Sony's First Ultrabook Is a Flop Before It's Even on Sale (Updated)

While Sony has a track record for making beautifully slim laptops, so far it's ignored Intel's prescribed ultrabook gimmickry. That stops now, with the newly announced Vaio T—but sadly, it's a laptop that's doomed before it even hits the shelf. » 5/02/12 4:33am 5/02/12 4:33am

Ivy Bridge Benchmarks Show Integrated Graphics Might Not Suck (As Much)

We've been hearing for years that integrated graphics—meaning your computer doesn't have its own, separate graphics card—won't catch up to the beefier cards, but it'll be good enough some day soon. Hasn't happened yet. But these reported benchmarks of Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors from CPU World look pretty… » 2/23/12 9:17am 2/23/12 9:17am

Retailers Are Running Out of Macbook Airs

The Macbook Airs listed on are apparently "Not Available" for shipping. Amazon appears to be running low in certain parts of the world, too. This jibes with news we've been hearing about an imminent MBA refresh with Sandy Bridge processors. » 6/27/11 8:23am 6/27/11 8:23am

New MacBook Airs Coming in June with Thunderbolt?

According to Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whom AppleInsider says has proven sources in Apple's supply chain, new MacBook Airs will go into mass production in May. This corroborates with a previous report saying a summer release for new MacBook Airs were likely. That update is expected to bring Sandy Bridge… » 4/25/11 8:24pm 4/25/11 8:24pm

All About the New Macbook Pros 2011

Today, on Steve Jobs' birthday, Apple updated its MacBook Pro line with much faster models. But you probably already guessed that. Unsurprisingly, they've now got an Intel Light Peak port (renamed as Thunderbolt), which can transfer data at 10Gb/s. Plus, a new HD camera for FaceTime, which costs $1 from the Mac App… » 2/24/11 8:43am 2/24/11 8:43am

MacBook Airs May Get Sandy Bridge This Summer (And Why You Should Care)

CNET reports that we can expect to see a MacBook Air refresh sometime this summer, with Apple's superlight line of katana laptops being bumped up to Intel's media savvy Sandy Bridge processors. We should all be so lucky. » 2/11/11 11:49am 2/11/11 11:49am

Is Apple Ditching Nvidia's Discrete Graphics In the Next MacBook Pros?

Apple has long-preferred Nvidia graphics in its MacBook Pros to Intel's integrated solution, even engineering their own graphics-switching technology to squeeze Nvidia in. But after the upcoming release of Intel's next-gen Sandy Bridge processor, those days may be over. » 12/09/10 8:36am 12/09/10 8:36am