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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion reportedly hindering MacBook Air 802.11ac speeds

06/24/2013, 06:06 pm

One of the major upgrades found in Apple's latest MacBook Air is the inclusion of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, but a discovery on Monday appears to show an issue in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is hampering the laptop from reaching peak data transfer speeds.

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Review: Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air (Mid-2013)

06/23/2013, 03:06 am

Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its hot-selling MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013, taking somewhat of a gamble in concentrating on greatly extended battery life in lieu of a more conventional performance boost. But did that bet pay off?

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Deals: Nine new MacBook Air models in stock at discount, tax-free in mosts states

06/22/2013, 08:06 am

Shipments of Apple's new all-day power 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs began making their way into the company's reseller channels this week, and one reseller now boasts the largest selection of configurations outside Apple, all of which it is offering to AppleInsider readers at additional discount and tax-free in all but eight states.

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Users report Wi-Fi connectivity issues with Apple's new 802.11ac MacBook Airs

06/20/2013, 11:06 am

Some early adopters of Apple's latest MacBook Air models have found their new thin-and-light notebook will unexpectedly and repeatedly drop its wireless connection.

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Deals: dozens of new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina configs at lowest prices anywhere

06/16/2013, 02:06 am

As promised, AppleInsider's Mac Price Guides were expanded over this past week to include 19 configurations of Apple's new MacBook Air (both with and without AppleCare) at the lowest prices anywhere, in addition to several MacBook Pro with Retina Display models that now work with our exclusive coupons, for savings up to $1,150.

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New Mac Pro's radical design draws admiration, criticism via Photoshop

06/14/2013, 04:06 pm

Apple's ultra-minimalist design for the new Mac Pro may have drawn "oohs" and "aahs" from admirers, but that hasn't stopped the Internet from sending up the powerful new desktop in a number of amusing manipulated images.

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Teardown of Apple's new 11" MacBook Air finds smaller SSD module, tweaked battery

06/14/2013, 10:06 am

The 11-inch version of Apple's new MacBook Air has gotten its requisite disassembly, with the process revealing some of the craft that went into getting it its longer battery life, including a tweaked design to accommodate a slightly larger battery.

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Apple's latest AirPort Time Capsule expectedly similar to redesigned AirPort Extreme

06/12/2013, 09:06 pm

Coming hours after Apple's AirPort Extreme received the teardown treatment, the same was done to the 802.11ac Wi-Fi router's HDD-packing sibling Time Capsule, with results expectedly showing no difference between the two aside from the hard drive and corresponding port.

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Teardown of Apple's new AirPort Extreme finds enough empty space for a hard drive

06/12/2013, 09:06 am

Apple's new tower-shaped AirPort Extreme is simple to take apart, and utilizes the same design layout as the company's new Time Capsule, including space for a 3.5-inch hard drive.

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Refreshed MacBook Air teardown reveals larger battery, smaller SSD and more

06/12/2013, 12:06 am

After a superficial "teardown" of Apple's latest MacBook Air was conducted earlier on Tuesday, a more comprehensive look at the thin-and-light has been posted, with minor changes seen in battery size, the SSD module and integrated graphics, among others.

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No internal design changes found in preliminary 11" MacBook Air disassembly

06/11/2013, 05:06 pm

One day after the latest MacBook Air model debuted, images of the 11-inch version with its bottom cover removed reveal that, just as the 2012 model, no changes were made to the laptop's interior layout.

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Apple's new MacBook Airs now shipping at lowest prices anywhere with coupons

06/11/2013, 11:06 pm

Apple's new family of MacBook Airs introduced Monday are already arriving by the truckload at some of the company's largest authorized resellers, and AppleInsider has again teamed with a duo to offer the lowest prices anywhere on standalone models and those bundled with 3-years of AppleCare.

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Benchmarks of Apple's new MacBook Airs reveal superfast PCIe memory, Haswell power savings

06/11/2013, 11:06 am

The most significant raw performance boost in Apple's updated MacBook Air lineup comes from new PCI Express flash memory, while Intel's latest Haswell processors are more focused on extending battery life than pushing horsepower.

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Apple's redesigned AirPort Extreme with 802.11ac support gets first unboxing

06/11/2013, 04:06 am

While Apple's latest 802.11ac-enabled AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi router isn't scheduled to hit store shelves for at least another day, an unboxing and first test has already been performed in Australia.

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Apple looks to build on notebook momentum with refreshed MacBook Air

06/10/2013, 05:06 pm

With its newly announced line of revamped MacBook Airs, Apple significantly bumped up the power of its bestselling computer line even while keeping the same slim and light profile that's helped make the notebook so popular.

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Apple's redesigned AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models debut with 802.11ac support

06/10/2013, 03:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced immediate availability of its next-generation AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule models, each of which feature an all-new "mini tower" design and support for fast 802.11ac wireless.

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Apple unveils new MacBook Air lineup with all-day battery life, 802.11ac Wi-Fi

06/10/2013, 01:06 pm

Apple's new MacBook Air lineup features Intel's latest Haswell ultra-low voltage processors, providing up to 9 hours of battery life with the 11-inch model, and 12 hours with the 13-inch version.

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Non-Retina MacBook Pros see $100 price drop for education buyers

05/30/2013, 12:05 pm

Apple on Thursday dropped the education buyer price for its default configuration non-Retina MacBook Pros by an additional $100, and customers can now pick up the notebooks starting at under $1,000.

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Half of Apple's MacBook Air lineup now sold out at Amazon ahead of WWDC

05/23/2013, 11:05 am

MacBook Air models, including Apple's popular 11.6-inch, sub-$1,000 offering, continue to go out of stock at Amazon ahead of an anticipated product refresh that's expected to add Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors.

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Domestic Mac sales flat in April, viewed as slight positive for Apple

05/20/2013, 01:05 pm

The latest data from the NPD Group shows that domestic sales of Mac computers were about even year over year in the month of April, which one analyst interprets as potentially a positive sign for Apple.

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