MacBook Air

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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OS X Lion Recovery lets you boot from Apple’s servers

OS X Lion Recovery lets you boot from Apple’s servers

Apple's OS X Lion allows users to boot and restore their broken computers from the web, with a new tool called Lion Recovery. The system usually boots from your notebook or desktop's hard-drive, triggered by holding down Command-R during startup, but if your disk is corrupted or you've loaded a new disk without a OS X installed, you can also do the same thing from a version of the OS on Apple's own servers.

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White MacBook killed off in favor of Air

White MacBook killed off in favor of Air

Apple has quietly retired its white plastic MacBook, with the company's Mac range now consisting solely of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks along with the Mac mini, iMac and Mac Pro desktops. The MacBook - which had stuck around as a perennial student favorite - had not been refreshed since March 2011, and the consensus was that Apple would likely replace it with the basic 11.6-inch MacBook Air.

 

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Apple MacBook Air specs leak; white MacBook facing the chop

Apple MacBook Air specs leak; white MacBook facing the chop

Details of Apple's much-rumored MacBook Air refresh, expected to be officially revealed later today, have leaked, giving us a sneak preview of what's happening with the slimline ultraportable. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air will kick off with a 1.6GHz Intel Sandy Bridge processor, so 9 to 5 Mac's source tells them, paired with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD. The more expensive standard configuration will stick with the same CPU but double the RAM and storage to 4GB and 128GB respectively.

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Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

Apple Confirms OS X Lion To Launch On Mac App Store This Wednesday

It's official, Apple's OS X Lion and revamped MacBook Airs will indeed be hitting stores this week---tomorrow, to be exact. During Apple's Q3 earnings call today, Apple Chief Operating officer Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that OS X Lion will be available on the Mac App Store starting this Wednesday and that revamped MacBook Airs will be arriving at the same time with OS X Lion pre-installed.

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OS X Lion and new MacBook Air launch Wednesday morning tip insiders

OS X Lion and new MacBook Air launch Wednesday morning tip insiders

Apple's release of OS X Lion, along with the new MacBook Air ultraportables, is being tipped for Wednesday morning this week, with multiple sources claiming the company's retail stores will ready their new displays and demo areas overnight on Tuesday, July 19. The new Air range was initially expected to be launched last week, but Apple is believed to have delayed the release at the final moment.

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