macbook air

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X200: Like the MacBook Air, but drab and business-y

    Lenovo ThinkPad X200: Like the MacBook Air, but drab and business-y

    Apparently it’s Tuesday Laptop Madness, for Lenovo has announced a new laptop, the ThinkPad X200. It also released the IdeaPad U330, but that’s hardly as interesting. The Intel Core 2 Duo (2.26-2.40 GHz)-powered ThinkPad X220 is supposed to compete with the useless MacBook Air, and has similar specs. It weighs 2.95 pounds and has a 12.2-inch LCD. As far as storage goes, you can select… Read More

  • Apple drops price of SSD MacBook Air by $500

    Apple drops price of SSD MacBook Air by $500

    Apple has dropped the price of its solid state drive MacBook Air by $500. Now, the useless laptop equipped with a solid state drive can be had for the low, low price of $2,598. That’s with a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo processor. Note that the upgrade price from the 1.6GHz to 1.8GHz has also dropped, from $300 to $200. Not that solid state drives save you any battery power, mind you. via AppleInsider Read More

  • Solar-powered Air, just add money

    Solar-powered Air, just add money

    I guess these guys figure that if you’re willing to shell out a few grand for a computer less powerful than a MacBook, they might just be spendy enough to drop another G on a solar panel to keep the thing alive. These three “Juicz” chargers from Quickertek appear to do the job if you’re willing to modify your adapter or buy their pre-modded one for a bill. As fun as it… Read More

  • MacBook Air Shield provides port access, costs $50

    MacBook Air Shield provides port access, costs $50

    Here is a protective apparatus from Agent 18 for your precious MacBook Air, called the MacBook Air Shield. It costs $50 and comes in white, black, or pink. Guess what else?! It allows you to plug stuff into the ports on the side of your MacBook Air and “features an opening for the notebook’s vents to prevent overheating,” which you can see in that U-shaped area of the above… Read More

  • A sumptious "leather-nila" envelope for your MacBook Air

    A sumptious "leather-nila" envelope for your MacBook Air

    Want to relive that special manila moment again and again? Want to impress your pals at the cafe before they have second thoughts about the practicality of the sexy little device? Bird Electron is coming out with a pretty nice-looking little replacement envelope, complete with double-circle tie, but somewhat more durable and protective than heavy-duty paper. I’m not a fan of the Air, but if… Read More

  • Man installs EVDO on his MacBook Air

    Man installs EVDO on his MacBook Air

    When Devin skewered the MacBook Air some time ago, he was summarily insulted and burned in virtual effigy; we all laughed at him in the chat room. Far from being useless, however, one valid criticism against the MacBook Air was that it wasn’t portable enough. How could Apple leave out built-in EVDO, no one said? Rather than complain about, one Jordan Bunnell took the Apple by its core or… Read More

  • Video: Lenovo's humorous take on the MacBook Air

    Lenovo pretty much sums up my opinion of the MacBook air in this very clever, very cheeky parody of that Air commercial you’ve been seeing for the last two months. In it, an Air is taken out of an manila envelope, just as Steve the Great did at MacWorld in January. Then, all the components it’s missing (optical drive, 3G wireless, etc.) are plugged into a hub, which is plugged into the… Read More

  • $10,000 MacBook hack was a known, year-old exploit

    $10,000 MacBook hack was a known, year-old exploit

    A gentleman recently won $10,000 for hacking a MacBook Air using an exploit in the Safari Web browser. This was during a laptop hacking contest and it made news all over the Internet. As it turns out, the exploit he used had been known for a year, it was part of the Perl Compatibility Regular Expressions library, a piece of open-source software included with OSX that many Apple applications use… Read More

  • MacBook line to see chassis redesign real soon, most likely in June

    MacBook line to see chassis redesign real soon, most likely in June

    Image ganked from Mac Rumors. Hallelujah! The MacBook family is finally getting its much-needed redesign, says Apple Insider. The MacBook will be the most dramatic with an aluminum and stainless steel casing that’s more eco-friendly. The MBP will also see a chassis redesign with a new trackpad and keyboard ala MBA. This redesign should occur when the new Montevina-based chips roll out in… Read More

  • Martha Stewart loves her some MacBook Air

    Martha Stewart loves her some MacBook Air

    Oh, Martha, is there anything you can’t do? You crochet doileys, make butter cake, and fire custom dildos for your friends in your outdoor kiln — all before 5am! Now you have a MacBook Air and you just love it! And you love Windows to! What is a woman to do? Run Paralells! And you even know what that is! But you don’t want to because you want to be well-versed in Windows! OK! And… Read More

 
  • Lenovo did not just do that!

