Items tagged with Macbook

There's launching products for the holiday season, and then there's launching products for the holiday season. Apple pulled off what we imagine only Apple could pull off this afternoon, launching an incredible amount of new wares for the world to enjoy as shopping season kicks into full gear. From updated NAS drives to ground-breaking new... Read more...
People may gripe that a company like Apple gets all sorts of positive publicity simply because its iPod and iPhone products are selling so well, but there's a dark side to rampant fame as well. The bad definitely comes with the good, and a chorus of angry MacBook Pro owners have apparently made themselves heard.The story goes something like... Read more...
While historically Apple has taken a bit of heat for producing notebooks that weigh in at a hefty price premium compared to their PC counterparts, it's becoming more apparent that Apple has seen the light and is now offering a few more competitively priced models for the "laptop hunters" out there this back-to-school season.As such, today... Read more...
  Synopsis: The 13" Macbook Pro features Apple's uni-body enclosure that is carved from a solid block of aluminum for added durability. The machine also features a LED-backlit screen with a higher color gamut than most notebooks, a backlit keyboard, and a 7 hour battery that actually lasts about 7 hours, which reaffirms Apple's reputation... Read more...
At the Worldwide Partner Conference in mid-July, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner noted that the Laptop Hunters ads are working, saying that Apple demanded Microsoft pull the ads because it (Apple) had lowered its prices:And you know why I know they're working? Because two weeks ago we got a call from the Apple legal... Read more...
Make no mistake, NVIDIA chips have certainly had some trouble within Apple machines. From odd pixelation problems to weird whirring, NVIDIA's graphics processors have been front-and-center in terms of scrutiny within Apple's MacBook lineup. Apple has generally been able to nix any issues by pushing out firmware updates and such, but to say... Read more...
Maine may be about as far from Cupertino as one can get in America, but there's still a serious connection between the state and company. In an effort to distribute even more OS X-based machines to students within its public school system, Maine has ordered up 64,000 additional Apple notebooks for schools. In case you couldn't guess, Maine... Read more...
Just days after Apple started to ship its newest lineup of MacBook Pro units, the company has already issued a firmware update. Why so fast, you ask? For whatever reason, Apple decided to ship some of its hard drive-based MacBook Pro units with a SATA drive interface pegged at "just" 1.5Gbps. Apple followers would know that the non-Pro 13"... Read more...
OWC is now offering DDR3 1066MHz memory upgrades up to 8GB for the new MacBook Pro 13-, 15-, and 17-inch models announced at WWDC. OWC’s memory upgrades offer MacBook Pro owners a savings of up to 42% as well as upgrade options that are not available from the factory. The upgrade kits come with OWC’s Lifetime Advance Replacement Warranty and... Read more...
Apple updated the aluminum unibody MacBook Pro line today. New models include 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch models with Apple’s built-in battery for up to seven hours of battery life. All of the MacBook Pro models have an LED-backlit display, glass Multi-Touch trackpad, an illuminated keyboard, an SD card or ExpressCard slot, a FireWire 800... Read more...
After Super Talent unveiled a 6TB SSD RAID system this morning, we're a bit baffled to see it hitting us with another item so soon. We suppose the great never rest, and thus Super Talent has decided to proclaim that its UltraDrive SSDs are all perfectly suited for use with Apple's latest line of MacBooks, MacBook Pros and Mac Pros. The outfit's... Read more...
OWC, or Other World Computing, is notorious for pumping out upgrades when companies refuse to do so themselves -- particularly Apple. Thus, it's no shock to see it offer up faster internal SuperDrives (DVD burners) for Apple's 13" MacBook and 15" MacBook Pro.The new OWC Mercury SuperDrives offer faster burn speeds than factory – up to 8X DVD,... Read more...
Apple is finally acknowledging the existence of small cracks in older white plastic MacBooks. According to AppleInsider, the Mac maker issued a bulletin to its authorized service providers last month that identified four key areas of the case that are prone to hairline cracking. Although Apple admits to the flaw and is willing to cover some... Read more...
For any of you MacBook owners who have been patiently waiting for Apple to fix the issues that cause your MacBook to freeze whenever 4GB of RAM is installed, it appears you’ll have to continue waiting, and stick with 2GB or 3GB in the meantime.  This is quite the downer for many owners who are chomping at the bit to beef up their systems.... Read more...
It's a fairly common strategy: buy a new computer, and then upgrade the RAM yourself. In general, it's cheaper, and often the new RAM is of better quality the OEM RAM. But Macs have been known to be picky about RAM, and right now it looks like if you want to upgrade your shiny new aluminum Macbook, you might want to wait: multiple crashing... Read more...
The enterprising lads over at iFixit sure like to take stuff apart. Then again, that's at the heart of their bread-and-butter--they take the risks with potentially broken parts and lost screws so that they can assemble comprehensive DIY guides for instructing you how you can repair your own Apple products, such as MacBooks and iPods. If you... Read more...
Steve Jobs unveiled a slew of new Apple notebooks only a few moments ago... So without further ado, here are the juicy tidbits: Apple is using a new manufacturing technique that actually carves the MacBook's frame from a single slab of Aluminum. What starts out as a 2.5-pound metal slab becomes a "unibody" notebook frame that weighs less than... Read more...
Against the backdrop of rumors swirling around the net that Apple will announce a new Macbook Pro tomorrow, amongst a smattering of other notebooks, we have a thorough and detailed look at Lenovo’s counter-strike assault in the mobile workstation arena.The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is targeted as a graphics professional’s dream machine and even... Read more...
The bruhaha over defective Nvidia mobile graphics chips keeps rolling along, even months after the initial headlines have faded. Despite Nvidia's promises to Apple that its Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT-based MacBook Pros had dodged the bullet and were immune from the defect, Apple now counters that it wasn't, in fact, so lucky: "In July 2008, NVIDIA... Read more...
We're sure you know about the issues with some NVIDIA mobile GPUs, as earlier in July NVIDIA admitted it was taking a $150 - $200 million charge to cover (emphasis ours):... anticipated customer warranty, repair, return, replacement and other consequential costs and expenses arising from a weak die/packaging material set in certain versions... Read more...
Since moving to the "top of the world," everything Apple does is watched - and watched carefully.  With iPhone launches done (though iPhone shortages still of interest), some have turned their eyes toward the more mundane portion of Apple's business: the computer portion of it.  And some circuit board orders are being pointed as... Read more...
The design of the MacBook Air has been called sharp and edgy, but it's likely most users don't want it quite this edgy.  Users at a German Apple forum (apfeltalk) have posted a thread on just how edgy the Air is.Based on the thread (and the hard to understand translation), it seems as though the user managed to cut his elbow with the... Read more...
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