Items tagged with MacBook Air

If the only thing preventing you from picking up a MacBook Air is the Core 2 Duo foundation, hang tight, things are about to get better (and significantly faster). According to reports, Apple is getting ready to refresh its MacBook Air line with Intel's Sandy Bridge platform and Thunderbolt interface. New models will be ready to launch in... Read more...
If you're a diehard Apple fan, move along, there's nothing to see here but a low-priced Windows PC that can't possibly compare with your swank new MacBook Air. For everyone else, keep reading, because with a little coupon magic, you can own a pretty decent alternative to Apple's ultra-thin and light notebook for just... Read more...
In one corner, we have Apple's 11.6-inch MacBook Air checking in at 0.68 (H) x 11.8 (W) x 7.56 (D) inches and starting at $1,000 with a 64GB SSD, or $1,200 with a 128GB SSD. And in the other corner, we have Samsung, which is now shipping its ultra-thin 11.6-inch Series 9 notebook for $1,200. How does it compare to the MacBook Air? Let's have... Read more...
The Dell Adamo, the Round Rock, TX company's MacBook Air rival, is now dead. The multiple price cuts and lack of options available on the Adamos that were being sold seemed to point to Dell trying to clear inventory. The Adamo was first unveiled at CES in in 2009. It had an aluminum case like the MacBook Air, was ultra-thin (0.65 inches),... Read more...
Apple's new 11" and 13" MacBook Air models are extremely thin. No question about that. But what if you want to use it as a desktop replacement? There probably aren't a great deal of computer users out there who would even consider such a thing, but if you are, Twelve South now has an option to consider. The BookArc is... Read more...
Dell's Adamo laptop, which hasn't matched the MacBook Air in terms of popularity or sales, has just seen its price dropped from $999, a Christmas present for ultra-thin laptop lovers who also love Dell. The $999 version had a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo chip and 2GB of memory. The $899 model carries a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of memory.... Read more...
Apple decided to refresh their MacBook Air lineup this year, but rather than simply upgrading the existing machine with a new CPU, GPU or Blu-ray drive, Apple introduced some entirely new pieces of hardware with the new 11" and 13" MacBook Airs. While the 11" machine is certainly intriguing, and a compelling addition to the overall lineup,... Read more...
Apple decided to refresh their MacBook Air lineup this year, but rather than simply upgrading the existing machine with a new CPU, GPU or Blu-ray drive, Apple introduced some entirely new pieces of hardware with the new 11" and 13" MacBook Airs. While the 11" machine is certainly intriguing, and a compelling addition to the... Read more...
Apple's new MacBook Air eschews a standard SSD format, meaning it doesn't have the SSD fit into a drive bay. Rather, the SSD plugs into a standard mini PCI express socket, similar to a stick of RAM. That said, third party upgrade options will be limited, although the first third-party solution has been announced. PhotoFast has announced a... Read more...
Apple's new "Back to the Mac" event in California this week may have been largely focused on software, but Steve Jobs just couldn't leave the stage without talking about some hardware as well. The big news at the event was the MacBook Air, but it's more than you think. Not only was the 13.3" MacBook refreshed in a big... Read more...
Remember the MacBook Air? Yeah, it's been quite some time since Apple has made any mention of its only ultra-thin ultraportable machine, and after it made a huge splash a few years ago in terms of design, the company has really let it age. There haven't been too many spec upgrades along the way, and it seems as if the machine isn't a high... Read more...
Last week we reported that Dell's Adamo XPS was apparently dead after it vanished from the company's website, online store, and was listed as out-of-stock everywhere but a handful of Best Buys. It didn't make sense for Dell to have canceled the product just three months after shipping, but customer service reps at both Dell and BB were reporting... Read more...
The magic price point for many seems to be $1,000, and thus, following an earlier price cut to the sleek and sexy Dell Adamo, Dell has lowered the price still further, at least for an "entry-level" model. The Dell Adamo Aspire sneaks in under $1,000 for a $999 starting price.Of course, that's the starting price. The Dell Adamo Desire comes... Read more...
The MacBook Air is sort of an "edgy" laptop, but in this case an owner frustrated with Apple's handling of the much-publicized Rev. A MacBook Air hinge problems, has decided to take a knife to the beast. According to "Haurum," who posted the video on YouTube, the MacBook Air sucks ... so don't buy one. In the video he indicates that he and... Read more...
We wrote earlier about the Dell Adamo, or at least, the Dell Adamo website and the various clues around the Web about what was rumored to be a MacBook Air competitor. It seems that there is now confirmation. It all started when the New York Times Bits blog noticed a blurb (since removed) at luxury lifestyle site Uptownlife.net that said:"Rumor... Read more...
A mystery Dell website, some trademark info, info on a fashion blog site, and a wild look of surprise on a Dell exec later, speculation is that Dell has an upcoming laptop designed to be as thin or thinner than the MacBook Air. And, as time goes on, the evidence keeps mounting. Dell's own mystery site doesn't say much, but it does say "Adamo... Read more...
The design of the MacBook Air has been called sharp and edgy, but it's likely most users don't want it quite this edgy.  Users at a German Apple forum (apfeltalk) have posted a thread on just how edgy the Air is.Based on the thread (and the hard to understand translation), it seems as though the user managed to cut his elbow with the... Read more...
You know you have compensation issues when you buy the latest Apple thin & light laptop and feel the need to replace the shell with a 24k gold coated, gem studded variant.Whatever drives people to want such outrageously and expensive mods, Computer Choppers is there to meet those needs.  The company offers so many services and customization... Read more...
The small Intel Core 2 Duo chip that allows Apple to make their MacBook Air so slender is not exclusively licensed for use by Apple. Newsfactor reports that both Lenovo and Fujitsu are interested in using the 65 nanometer scale chip in their own ultrathin notebook offerings. Earlier this month, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the MacBook Air... Read more...
Steve Jobs said the MacBook Air would be available in two weeks.  While it's not in anyone's hands, it has shipped.The company's newest laptop, which CEO Steve Jobs called the "world's thinnest" computer when he unveiled it two weeks ago at San Francisco's Macworld, is shipping as of today, Apple said. The 3-lb. portable, which retails... Read more...
Remember when the MacBook Air was intro'ed? Steve Jobs said they'd be available in two weeks. Hmmm. Based on that info, it would be ... this week! Specifically, it would be Tuesday, two weeks after the Macworld keynote.Not that this is the biggest deal in the world, but for those hopin’ and wishin’ and prayin’ to get a MBA as fast as possible,... Read more...
It isn't surprising that consumers were a bit worried about the battery replacements for the thin & light MacBook Air after the battery fiasco with the iPhone.  Apple has announced a battery replacement program for the Air, but the good news is that any defective battery will be replaced for free within the 1-year warranty period:“If... Read more...
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