macbook air

  • Review: Macbook Air 13-inch


    Short Version: There will be no pleasing either side of the Apple fanboy divide with this review so I’ll say it up front: If you’re looking for an alternative to a heavier Apple laptop – a MacBook Pro, say, or an Apple Powerbook 170 – and you travel, the MacBook Air is an excellent choice. If you rarely travel and/or are not a Mac fan, you will probably be better served… Read More

  • The Sexy Details of How the iPad and MacBook Will Hook Up

    The Sexy Details of How the iPad and MacBook Will Hook Up

    During the Back to the Mac event, Steve Jobs made a particularly witty remark that made the audience giddy with laughter: “We asked ourselves, what would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up? Well, this is the result, we think it’s the future of notebooks.” There is always a deep strategic intent with the things that Apple does, especially when it comes from Steve Jobs. Read More

  • The ZAGG invisibleSHIELD Swears To Protect And Defend Your New MacBook Air


    Zagg wants to protect your new fancy MacBook Air. The solution is the same transparent film they sell for the iPhone and other mobiles. This version was specifically cut for the new Air so all you’ll need to do is peal and stick. The result is a MacBook Air covered a layer of film developed in the military to help items like helicopter rotors resist scratching, therefore extending… Read More

  • MacBook Air Benchmarks: Fast Enough For Everyday Use, But The Slow Processor Does Hurt Performance

    You know, it’s one thing to use subjective and entirely unscientific terms like “feels” or “seems” when it comes to reviewing computers, but there’s something to be said about actually running benchmarks and comparing the numbers to other comparable computers. Numbers don’t lie. So kudos to MacWorld for actually taking the time to see just how… Read More

  • The Top 5 PC Alternatives To The MacBook Air

    Apple raised the bar on ultra-portable computers with the latest MacBook Air. There’s no questioning that. Steve Jobs & Co. took the already-thin MacBook Air and shrunk down both its physical size and price tag. Win win, right? Well, yeah, but the MacBook Air isn’t for everyone. Good thing the PC world has been doing the ultra-portable thing just as long as Apple and offers… Read More

  • Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.

    Last Wednesday, I got my hands on one of the new MacBook Airs. I haven’t touched my MacBook Pro since. It’s six months old. RIP. I know that sounds outrageous. Or like hyperbole. But it’s not. When I wrote up my initial thoughts, it was after only a few hours of usage. I hadn’t even used it outside the house yet. But now I have. I’ve used it almost everywhere… Read More

  • Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.

    Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good.

    Last Wednesday, I got my hands on one of the new MacBook Airs. I haven’t touched my MacBook Pro since. It’s six months old. RIP. I know that sounds outrageous. Or like hyperbole. But it’s not. When I wrote up my initial thoughts, it was after only a few hours of usage. I hadn’t even used it outside the house yet. But now I have. I’ve used it almost everywhere… Read More

  • New MacBook Air, SFund and Google TV

    OMG/JK: Just Two Guys Drooling Over The New MacBook Air

    We had a special guest for this week’s episode of OMG/JK, the show I host alongside fellow writer Jason Kincaid: the new MacBook Air. If you’ve been waiting to see two guys endlessly fawn over something, watch above. And once we wiped the drool off of our faces, we also discussed Kleiner Perkins’ new sFund, the $250 million fund to back new social applications. And we talk a… Read More

  • Analyst Expects Apple To Sell 700k MacBook Air Notebooks In 4Q10

    Liking the new MacBook Air? Yeah, apparently you’re not alone. Chinese-language Commercial Times cites vice president of Concord Securities research department, Mingchi Kuo, in saying Apple will move 700k of the updated MacBook Air Notebooks in $Q10, accounting for 17% of Mac shipments. The 11-inch model is predicted to be the most popular model and will make up 60% of its marketshare. Read More

  • New MacBook Air Teardown Reveals Relatively Few Apple Design Secrets

    In classic iFixit fashion, the latest Apple laptop has been torn to pieces a mere day after its release event. How exciting! Now we get to find out how Apple managed to cram so much of 2007′s technology into that gorgeous case. Unsurprisingly, Apple has made the new MacBook Air nigh-impossible to service on your own. Not only is the interior secured by five-sided Torx T5 screws, but most… Read More

  • The New MacBook Air Will Be The Death Of Either The MacBook Or 13-inch MacBook Pro

    Apple’s consumer strategy has always been centered around clear, concise choices. The new, less expensive MacBook Air seems to change that. The line between consumer and pro, between entry level and top-tier is gone and it means that something is going to change in the Apple line-up sooner than later. Let’s look at the pricing. The new MacBook Air starts out at just $999. Read More