Thinnest MacBook Air hits market

New MacBook Air At Apple’s Special Media Event on 10/20/2010, Jobs announced the newest version of the MacBook Air in his typical “one more thing…” fashion during the keynote. While referring to the theme “Back to the Mac”, he showed how features Apple learned and used in iPods and iPads will now be used in Macs… or as Jobs put it: “What if the MacBook and iPad hooked up?”

The features Jobs specifically talked about included instant on, great battery life, amazing standby time, solid state storage (no optical or hard drives), and more mobile (thinner and lighter).

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending June 12, 2009

First up in the ‘what the … ?!’ category from the ever-inventive Japaneses were the  Fuwarinka Candy, which changes your body odor by eating a piece of candy or chewing a piece of gum.  Apple had their WWDC conference and rolled out new MacBooks and a new iPhone.

Internet traffic could reach 2/3 of a Zettabyte by 2013 and speaking of the Net, you better grab your Facebook username before it gets snapped up by someone else.

More gadgets: The Lacie d2 Network File Server can store tons of photos and videos on your home network. Amazon released its latest Kindle, the DX, while Microsoft is close to beta testings its new free anti-virus software.

Wrapping things up, we compared some wireless 802.11 USB adapters so you could retro-fit that old laptop or desktop cheapily and easily.

Apple announces new MacBook laptops at WWDC Conf

Apple announced some new models to their laptop line today at their WWDC conference (Worldwide Developer Conference). For starters, the MacBook Air is going to become significantly more affordable – $300 to $700 more so, and MacBook’s now start at $999.

The 13″ MacBook with 2GB RAM, 160GB HD and GeForce 9400M graphics card can be had starting at $999. MacBook Pros start at $1199 and the MacBook Airs start at $1499, which represents a $300 drop from the previous entry-level Air. You can find all the new MacBooks on Apple’s site.

GfG’s Article Recap for Week Ending May 1, 2009

Let’s take another look at what we found worthy of a post this week! Let’s start with 2 recession-busting bargains that you can’t afford to miss out on: a D-Link Print Server for $20 and a nicely-spec’ed MacBook Air for $999.

Next up is the uber hi-tech Emotiv EPOC that allows you to play games and control your computer with your mind. On a similar theme we featured the very futuristic Ripple Bluetooth Headset.

In tech business news, ABC and Disney are partnering to show ABC shows on Hulu, Microsoft and Verizon are to work together on a possible iPhone Killer and Amazon are acquiring Stanza to expand their Kindle operations.

Finally, for all you Apple fans out there (everyone?), we have heard rumors of a new, cutting-edge Apple product: The iPad?

Dell Adamo notebook – thin & lightweight

Today, Dell released the Adamo, a thin and lightweight notebook that also comes with a higher than usual amount of style, at least from the Dell ranks.

The Adamo which comes in 2 colors (Onyx and Pearl (black & white)) seems to fall into the MacBook Air category of notebooks. At 4lbs and a claimed industry thinnest 0.65″ (16.4mm) profile, there’s no question that it does.

Other notable features for the Adamo include almost a 5 hour runtime and scalloped keys (they’re concave) on the backlit full sized keyboard.

Interestingly, the Adamo, unlike most other Dell systems isn’t highly configurable. It comes in just 1 of 2 specs.

Tech spec include:

  • either a 1.2 or 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • either 2 or 4GB 800MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 13.4 WLED display (1366 x 768)
  • the screen is edge to edge glass like the Air
  • 1.3 Megapixel webcam
  • Wireless N WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Dell Wireless 5530 HSPA Mini Card for AT&T in the pricier model
  • 128GB solid state drive (SSD)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

You can purchase your Adamo right now on the Dell site, although it won’t ship for a week or so.

Buy now!

Price: $1999 or $2699
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

#CES09: Ten One Design’s Gadgets Fix Fustrations of Capactive Touch Screens

Ten One Design launched several products lately including the Pogo Stylus in September and the Pogo Sketch less than a month ago.

Ten One Design’s gadgets help consumers that are frustrated by the capacitive touch screens of the iPhone, iPod touch and MacBook due to consumers with fingernails that are a bit too long to accurately use the touch screens or due to fat-fingering.

Pogo Stylus is the world’s first iPod touch- and iPhone-Compatible Stylus while the Pogo Sketch provides drawing capability using the latest multitouch MacBook trackpad. The trackpad is actually transformed into a pen tablet for premium drawing programs and other artistic applications.

The Pogo Sketch’s tip is made of advanced material that acts as a bridge by transferring the signal from the display to the user’s hand.

Both the Pogo Stylus and Pogo Sketch are available from the Ten One Design website for starting at $14.95.

Apple Announces new 17″ MacBook Pro, iWork ’09 and iLife ’09 at Macworld

Apple unveiled several announcements during the keynote speech at the MacWorld expo including a new 17-inch MacBook Pro, iWork ’09, iLife ’09 and a software Box Set that will save customers 40% combining Leopard, iLife ’09 and iWork ’09.

Apple Store
The new 17-inch MacBook Pro is the most powerful Mac notebook ever with a battery that lasts up to 8 hour, and a high-resolution widescreen display. Pre-order available now, ships in 3-4 weeks starting at $2,799 (but you get free shipping).

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iWork ’09 adds powerful new features to each of its popular productivity applications like Keynote ’09, Pages ’09, and Numbers ’09. iWork ’09 is available now at $79 with fast, free shipping. Apple also unveiled iLife ’09, which includes major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand and an updated version of iWeb.

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iLife ’09 has been announced too with upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb and is currently available for $79 with fast, free shipping.

Finally, a new Mac Box Set was introduced that provides the opportunity for Mac users to upgrade to iLife ’09, Leopard, and iWork ’09 all in one box and save 40%. This box set is available now for $169 with fast, free shipping.

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New Apple 13-inch MacBook Air

Here’s the other new Apple laptop refresh, the pricey, but oh so light MacBook Air. The new Airs feature beefier graphics cards like their larger MacBook brethren, in the form of nVidia GeForce 9400M graphics cards with 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM. They have larger hard drivers (120GB SATA or 128GB solid state), faster CPUs and faster memory.

The new MacBook Air also features Mini DisplayPort instead of the DVI on the previous version. CPU: 1.6 or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn, 1066MHz front-side bus and 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM. All of this and it still weighs in at a featherweight 3lbs. Sweet.

More info from the manufacturer

Price: $1799/$2598 depending on configuration
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

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