Macbook Air Sale

The MacBook Air might be dying, but this sale is too good to pass up

By on September 21, 2016 at 5:19 PM.

The MacBook Air might be dying, but this sale is too good to pass up

Apple seems to be slowly pushing the MacBook Air into the deep end, with no updates in sight and the slimmer Retina MacBook threatening to upstage it. The writing might be on the wall, but really, that just means good sales for us.

B&H is selling the 13-inch Air with 128GB of storage for $750, and that price includes three years of AppleCare. That’s still one of the thinnest and lightest computers around, with years of guaranteed support, for $500 less than it should be.

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Samsung 960 Pro Evo SSD

Samsung’s insanely fast new SSDs won’t work in your MacBook

By on September 21, 2016 at 3:42 PM.

Samsung’s insanely fast new SSDs won’t work in your MacBook

We just saw the first 1TB SD card in the world, albeit only a prototype at the moment. But now it’s time to look at new SSD hardware that’s even more impressive, and arguably more useful. If you’re searching for incredibly fast SSDs, Samsung’s got you covered.

The company unveiled a pair of drives that will make future laptops crazy kinds of fast. The new drives offer sequential read speeds of at least 3.200Mbps and sequential write speeds of at least 1,900Mbps. Unfortunately, the new Samsung 960 Evo and Samsung 960 Pro will not work with current MacBook Pro and Air models. More →

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Surface Pro 4 vs MacBook

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 ad comes complete with MacBook shaming and silly music

By on September 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 ad comes complete with MacBook shaming and silly music

Microsoft is back with a new TV commercial that promotes its Surface Pro 4 laptop. And, just as expected, the ad once again focuses on taking shots at Apple’s MacBook. The message Microsoft is sending has not changed: The Surface Pro is better than MacBooks. More →

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MacBook Pro 2016 Release Date

Tim Cook hints the MacBook Pro update we want is on the way

By on September 12, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Tim Cook hints the MacBook Pro update we want is on the way

Apple last week unveiled a bunch of new products during its iPhone fall event, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sharing the spotlight. There was no surprise one more thing at the end of the show — though you could argue that Apple began with one: Super Mario for iPhone. That means we did not get to see a brief MacBook announcement during the event that was focused on mobile devices and mobile experiences. But Apple is expected to refresh some of its Mac products this year, and Tim Cook hinted that’s going to happen sooner than you think. More →

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Macbook Air 2016

Apple needs a new Macbook Air

By on August 8, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

Apple needs a new Macbook Air

For as long as I’ve been recommending laptops to people, the Macbook Air has topped the list. From about 2010 onwards, it was the best combination of price, size and power for the computing needs of almost everyone. Sure, the occasional graphic design student needs the extra horsepower of the Macbook Pro, but for your average internet-using human being, the 13-incher with 8GB of RAM was the best computer.

Was. Now it’s no secret that the Air is in desperate need of an upgrade, but all the signs point to that not happening. While we’ve seen leaks hinting at a new Macbook Pro, a new Apple Watch, and ten different flavors of new iPhone, there’s been nary a blurry render of a new Macbook Air. That’s a big problem for Apple.

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2016 MacBook Pro Air Specs

Next-gen MacBooks will probably come with USB-C support

By on July 28, 2016 at 11:12 AM.

Next-gen MacBooks will probably come with USB-C support

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook laptop launched last year was the industry’s first PC to ship with a USB-C port – and that’s the only connector the laptop has, aside from the headphone jack. Since then, other PC makers have adopted the port, but not all of Apple’s competitors are thrilled about the upgrade. A new report says that while some laptop manufacturers are reluctant to adopt USB-C in their upcoming devices, Apple will equip its next-gen MacBook Air (or Pro?) with the new interface. More →

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Xiaomi Notebook Air

This Macbook lookalike promises insane power for $750

By on July 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

This Macbook lookalike promises insane power for $750

Xiaomi is a Chinese tech company best known for making cheap-and-cheerful Android phones which offer flagship-phone specs for half price. So it’s not surprising that the company is applying the same formula for its first laptop.

What is surprising is how much it looks like a Macbook, but also how good the specs are for $750. Laptops this cheap aren’t meant to have integrated graphics, an inch-thick aluminum body and 8GB of RAM, but clearly Xiaomi didn’t get the memo.

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2016 Retina MacBook Air Pro Release Date

Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

By on May 24, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Top Apple insider says new 13-inch Retina MacBook will kill the MacBook Air line

We recently heard that the MacBook Air line may have reached its end of line and a new report seems to reinforce that idea. A top Apple insider who’s usually accurate in his predictions regarding unreleased Apple hardware says that the Retina MacBook line will slowly replace the MacBook Air in the near future. More →

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2016 Retina MacBook Pro Air

The MacBook Air might be dying, but that’s a good thing

By on April 12, 2016 at 4:18 PM.

The MacBook Air might be dying, but that’s a good thing

A new report suggests that Apple plans to kill off the MacBook Air line this year, and focus instead on the 12-inch Retina MacBook and slimmer-than-ever MacBook Pro models. The company is yet to announce its 2016 MacBook lineup soon, but this new report is in line with what a previous rumor claimed – that Apple will launch 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks with designs inspired by the 12-inch MacBook released last year. More →

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2016 MacBook Air Pro Release Date

Apple’s 2016 MacBook rollout timeline purportedly revealed

By on January 28, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

Apple’s 2016 MacBook rollout timeline purportedly revealed

They might not be iPhones, but Apple’s MacBooks and Macs are still relevant players in the PC business. And while Apple may not have anything to announce regarding release plans for this year’s MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, supply chain murmurs have already hit the web and have revealed tentative release dates for this year’s MacBook releases.

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MacBook Pro Air Storage Upgrade

Double your MacBook’s storage in under three minutes with this tiny device

By on October 29, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Double your MacBook’s storage in under three minutes with this tiny device

Apple has recently revealed it’s still selling a lot more MacBooks than expected and is continuing its positive growth in a PC business where sales are declining. But MacBooks aren’t cheap, and sometimes users end up choosing entry-level options that have limited storage.

Rather than purchasing pricier memory upgrades from Apple, you can always choose to upgrade the SSD drive in your laptop yourself, but that involves the hassles of actually opening up the laptop or paying someone to do it for you. Alternatively, you could buy an external hard drive, but you’d have to carry it with you at all times. And yes, there’s always the cloud with its unlimited resources, but that means you need a constant Internet connection.

But what if you could double your MacBook’s storage in less than three minutes with a push of a button and avoid any hassles related to alternative storage solutions? More →

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Apple MacBook Pro Air Display Trick

The sneaky way Apple makes you fall in love with its pricey MacBooks

By on August 18, 2015 at 6:50 PM.

The sneaky way Apple makes you fall in love with its pricey MacBooks

It was no accident that you walked into an Apple retail store and fell in love with that gorgeous new 13-inch MacBook Air staring back at you from across the room. As it turns out, Apple may have played Cupid using not arrows, but a clever trick to make people fall in love with MacBook Pros and Airs when they’re on display.

After all, nothing happens by accident in Apple’s tightly controlled universe. More →

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