    Lenovo did not just do that!

    Reminds me of this. Read More

  • Save the MacBook Air or the face? Charlie Rose decides

    Save the MacBook Air or the face? Charlie Rose decides

    This is a cute story straight out of the geek files. Charlie Rose, a TV interviewer who once interviewed our overseer, Michael Arrington, fell into a pothole on 59th Street in Manhattan while holding his brand new MacBook Air. Instead of falling on the Air, Rose took pavement to the face rather than risk breaking his sweet new laptop. Good man. via TC Read More

  • Japan's newest super light, super tough notebook

    Japan's newest super light, super tough notebook

    New rule; No challenging the MacBook Air if you can’t beat it in the thickness department. It’s one of its main selling points, if not THE main selling point. According to Electronista, “Frontier today put out an aggressive challenge to Apple by claiming a system which is both lighter and tougher than the MacBook Air.” That’s all well and good but it’s thicker… Read More

  • TSA says MacBook Air is OK to fly

    TSA says MacBook Air is OK to fly

    Bob at the TSA Evolution Blog Team (the kindly gnomish face of the TSA that actually makes me think these morons are listening) responded to the intimation that MacBook Airs are weapons of mass destruction. Screeners are trained to look for certain things in laptops and other devices and when they saw an anomaly, they reacted. Good on them. They’ll also be scanning a MacBook Air to show… Read More

  • Steven Levy loses a MacBook Air

    Steven Levy loses a MacBook Air

    Say it ain’t so, Steven! Mr. “Hackers” Levy believes his wife threw Apple’s loaner MacBook Air into the recycling chute with all the other paper, leading him to believe that no, he’s the only stupid one and that everyone else with little expectation that a featherlight computer will end up in a pile of other office detritus would do the same thing. This, friends, is… Read More

  • MacBook Air: Weapon of TSA distraction

    MacBook Air: Weapon of TSA distraction

    Care of the Onion Here, friends, is the danger of depending too much on X-ray searches — there is a valley between the dangerous and the benign and most items fit in it but if you make something dangerous that looks utterly benign or make something benign that looks, to the trained TSA agent, dangerous, you’re in trouble. Long story short, Michael Nygard was held up at the airport… Read More

  • Sushi's blinged out MacBook Air: Crazy women and washed-up rockstars, please apply

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1585.JPG,full,pp_image] Yeah, we thought the same thing when we saw this atrocity. It was here at CeBIT, we puked a little, and we’re not happy about that. [photopress:scaled.IMG_1584.JPG,thumb,pp_image] Read More

  • And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive

    And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive

    Thinking of buying a MacBook Air, but don’t think it’s going to make enough of an impression as is? Feeling like trading that subtle design for a design that belongs on a Victorian-era fainting couch? This is the deal for you – as long as you have a spare 40 large lying around. Bling My Thing has encrusted an Air with gilt Swarovski crystals and is selling it for $40,000 —… Read More

  • Apple Tuesdays: Apple adds special live availability page to retail site

    Apple Tuesdays: Apple adds special live availability page to retail site

    Now this is interesting ineed. Due apparently to the high demand of the MacBook Air, Apple has put together a special page on its retail website where you can check your local availability without having to call or visit the Apple store. It’s not live now, but it appears as if it will be later tonight. Is Apple actually selling enough Airs to warrant this new service, or is it some secret… Read More

  • Woz agrees with me about the MacBook Air

    Woz agrees with me about the MacBook Air

    Not that it means much, but it’s good to know I’m not the only one, even if my support is a total unknown like this Mr. Wozniak. I still feel my initial assessment of the Air as a sexy lemon is on the mark. He also shares his disappointment about the iPhone’s 2.5G-ness. This “Woz” is spreading his lukewarm enthusiasm for Apple’s latest products all over down… Read More