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MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

MacBook Air 2012 refresh comes with Ivy Bridge and USB 3.0

This week at WWDC 2012 we've been informed by no less than Phil Schiller that the entire MacBook lineup would be updated, including the MacBook Air. The Air would grab 3rd-gen Intel Core Ivy Bridge processors in i5 configurations up to 1.8GHz dual-core, 8GB of ram, and 512GB of flash storage. In addition, these new notebooks will have USB 3.0 as well as a Thunderbolt port, Facetime camera with 720p resolution, and both 11-inch and 13-inch configurations, and all of it starting at $999.

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MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

MacBook Air refresh confirmed for Ivy Bridge

Apple has just confirmed the specs for its new MacBook Air notebooks and as expected they will be sporting the latest Intel Ivy Bridge chips. The announcements are coming from the Apple's WWDC 2012 event, which is currently underway. We are covering the event live, so be sure to check out our live blog here.

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Apple patents the MacBook Air wedge shape

Apple patents the MacBook Air wedge shape

It's time for all wedge shape looking devices in the world to be on their guard, because Apple has just been issued a broad patent containing the wedge shape of the MacBook Air. This notebook computer has been out on the market for several years not, but its unique shape has never before been owned by Apple. What we've got here is a granting of ownership over the wedge that may well have Apple heading to court with a vast portion of the Ultrabook computers on the market today - wedges watch out!

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Moshi iGlaze for MacBook Air 11-inch and iPad 3 Review

Moshi iGlaze for MacBook Air 11-inch and iPad 3 Review

The folks at Moshi have expanded their iGlaze line of protective covers for gadgets to work with the MacBook Air 11-inch notebook. This new line comes in several colors including white, black, and the one we've chosen to check out, Transluscent. This plastic covering comes in two pieces, top and bottom, and covers up everything except for your access to all ports and plugs. And there's an iPad equivalent, too!

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Ultrabook-MacBook Air clone hybrids spotted in China

Ultrabook-MacBook Air clone hybrids spotted in China

Ultrabooks are finally starting to take hold in the PC market, while the original MacBook Air remains as popular as ever. What's an unscrupulous Shenzhen manufacturer to do? Make the best of both worlds, obviously. The knock-off havens in China have recently started spouting models that look uncannily like modern ultrabooks, even down to Intel Core i3 processors - but the distributors still couldn't resist grabbing a community-made Windows skin and making the software look like OS X.

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$799 MacBook Air tipped for Q3 2012

$799 MacBook Air tipped for Q3 2012

Apple will release a budget MacBook Air in Q3 2012, supply chain insiders claim, pricing the entry-level ultraportable at just $799 and presenting a compelling alternative to Intel's ultrabook drive. Exact specifications for the new budget model haven't been suggested by DigiTimes' sources, though the Cupertino company's target is clear: second-gen ultrabooks running Ivy Bridge processors from names like ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and Sony.

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Brydge turns your iPad into a little MacBook Air

Brydge turns your iPad into a little MacBook Air

There's certainly nothing new about a keyboard case for the iPad. In fact, not too long ago Logitech unveiled its own similar product called the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. We've already reviewed the product and found it to be very nice. A new product has turned up on Kickstarter called the Brydge and at least to my eyes it's a much more attractive and interesting product.

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Sources claim Apple considering 14-inch MacBook Air

Sources claim Apple considering 14-inch MacBook Air

DigiTimes reports that sources in the Apple upstream supply chain are saying that Apple is considering the launch of a 14-inch MacBook Air. The sources tip that the notebook could start mass production soon. That move will allow Apple to enter the mainstream Asian PC market where 14-inch panels are the norm.

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Faulty AMD Llano chips kept it out of MacBook Air

Faulty AMD Llano chips kept it out of MacBook Air

AppleInsider reports that a former AMD employee has come forward to reveal that Apple seriously looked at AMD Llano chips to power the MacBook Air. The alleged former employee says that Apple passed on the AMD parts because the chip had too many samples that were faulty. These Llano parts are known as the Fusion processors from AMD.

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