macbook air

  • Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today

    Yep, Apple Killed The CD Today

    Stop. Take a deep breath. Before my headline gets you all worked up, consider what I’m saying here. The CD and other optical discs, like DVDs and Blu-rays, are obviously going to live on for a while as a way to transport media. But make no mistake that today, with two unveilings, Apple has effectively sealed the fate of the optical disc in the computer industry. Soon, it will go the way… Read More

  • Behold: The New MacBook Air [Pictures]

    Behold: The New MacBook Air [Pictures]

    Today, following Apple’s Back to the Mac event, we got some hands on time with the new products unveiled. Of those, the biggest announcement was the new MacBook Air. Pretty much, it’s almost exactly what I said I was looking for a few days ago. Check out the pictures of it in action below. Read More

  • Behold: The New MacBook Air [Pictures]

    Behold: The New MacBook Air [Pictures]

    Today, following Apple’s Back to the Mac event, we got some hands on time with the new products unveiled. Of those, the biggest announcement was the new MacBook Air. Pretty much, it’s almost exactly what I said I was looking for a few days ago. Check out the pictures of it in action below. Read More

  • Forceful Prediction: Apple Sunlight-Friendly Displays Would Scare The Daylights Out Of Competition

    Forceful Prediction: Apple Sunlight-Friendly Displays Would Scare The Daylights Out Of Competition

    With nary a peep on the possibility of Apple baking a seeable-in-sunlight transflective display into the rumored 11.6” MacBook Air that’s expected to come floating up from the Pulpit of Jobs at Apple’s “Back to the Mac” tomorrow, I’d like to make a pretty safe prediction (read: offer unasked-for advice): An Apple-anything with such a display would make… Read More

  • 11.6" MacBook Air Rumors Intensify Following Leaked Pic

    11.6" MacBook Air Rumors Intensify Following Leaked Pic

    When we heard that the MacBook Air was in short supply, our thoughts immediately went to rumors of an 11.6″ version we heard some months back. New information seemed promising — and then over the weekend, leaked pics surfaced that seemed to show Air hardware similar in size to the existing model. Hopes! Dashed! But even newer information suggests that yes, in fact, the original… Read More

  • MacBook Air Apparent: I Have Never Used My Computer's Optical Drive

    MacBook Air Apparent: I Have Never Used My Computer's Optical Drive

    There’s this weird slit in the side of my MacBook Pro. It almost seems like a credit card swipe, or a receipt dispenser, or an air vent, or something. Oh wait. That’s an optical drive. You’ll forgive me if I wasn’t sure. You see, I’ve never used the thing. This dawned on me the other day. I’ve owned this computer for months now and I have never had the need… Read More

  • Source Claims 11.6" MacBook Air Incoming

    Source Claims 11.6" MacBook Air Incoming

    A little more than a week ago, it was reported that MacBook Air retail supplies were dwindling. This has historically indicated a new product or refresh, and now there is chatter suggesting that the new version will indeed be the 11.6″ version we heard about back in July. A source credited with “pinpoint accuracy” in the past by Apple Insider claims that the new… Read More

  • MacBook Air Supply Running Out; Refresh Imminent?

    MacBook Air Supply Running Out; Refresh Imminent?

    Low supplies of aging Apple models have traditionally indicated a hardware refresh, and the latest herd to run thin is the great wild MacBook Air. Few retailers have any, and those asking for resupply are being told not to expect any until the week of October 12th at the earliest. October is one of the several months in which we find Apple activity, so it’s not such a far-out idea. Read More

  • The MacBook Air Project Is The Ultimate Apple All-In-One Computer

    The MacBook Air Project Is The Ultimate Apple All-In-One Computer


    With the look of an Apple-fied Asus Eee Keyboard and the internal workings donated from a partially-defunct MacBook Air, one ordinary man created something special: the MacBook Air Project. Read More

  • Is a new and improved MacBook Air coming later this year? Likely.

    Is a new and improved MacBook Air coming later this year? Likely.

