The New MacBook Isn't What You Think

Apple's new MacBook is slick and svelte. It only weighs two pounds! But before you get too excited about how well this tiny (gold) laptop might fit into your life, you should know a little bit about its brains. This is not a retina MacBook Air. » 3/09/15 5:45pm 3/09/15 5:45pm

Everything Apple Announced Today

As far as Apple announcements go, today's "Spring Forward" event was decidedly lacking in big reveals. The only real curveball was Apple's reveal of a brand new MacBook—one that comes in both gold and space gray, no less. Still, there were some fun little surprises thrown in the mix. » 3/09/15 5:05pm 3/09/15 5:05pm

Apple Messed Up on the MacBook Air Again

For years Apple's MacBook Air has languished in partial obsolescence—a great laptop with fantastic battery life and a quizzically outdated screen. 1440 x 900 is a pitifully small resolution for modern times. Sadly, the company hasn't learned its lesson: the 2015 MacBook Air refresh has the same, outdated display as it… » 3/09/15 1:55pm 3/09/15 1:55pm

The New Ultra Skinny MacBook: Here's Your Next (Gold!) Apple Laptop

It's about damn time Apple reinvented the MacBook. More than the refreshed MacBook Air we've been hearing rumors about since last year, this new laptop is called simply MacBook. It's so little and tiny that we're practically breathless. » 3/09/15 1:35pm 3/09/15 1:35pm

That Rumored 12-Inch MacBook Air Could Be a Stunner

Ah, the wonders of photorealistic 3D modeling software. Though it's only been two days since 9to5Mac leaked that Apple is planning the biggest overhaul to its laptops in years—in the form of a new 12-inch MacBook Air—we've already got gauzy, hyper-real renderings of this sucker. If this is what Apple is planning,… » 1/08/15 12:32pm 1/08/15 12:32pm

Why Apple Could Leave Ports Behind

While rumors of a 12-inch MacBook Air have been merrily percolating these last few months, the most interesting aspect of Apple's upcoming redesign turns out not to be the size after all. It's the apparent abandonment of ports. » 1/06/15 5:12pm 1/06/15 5:12pm

Report: A Radically Redesigned 12-Inch MacBook Air Is Coming

Everyone's been waiting years and years for a meaningful update to the MacBook line. According to a report from 9to5 Mac, this will be the year that a new design will arrive. The blog just published a few renderings based on details from unnamed Apple employees. And if they're correct, this new MacBook looks awesome. » 1/06/15 2:46pm 1/06/15 2:46pm

HP's New Laptop Definitely Isn't A Macbook Air

HP has just announced a new business laptop. But judging on looks alone, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's just a Macbook Air with a sticker over the Apple logo. Thankfully, there's a few tricks inside to differentiate things. » 12/02/14 12:44am 12/02/14 12:44am

So Where's That Retina MacBook Air?

The MacBook Air is a positively wonderful computer. One of the best! Its design and build-quality are unrivaled and oft-imitated. It pioneered the ultra-super-slim space. But by today's standards its screen is seriously lacking. And there doesn't seem to be much relief in sight. » 10/16/14 4:15pm 10/16/14 4:15pm

Report: We're Not Getting Retina MacBook Airs This Week After All

It looks like we may have to wait a bit longer for those crystal-clear retina MacBook Airs. In a report on Re/code today, John Paczkowski claims that Apple's long-awaited pixel-powered MacBook Air update won't be released at Apple's impending event this Thursday. » 10/13/14 12:12pm 10/13/14 12:12pm

If you take the plunge and trade in your MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3, Microsoft will give you up to $650 for it. It's never been clearer that Microsoft is gunning for the Air, but whether or not it's a trade you need to make is a different question entirely. » 6/23/14 2:32pm 6/23/14 2:32pm

Intel's New Broadwell Processor Could Make Your Next Ultrabook Silent

Intel has just announced a new reference PC design that uses its upcoming Broadwell
chipset. Usually, that wouldn't get us excited—but this concept ushers in the prospect of silent ultrabooks and MacBook Airs. » 6/03/14 7:00am 6/03/14 7:00am

Apple's Updated Macbook Air: Faster Processors, $100 Cheaper

Apple has refreshed its MacBook Air lineup today, with the super-slim laptops now sporting Intel's latest Haswell silicon to boost their speeds—and selling for $100 less. » 4/29/14 4:45am 4/29/14 4:45am

You've Been Wrapping Your MacBook Charger Wrong This Whole Time

Did you know there's a right and a wrong way to wrap your MacBook charger? Curl it up in a ball, and eventually it'll break. But wrap it like you see in the picture above, and it's going to last a whole lot longer. » 12/11/13 10:34am 12/11/13 10:34am

The Laptops Worth Your Money

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You Can Grab $250 Off a New MacBook Pro at Best Buy This Weekend

Friday and Saturday, Best Buy is chopping $250 off the base-model MacBook Pro, and $100 off every MacBook Air — with additional discounts for trade-ins. » 10/31/13 6:47pm 10/31/13 6:47pm

Today's Apple iPad Event in 12 GIFs

Today, Apple presented to the world its new iPad Air and iPad mini, along with details about OS X Mavericks, updated MacBook Pros, and the Mac Pro. But why waste breath talking about all that when we can just enjoy it in series endless loops instead? » 10/22/13 4:24pm 10/22/13 4:24pm

Apple's recalling certain MacBook Air models over flash drive failure. If you purchased one between June 2012 and June 2013, a firmware update will see if your 64GB or 128GB drive needs replacing. [Apple via GigaOM] » 10/18/13 9:11am 10/18/13 9:11am

Is There A 12-Inch Retina MacBook in the Pipeline?

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has released predictions about Apple's future laptop plans. Most notably he is forecasting that a 12-inch MacBook with a retina display will be announced in mid-2014, and that it will have a redesigned clamshell that is thinner and lighter than the current MacBook Airs. » 10/13/13 9:16am 10/13/13 9:16am

Leave-In Compact SD Cards Boost Your MacBook's Storage Capacity

The MacBook Air's incredibly thin form factor is made possible largely in part by its use of a solid-state drive—or SSD—instead of a more traditional and thicker hard drive with moving parts. The downside is that SSDs are still considerably smaller in capacity than traditional hard drives, but PNY now has an easy way… » 8/22/13 3:20pm 8/22/13 3:20pm