Apple has launched the first new version of its MacBook Pro laptop in 18 months, with a new OLED touchscreen on the keyboard capable of inserting emoji into text, they have also done general updates for the rest of the line. The new MacBook Pro is thinner, lighter and comes complete with a fingerprint scanner. … Read more
Along with yesterdays Watch announcement, Apple caught most of us off guard with the announcement of an entirely new line of Macbooks. This time it is just called Macbook, and is supposed to sit somewhere between an iPad air and Macbook Air. The Macbook is an ultra thin 12-inch laptop powered by low powered Intel … Read more
Apple has released a 2nd update of the MacBook Air in 9 months with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors, thunderbolt and backlit keyboards. Intel are claiming that the new Core i5 and i& processors make the MacBook up to 2.5x faster than previous generations, it also comes with the Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, … Read more
We touched yesterday on the new iMac upgrades and talked about the notion that some people only buy Macs because they’re “pretty”. Well another new Apple product that takes all aesthetic pleasantries from the iMac and that lovely Aluminium MacBook Pro and basically makes it a simple screen is Apple’s LED Cinema Display. If you … Read more
I’ve been doing my best to try and avoid iPad overload but its that time of year again when Apple seem to be very busy in releasing a slew of new products and updating its current lineup. With the release of iPad this last week and the apparent iPhone OS 4 event coming this week, … Read more
Lots going on at the Apple WWDC Conference. Apple just announced that their 13-inch MacBook is getting updated to MacBook Pro specifications, at a lower price than the original aluminium MacBook it will replace. It will also have an impressive seven hour built-in battery.
The MacBook Air is also getting a price drop and will be available in two models. The base price has also been lowered to $1,499 for a 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 120GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, and a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo system with a 128GB solid state drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics for $1,799.
Apple’s paper-thin notebook machine has received a fairly major software update, reports The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Accessed via the usual updating system within OS X, the patch addresses issues with video playback as well as – primarily – issues with heat. The CPU cores in the MacBook apparently don’t idle as they should out of … Read more
Ok so I am about 10 years too late blogging about the MacBook Air, but it is pretty big news so I am going to blog about it anyway. So what is the MacBook Air? It is a ultrathin, ultraportable laptop with a 13.3 inch widescreen.
MacBook Air is nearly as thin as your index finger. Practically every detail that could be streamlined has been. Yet it still has a 13.3-inch widescreen LED display, full-size keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad. It’s incomparably portable without the usual ultraportable screen and keyboard compromises.
The incredible thinness of MacBook Air is the result of numerous size- and weight-shaving innovations. From a slimmer hard drive to strategically hidden I/O ports to a lower-profile battery, everything has been considered and reconsidered with thinness in mind.
MacBook Air is designed and engineered to take full advantage of the wireless world. A world in which 802.11n Wi-Fi is now so fast and so available, people are truly living untethered — buying music and TV shows online, downloading software, and sharing and storing files on the web.
Some of the key features include:
13.3″ backlit LED with 1280-by-800 resolution
2GB of RAM
or 64GB solid-state drive (very expensive)
1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Built-in iSight camera
Oversize trackpad with multi-touch technology
1 USB Port
There is no CD/DVD drive built in to keep the size down, though a USB powered external drive will apparently be available.
The batter is not user replaceable but it is apparently possible to pay for a factory fitted battery for you. Apple are quoting $129, I would expect it will be a bit more here in the UK.
In order to reduce the size of the laptop it has been reported that Intel have used the Montevina based chip that was scheduled to be launched later this year. Combined with the Intel 965GMS chipset with integrated graphics the chip has had a 60% reduction on its footprint size. The power rating of the chip is just 20W, as opposed to 35W from the Core 2 Duo