    Computer manufacturers generally update their notebook lines every few months — except for Apple. At best Apple updates their notebook lines twice a year and even longer for the MacBook Air, which received its last major update in mid-2009. Even that was just a processor and battery bump as the storage, graphics, screen, and memory were carried over from the late-2008 refresh. Read More

  • Apple refreshing the MacBook Air this week?

    Apple refreshing the MacBook Air this week?

    The Macbook Air needs some help. It’s woefully underpowered compared to every other ultraportable and its advertised 5 hour battery life is nothing special these days as the new MacBook Pros can rock-out twice as long. But just maybe Apple has something in store for the razer-thin notebook as soon as this week. Read More

  • MacBook Air-style netbook available in Singapore next week

    MacBook Air-style netbook available in Singapore next week

    Take the MacBook Air, shrink the screen down an inch, slap in some netbook components, and load it up with Windows 7 Release Candidate and — drumroll, please — you’ve got the iiView A2 out of Singapore. Oh, and lower the price to $468. That’s kind of important there. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MacBook Air for $999 after rebate

    CrunchDeals: MacBook Air for $999 after rebate

    MacMall.com has a $200 rebate on Apple’s netbook, the MacBook Air, bringing the price down to $999 if you’re diligent enough to fill out and send in those rebate forms. Read More

  • QuickerTek promises extended MacBook Air battery life for $350!!!

    QuickerTek promises extended MacBook Air battery life for $350!!!

    The direction that Apple has taken with the iPhone, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro has irritated some folks and rightfully so. Why would anyone be opposed to a removable battery? Read More

  • Adamo could out-Air the Air

    Adamo could out-Air the Air

    Dell is hinting at a tiny laptop line called Adamo which might be some sort of boutique line or actually be the name of a new, ultrathin laptop that will give the MacBook Air a run for its money. Ashlee Vance at NYT writes: But most telling of all might have been the reaction of Michael Tatelman, Dell’s vice president in charge of consumer sales and marketing, to my question about whether… Read More

  • Got a new Apple? Time to get your firmware update on

    Got a new Apple? Time to get your firmware update on

    Unibody Macbooks and MacBook Pros, along with newer MacBook Airs, have gotten a firmware update from Apple, ostensibly addressing “stability issues.” I think they’re talking about that RAM thing because a firmware update isn’t going to change your 9600M’s faulty high-lead solder into eutectic. Oh yes I went there! Read More

  • Uh oh, MacBook Air shipments being delayed 2-3 weeks

    Uh oh, MacBook Air shipments being delayed 2-3 weeks

    If you recently (like in the last week) ordered the entry-level Nvidia-equipped MacBook Air then you probably got an e-mail stating that your pretentious little toy is being delayed. It appears they won’t begin shipping for 2-3 weeks if you choose to go with a 120GB SATA drive. But if you go with the 128GB SSD drive the shipping estimate speeds up to 3-5 days. Read More

  • Is the MacBook Air overpriced or just plain expensive?

    Is the MacBook Air overpriced or just plain expensive?

    Is the MacBook Air overpriced at $2,499 fully loaded? Seventy percent of us here at CrunchGear think so—Apple worshiper Biggs calls it a “great machine,” however—but what do we know? Nothing, apparently, if we’re to believe CNet, which comes to the conclusion that the MacBook Air, compared to other ultraportables, isn’t overpriced at all. The argument… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurbished MacBook Air for $1,349

    CrunchDeals: Refurbished MacBook Air for $1,349

    Once thought to be wildly overpriced (by me, anyway), the MacBook Air almost seems like an okay deal at $1,349. It’s refurbished, yes, so you’ll have to decide if that’s a big deal to you or not. It still has a one year warranty and you can extend it if you like. The $1,349 version is the one with the 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB of RAM, and the 80GB hard drive. The 1.8GHz… Read More

  • Iomega ‘eGo Helium’ drive for MacBook Air owners

    Iomega ‘eGo Helium’ drive for MacBook Air owners

    To be fair, you don’t have to own a MacBook Air in order to purchase Iomega’s eGo Helium portable hard drive. It is, however, “a perfect match for the new MacBook Air notebook” according to Iomega. It’s even pre-formatted to the HFS+ file system. The drive itself has 320GB of storage space, weighs less than half a pound, and requires no external power supply. Read More