MacBook Air

JK Rowling: ‘The MacBook Air changed my life’

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”?

Apple considered AMD for MacBook Air

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.

Dell quits netbooks

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

∞ Review: 13-inch MacBook Air

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.

∞ Apple's new MacBook Air packaging

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

∞ Apple MacBooks top all Consumer Reports laptop categories

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.

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∞ Mac sales up 27 percent in second quarter

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.

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∞ Apple's Mac market share grows 18.9% in first quarter

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.

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