Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Posted by kazouz
In a review of Apple’s new MacBook Air, MSNBC believes Apple turned a niche style statement into a mass-friendly option.
The new MacBook Air comes in two sizes, 13.3-inch starting at $1,299 and 11.6-inch starting at $999.
According to MSNBC’s experience, the Air takes 15 seconds to boot on compared to 90 seconds for the MacBook Pro:
“Most virginal computers are refreshingly responsive, but this thing absolutely springs to life,” Rothman reports. “Open the lid from sleep, and in a blink, your screen is ready. A full boot takes 15 seconds—by contrast my very powerful MacBook Pro gets to the login screen in about a minute and a half. While the difference is, in part, due to everything I’ve got jammed into the Pro’s hard drive, the MBA’s solid-state drive does help make my hot rod feel like an old mule.”
Read the full review here.
Friday, October 22, 2010 at 02:48 AM | Posted by kazouz
Apple today unveiled an all new MacBook Air, the first of a next generation of notebooks which will replace mechanical hard disks and optical drives with Internet services and solid state flash storage. These next generation notebooks are:
- faster—solid state flash storage is up to twice as fast as hard drive storage
- more reliable—hard drive crashes are eliminated
- lighter and smaller—solid state flash storage is up to 90 percent smaller and lighter than hard drives
Available in 11-inch and 13-inch models and weighing as little as 2.3 pounds, the new MacBook Air is Apple’s lightest and most portable notebook ever. MacBook Air uses the same solid state storage technology as iPad™ to deliver instant-on responsiveness, up to seven hours of battery life and up to 30 days of standby time.* Starting at $999, the affordable MacBook Air defines the next generation of MacBooks.
Continue reading Apple releases new MacBook Air.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 09:45 AM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
Tuesday, Apple updated its entry-level notebook, the $999 MacBook.
The MacBook now has 3 more hours of battery-life.
The revised hardware features:
-2.4GHz : 250GB
-2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
-2GB DDR3 memory
-250GB hard drive
-8x double-layer SuperDrive
-NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics
-Built-in 10-hour battery
-Glass Multi-Touch trackpad
-Polycarbonate unibody enclosure
Continue reading Apple updates MacBook with longer battery life.
Monday, May 10, 2010 at 08:41 AM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
According to AppleInsider, a reliable Macworld source has claimed that a MacBook Air refresh will be arriving this Tuesday.
The product, bearing the label MC516LL/A K87 BETTER BTR-USA, could also be a new 27” Cinema Display according to the report.
The last MacBook Air update was in June 2009.
Continue reading Rumor: MacBook Air update coming Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 08:56 AM | Posted by LOOPRumors Staff
Updated MacBook Pros are available from Apple.
The new machines feature:
-New Core i5 Core 17 processors improve performance up to 50%
-Next-generation NVIDIA graphics
-10 hours of battery life
-Aluminum unibody enclosure.