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Photos: MacBook bare…



People of iFixit is dedicated to disarm the new Apple MacBook Air and discovered a number of interesting things: a box easy to disarm, a Samsung hard drive, 80GB, and the chip of the trackpad is the same that is used on the iPod Touch and iPhone: Broadcom BCM5974. With this type of chip, Apple could introduce a lot of upgrades through software. The battery can be changed to remove 19 screws… and here are the pictures: Continue reading

MacBook Air Review


The MacBook Air is driving me insane. I want it like no other hardware. It’s thin, yea, ok, we know this. And many power users have been bitching for more: 3G, bigger storage, more USB ports, and an internal drive. If you feel that way, this computer isn’t for you. I’ll go ahead and call it the most simple, focused, and beautiful laptop ever. And the MacBook Air’s shortcomings matter no more than the discomfort that fashionistas endure while wearing high heels, or car fanatics do when they have to fill up their tanks twice a week in their 5MPG sports cars. It just doesn’t matter to those who are smitten. For the rest of you, here are the facts. Continue reading

Interview: Sony’s Thoughts On the MacBook Air


During the Keynote, Jobs compared the Macbook Air to Sony’s TZ ultraportable, implying it had a small keyboard and screen, was too thick, and was not that good. Here’s what Sony thinks of the Apple MacBook Air:

Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO product marketing, thought the engineering to get a laptop that thin was extremely impressive. But Sony had a similiar vision for an ultraportable once, a carbon fiber notebook in 2004 called the X505 (above) that eschewed the optical and was 0.3 inches thick (compared to 0.16 of the Air) at its thinnest segment. It wasn’t that well received, and research later pointed out that “Thinness is not the holy grail”. Making something that thin and sexy cost it too much usability. (Many of you agree in the comments on Giz.) Continue reading

Siemens rolls out ultrasound-equipped MacBook Pro


We’ve seen MacBooks re-purposed for various uses in the past, but never quite like Siemens new “P50” laptop, which takes a standard issue (if slightly outdated) MacBook Pro and outfits it with some ultrasound equipment to accomodate doctors that just can’t be tied down. Continue reading