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Topic: MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air has 'fortuitous timing' in face of hard drive shortage

12/05/2011, 08:12 am

A global shortage of traditional, spinning hard disk drives has coincidentally come at a time when Apple's flash-based solid-state MacBook Air is one of the company's most popular products.

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JP Morgan ups holiday quarter iPhone estimates to 28 million

12/01/2011, 01:12 am

J.P. Morgan bumped up its projections for shipments of Apple's iPhone in the December quarter to 28 million units, revising its revenue estimates for the company accordingly to $38.69 billion.

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Ultrabooks headed for 5-10% price drop in early 2012

11/30/2011, 12:11 am

Prices for laptops in Intel's "Ultrabook" category are expected to fall below $1,000 by the end of this year and may drop as much as 10 percent in the first quarter of 2012 with the help of a $100 marketing subsidy from Intel, according to a new report.

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Acer clinging to netbooks amid pressure from Apple's iPad, MacBook Air

11/28/2011, 10:11 pm

Despite being squeezed on both sides by Apple's iPad and MacBook Air products, Acer says it remains committed to netbooks, especially in emerging markets.

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75% of Apple stores sold out of iPhone 4S on Black Friday, iPad sales up 68%

11/28/2011, 08:11 am

Apple's Black Friday sales were a resounding success according to two separate accounts, which revealed that most of the company's retail stores sold out of the iPhone 4S on the biggest shopping day of the year.

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Apple rumored to revamp MacBook Air lineup with 15-in. model in early 2012

11/28/2011, 07:11 am

Apple is said to be preparing an update to its MacBook Air series in the first quarter of 2012 with the addition of a new 15-inch thin-and-light model.

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Intel investigating proprietary dock connector for 2012 ultrabooks

11/26/2011, 12:11 am

Intel is reportedly planning to release a proprietary connector that will work alongside its Thunderbolt technology to allow for advanced docking stations for the chipmakers' ultrabook design specifications.

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Black Friday Macs: up to $101 off MacBook Airs & iMacs, up to $250 off MacBook Pros [ux2]

11/25/2011, 01:11 am

Apple resellers have launched their Black Friday deals, offering savings of up to $101 on Mac Book Airs, $250 of MacBook Pros, $128 on iMacs, $39 on Mac minis and $260 on Mac Pros [updated with price changes].

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Apple's Black Friday deals rolling out internationally [u]

11/24/2011, 07:11 pm

Apple has begun rolling out its one-day Black Friday sale in limited countries around the world, with discounts adding up to roughly 10 percent off select iPad, iPod and Mac models [updated with U.S. pricing].

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Amazon knocks $50 off some Macs: Airs from $953, MacBook Pros from $1,154 [u]

11/24/2011, 07:11 pm

Amazon on Thursday evening launched early Black Friday pricing on three of Apple's most affordable Mac offerings: the 1.60GHz 11" MacBook Air, 2.4GHz dual 13" MacBook Pro, and 2.5GHz 21.5" iMac [updated with price changes].

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Apple rumored to switch back to Nvidia GPUs for 2012 MacBook models

11/21/2011, 03:11 pm

Apple's switch to AMD graphics across its entire product line could be short-lived, as a new rumor claims that next-generation MacBook models will once again feature Nvidia graphics processors.

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Ultrabook makers turn to plastic as Apple controls unibody aluminum supply

11/21/2011, 11:11 am

Apple's continued control unibody aluminum chassis supply has reportedly forced Ultrabook makers, hoping to compete with the MacBook Air, to turn to alternative materials such as plastic.

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Apple reportedly prepped AMD-powered MacBook Air, dropped it at last minute

11/17/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple is said to have developed a MacBook Air running Advanced Micro Devices' Fusion Llano processor last spring, but scrapped it at the last minute because of production issues, according to an unverified report.

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HP takes aim at Apple's MacBook Air with new $900 Folio13 Ultrabook

11/16/2011, 10:11 am

The latest entry in the thin-and-light Ultrabook lineup is HP's new Folio13, a 13-inch laptop with a 128GB solid-state drive that undercuts Apple's MacBook Air with a starting price of $900.

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Apple MacBook orders to remain steady in spite of chassis, HDD stutters

11/15/2011, 01:11 am

Shipments of Apple's MacBook will reportedly remain stable in the fourth quarter despite recent hiccups with chassis and hard drive supplies for the portables.

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Apple readying ultra-thin 15-inch MacBook for Q2 2012 release

11/14/2011, 10:11 pm

Apple is rumored to have ordered a "small volume" of components for a 15-inch ultra-thin notebook that could appear as early as the second quarter of 2012, a new report claims.

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MacBook Air now 28% of Apple's notebook shipments

11/14/2011, 08:11 pm

Apple's MacBook Air models now make up 28 percent of the company's notebook shipments, up from just 8 percent in the first half of the year.

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Apple now a top 5 PC vendor in Western Europe as sales rise 20%

11/14/2011, 04:11 pm

Despite double-digit declines in Western Europe's PC market during the third quarter, Mac sales surged nearly 20% to help Apple break into the segment's top 5 vendors for unit shipments.

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Apple on pace to sell record 5.3M Macs in holiday quarter

11/14/2011, 02:11 pm

Apple is set to have another blockbuster quarter for the Mac platform, with the latest sales data showing the company headed toward selling as many as 5.3 million over the holidays.

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ARM seen challenging Intel's notebook chip dominance by 2013

11/11/2011, 08:11 am

ARM, the company whose reference designs are used in the chips that power Apple's iPhone and iPad, is expected by industry insiders to carve out a significant presence in the traditional notebook computer market by 2013.

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