You'll immediately recognize them at coffee shops, libraries, offices, college campuses, parks, and just about anywhere people are working or relaxing. The little glowing Apple on the top of the cover of these popular notebook computers is a clear indication that the person on the other side of the computer is using an Apple MacBook.
But Apple MacBooks come in different flavors, so to speak, even though they may look similar. In this article we’ll go over the ins and outs of MacBooks and also find out why they are one of the most respected brands in the industry.
In the beginning
Apple wasn’t the first company to produce notebook computers, and truth be known, Apple entered the notebook business rather late in the game: May 2006. By then notebook computers were produced by many other companies, and the competition was formidable with rivals such as HP, Dell, Compaq, and others.
But as history shows, the MacBook notebook computer became, and still is, an enormously popular computer product with the general public. But MacBooks have evolved over the years and there are now different models, which are geared for specific users and needs. More...
By Frank Ling
Apple seems to have some sort of clairvoyance when it comes to making new product announcements in San Francisco; the company always manages to hold these events when the weather is sunny and beautiful.
Monday, June 11, was such a day at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in Frisco where it unveiled new models of its popular notebook computers – the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro
Heading the big news was the reveal of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro laptop, which features a 5.1 million pixel LED backlit Retina display with a screen resolution of 2880x1800. These stats make the MacBook Pro Retina laptop the leader for the highest image detail of any laptop computer in the world.
The MacBook Pro Retina notebook also sports up to 16GB of RAM, a standard hard drive or solid state drive up to 768GB in storage capacity, 7-hours of battery life, an Intel i7 quad-core processor, and a thin profile of only .71-inches thick.
Interestingly enough, the 17-inch MacBook has been discontinued by Apple, leaving only the 13-inch and 15.4-inch models to select from. More...
By Frank Ling
The legendary team of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started their fledgling electronics business in the Jobs family garage selling computer kits to hobbyists and friends. In 1975, April 1, they officially formed Apple Computer, and as they say, the rest is history.
Today, Apple produces some of the finest computers on the planet, and for those who are thinking about purchasing or upgrading to a Mac, this guide go over the different computer models offered by the company.
The MacBook Air
The first in the series of laptops from Apple is called the MacBook Air. These laptops run Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. The MacBook Air is totally solid state and has
no moving parts; not even a standard hard disk drive. It stores and retrieves data via a SSD or solid state drive. The laptop can boot up in a matter of seconds and applications can be accessed at very quick speeds thanks to the electronic storage scheme. There are no onboard CD/DVD drives for this model but an external Apple Superdrive can be purchased for this purpose. More...
When Steve Jobs said “What happens when a MacBook meets an iPad?”, he unveiled the brand new MacBook Air, the computer that had people drooling during its inception in 2008. Since then, there have been three revisions, the newest having been unveiled this month at the "Back to the Mac" Apple conference.
One of the features that makes the MacBook Air so valuable is it's lightweight technology and long battery life. While the new MacBook Air takes these to the extreme, there are really only a few small upgrades to the new device. This computer now has integrated flash storage and a higher resolution display on the monitor. The maximum RAM that is available is 4GB, which may leave some serious computer techies wanting more. And some sites are reporting that this laptop is thinner than the blade of an axe.
The reduction of toxic chemicals like lead still makes this computer more environmentally "friendly" than others. Since this is one of BuyMyTronic's biggest concerns, any subtraction of harmful substances is a step in the right direction as far as we're concerned.
The new MacBook air will have two versions, an 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch screen version with prices starting at $999. If you're looking to get your hands on the new computer, sell us your old, used or broken computers to get some extra cash!
Here's a list of what occurred: More...
Apple is hosting a Back to the Mac event tomorrow, October 20th at 11am mountain time. This teaser picture is the only thing we get as far as what to expect from Steve Jobs tomorrow, but my guess is that it has something to do with OS X. Dissecting the picture above it appears to be a lion behind this Apple logo, and if we know anything about Apple it's that they love to name their operating systems after cats, big ones. So a fair assumption would be that they are introducing OS X Lion 10.7. Along with it there has been far-fetched rumors of a much needed MacBook Air hardware update, and even further fetched, a touchscreen iMac. All just speculation of course. Click the source below to check out what else Engadget has to say on the matter, and if you'd like to watch it live, head there! They always have very good live coverage of all Apple's events on their liveblog.