Veteran writer and longtime Mac user Ian Betteridge takes an in-depth look at Google’s Chromebook Pixel.
Apple on Wednesday said it had updated its portable computers. Both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product lines were updated. […]
In a rare product endorsement, Rowling proclaimed, “The MacBook Air changed my life.” She added, “I’ve written everywhere, including some very strange places.”
When’s the last time you heard anyone say, “That piece of shit Windows PC changed my life”?
If there’s anything better than unboxing a MacBook Air, it must be unpacking five of them.
Brian Caulfield for Forbes:
AMD’s engineers were trying to do too much, too quickly, however, shifting to a new manufacturing process at Global Foundries for a processor with a radical new design. AMD couldn’t even get early working samples of Llano to Apple on time, one former employee says. Several former AMD employees disagree on just how close AMD came.
Apple has reportedly asked Pegatron, one of its overseas device assemblers, to “choose sides” and stop producing the MacBook Air-like Zenbook from Asus, or else lose Apple’s business.
Seems reasonable to me.
I was reading an article on Macworld UK this morning about the flood of Ultrabooks being released at CES this year and how Apple would respond. The answer is very simple — they won’t. [...]
Joanna Stern: Dell is still planning on being a lead player in the mobile laptop space and stressed that it has been spending time developing higher-end, premium laptops like the XPS 14z. Dell’s Marketing Director Alison Gardner was very clear … Continued
Daniel Eran Dilger: Research by Morgan Stanley involving NPD figures reported by analyst Katy Huberty indicate Apple’s thin new MacBook Air models lacking an optical drive now account for more than a quarter of the company’s notebooks. I just love … Continued
Horace Dediu: But more importantly the iPad and the Mac both outgrew the PC market. Taken as OS X vs. Windows, the growth rates were 27.7% vs. 2.5%. If iOS is included along OS X, Apple grew its “computer” shipments … Continued
Apple has posted MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.1. The update is specifically for “mid-2011″-era MacBook Air models equipped with Thunderbolt high-speed I/O ports. This update includes fixes that enhance the stability of Lion Recovery from an Internet connection, and … Continued
DigiTimes: Acer founder Stan Shih has commented that the fads for ultrabooks and tablet PCs are both short-term phenomena and urged companies in the notebook supply chain to come out with more value-added products through innovation. You keep telling yourself … Continued
With the release of the latest 13-inch MacBook, Apple has once again reduced the number of factors users have to consider when purchasing a laptop computer.
John Paczkowski: Now, with new MacBook Airs and Mac minis on the shelves and the Mac App Store serving up one million downloads of Lion in a single day, Apple is poised to reap the benefits of what up until … Continued
I am always amazed at the detail Apple puts into the simple things with its products, like packaging. But that’s the first impression we have of the product, so it does matter. With the latest MacBook Air, Apple changed from … Continued
It’s been a busy day for Apple. The company released its next generation operating system, OS X Lion, and new a MacBook Air, Mac mini and Thunderbolt display. I had some time to sit down with Apple executives to talk … Continued
Apple on Wednesday introduced new MacBook Air models with high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, a backlit keyboard and Mac OS X Lion pre-installed. It’s available in 11 and 13-inch models starting at $999.
The average selling price of a Mac increased 5.71% over the last two quarters. If we apply that growth rate to NPD’s data that says the ASP of a PC was $615 in November, then the ASP of a PC … Continued
Twelve South has introduced a new iteration of its BookBook carrying case for Mac laptops – the BookBook for MacBook Air, now available for $79.99.
If you were wondering how good Apple’s MacBook line of portable computers are, the answer is simple — they are the top computer every category on Consumer Reports.
Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air scored a 62 out of 100 taking the top spot in the small laptop section. Scoring a 56, Gateway came in second while HP came in third with a 49.
Apple has a lot of good portable computers, but the choice of which one to get is a very personal decision. I like the 17-inch MacBook Pro because of its power that I use for creating music. If that kind … Continued
Apple’s Mac sales are showing an incredible surge for the second fiscal quarter, according to a new report on Monday.
In a note to clients on Monday, financial analyst Gene Munster said U.S. Mac sales are up 27 percent over last year’s second quarter. Munster based his analysis on data provided by market research firm, NPD.
Overall PC shipments fell in the first quarter of 2011 in the United States, but Apple gained.
In fact, Apple’s market share gains were the highest among the top companies, according to a new report from market research firm, Gartner.
Apple shipped 1.25 million Macs in the first quarter of 2010 and 1.49 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company’s market share grew from 7.3 percent in 2010 to 9.3 percent in 2011.
Apple is in the process of cutting software titles and some hardware peripherals from its retails stores to make room for other services.
I’ve been traveling with a backpack full of electronics for more years than I care to remember, but with Apple’s recent offerings, things are getting a whole lot easier.
As regular readers know, The Loop doesn’t usually report on product releases unless it’s something that really captures our eye. But we figured we’d send out some love for that maker of beautiful accessories for Apple products, Twelve South, for … Continued
Apple’s Mac growth continues to outpace the overall PC market as the latest numbers prove the Macs popularity.
Apple recently began contacting MacBook Air owners, asking them a series of questions about syncing and 3G data usage.
Dell is not exactly firing on all cylinders these days as it discontinues another product that was to compete with Apple.
More people were walking out of an Apple store on Black Friday with an iPad than a Mac, according to Piper Jaffray Senior Research Analyst, Gene Munster.