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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop feels beautiful – The Verge

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Microsoft finally made a real laptop, and it’s beautiful. I got a chance to get a closer look at the new Surface Laptop during Microsoft’s event in New York City, and I’m impressed. This could be the laptop I’ve been waiting for Microsoft to create. The Surface Book was always a little too top-heavy and chunky, but this new Surface Laptop is under three pounds and feels high end, thanks…

Homey’s PowerUp is the MacBook charger Apple should have made – TechCrunch

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Trust Apple to be courageous enough to strip away all the old-fashioned USB ports. And trust the rest of us to realize that 90 percent of our peripherals still run on the old standard. Apple’s retort is to sell you a one-way ticket to dongle hell. Then Homey comes along with its Indiegogo campaign to show the fruit giant how it’s done. The elevator pitch is simple: Take a USB-C charger,…

The TravelMate Spin B1 is Acer’s first Windows 10 S laptop – Engadget

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The B1 is a ruggedized convertible notebook designed for the rigors of school life. Its 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display is pressure resistant to avoid damage from overzealous stylus taps, the case is protected by shock-absorbent rubber bumpers and the chiclet keyboard can resistant up to 11 ounces of water. The keyboard even has a built-channel system to divert liquids away from internal components before they can short out the system’s…

The MacBook Air, once the ‘world’s thinnest notebook,’ is now one of the thickest laptops Apple sells – Business Insider

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

In January 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the very first MacBook Air, a three-pound laptop it was proud to proclaim “the world’s thinnest notebook.” Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the very first MacBook Air. Thomson Reuters Almost a decade later, the MacBook Air is now one of the thickest laptops in Apple’s lineup. It’s true: According to Apple’s website, only the older MacBook Pro — both the 13- and 15-inch…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop feels beautiful – The Verge

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Microsoft finally made a real laptop, and it’s beautiful. I got a chance to get a closer look at the new Surface Laptop during Microsoft’s event in New York City, and I’m impressed. This could be the laptop I’ve been waiting for Microsoft to create. The Surface Book was always a little too top-heavy and chunky, but this new Surface Laptop is under three pounds and feels high end, thanks…

The PowerUp is the MacBook Pro charger to solve your USB-C woes – The Verge

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

I have written before, and will likely write again, about the frustrations of Apple’s MacBook Pros, which only offer USB-C ports. That’s why I’m almost mad to see something like the PowerUp, a new USB-C charger for Apple’s MacBook Pros (or anything, really) that is so obviously clever it’s annoying that it’s a third-party solution and not the in-box charger. The PowerUp comes as a crowdfunded Indiegogo project from Homey…

The MacBook Air, once the ‘world’s thinnest notebook,’ is now one of the thickest laptops Apple sells – Business Insider

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

In January 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the very first MacBook Air, a three-pound laptop it was proud to proclaim “the world’s thinnest notebook.” Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the very first MacBook Air. Thomson Reuters Almost a decade later, the MacBook Air is now one of the thickest laptops in Apple’s lineup. It’s true: According to Apple’s website, only the older MacBook Pro — both the 13- and 15-inch…

The TravelMate Spin B1 is Acer’s first Windows 10 S laptop – Engadget

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The B1 is a ruggedized convertible notebook designed for the rigors of school life. Its 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display is pressure resistant to avoid damage from overzealous stylus taps, the case is protected by shock-absorbent rubber bumpers and the chiclet keyboard can resistant up to 11 ounces of water. The keyboard even has a built-channel system to divert liquids away from internal components before they can short out the system’s…

The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks – TechCrunch

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Microsoft just revealed the newest Surface model and it’s aimed directly at the education market. Called the Surface Laptop, this is the notebook Microsoft hopes schools will buy instead of a Chromebooks. But unlike other Surface models, it does not run the traditional desktop version of Windows, though. The $999 Surface Laptop runs Windows 10 S, a new streamlined operating system Microsoft unveiled at the same event. Microsoft tried this…

Microsoft thinks you’ll want to caress its new Surface Laptop – CNET – CNET

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8’s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

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…