MacBook Air

MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

MacBook Air gets half-power Thunderbolt

Apple's new MacBook Air may have a Thunderbolt port, but size and cost constraints have led to the updated ultraportable offering reduced external display support in comparison to its MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac mini siblings. The Air uses an Eagle Ridge Thunderbolt chip, AnandTech reports, which only supports half the data channels of the chip found in the other recent Apple models, as well as a single DisplayPort output.

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Apple Readying Ultra-Thin 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros?

Apple Readying Ultra-Thin 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros?

Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable notebooks have been incredibly popular, but are only available in 11- and 13-inch models. That may soon change. Rumors have emerged that the company is already in the late testing stages of producing new ultra-thin 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks, although there's a possibility that these new additions will be branded under the MacBook Pro series instead of Air.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – July 24, 2011

The much anticipated Mac OS X Lion touched down this past Wednesday along with revamped MacBook Airs, Mac Minis, and Cinema Displays. Apple's on a winning streak with more than 1 million Lion copies sold in the first day and a record breaking third quarter earnings call. Intel and Microsoft also did quite well, but Nokia hugely disappointed. Other record setting numbers from Google and Spotify round out the week. Continue after the cut for the video and full roundup list.

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Apple MacBook Batteries Vulnerable To Hack

Apple MacBook Batteries Vulnerable To Hack

When we think about data security and possible vulnerabilities in our computing systems, the laptop battery generally doesn't come to mind as a hacker target. Well, security researcher Charlie Miller discovered that modern laptop batteries are just as hackable as anything else and may be far more difficult to detect, after he examined the batteries in several MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and MacBook Airs.

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MacBook Air 13-inch core i5 Review (mid-2011)

MacBook Air 13-inch core i5 Review (mid-2011)

Apple's MacBook Air left many mobile users with a difficult decision back in late 2010. The unibody ultraportable was certainly beautiful, but its ULV processor left some wary that OS X might not be able to keep up with their lifestyle. The new 2011 MacBook Air fixes that, slotting in Intel's latest Core i5 and i7 chips and adding other niceties such as a backlit keyboard. Is this the best ultraportable on the market today? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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MacBook Air 13″ core i5 hands-on (mid-2011)

MacBook Air 13″ core i5 hands-on (mid-2011)

Apple's long-awaited MacBook Air refresh has finally been delivered, and SlashGear caught up with the Cupertino company to find out what makes the new notebook special. Now up to date with Intel Sandy Bridge processors - and NVIDIA conspicuously off the menu - could the Air be not just the best ultraportable on the market but perhaps the best laptop? Read on for our first impressions.

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The Daily Slash : July 20, 2011

The Daily Slash : July 20, 2011

Today's Daily Slash comes in a bit earlier in the day than usual because we've got a whole wild batch of updates for you and it's a bit of a mid-week roundup as well. You've got to get in on all these updates - there's so many of them you're gonna want to spit! For starters, we've got one gigantic giveaway of tablets and another where you can get a free Spotify invite with no more work done on your part than submitting your email! Then there's a mad magic release of Apple products galore today!

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