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Apple MacBook Air updated

Apple MacBook Air updated

Apple has updated its MacBook Air ultraportable, bringing the notebook range up to date with Intel's 2011 Sandy Bridge processors, as well as the high-speed Thunderbolt connectivity already seen on the MacBook Pro and iMac. Running OS X Lion, the new 11.6- and 13.3-inch Airs keep the slick unibody styling of their predecessors but throws in a backlit keyboard.

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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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Sony’s New VAIO Z Series Is Available Now, Lightest 13-inch High Performance Notebook

Sony’s New VAIO Z Series Is Available Now, Lightest 13-inch High Performance Notebook

Sony's much anticipated VAIO Z Series ultraportable notebooks have arrived. This new VAIO Z Series is touted as the "world's lightest 13-inch standard voltage PC" and features an ultra slim design that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air while packing in high performance specs with Intel's latest Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors.

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Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboards

Apple’s New MacBook Airs To Get Backlit Keyboards

New MacBook Airs are set to hit Apple Stores any day now. Preloaded with OS X Lion, the revamped ultraportable notebooks will feature the latest Intel Sandy Bridge processors and the new 10Gbps Thunderbolt connector port. But new reports suggest that's not all. This latest edition of the MacBook Air will also include the return of a backlit keyboard.

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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Apple could be planning another flash memory speed boost in the upcoming MacBook Air refresh, according to new reports, with the company tipped to be using 19nm "Toggle DDR 2.0" storage for the slender ultraportable. The high-speed NAND, Macotokara's component source suggests, is capable of 400Mbps transfer rates, using new, smaller chips that Apple would supposedly solder directly to the base circuit of the updated Airs.

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New Samsung Series 9 notebooks outed: Core i3, i5 and i7 options

New Samsung Series 9 notebooks outed: Core i3, i5 and i7 options

Samsung has outed a new range of Series 9 notebooks, with three new 13.3-inch models and two new 11.6-inch models, priced from $1,049. The new Series 9 machines keep the styling of the models that began shipping in May, but add in new Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, up to 256GB SSDs and up to 6GB of DDR3 memory.

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New MacBook Airs To Arrive Mid-July?

New MacBook Airs To Arrive Mid-July?

Apple's refreshed MacBook Air has been rumored for several weeks now. Constrained supplies from global retailers and most recently low availability at Best Buy suggest that the new version of the popular ultraportable laptop would be hitting very very soon. Some reports predicted a June launch while others tipped that Apple may wait to ship the new MacBook Airs with OS X Lion. Now, new insider sources offer a more pinpointed time frame.

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Sony VAIO Z Series: 13.3″ Ultraportable with Light Peak dock

Sony VAIO Z Series: 13.3″ Ultraportable with Light Peak dock

Sony has unveiled its latest performance ultraportable, the Sony VAIO Z Series, tipping the scales at under 1.2kg but still offering - thanks to a docking station that uses the same Intel Thunderbolt connection technology as Apple recently adopted - solid graphics performance with an external video card. The new 13.1-inch 1600 x 900 notebook runs up to a Core i7-2620M 2.7GHz processor paired with up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 256GB SSD, while the Sony Power Media Dock VGP-PRZ20C/VGP-PRZ20A packs an AMD Radeon HD 6650M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory, a choice of DVD or Blu-ray drives, and support for a further two simultaneous monitors.

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MacBook Air supplies dry up at Best Buy online; Refresh imminent

MacBook Air supplies dry up at Best Buy online; Refresh imminent

Best Buy online now lists Apple's MacBook Air as "not available for shipping," lending weight to expectations that the ultraportable will be imminently refreshed. All four of the current Core 2 Duo MacBook Air models are listed as unavailable for online purchase and delivery, at both Best Buy's US store and the retailer's UK network.

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General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamic GD2000 rugged ultra-mobile notebook can survive harsh conditions

General Dynamics has been offering the Itronix line of rugged and ultra-mobile notebooks for a long time. In fact, the latest version called the GD2000 looks almost just like the MR-1 from back in 2008. The hardware under the hood is different though. The new GD2000 makes use of an Intel Celeron M ULV722 processor running at 1.2GHz and sporting an 800MHz FSB. The machine has 2GB of DDR3 RAM plugged into a MicroDIMM slot. The video card can use up to 256MB of that RAM.

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Black MacBook Air Got Scrapped

Black MacBook Air Got Scrapped

The imminent launch of the next-generation MacBook Airs brought along new rumors, one of which was that the ultraportable notebooks would be available in a premium black finish. MacRumors had first reported on the rumor after it received the tip from several sources. But today, it looks like the black version never made the cut.

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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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