Topic / MacBook Air

In this dog-eat-dog world, Apple announces iPad mini event, scheduled for October 24 at 4am AEST

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Just hours after Microsoft announced their Surface price and availability, Apple is set to announce their own tablet. On October 23 US-time, or October 24 Australian time, Tim Cook and the gang will be taking the stage and, unless rumours are wrong and Apple is just kidding around, it’s going to be a smaller iPad, dubbed an iPad mini, an iPhone pad, an iPad air, or just ‘the new bigger […]

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Roundup

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This year’s WWDC 2012 conference was just a tad too late for us to liveblog, but here is a quick rundown of what went down. More detailed looks at each new piece will follow shortly. MacBook Air (starting at $1099) (11-inch or 13-inch) (available now) An updated MacBook Air has been shown with Ivy Bridge. Improvements with the starter model (11-inch $1099) include a new 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, […]

Apple updates MacBook Air lineup – includes Ivy Bridge, up to 512GB of SSD storage

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The MacBook Air gets a slight refresh at this year’s WWDC press conference. The new June 2012 refresh sees the Air getting new Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, new USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports and faster memory. The 11-inch and 13-inch models will run the latest Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, and run Intel’s HD Integrated Graphics 4000 – making it 60 percent faster and plenty of power […]

RUMOUR MILL: MacBook Air to get redesign, iPhone to get 4-inch display?

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Is the MacBook Air going to get an upgrade soon? Here’s a double whammy of Apple rumours to drool over. A report is claiming that the MacBook Air could have another redesign in the first-half of the year to compete with the new “ultrabooks”; while another is claiming that the iPhone could have a larger, 4-inch screen. A MacBook Air ultrabook? DigiTimes is reporting, from unnamed sources, that the MacBook […]

RUMOUR MILL: Apple to redesign all product lines in 2012, iPad 3 launch in Q3?

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Two separate reports from Taiwanese publication Digitimes is reporting that Apple could be overhauling all of its product lines in 2012 – including the iPhone, iMac, iPad and MacBook Air lines. These are coming from, as usual, ‘anonymous sources within’. One report claims that the iPad 3 is set to launch in March, with all the internal suppliers and components secured by December. However, things get a bit confusing from […]

MacBook Air updated – Cheaper, Thunderbolt and Core i5/i7

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The MacBook Air has been updated as part of the wider store refresh, and now comes with some updated specifications, Thunderbolt support and with a new low price that makes it now the entry-level notebook for its MacBook line. The MacBook Air still comes in 11-inch and 13-inch models, but will now feature the latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors from Intel. The MacBook Air will also have Intel […]

Lion out and MacBook killed off as Apple Store updated

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Apple is now selling the latest edition of the Mac OS X – version 10.7, or dubbed “Lion” – on its App Store. However, at the same time, Apple has quietly killed off the polycarbonate MacBook from its lineup, making the MacBook Air the cheapest MacBook sold by Apple. The MacBook was previously the consumer laptop of its Mac notebook like before a 2008 shift saw the MacBook Pro conforming […]

Samsung to bring out really thin laptop – the 9 Series

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Samsung has just finished their press conference, and now we have some more products to get to. But when you thought the laptop was dead, Samsung brought out its thinnest and lightest laptop it has ever produced. Called the 9 Series, it features a 13.3-inch laptop, weighs less than 3lbs and it 0.64-inches thin. The 13.3-inch display promises to give the highest quality visual experience, according to Samsung, and has […]

New MacBook Air announced

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Two years in the making, the new MacBook Air just announced includes some cool new hardware and features, as well as coming in 13.3″ and 11.6″ variations. It features some features seen on the iPad, which Apple called ‘the iPad and Mac hooking up’. Starting at $1199, the new Air uses solid-state flash storage, similar to a thumbdrive and can instantly turn on, just like unlocking an iPad. It’s thickest is 0.68″ […]

In Brief: MacBook Air gets a price change

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IN BRIEF: At its WWDC conference, Apple has announced a pricing change to its MacBook Air laptop. The thin notebook will now have a new entry-level pricetag of US$1,499 for a 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a 120GB hard drive and NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics; and its 128SSD model with a 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and same graphics card will now cost US$1,799.

MacBook Air hacked by security team

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A team of security researchers have won themselves $10,000 for hacking into the MacBook Air in under two minutes by exploiting a Safari vulnerability. This was done at the CanSecWest conference where there is a competition for hacking into the MacBook Air, Vista and Ubuntu. IDG News Service is reporting that on the first day, no one managed to execute any code as it was limited to over-the-network techniques on […]