Posts tagged with: MacBook Air

HP’s Chairman uses Apple Macbook Air

This is one of the most amazing photo I have seen so far in Tech world. HP Chairman of Board Ray Lane is actually a Mac User. Apple is one of the most important competitor of HP’s Business, but HP’s Chairman himself is using Apple’s Macbook Air 13 inch!

I really don’t know what he is trying to convey, but I really can’t believe he even allow this picture to be taken and posted on reuters. At least now we are sure Ray Lane is someone who know what a good computer should look and feel like.

 


Flying Macbook Air – Lighter than Air [Video]

Many users of Apple’s new Macbook Air are amazed by how light and powerful it is. Having such a portable but powerful laptop is such a dream for everyone. But do you know that Apple’s Macbook Air is actually built for flight? It is so light that it actually wants to fly off.

Don’t believe? Check out the video below:


Thunderbolt on Macbook Air is slower than rest of Mac family

The new Macbook Air 2011 have very good overall comments from reviewers and users themselves. Such a thin and light device, but can be as powerful or even more powerful than most 2009 Macbook Pro. Equipped with SSD, lots of every task like launching app, importing photos and browsing the web are super snappy.

Smaller Thunderbolt Chip for Macbook Air 2011

One of the newer addition to the new Macbook Air 2011 is the new thunderbolt port which is not available in the older generation MBA. But don’t let it fool you, this thunderbolt is not the same as the one we see in Macbook Pro 2011, iMac or the new Mac Mini. The Thunderbolt port that is in this new Macbook Air is smaller, featuring only 2 Thunderbolt channels and supports only 1 external display rather than 4 Channels and 2 external display that we see in the rest of the family.

Of course, I doubt this will be a minus point for most user, as 1 external display should be more than enough. Plus the graphics card on Macbook Air will not be able to power up 2 external display, thus there isn’t any reason for Apple to put up a bigger and more power Light Ridge Thunderbolt Chip.

How are you enjoying your Macbook Air? Let us know!


New Mac Mini faster but dropped optical drive

Together with the launch of Mac OS X Lion, 2 new Apple hardware were refreshed too. Mac Mini and Macbook Air. Of course Macbook Air have gotten most of the limelight being the newest addition to the Mac Family line. Many will think that Macbook Air will be the future of laptops, and I totally agree. But will Mac Mini be the future of Mac Xserve?

Future of Mac Mini

The new Mac Mini 2011 has something missing, yes the optical drive. No more optical drive for Mac Mini from now onwards. Mac Mini has never been in spotlight of Mac family line, due to the lack of everything, no screen, no keyboards, no mouse no nothing comes together with Mac Mini. But this is the kind of machine you would like to be siting in your house. Quietly working to keep up with the iMacs, Macbook Airs, Macbook Pros, iPad and iPhone in your household. It will be your house’s Xserve if you want to put it in this way.

What is needed in a home server?

So what is needed as a home server?

  • Low power, but powerful enough for household.
  • Occupy very little space, but has the connections needed.
  • All in one little machine, able to backup, serve music and video to home entertainment center
  • Lots of space for backups or to serve files
  • Quiet

And yes, 2011 Mac Mini have all of it. Now having optical drive removed for all Mac Minis, you will have 1 extra slot for additional Hard disk.

Haven you gotten the new Mac Mini 2011? Tell us what you feel about it!


New Macbook Air is going to have Backlit Keyboards

Backlit Keyboard coming to Macbook Air?

One of the best loved features of Macbook Pro is the backlit keyboards. Yes, it is a feature that alot of people will forget, but when you need it, you will miss it like crazy! At times when I have to work in a dark room, having backlit keyboards are like having light at the end of the tunnel!

Thus when Macbook Air came out last year, it is one of the best laptop ever built by Apple, because it is so light and so snappy. But backlit keyboard are heavily missed. It has always been a rumor that backlit keyboard will be added back to the next generation Macbook Airs. But with the above leaked photo, it might really be coming to us very soon!

Let’s stay tuned and hope that backlit keyboard will be a new feature in Macbook Air!


What we might see in Apple’s WWDC2011

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference 2011 is just round the corner. Apple for the past few WWDC has been very focus on showing and telling the developers what is up and coming for the year. But they also did not forget the consumers, and always take the chance to introduce new products.

So what will we see in this year’s WWDC?

  • iOS 5 – Yes, Finally we will have a preview of what iOS 5 will be. It might be more tabletish, having more multi-tasking features, more features to make use of the screen real estate of iPad.
  • Lion OS – Lion has been one of the main focus for the past 2 conference Apple held. This will be the final one, showing us the final product of what Lion will look like.
  • iPhone 4S – I think iPhone 4S will not ship so soon, because White iPhone 4 just launched not long ago, but who knows Apple might surprise us with a new iPhone
  • Macbook Air – MBA has been a success, and it is close to its refresh period. Thus we might see a Macbook Air with Thunderbolt and Sandy Bridge
  • Mac Pro – Apple recently killed XServe, and Mac Pro is the “replacement”. I’m thinking Apple will redesign Mac Pro to be “mountable” so as to better used in Data Center

Let’s hope we will have a exciting WWDC2011!

 


iMac 2011 are fast!

New iMacs are pretty fast! Macworld have done a benchmark on the new iMac 2011 it is faster than all previous iMacs and are almost as fast as Mac Pro 2010. It is just a wonder that you can have such a powerful machine and a 27 inch screen pack together in such a neat package!

Currently there are still no benchmark for SSD Drive yet, I will be very interested to know how much better it will score, as we all know Macbook Air is so much faster just because of SSD. Stay Tuned!


Fun: Secret of Apple’s Product [Video]

Charlie and the Apple Factory

Do you want to know why Apple’s Product is so attractive and interesting?

Check out this funny video, and you will know why….

Apple’s Secret Recipe of making interesting and successful product?

Yes! I think there is also no secret that make Apple successful. It is just they want to make a product that people will love. They make it very simple, so simple that any kids that pick up iPad for the first time will know how to operate it.
Sometimes we just have to admit that Apple is really successful in what they are doing.

Mac OS Lion love SSD [Video]

Lion And SSD

Apple had great success with the new Apple MacBook Air mainly due to the introduction of SSD drive which makes computer fast even if it is given slower processor. And because of the success, Mac OSX Lion will have TRIM support for SSD which will make SSD Drive write faster!

TRIM and SSD

What is actually TRIM? TRIM is actually replacing the data you have written before that has marked as delete. Meaning SSD Drive don’t need to “Delete” the bits before writing on it. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, check out the video below, Linus did a very easy to understand video demo of TRIM on SSD:


Chinese New Year Red Friday Apple Store Discount for Asia!

Apple is giving lots of Asia countries’s Apple Store Chinese New Year RED Friday discounts. Discount range from SGD$7 to SGD$140 for accessories and Macs.

Discounts are not just for accessories this time round, which is cool. You can now get SGD$140 discount from all iMacs, Macbook Pros and the 13″ Macbook Airs. iPads are given SGD$61 discount for all model, and iPod Touch and iPod Nanos are on discounts too.

So if you wanted to buy Apple Products or Accessories, now is the time, and please note that you only have 1 day! It will end by 15 January!

I have just bought Power HD Support Anti-Glare Film for iPhone 4! Thanks Apple and advance Happy New Year to all UsingApple readers!


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