Don't-Miss MacBook Stories

13-inch MacBook/2.4GHz

In October 2008, Apple introduced a new MacBook design that housed the company's consumer-friendly laptop into a MacBook Pro-like aluminum enclosure with a large glass trackpad. Graphics have improved with the addition of an Nvidia GeForce 9400m chip. While the integrated graphics continue to share memory with the system RAM, there's more shared (256MB as opposed to 144MB) and it's the faster DDR3 SDRAM. Like the MacBook Air, the MacBook no longer ships with FireWire ports -- just two USB 2.0 ports. This 2.4GHz model does feature a backlit keyboard, which is not available in the other MacBook configurations.

13-inch MacBook/2.0GHz

In October 2008, Apple introduced a new MacBook design that housed the company's consumer-friendly laptop into a MacBook Pro-like aluminum enclosure with a large glass trackpad. Graphics have improved with the addition of an Nvidia GeForce 9400m chip. While the integrated graphics continue to share memory with the system RAM, there's more shared (256MB as opposed to 144MB) and it's the faster DDR3 SDRAM. Like the MacBook Air, the MacBook no longer ships with FireWire ports -- just two USB 2.0 ports.

Laptop bags for the ladies

Today Mobile Mac covers two laptop bags designed with women in mind; one's a head turner and the other a back saver.

Tom Bihn Zephyr

Tom Bihn's Zephyr is attractive and well-made, but you pay for that quality. It's best-suited for those with specific organizational needs.

Brenthaven Trek Sleeve

Looking for good laptop protection on the cheap? Brenthaven's Trek Sleeve, an updated version of last year's MacBook Sleeve, offers similarly impressive bang-for-the-buck.

Mac MagSaver protects your MagSafe connector

The Mac MagSaver helps keep your MagSafe connector and its cable happy together.

Benchmarks: Western Digital Scorpio Black

Quiet, efficient, and only marginally hotter than your standard laptop hard drive, the Scorpio Black is an attractive drive for any high-performance seeking user.

Stay-at-home mobile accessories

Most laptop gear is designed to enhance your mobile life, but what about all those hours you spend using your portable at home? Today’s Mobile Mac takes a look at a couple laptop accessories for your humble abode.

MacBook Air shells and sleeves

Dan Frakes takes a look at thin protection for the MacBook Air, in the form of form-fitting sleeves and hard-shell covers.

SmartSleep 1.2

Smart Sleep is a System Preferences panel that lets you choose between four different sleep modes for your Mac laptop.

Wheeled/rolling laptop bags

Looking for a wheeled laptop bag to take the load off your back? Dan Frakes takes a look at four candidates in this week's Mobile Mac.

Brenthaven Expandable Trek

Brenthaven's Expandable Treck is a well-made, comfortable backpack with lots of room for gear.

13-inch Laptop Bags

In this week's Mobile Mac, Dan Frakes takes a look at a few bags for 13-inch Mac laptops.