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Intel Shipping New, Faster MacBook Air Sandy Bridge Chips

Intel Shipping New, Faster MacBook Air Sandy Bridge Chips

We all know by now that the next-gen MacBook Airs are on the runway with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge chips and Thunderbolt connector ports. If rumors are false about the MacBook Air release to coincide with OS X Lion, then the ultra slim notebooks could arrive before end of this month. And according to CNET, the Sandy Bridge chips that will be used in the new MacBook Air has just been made available on Intel's price list this past weekend.

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MacBook Air To Be Revamped With Black Aluminum?

MacBook Air To Be Revamped With Black Aluminum?

Apple's next-generation MacBook Airs are reportedly getting ready on the runway for a launch before the end of this month. However, other reports suggest the new ultraportable notebooks may be kept on hold to launch with OS X Lion, which isn't due until July. Either way, they're fast approaching and tips are suggesting now that when they do arrive, they could be offered with a premium black finish.

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Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Mac Pro and Mac Mini August refresh tipped: Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt and Lion

Apple is planning to release updated versions of its Mac mini and Mac Pro desktops in the first week of August, according to the latest leaks, with an update to Sandy Bridge 2011 Core processors and Thunderbolt connectivity. CNET TV's Brian Tong says his insiders have confirmed that Apple is holding off on the new hardware until Mac OS X Lion is ready, with both the Mac mini and Mac pro being preloaded with the updated OS.

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MacBook Air, Mac Mini Revamps With Sandy Bridge Won’t Launch Until Release Of OS X Lion?

MacBook Air, Mac Mini Revamps With Sandy Bridge Won’t Launch Until Release Of OS X Lion?

There have been reports that Apple's revamped MacBook Air will be arriving sometime later this month. The new MacBook Airs will sport Intel's latest Sandy Bridge chips as well as the super high speed 10Gbps Thunderbolt connector port. But some insider sources are now saying that Apple is holding back the release until Mac OS X Lion is ready.

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Apple “Back to School” promo opens: $100 software gift card on offer

Apple “Back to School” promo opens: $100 software gift card on offer

As expected, Apple has kicked off its "Back to School" promotion for 2011, and rather than cheaper - or free - iPods as in previous years, the company is offering a software deal instead. Qualifying students, their parents or faculty members buying a new iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air between now and late September will get a $100 Back to School Card to use on the Mac App Store, the App Store, the iTunes Store, and the iBookstore.

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New MacBook Air to land later this month according to source

New MacBook Air to land later this month according to source

Apple is having a great year so far and its Mac computers are selling very well. Some of the Mac notebooks like the MacBook Air are due for an update. Apple is pretty good about offering an update at least once per year on their notebooks and other hardware. There have been rumors that the Air would get an update to Sandy Bridge power in July. The rumor came by way of industry sources. The updated machines are also expected to get the Thunderbolt port that other MacBooks have onboard.

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Apple’s Mac Sales Grow 15% In April, May; Stronger Sales Expected For June

Apple’s Mac Sales Grow 15% In April, May; Stronger Sales Expected For June

Recently released numbers from NPD are showing Apple's year-over-year Mac sales in the U.S. to be up by 15 percent in April and May. The report was put together by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who noted that the "slow start" to the quarter will likely be bumped up in June, when sales are expected to be much stronger.

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Next Generation MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor to Begin Production This Month

Next Generation MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Processor to Begin Production This Month

Anyone who recently purchased a MacBook Air may soon be kicking themselves as the next generation of Macbook Airs with Sandy Bridge processors could launch as early as July. A note obtained by AppleInsider from Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicated that Apple has placed an order for about 400,000 of these next generation MacBook Airs. They are also expected to include Apple’s relatively new Thunderbolt data transfer ports.

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10 Features Revealed for OSX Lion including Multi-Touch Gestures, Full Screen Apps, and Mission Control

10 Features Revealed for OSX Lion including Multi-Touch Gestures, Full Screen Apps, and Mission Control

Revealing OSX Lion on the first day of WWDC in California today, Apple's Phil Schiller started down a list of 10 features that would essentially outline the breadth of the new Mac operating system. He began with Multi-Touch Gestures, a system that would expand on what Apple's trackpads already had in place. With multiple fingers you'll now be able to tap to zoom, pinch, two-finger swipe, scroll by pulling (much in the same way you do so on a tablet.) The next feature, these features coming on QUICK by the way, was Full-Screen Applications.

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MacBook Air Supplies Constrained, Refresh Imminent

MacBook Air Supplies Constrained, Refresh Imminent

Earlier this month it was rumored that the MacBook Air would soon be getting a refresh by a June or July timeframe. Now, retail sources from around the globe are tipping that supplies for the MacBook Air are constrained. This along with major price cuts on current models indicates that the refresh is indeed imminent.

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Apple A5 based MacBook Air prototype reportedly in testing

Apple A5 based MacBook Air prototype reportedly in testing

Apple is not only rumored to be considering ARM-based MacBook notebooks but has apparently already been experimenting with prototypes, according to the latest leaks out of the company. The test mule resembles a MacBook Air, Macotakara reports, only with the same dual-core Apple A5 processor inside as used by the iPad 2.

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Apple MacBooks Top All Notebook Categories On Consumer Reports [Updated]

Apple MacBooks Top All Notebook Categories On Consumer Reports [Updated]

That matte aluminum laptop with the white Apple logo is an all too common sight these days, be it in on campus, in a design studio, or at our next press event. And apparently it's popular with good reason. Consumer Reports, an advocacy group that tests and ranks various consumer products, has given all the top spots in its latest notebook rankings to Apple's MacBooks.

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