If there's one thing I've learned from giving my friends tech-buying advice for the last decade, it's that not everyone wants to pay the premium for an Apple product - especially the laptops. The company's svelte aluminium tech is indeed capable, but the starting price for a MacBook Air is still too much for the average person. Not everyone can afford to drop serveral grand on a new piece of kit.
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Sticking an SSD drive inside the MacBook Air helped Apple create one of the sleekest laptops you can buy. The tradeoff was limited storage, since SSDs don't boast the same capacity as regular hard drives at any sort of sane price. Thankfully, there's also an SD card slot you can use to boost your MBA's storage, but instead of grabbing one of those expensive trimmed SD cards to sit flush inside, consider Brando's cheap microSD adaptor instead.
When you stop to think about it, it's pretty crazy what technology lets us do everyday. We all have tiny super computers in our pockets. We send people to do crazy science in space like it ain't no thang. So why can't we just make MacBook power adaptors a little bit smaller. It's a question worth asking. Again and again and again and again.
What do you do when you've instituted a bottom-to-top refresh in your product line, your new shipments are imminent, but you still have hundreds of stores with leftover inventory? FIRE SALE, is what.
Aside from photo transfers and straight up storage expansion, the SD card slot in the new MacBook Pros has a single, extremely cool trick up its sleeve slot: it's bootable.
It's been a massive morning of Apple announcements out of the Worldwide Developers Conference in the US, so it's only natural to summarise all the local implications here in one place. Here.
Although the upgrades that Apple's last-gen $US999 Macbooks received last week seemed unimpressive, when benchmarked and pitted against the $US1299 unibody Macbook, last-gen's model proved to be 5% faster than its unibody counterpart at nearly every test.