GB SSDs are now available on both 11-inch and 13-inch models. Unfortunately, to the dismay of some users, it appears that Apple is using older, slower previous-generation SSDs in some of the new Airs.

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iFixit Teardown: 2011 13″ MacBook Air

Posted on 22/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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iFixit has just gotten their hands on one of the new MacBook Airs, and have just recently finished doing what they do with every new toy they get – they tore it apart! By taking the new MacBook Air apart piece by piece, they’ve managed to learn a few interesting things about it.

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Report: Apple Could Sell 15 Million MacBooks By The End Of The Year

Posted on 21/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following today’s earlier news that Apple has already sold over 500,000 of the new MacBook Airs they just released yesterday, a new report indicates that MacBook Air sales should continue to remain strong, and that Apple may sell up to 15 million new MacBook Airs by year’s end.

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Benchmarks Show New MacBook Airs Rival High-End 2010 MacBook Pro

Posted on 20/07/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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The decision between purchasing a MacBook Air versus a MacBook Pro used to be about sacrificing speed and power for a thin, light, ultra-portable package. According to new benchmarks, however, that may no longer be the case, as the newly released MacBook Pros achieve comparable benchmark results to 2010’s high-end MacBook Pro.

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New Macbook Airs – Sandy Bridge i5 & i7, Full Flash Storage, Thunderbolt $999 to $1,599

Posted on 20/07/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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It’s a busy day for Apple! Hot on the heels of OS X Lion hitting the Mac App Store, Apple has also updated their Macbook Air range. The major changes include a bump in processors to Sandy Bridge i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt, backlit keyboard, and all-flash storage. The 11.6″ and 13″ Airs range from 1.6GHz i5 to 1.8Ghz i7 (optional update), 2GB to 4GB RAM, 64GB to 265GB flash storage.

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