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Topic: Current Hardware

Owners of new MacBook Air complain of volume fluctuation issues

07/12/2013, 03:07 pm

Just one day after Apple rolled out an AirPort Utility update to fix a MacBook Air Wi-Fi issue, a new problem has allegedly been discovered, with users now reporting uncontrollable volume fluctuations in their new laptops.

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Windows 8.1, Intel's Haswell not expected to reverse sliding PC sales

07/11/2013, 01:07 pm

The PC market will continue its downward spiral in spite of the debuts of Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update and Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors, a new analysis contends.

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Deals: Free $50 Target Gift Cards with iPads, 2TB WD Portable Drive for $99, more [u]

07/10/2013, 09:07 pm

Target is currently offering free Gift Cards to customers who purchase WiFi iPad minis, iPad 4s with Retina display, or Apple TVs. Meanwhile, a 48-hour deal offers Western Digital's 2-terabyte Passport Drive for just $99, and there are now a dozen and a half MacBook Air configs in stock at the lowest prices anywhere.

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NPD: Apple's MacBook Air most popular thin-and-light notebook with 56 percent share of market

07/01/2013, 06:07 pm

Apple's MacBook Air is far and away the most popular notebook in its class, according to new data from NPD that shows the ultra portable holding more than half of the thin-and-light laptop market.

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Deals: 20% bonus on iOS trade-ins, more MacBook Pro discounts and Air bundles

06/30/2013, 12:06 pm

In this weekend's deal roundup: trade-in services are increasing payouts by as much as 20% for used iPads, iPhones and iPods ahead this year's product refreshes. Meanwhile, over a dozen new MacBook Air configs are in stock along with the return of the $999 MacBook Pro with optical drive. And some 13-inch Retina MacBook Pros are now discounted by $900-$1000.

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Apple testing 'MacBook Air WiFi Update 1.0' to reportedly solve 802.11ac woes

06/29/2013, 05:06 am

In a likely response to reports of 802.11ac Wi-Fi issues with its latest MacBook Air refresh, Apple late Friday began sending out invitations to select users, offering inclusion in the AppleSeed Program to test an upcoming Wi-Fi centric software update for the thin-and-light laptop.

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Apple winding down Mac Pro tower shipments as it works to finish new cylindrical model

06/26/2013, 04:06 pm

It's the end of the line for the aluminum Mac Pro tower, as Apple appears to now be winding down shipments to resellers in preparation to launch a newly redesigned professional-grade desktop later this year.

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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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