Hands on the New MacBook Air, Future of Notebooks


The new MacBook Air models introduced Wednesday made quite a splash. There’s a lot of hype around Apple’s latest ultraportables, but after going hands-on with one myself I think the hype is well-deserved. After just a few minutes with the new 11.6″ MacBook Air it’s clear that there’s something very different here and it’s worth […]

Apple Ships USB for Software Reinstall on MacBook Air


Mobile device users in these parts have been used to creating install images on USB sticks for quite some time. It isn’t a completely painless process, but it saves some aggravation and the use of a USB optical disk drive if and when you need to do a reinstall, or you’re just playing around with […]

New Macbook Air goes smaller and cheaper


The “one more thing” at today’s Apple event was a new Macbook Air. Steve teased us by mentioning some of the features they’re taking from the iPad for this new MBA, but ultimately, it’s just a smaller, newer model. Oh, and it has a younger brother.

The MacPad:How Apple Could Make a Real Netbook Killer


Steve Jobs has repeatedly said that Apple will not produce a netbook, but Apple could really shake up the market if it were to introduce something similar to the Lenovo U1 Hybrid/LePad. The Lenovo device, which may never actually come to the U.S., is a great concept. The tablet portion is geared for consuming media […]

Hackintosh Netbook Benchmarked


Although putting OS X on your netbook may be illegal and certainly violates the EULA, one curious individual has taken the time to benchmark the MSI Wind clone, the Advent 2411.   JayPan at Apple Different has posted numerous benchmarks comparing the Advent 2411 to an older iBook G4, a MacBook Air, and a Dell […]

Netbook Screens: How Clear Is Your View?


Professional photographers are necessarily picky and finicky creatures when it comes to choosing a display screen for their work. Everything from viewing angles to color-matching is important to their work and the details do matter. Rob Galbraith has put together a comparison between three very different machines and somewhat surprisingly the screen on his Dell […]

Is The Dell Adamo Aiming at the MacBook Air?


Are you awake? Well, according to Dell Spokesman Bob Kaufman the on again/off again teaser ad artwork that we’ve been seeing for the rumored Dell Adamo was intended to send the computer folks a wake cup call: ““We did this to wake up the personal computing category and create some buzz”

Very Thin Dell Inspiron Mini 12 Netbook About to Debut


Looks like the Dell Inspiron Mini 12 wants to contend with the MacBook Air for thin and light status. It certainly knocks the heck out of it on the price front with a $600 pricetag. That said, we’re not seeing all the specs yet, but word is popping out all over on this Sunday about […]