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Friday: July 15, 2011

In the market for a new MacBook Air? You might want to wait until next week.In the market for a new MacBook Air? You might want to wait until next week.

While most sites pointed to this week as the possible refresh of the line AllThingsD says that all said rumor mills have been off by a week. They predict that the new MacBook Air will contain Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt ports, flash storage in the realm of 128 gigabytes or 256 gigabytes. Lastly, the backlit keyboard may make a triumphant return.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:49 AM | Tags (8) | airs | allthingsd | apple | configurations | macbook | new | product | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Daily Grind: Caffeinated

Name: Vin (aka hyper-hypo)
How Vin feels today: Caffeinated @ 12:51:25 PM
What Vin really wants today: To remind self the next time I order a medium coffee at the local coffee shop that its quite large rather than medium. Enjoy unnecessary caffeine boost, attempt to post additional links to make up for yesterday.

Music Stuck in Head: Big Bang Baby / Stone Temple Pilots
Any song that mentions Orange Crush in the lyrics is OK in my book. And by book I really mean magazine. And by magazine I really mean pamphlet. And by pamphlet I mean - whatever, the list is short.

Stuff to do today:

  • Go to Apple Cube over on Fifth Ave
  • Remark that overall feeling and general consensus of the iPad was... underwhelming
  • ...its kinda heavy for everyday use - especially as an e-reader
  • ...typing on the device is not exactly a joy either
  • Interface was pretty neat but if you have an iPhone you've been there
  • On the other hand, that newly updated MacBook Pro is quite awesome
  • ...and freakin' fast (even the base Intel i5 model screams)
  • Save money for next major purchase

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 1:51 PM | Tags (9) | apple | caffeine | coffee | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | ipad | macbooks | purchases |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.Apple finally pulls the curtain back on Macbook Pro notebook refresh.

Said notebook refresh brings the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros over to speedier Intel i5 and i7 chips. According to some early benchmarks these machines are about 50% faster than the previous generation. Sadly, the 13-inch model is still stuck in Core 2 Duo land.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:34 PM | Tags (10) | apple | c2d | chips | graphics | intel | macbooks | macrumors | pro | processors | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?Updated MacBook Pro notebook configurations finally coming out this week?

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that rumors like this have come around and it certainly won't be the last time either. I'll be patiently refreshing the Apple Store website tomorrow morning just in case though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:57 PM | Tags (10) | apple | configurations | intel | laptops | macbook | notebooks | pro | rumors | sku | updates |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

New Apple products might be arriving tomorrow according to Best Buy inventory systems.New Apple products might be arriving tomorrow according to Best Buy inventory systems.

Dear Apple, please release an updated version of the MacBook Pro so I can eagerly give you my hard-earned cash to replace my aging plastic (cracking along the edges I might add) regular MacBook.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:57 AM | Tags (9) | bestbuy | apple | products | timeline | dummy | sku | gizmodo | macbooks | imacs |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.Macbook Pro models might be getting an update in the very near future.

This news comes after a Best Buy employee snapped a pic of their inventory screen with old models no longer being available for order. Oh, and the Apple Store is also down this morning. Coincidence? Eh, who knows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:35 AM | Tags (7) | apple | laptops | macbook | pro | store | update | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 103 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 14, 2010

Intel sales promotion snafu reveals Macbook Pro about to get an upgrade.Intel sales promotion snafu reveals Macbook Pro about to get an upgrade.

A sales promotion for Intel retailers offers a chance to win a MacBook Pro featuring a Core i5 processor during the month of January, though such a machine does not currently exist in Apple's lineup.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:02 AM | Tags (11) | accident | apple | ars | core | intel | macbook | pro | release | slipup | snafu | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 82 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.

The refreshed iMacs may include a new touch-capable mouse to emulate functionality that iPhones can already do. My hunch is that it will be a USB touch pad. Pinching and swiping with an actual mouse doesn't quite work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (7) | imacs | macbooks | new | plastic | redesign | refresh | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.Ars Technica takes a look back at twenty years of Apple laptops.

The Portable sold for a whopping $6,500 when it was launched in September 1989, and it's hardly surprising that it was never a top-seller.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (9) | apple | ars | computers | history | ibook | laptops | macbook | powerbook | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Does Apple really have the greenest line of notebooks?Does Apple really have the greenest line of notebooks?

...NAD opined that Apple should modify its 'world's greenest family of notebooks' claim 'to make clearer that the basis of comparison is between all MacBooks to all notebooks made by a given competitor' and to 'avoid the reference to 'world's greenest' given the potential for overstatement.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:01 PM | Tags (5) | apple | environment | green | macbook | notebooks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Apple to add 3G capability to MacBook line?Apple to add 3G capability to MacBook line?

Sign me up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:45 AM | Tags (3) | macbook | 3g | wireless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 519 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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