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White plastic MacBook declared ‘obsolete’ by Apple, killing it off entirely – The Independent

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Apple has declared the white plastic MacBook, perhaps the most loved of its laptops, dead. The third and last version of the unibody polycarbonate computer has been declared “obsolete” by the company. That means that it won’t be eligible for any hardware repairs and so is effectively dead to Apple. It was added to the list along with every version of the iPhone 3G and MacBook Pros that were released in…

Surface Laptop images leak ahead of Microsoft’s event – The Verge

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Microsoft appears to be launching a Surface Laptop at its event in New York City tomorrow. Twitter user WalkingCat has shared several images of what is reportedly simply just “Surface Laptop,” and it looks like Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Chromebook Pixel. The Surface Laptop will reportedly include a 13.5-inch PixelSense display and ship in four colors: platinum, burgundy, cobalt blue, and graphite gold. Microsoft’s laptop will also include an alcantara…

Apple’s Last Plastic MacBook Now Considered Obsolete – Mac Rumors

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Apple today updated its official list of vintage and obsolete products to add the 2010 13-inch MacBook, the final plastic-shelled MacBook it produced before discontinuing the line, and several 2009 MacBook Pro models. Apple first introduced the unibody polycarbonate MacBook, the third design iteration of the MacBook line, in late 2009, offering it in black and white. The MacBook was sold for only a short time, having been discontinued in…

Asus C302 review: A $500 MacBook for everyone – BGR

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

What makes the perfect “everyday” computer? You probably have a different definition of the ideal day-to-day laptop than me, but I’m willing to be there’s some crossover: minimal weight, enough battery life to last most of the day away from the plug, a clear and crisp screen, good keyboard and mouse, and enough power that you’re not left waiting. If you take those as the important criteria and forget about Mac…

Is this Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop? – Engadget

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Tomorrow Microsoft is holding its #MicrosoftEDU event where we expect to find out how it will take on Google’s Chrome OS, but some of the news may have already leaked. Notorious Microsoft watcher @h0x0d tweeted out a few images of a slim 13.5-inch laptop that apparently runs Windows 10 S — a cloud-optimized version of Windows that only access apps from the Store — has a PixelSense display, comes in…

Deals: 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $2099 ($300 off); $250-$390 off MacBook Pros w/ AppleCare; $10 off 2017 iPad … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Monday, May 01, 2017

Apple deals are in full swing the first of May with discounts of up to $390 off Late 2016 MacBook Pros with AppleCare, plus free shipping and no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up the 15″ without AppleCare for $2,099 ($300 off). Those in the market for a 21″ iMac 4K can also save $151 instantly, while Apple’s 128GB 9.7″ iPad is $419 ($10 off). 128GB 9.7-inch iPad…

The iconic white plastic MacBook is now obsolete – Business Insider

Monday, May 01, 2017

Customers at the Apple Store try out a new MacBook laptop computer on July 19, 2006. Getty Apple said on Monday that a few of its older Mac laptops are now obsolete, which means that Apple won’t fix them anymore (except in certain places with strong laws, like California.) One of the laptops that Apple declared obsolete is its last plastic MacBook, which was released in 2010, according to MacRumors. Apple…

Apple retro original Mac designs for iPhone and MacBook Pro … – Business Insider

Monday, May 01, 2017

Wikipedia/ Danamania There are countless case and wrap designs to make your Apple iPhone or MacBook Pro truly yours and original. In my eyes, however, there’s only one way to make your iPhone or MacBook product look better than it already does: Giving them the retro Apple look.  It could be just me, but I find Apple’s original Macintosh SE design absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps it’s Apple’s own take on the…

Apple won’t explain why some of its new MacBook Pros are making a weird popping noise – Business Insider

Monday, May 01, 2017

A still from a YouTube video showing the clicking/popping noise. Punataro Puhn Chaturaphit/YouTube Many MacBook Pro owners are complaining that their high-end laptops are making a weird “popping” noise — and Apple isn’t saying why. Earlier this month, reports started circulating about the problem. Owners of the new MacBook Pro, released in 2016, say they’re hearing a strange noise coming from their devices intermittently. The issue appears to be primarily affecting…

Apple won’t explain why some of its new MacBook Pros are making a weird popping noise – Business Insider

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A still from a YouTube video showing the clicking/popping noise. Punataro Puhn Chaturaphit/YouTube Many MacBook Pro owners are complaining that their high-end laptops are making a weird “popping” noise — and Apple isn’t saying why. Earlier this month, reports started circulating about the problem. Owners of the new MacBook Pro, released in 2016, say they’re hearing a strange noise coming from their devices intermittently. The issue appears to be primarily affecting…

