When news of Apple’s radically redesigned 2015 MacBook Air broke on Tuesday, one of the most jarring revelations revolved around how many ports it would have. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has reported that the new MacBook Air will dump full-sized USB ports, MagSafe connectors and SD card slots. Instead it seems the new ultra-thin MacBook will have one USB Type-C port and a headphone jack… and that’s it. More →
The MacBook Air has always won high acclaim for its beautiful design but apparently the company is giving it a major overhaul for its 2015 edition. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has another big Apple-related scoop and this time he’s detailing what he calls a “radical” design of Apple’s iconic ultra-thin laptop. More →
One of the most hotly anticipated laptops of 2015 is Apple’s rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air, a redesigned, slimmer and lighter MacBook Air version that should pack Intel’s faster and more energy-efficient Core M chips. However, Apple isn’t the only company exploring new fan-less notebook designs made possible by Intel’s chip advancements, and Samsung has already unveiled a worthy Retina MacBook Air rival. More →
Apple’s best MacBook Air yet is supposed to feature an entirely new design, as well as better components. Often referred to as the Retina MacBook Air, the laptop should have a 12-inch high-resolution display, and should be even slimmer and lighter than its predecessors. It’s not clear when Apple will launch this new version of the MacBook Air, but a new report from Digitimes says the company will start mass producing it in the first quarter of 2015. More →
Apple amazed audiences in 2013 with an unexpectedly heartwarming holiday ad — called Misunderstood — which ended up netting the company a Creative Arts Emmy Award earlier this year for the most outstanding commercial of the year. The company on Sunday released a new commercial in time for this year’s holidays, and this time it has limited product placement, focusing instead on relationships. More →
The days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always packed with some of the deepest discounts you’ll find all year long on gadgets and just about anything else. Not everyone wants to purchase everything on their holiday shopping lists in one sitting, however. As is the case each and every year, sometimes people who choose to wait get rewarded if they’re willing to dig — or if others are willing to do the digging for them.
HP has a brand new laptop model to take on the MacBook Air, the EliteBook Folio 1020 that’s even thinner than Apple’s ultra portable notebook. The new HP laptop weighs just 2.2 pounds and is 15.7mm thick, but Engadget reports that a slightly heavier 2.6-pound version will also be available in stores next year when the EliteBook Folio 1020 launches.
Comparatively, the 13.3-inch MacBook Air measures 17mm at its thickest point, and weighs 2.96 pounds. More →
Apple is widely expected to launch a smaller, thinner, fanless 12-inch Retina MacBook Air laptop next year, and it may feature a design made possible by Intel’s Core M “Broadwell” processor the chipmaker launched this year. CPU World has listed four brand new Intel Core M processor versions that are even better than the Core M chips Intel already launched, with MacRumors saying these Core M versions are destined for Apple’s upcoming Retina MacBook Air. More →
Microsoft is back to its old tricks again. The company still seems to be holding a grudge from back in the days of Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ad campaign, and it targets Apple every chance it gets in its various advertisements and marketing efforts. Last week, Microsoft informed us that its cheap $100 Lumia phone and a bunch of bundled accessories and services are a better buy than Apple’s iPhone 6, and now Microsoft is back to convince us that Lenovo’s latest ultra-thin Windows laptop is a better machine than the MacBook Air. More →
Apple will unveil new products for its iPad and Mac families on Thursday, with some reports only expecting a redesigned iPad Air 2 and a 27-inch Retina iMac to be unveiled on stage. However, other reports also say that a new Retina iPad mini will also be announced, with one new report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes claiming that Apple has a trick up its sleeve for the event. More →