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Topic: MacBook

Jobs responds to outrage over MacBook's missing FireWire [u]

10/16/2008, 08:10 pm

In one of his characteristically terse email replies, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has reportedly told one Mac user that changes in video camera technology have reduced the need for FireWire on his company's 13-inch MacBooks.


Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro torn down (photos)

10/16/2008, 10:10 am

Apple parts reseller iFixIt has just completed its photo disassemblies of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro, and notes that the design of both machines are largely inspired by the MacBook Air, with the 13-inch model structurally resembling a 13-inch version of the new MacBook Pro.


High-quality unboxing photos: late 2008 13" MacBook

10/16/2008, 07:10 am

The new 13" MacBook replaces the previous entry level plastic models with a rigid new aluminum unibody that looks a lot like a scaled down version of the new MacBook Pro, or stuffed-full version of the MacBook Air. The family resemblance is certainly unmistakable. Here's what it looks like out of the box.


High-quality photo comparison: the new unibody MacBooks

10/16/2008, 07:10 am

While Apple didn't make mention of it at the time, the MacBook Air silently debuted the start of a new unibody MacBook line. The new 15" MacBook Pro and its 13" MacBook sibling have managed to carry out the same lines and execution, harmonizing the plastic MacBook and the now half decade old Aluminum Powerbook design carried forward by the MacBook Pro. Here's how the two models compare.


Inside the new MacBooks: LSI, Battery, HD, and RAM

10/15/2008, 05:10 pm

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro models contain more innovation than just their case design and graphics. Here's a look at other details, from LSIs to battery, hard drive and RAM features.


Notes of interest from Apple's MacBook event

10/14/2008, 09:10 pm

With multiple product updates all arriving at once, many might have been overwhelmed by Apple's MacBook launch to overlook potentially important features and limitations -- including the need to log out to switch graphics chips and the multiple party tricks of the new 24-inch Cinema Display.


A closer look at Apple's move to NVIDIA chipsets, DisplayPort

10/14/2008, 07:10 pm

Apple's graphics options on all new MacBooks are substantially improved due to the use of NVIDIA chipsets over the Intel graphics provided on earlier models; we examine the significance of this and the choice of DisplayPort as the foundation for Apple's video output future.


Apple posts "Spotlight on Notebooks" event stream

10/14/2008, 06:10 pm

On cue, Apple has posted a streaming version of its MacBook-oriented special event for those unable to attend themselves.


Apple snags nearly 10% of US PC market in third quarter

10/14/2008, 05:10 pm

With just days to go before Apple announces the results of its fourth fiscal quarter, new data from market research firm Gartner has the Mac maker snagging a near 10 percent share of the US PC market for the three month period ending September, with its unit shipments growing more than six times the industry average.


Apple details new MacBook manufacturing process

10/14/2008, 04:10 pm

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro feature precision unibody enclosures milled from an extruded block of aluminum, allowing them to get even thinner while retaining rigid durability and a stronger, cleaner, and more polished design. Here's a detailed overview of the process, illustrated with photos.


Apple unveils new 13" MacBook

10/14/2008, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its next-generation 13-inch MacBook, which includes a new unibody construction, more powerful NVIDIA graphics, Display Port output, a new glass touchpad with multitouch gestures, and a revised appearance nearly identical to the new MacBook Pro.


Microsoft already on defense, cites "Apple Tax" in new emails

10/14/2008, 11:10 am

There's still a few hours to go before Apple takes the wraps off its new notebook line, but that hasn't stopped its rival to the north from scrambling into a defensive stance, firing off emails to its employs that bill the new systems as overpriced, underspec'd and locked down.


Bottom of MacBook Pro revealed; more last minute specs, pricing

10/14/2008, 09:10 am

Some new photos reveal even more of Apple's new MacBook Pro casing, including its underside and battery cover. Meanwhile, some last minute specs for the 13-inch MacBook and MacBook Air have hit the web, in addition to confirmation of an $899 24-inch LED Apple display.


$900 MacBook would grow Apple's addressable market by 67%

10/13/2008, 01:10 pm

Shares of Apple are on the rise after Bernstein Research upgraded the Mac maker and said a new MacBook priced at $900 would broaden the company's potential notebook customer base by 50 percent in terms of both units and revenue.


New MacBook case leaks question FireWire's future

10/12/2008, 12:10 pm

Clearer, more detailed leaks of Apple's next-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro cases have surfaced and reveal that Apple's once-preferred FireWire may be on the way out for its entry-level system.


Apple install guide slips out new MacBook, MacBook Pro

10/12/2008, 11:10 am

An Apple support file unearthed on the weekend confirms that at least two portables will get an update in short order.


Apple dumping Intel chipsets for NVIDIA's in new MacBooks

10/11/2008, 05:10 pm

Apple will announce as part of its special media event Tuesday a new family of MacBooks that will abandoned Intel's integrated graphics chipsets for those part of NVIDIA's new mobile platform, AppleInsider can confirm.


NVIDIA platform claimed likely for new MacBook line

10/10/2008, 08:10 pm

Stoking the fires just days before Apple revamps its portable line, the origin of a previous claim now believes NVIDIA's mainboard and discrete chipsets will form the backbone of the MacBook range update.


Notes of interest on recent Apple MacBook case leaks

10/09/2008, 07:10 pm

Lost among the flurry of speculation surrounding new MacBooks are a number of noteworthy observations about the portables that may lend insight into their design.


Piper Jaffray says new MacBooks could be priced from $899

10/09/2008, 02:10 pm

The stars are aligning for Apple to transition its 13-inch MacBook family into more of a premium product while simultaneously slashing prices on new models by as much as 18 percent, according to investment bank Piper Jaffray.