4 ways to give your iPhone and MacBook Pro a beautiful retro look, ranging from $20 to $1900 – Business Insider

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wikipedia/ Danamania There are countless case and wrap designs to make your Apple iPhone or MacBook Pro truly yours and original. In my eyes, however, there’s only one way to make your iPhone or MacBook product look better than it already does: Giving them the retro Apple look.  It could be just me, but I find Apple’s original Macintosh SE design absolutely gorgeous. Perhaps it’s Apple’s own take on the…

Apple won’t explain why some of its new MacBook Pros are making a weird popping noise – Business Insider

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A still from a YouTube video showing the clicking/popping noise. Punataro Puhn Chaturaphit/YouTube Many MacBook Pro owners are complaining that their high-end laptops are making a weird “popping” noise — and Apple isn’t saying why. Earlier this month, reports started circulating about the problem. Owners of the new MacBook Pro, released in 2016, say they’re hearing a strange noise coming from their devices intermittently. The issue appears to be primarily affecting…

Acer’s $9000, 21-inch curved Predator 21X laptop is overkill brought to life – Yahoo Finance

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Gamers love to indulge in excess. And as a gamer, I’m among the worst offenders. But nothing, not even my own love of recklessly spending money on gaming hardware, could have prepared me for the sheer insanity that Acer has cooked up with its over-the-top Predator 21X. Sporting a 21-inch curved display, twin high-powered graphics chips and a $9,000 price tag, this 19-pound behemoth is an overzealous gamer’s fever dream…

Acer’s $9000, 21-inch curved Predator 21X laptop is overkill brought to life – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gamers love to indulge in excess. And as a gamer, I’m among the worst offenders. But nothing, not even my own love of recklessly spending money on gaming hardware, could have prepared me for the sheer insanity that Acer has cooked up with its over-the-top Predator 21X. Sporting a 21-inch curved display, twin high-powered graphics chips and a $9,000 price tag, this 19-pound behemoth is an overzealous gamer’s fever dream…

The ultrathin Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is Acer’s answer to the Razer Blade – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acer announced the Predator Triton 700, the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton ultrathin gaming laptops. The Triton 700 appears to be Acer’s response to laptops like the Razer Blade, a similarly slim, aluminum-cased gaming laptop that still packs some serious power. At 18 mm (0.74 inches) thick, it’s not the thinnest gaming laptop out there, although it’s still dramatically thinner than most traditional gaming computers….

Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro 15: Price, specs, performance … – PCWorld

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dell’s XPS 15 vs. Apple’s MacBook Pro 15 takes its place the same epic list of rivalries as Batman vs. Joker, Red Sox vs. Yankees, and Sheldon vs. Wil Wheaton. Both laptops are intended as workhorses for professionals on the go. And although there are many competitors out there with similar specs, the XPS 15 and MacBook Pro 15 just can’t let the other have the last word. So in the…

MacBook Pro: Is the Touch Bar a gimmick? | CIO – CIO

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Hipster-Police: “I also think they missed out when they didn’t add a haptic engine to the Touch Bar. I have long since got used to it though, and luckily it doesn’t bother me at all. As for its usefulness, it wasn’t what sold me to the computer. I treat it as something good to have over a must have: it’s far more useful than standard function keys, but I didn’t…

Chuwi Hi13 review: The tablet that thinks it’s a laptop – ZDNet

Thursday, April 27, 2017

(Image: Chuwi) The Chuwi Hi13 is a beast of a tablet. It has a 13.5-inch Surface Book screen with up to 3000×2000-pixel resolution in 3:2 aspect ratio. It looks lovely. It is a sleek, all-metal body with CNC and dimensions of 334mm by 222mm. It is large enough to be a fully-featured laptop — if fitted with the optional keyboard, yet the tablet shouts high-quality mobile device. The tablet itself…

Apple’s Hidden MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Discount – Forbes

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Apple’s launch last year of the new MacBook Pro range saw a new feature being launched with the Touch Bar, but also a resetting of the price point. This tends to happen with any major shift in the MacBook Pro range. It keeps the margins high and as components become cheaper over the years the price can drop while the profit remains. It does leave consumers looking at a rather…

MacBook Pro: Is the Touch Bar a gimmick? – CIO

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hipster-Police: “I also think they missed out when they didn’t add a haptic engine to the Touch Bar. I have long since got used to it though, and luckily it doesn’t bother me at all. As for its usefulness, it wasn’t what sold me to the computer. I treat it as something good to have over a must have: it’s far more useful than standard function keys, but I didn’t…