New 11″ MacBook Air Review: First Impressions

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The latest MacBook Air models went on sale today at Apple retail stores. With the demise of the white MacBook, the 11″ MacBook Air is now the most affordable notebook available. I skipped the first generation of MacBook Airs due to their lackluster performance and sky-high prices.But Apple made me a believer in the MacBook […]

Optical Drive Becomes Latest Casualty in Quest for the Cloud

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The ‘cloud’ is becoming a big feature of our digital lives today–anywhere from the most recently launched Spotify for cloud-based streaming music to cloud-streamed videos like those on Netflix and Hulu. All of this is driven by the increasing access and availability to the Internet and broadband, either through mobile like on 3G and 4G […]

New Thunderbolt Display Can Turn a MacBook Air Into an iMac

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Among today’s announcements by Apple, one that can have a big impact on mobile computing relates to the Thunderbolt display. The display finally serves as a proper docking station for MacBooks – a docking station with benefits, that is. The display sports a 27″ screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution. The real standout spec, however, […]

Apple MacBook Air Refreshed with Lion, Sandy Bridge and More

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Apple briefly closed the virtual doors of its online Apple Store in order to reveal “The new, faster MacBook Air” still available at $999. The new MacBook Air models include faster processors, Thunderbolt OS X Lion and a backlit keyboard. Sadly, Apple dropped the lower end white unibody MacBook. Processor and Graphics The new MacBook Air […]

Apple Store Down: New MacBook, MacBook Air and Mac Minis Expected

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The Apple Store is down this morning, which is a good sign that we will soon see OS X Lion available in the Mac App Store, a new MacBook Air, new white MacBook and even a Mac Mini upgrade. Apple normally closes the online store to prepare for the launch of new products and all […]

Mac Screen Rotate: Turn Your MacBook Air Into an Ebook Reader

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Your MacBook Air can already read eBooks, but with a handy screen orientation app you can flip your MacBook Air on its side for a more booklike reading experience. The MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 13 may look awkward while held in portrait mode, but if you are sitting in a big comfy chair the portrait orientation […]

MacBook Air Scarce at Best Buy Prior to Rumored Refresh

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Ahead of the rumored MacBook Air refresh that will give Apple’s ultra-portable notebooks Intel Sandy Bridge guts, the lightweight laptops are scarce at Best Buy. According to online reports at Electronista, the systems are said to be ‘not available for shipping; at Best Buy’s online portal, and retail stores are running low on stock. However, […]

Summer Road Trip: Tech In Our Bag & On The Road

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This week my family and I will be leaving on a long two-week trip around the Southeastern United States taking some of our favorite mobile tech toys with us. I thought I’d share with you what we are taking to make the journey fun and efficient. Last summer our editor Josh Smith took what he […]

How to Pick a Tablet For Your Needs [InfoGraphic]

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Finding the right tablet these days can be a challenging and circuitous decision process, which is evident from the humorous choose your own adventure tablet picking infographic our friends at Retrevo put together. Click for Larger While the infographic may not really help you find the perfect tablet, it does highlight a large part of the decision […]

Intel Will Power MacBooks for the Foreseeable Future

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Last week we reported on a rumor that Apple would be ditching Intel processors for the competing ARM processors, a move similar to the Apple’s jump from PowerPC processors to Intel in 2006. The rumor was met with some som skepticism, but not completely ruled out as it would have provided Apple with something the company loves […]

Apple Migrating to ARM for Entire Computing Lineup?

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Apple is speculated to be moving its entire computing lineup with its laptops and desktops to the ARM chipset and away from Intel’s architecture. The recent rumor being reported by SemiAccurate would mark Apple’s second transition to a newer chipset in its desktops and laptops, first from PowerPC to Intel, and now if true from […]

OWC’s 480GB SSD Just What the MacBook Air Needs

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Other World Computing (OWC) announced that its Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD is now available in sizes up to 480GB. That’s a hair under 500GB, the standard offering on Apple’s MacBook Pros. The MacBook Air is the best notebook I’ve ever owned, but I don’t consider it my primary computer. It’s quick enough for most of […]

Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for April 5th

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In Notebooks, this morning we have some more Windows 8 news, a look at the Toshiba NB505 netbook and how you can score 117GB of free cloud storage. We just posted our full review of the Toshiba NB505 netbook which is powered by an Intel Atom N455 processor, 1GB RAM and comes with a standard […]

Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for March 30th

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This morning in Notebooks we have some fun accessory reviews, notebook announcements and a few guides to help you get the most out of Windows 7. New Notebooks and Notebooks Now For Sale: Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Mobile Workstation W/ Quadro Graphics Up For Sale Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Now Available for Purchase w/ Core i5 Sandy […]

Morning Wrapup: Notebook News for March 29th

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Today in Notebooks we have a collection of new notebooks that have been announced, new SSDs from Intel, reviews of MacBook Air cases and a reason why your MacBook Pro fan might be loud. New Notebooks for March 2011: Acer Iconica 6120 Dual Screen Notebook Available for Pre-Order at $1,199 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Offers […]

Review: Air Display For Mac Rocks!

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One of my favorite iPad apps is now available in Apple’s Mac App store. Air Display is a utility that turns a Mac into a wireless display, which means your secondary computer doesn’t have to go completely unused while you’re at your desk. I’ve used the iPad version of the app to turn my iPad […]

Hot Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for the Week of March 4th

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Here is all the important notebook, tablet and smart phone news for the past week. Obviously coverage was dominated by the iPad 2 announcement, but we have a great collection of new videos and other news to share as well. Notebook News and How To’s from Notebooks.com ASUS launched a few new gaming notebooks including naked eye 3D […]