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Topic: Current Hardware

Apple set to launch new low-end 21.5" iMac with dual-core 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 CPU

06/18/2014, 07:06 am

With Apple's online store down Wednesday morning, the company appears set to debut a new iMac desktop, with one last-minute leak revealing alleged specifications of a new low-end 21.5-inch model, sporting a slower and more affordable dual-core 1.4-gigahertz processor.

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Best Buy student coupons cut new MacBook Airs to record low $650, Retina iPad minis to $300 [u]

06/18/2014, 11:06 pm

Best Buy for the next few weeks is serving up coupons to students that knock $150 off Apple's MacBooks & iMacs, and $50 off iPad Airs and iPad minis -- effectively dropping the entry-level buy-in cost to owning a MacBook to $650 and an iPad (mini with Retina display) to $330. [Update: Best Buy has now cut WiFi iPad mini even further, yielding $300 16GB models with student coupons]

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Apple catches up with Mac Pro demand, shipping times fall to 24 hours

06/11/2014, 10:06 am

Professional Mac users can now get their hands on the company's all-new Mac Pro in as little as two days, as shipping times for the desktop flagship's standard configurations have dropped to 24 hours for the first time since it went on sale six months ago.

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Rumor: Apple to refresh iMac lineup next week with possible CPU speed boosts

06/11/2014, 02:06 am

Apple is reportedly preparing to refresh the iMac lineup next week, though changes expected for the company's all-in-one desktop are thought to be minor component upgrades and processor speed boosts.

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Apple issues MacBook Air EFI update to address random reboots, sleep/wake reliability

06/10/2014, 05:06 pm

One day after Apple released an SMC update for 2013 MacBook Airs, the company on Tuesday issued an EFI firmware update for late-model machines, fixing a memory-related problem that can cause systems to randomly reboot.

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Apple issues MacBook Air SMC update to fix battery drain issues

06/09/2014, 05:06 pm

Apple on Monday released a new system management controller (SMC) for its MacBook Air line of ultraportables, targeting an issues related to unexpected battery drain experienced by some mid-2013 models.

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Killer Deals: $89-$109 off iPad Airs, up to $300 off MacBook Pros, up to $200 off MacBook Airs, more...

06/09/2014, 11:06 pm

Post WWDC Monday has delivered a number of killer Apple-related deals from the company's partners, including $70 off 16GB iPad minis with Retina display, $200-$300 off a number of high-end MacBook Pros with Retina display, 11-inch MacBook Airs for $799, 13-inch MacBook Airs for $899, Apple TV and iTunes Gift Card bundles, iTunes Gift Card discounts, price-slashed unlocked iPads and more.

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Tim Cook lauds 'American manufacturing expertise' during visit to Texas Mac Pro factory

06/06/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped in on the Austin, Texas facility that manufactures the new Mac Pro on Thursday, watching as technicians assembled the powerful desktop computers before expressing his appreciation for the new "Made in the USA" approach.

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WWDC Deals: $250 off 15" MacBook Pro, $239 iPad mini, $80 Beats, $999 iMac & more

06/02/2014, 10:06 pm

The kick-off of Apple's 2014 developer conference has lead to a number of Apple discounts from the company's partners, including $355 off a powerful 15" MacBook Pro Retina with AppleCare, refurbished Beats Solo HDs for $79.99, in addition to a number of discounted iPad and iMac models.

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Apple's Mac Pro ship times fall below one week for first time since launch

05/24/2014, 05:05 am

More than six months after Apple debuted its redesigned Mac Pro, the company has finally caught up with demand and is estimating ship times of three to five days on base configurations sold through the Online Apple Store.

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WaterField Designs' Mac Pro Go Case keeps Apple's desktop safe during transport

05/20/2014, 06:05 pm

With the concerted effort Apple put into redesigning its flagship Mac Pro desktop, the company was able to shrink chassis size substantially compared previous designs. WaterField Designs is taking advantage of the hard work in a new case made to transport the powerful machine into the field.

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Apple remains mum as complaints mount over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU failures

05/13/2014, 07:05 pm

With an increasing number of early-2011 MacBook Pros suffering from what appears to be similar issues relating to built-in discrete AMD video cards, owners are now calling for a replacement program.

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Deals: 22 new MacBook Airs & MacBook Pro models in stock at lowest prices anywhere

05/12/2014, 11:05 pm

Nearly two dozen configurations of Apple's new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Airs are now in stock and available to ship from Apple's reseller channel at the lowest prices anywhere, with tax savings to boot. Meanwhile, another two dozen MacBook Pro configurations -- some with fresh price drops -- are also now available with the same cost-saving benefits, as are a few remaining Air closeouts starting at just $780.

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Apple's Mac Pro ship times drop to 2-3 weeks, shortest wait since launch

05/08/2014, 08:05 pm

For the third week in a row, Apple has lowered ship-by times for its flagship Mac Pro desktop, with the latest two to three week estimates suggesting the company is quickly catching up with demand.

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Best Buy now offering lowest pre-tax prices on Apple's 2013 & 2014 MacBook Airs, starting at $759

05/04/2014, 12:05 pm

With last week's release of new and cheaper MacBook Air models, authorized Apple reseller Best Buy has undercut those prices, offering discounts on the latest refresh, as well as deep price cuts on the previous-generation models, which now start at just $759 plus tax.

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Apple's Mac Pro ship times improve to 3-4 weeks

05/01/2014, 06:05 pm

Exactly one week after Apple improved shipping estimates for its flagship Mac Pro desktop to three to five weeks, the company has again cut down on wait times with orders now showing delivery dates of less than one month.

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How to get the lowest prices on Apple's MacBook Airs with models starting at $799

05/01/2014, 04:05 pm

Following a near six-month lull, Apple this week kicked off its 2014 Mac product introductions with an update to its MacBook Airs that transitioned the portables into the the company's most affordable mainstream notebooks yet. Here's how to save even more on the new models with exclusive discount coupons and tax-saving options. Meanwhile, 2013 Airs remaining in the channel are selling for $799 and $899 in 11- and 13-inch configurations, respectively, while supplies last.

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2014 MacBook Air benchmarks show slight performance boost from faster Intel chips

04/30/2014, 11:04 am

The first of Apple's newly released MacBook Air units have already been put to the test, revealing a relatively minor boost to the thin-and-light notebook lineup's horsepower thanks to slightly faster Intel Haswell processors.

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$899 MacBook Air taps Apple into massive $63B-per-year notebook market

04/30/2014, 10:04 am

Apple's new entry-level 11-inch MacBook Air is the company's most affordable notebook in its history --an aggressive pricing move that one analyst has predicted will help the Mac further eat away at the largest segment of the existing Windows PC market.

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Deals: Save $200 on 2013 MacBook Airs while supplies last; prices start at $799

04/29/2014, 11:04 pm

Apple's minor revamp of the MacBook Air lineup has triggered price drops of up to $200 on several of last year's models -- all of which are identical to the models introduced Tuesday with the exception of a 100MHz speed bump on the four standard retail configurations.

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