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Topic: MacBook

MacBooks: Apple over Dell; Air sell-through; new models slower

03/03/2008, 10:03 am

Apple has eclipsed Dell as the No.1 supplier of notebooks to higher education in the United States. Meanwhile, thin supply of MacBook Airs suggests demand remains high for the super-slim notebook a month removed from initial availability. And the entry level Penryn-based MacBook is reportedly slower than its predecessor.


Apple jobs: carbon composites, iPhone cameras, MacBook design

02/29/2008, 06:02 pm

As always, Apple is expanding its workforce; new postings, however, suggest that the company is investigating a return to carbon elements in its computers, expanding the iPhone's camera functionality, and prepping for the next generation of MacBooks.


Free shuffle, $150 off new MacBook Pros, $100 off new MacBooks

02/27/2008, 12:02 pm

Apple authorized resellers are taking advantage of the recent flurry of product announcements from the company, offering a series of deals that range from a free iPod shuffle with the purchase of an iPod touch, to $75 - $150 rebates on the brand new MacBook and MacBook Pros.


Next Apple notebook refresh rumored for June

02/27/2008, 12:02 pm

The next update to Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro family of notebook computers could come as early as June, according to a series of reports.


More MacBook details: battery life claims, enviro push, more

02/26/2008, 06:02 pm

When Apple revamped its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups on Tuesday, the company also quietly changed its methods of reporting battery life and also made clear the eco-friendliness of the notebooks, among other changes.


Apple introduces Penryn-based MacBooks and MacBook Pros

02/26/2008, 08:02 am

Apple today updated its popular MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models.


Apple filing spills details of advanced multi-touch pads for Macs

02/19/2008, 10:02 am

A new and ambitious patent filing from Apple hints that the Mac maker is working to extend an advanced version of its multi-touch technology to future notebook trackpads that would include gesture concepts well beyond what is presently available on its handheld and MacBook Air products.


MacBook Air demand trails that of original Intel-based MacBook

02/12/2008, 09:02 am

Interest in Apple Inc.'s new ultra-thin and lightweight MacBook Air is running high, but demand for the new sub-notebook is noticeably less than that of the first Intel-based MacBook launched in May of 2006, according to a new report.


Report: Apple cuts iPod, iPhone, and MacBook orders (again)

02/06/2008, 04:02 pm

Shares of Apple Inc. slumped further south on Wednesday amid a weakening macroeconomic outlook and reports of additional production cuts affecting not only the company's handhelds, but also its red-hot notebook business.


Wired claims last-minute "MacBook Air" details

01/14/2008, 10:01 pm

An alleged insider at a third-party vendor is said by Wired to have fresh details on the rumored 'MacBook Air' sub-notebook just hours before its unveiling at Macworld San Francisco.


Intel to grow next-gen notebook chip offerings

01/11/2008, 10:01 am

Intel Corp. plans to extend its upcoming Montevina platform to include two new classes of chips that will allow system manufacturers like Apple to build a variety of new and low-power notebook systems, according to a published report.


Penryn notebook chips offer marginal battery and speed boosts

01/07/2008, 08:01 pm

A new family of Penryn-based Core 2 notebook chips formally introduced by Intel on Monday boost battery performance by as much as 16 percent and encoding operations by as much 40 percent when pitted against their Merom predecessors in a set of mobile benchmark tests.


Apple set to ship Macs with Blu-ray support - report

01/03/2008, 10:01 am

Apple Inc. at this month's Macworld Expo will will outline a high-definition video strategy that will see its weight thrown further behind Sony Corp's Blu-ray DVD format as opposed to Toshiba's HD-DVD, according to one Wall Street analyst.


Apple may offer external optical drive with new sub-notebook

01/02/2008, 11:01 am

Mac maker Apple Inc., which later this month will unveil its first sub-notebook design in over a decade, is likely to offer an external optical drive as an optional accessory, according to a new report.


Patent roundup: video features, scroll wheel keyboard

12/27/2007, 06:12 pm

Newly published filings show Apple attempting to patent two important video decoding techniques as well as a scrolling technique that applies both to iPods and a possible keyboard.


NPD on struggling MP3 market; MacBook tops Amazon

12/24/2007, 03:12 pm

Apple is the only portable media player maker left unscathed by a drop in sales during this year's holidays, according to an NPD study. Also, the MacBook is crowning Amazon's bestselling computer charts as Christmas approaches.


Apple releases update for freezing MacBook keyboards

12/18/2007, 07:12 pm

Apple has released a software update for its MacBook and MacBook Pro systems that addresses chronic freezing issues with the systems' keyboards.


Briefly: More sightings of mysterious metallic grey MacBooks

12/13/2007, 03:12 pm

As next month's Macworld Expo rapidly approaches, sources are reporting additional sightings of an unfamiliar MacBook model floating around Apple's Cupertino-based campus.


Apple validates 13-inch LED backlight units ahead of ultra-portable

12/04/2007, 09:12 am

Apple, which in January is expected to take the wraps off its slimmest and sleekest notebook in years, is reported to have placed orders for a new breed of 13.3-inch LED backlight units with production-ready quantities scheduled for delivery this month.


Piper ups likelihood of ultra-portable at Macworld, comments on iPhone

11/30/2007, 10:11 am

Investment bank Piper Jaffray said Friday it now believes there is as an 85 percent likelihood that Apple at the upcoming Macworld Expo in January will finally take the wraps off its long-rumored ultra-portable MacBook.