Category Archives: notebooks

Tuesday | New MacBooks Announced

2009 New 13″ MacBook Pro

There was a new 13″ MacBook Pro announced at WWDC 2009 yesterday.  They’re available starting today.  New features include: built-in (non-removable) 7 hour battery new Display (has better color, etc…) SD Card slot Firewire port up to 8Gb of memory up to 500Gb hard drive and a backlit keyboard. They also start at a lower […]
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Teaching Microsoft on a Mac

I was watching a session from MIX09 this morning titled “Deep Dive into Microsoft Silverlight Graphics.” The session was hosted by Seema Ramchandani and surprisingly (though, not too surprisingly) she was conducting the session from her 17″ MacBook Pro. She’s teaching the intricacies of a Microsoft product from the comfort of Mac. Wonderfully ironic! The […]
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MacBook modding

Useless but awesome: [via SmokingApples]
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Robin Harris: Unibody MacBook a flop? I hope not.

WOW: “Apple’s New Macbooks: flop or fiasco?”. A very bold statement sir, I’ll give you that.  But I can’t help but want to put you in the same category as this guy, Steve Ballmer, below.  Maybe that’s a low blow.  I’m just going to hope that you’re wrong on this one.
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Unibody MacBook protection: Incase’s Neoprene Sleeve

Just thought I’d give a quick shout out to Incase’s Neoprene sleeve that I bought this weekend.  It was relatively inexpensive compared to other cases/bags ($38 after tax), and it really feels like a quality sleeve.  The 13″ unibody MacBook fits very snug into the sleeve and there is a lot of padding. The sleeve […]
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MacBook performance tip: leave your battery in when plugged into AC

While running memory benchmarks and comparisons inside a MacBook, came across a performance issue when a MacBook is plugged in to the wall with the battery removed.  This is documented on Apple’s support site and they are fully aware of it.  In fact, they do it on purpose.  Why?  They downgrade system performance to […]
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