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Apple's follow-up to the early 2008 debut of the ultraportable features faster RAM, more storage (a 120GB Serial ATA drive compared to the 80GB Parallel ATA drive in the original), and improved graphics. Instead of an integrated Intel GMA X3100, the Air now features an Nvidia GeForce 9400 graphics processor (though it still shares memory with the system RAM).
If you're a fan of the rugged look, MacCase's Premium Leather Flight Jacket is a unique and cleverly-designed bag.
The Minimalist is a well-designed, well-made laptop bag with lots of style; whether or not you like that style is bound to be the issue.
If a grab-and-go tote is what you’re looking for and the style is to your liking, the Metro Express is a quality choice.
For those looking for a portable desktop experience, the 17-inch MacBook Pro 2.5GHz offers a great combination of a large widescreen display, fast performance and luggable design.
The changes to this 17-inch system are minor compared to the radical overhaul of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The 17-inch configuration features the same enclosure and processor as the spring 2008 update, instead of the unibody design that the rest of the MacBook Pro line features. But Apple upped the shipping RAM to the maximum 4GB and boosted the hard-drive capacity to 320GB. The 17-inch MacBook Pro now comes with the 1920 x 1200 screen, whether in standard glossy or optional matte form.
Targus's Chill Mat for Mac offers relief from too-hot-for-your-lap laptops.
Booq's Mamba Pack offers lots of capacity and extra padding.
The new MacBook Air is definitely faster than its predecessor. The big question is, can it compete with the new, lighter MacBook? Jason Snell has the details.
Apple's follow-up to the early 2008 debut of the ultraportable features faster RAM, more storage (a 128GB solid-state drive, double the capacity of the original SSD option), and improved graphics. Instead of an integrated Intel GMA X3100, the Air now features an Nvidia GeForce 9400 graphics processor (though it still shares memory with the system RAM).
If you use a laptop as a primary computer, the AudioHub can enhance your experience when watching videos or listening to music without taking up a lot of desktop space.
Inside and out, the new MacBook Pro 15-inch models—with speeds of 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz—have been remodeled, redesigned, and reengineered for a completely new laptop experience.
While it appears to be identical to its predecessor at first glance, this MacBook Pro has been remodeled both inside and out. It sports a new unibody architecture similar to the MacBook and MacBook Air enclosures. The matte screen option is gone, replaced by a glossy 15-inch screen. The latest MacBook Pro also employs Nvidia's Hybrid SLI technology, a pairing of two graphics chips-one integrated in the motherboard (GeForce 9400M) and the other discrete (GeForce 9600M GT). This model features a slightly faster processor--2.53GHz vs. 2.5GHz--than its predecessor at the same price.