A recent Consumer Report ranking for laptops puts Apple’s range of Macbooks top of the heap in every category they’re in. If you ever needed to convince your friends or family that buying an Apple laptop is a wise choice, then please point them to this post and the consumer report.
The Christie’s auctioned Apple-1 which fetched a whopping £133,250 (roughly $211k) was on show at the Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy this week.
It seems Apple is just another in a long line of companies Linex is suing for violating its wireless communications patents. Apple is not alone in this episode as Linex also seeks the same action against HP, Aruba Networks, Meru Networks and Ruckus Wireless.
An analyst (Ben Reitzes of Barclays Capital) thinks that as soon as the end of this year the MacBook Air line may be running on ARM chips as opposed to Intel. This assumption may well come from reports that were suggesting Apple will be switching to ARM for MacBooks in 2013.
Apple has just issued several important updates for the new Thunderbolt equipped Macs and 2011 MacBook Pros. The updates address performance, stability, and an issue with Turbo Mode in boot camp.
Although it presumably isn’t due for some time, rumors are already flying high about the next MacBook Pro – this time, the rumor is that it may be made from carbon fiber!
The widely received MacBook Air certainly wasn’t without its criticisms at launch last October. Mainly being the lack of the latest Intel chips. Looks like this is about to be rectified in May when production reportedly starts on the latest offerings of the sleek device.
I’ve used a lot of laptop bags. I currently use a rather robust Level8 bag, but I often find it’s too large and bulky for a short day trip, or for a quick jaunt across town to help a neighbor. I found myself looking for a small, light, easy to grab bag – and Timbuk2 delivered.
The tech community was stunned when Apple released the MacBook Air – it was thin, it was light, and it was powerful enough to really use! Since that January 2008 day, the Air has only risen in popularity, and may be on the fast-track for becoming mainstream!
According to 9to5Mac, the new 2011 MacBook Pros are much higher powered than previous models. In fact, a total of 2100 continuous mA can be available at once. Great news for iPad owners, as this rivals the power of the iPad’s wall adapter.
The developer preview of OS X Lion brought many exciting things, among them the long-awaited TRIM support for SSD’s. Now, enterprising hackers have found a way to enable the support on any Mac running OS X 10.6.7.
Earlier we reported on 2011 MacBook Pro models having issues with iTunes Home Sharing. Now it appears additional and more serious problems have been emerging. Many users are reporting issues with screen flickering on external displays and system-wide freezing under heavy workload.
OWC has just unveiled it’s new 16GB RAM upgrades 2011 MacBook Pros. This is the first time such a product has ever been released for the MacBook line of Notebooks. There are 12GB and 16GB configurations available that retail at $879.99 and $1599.99 respectively.
According to Engadget (via MacRumors, fscklog, and Mac4Ever), Light Peak will likely be coming to MacBook Pro’s on Thursday, branded as ThunderBold I/O. This information is derived from a supposedly leaked specification printout for the new 13″ MacBook Pro, as well as a picture of the port on a 13″ chassis.
An anonymous source has provided us with reliable information to indicate that Thursday’s MacBook Pro models will include an embedded SSD, as well as retaining the optical drive as standard. In addition, units are rumors to keep the aluminum unibody enclosure.
According to AppleInsider, Apple is telling some stores to expect to receive a sealed package that is not to be opened until instructed. The package is said to possible contain new MacBook Pros, and possibly refreshed iMac models.