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13" MacBook Pro Best for Travel, New Intel ULV Processors a Bad Fit for MacBook Air, and More

This Week's Mac Notebook News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2010.05.28

So we can post our three news roundups (Mac News Review, The 'Book Review, and The iNews Review) earlier, we first do a quick proofread and link check, leaving out images. We add images later when time permits. dk

General Apple and Mac desktops is covered in The Mac News Review. iPad, iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV news is covered in The iOS News Review. All prices are in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

News & Opinion

Reviews

Apple Updates

Tech Trends

Products & Services

Bargain 'Books

News & Opinion

13" MacBook Pro Best Choice for Traveling Photographers

DPMac's George Mann says that traveling photographers require a computer that will function as a creative tool, storage device, and communications center on location, in hotels, and back at the office, and that ideally it will function equally well in the jungle (with long battery life) and in an office environment plugged into an external keyboard, mouse, and larger monitor for Photoshop editing and website updating/creation.

In Mann's estimation, there are a number of reasons why the latest 13" MacBook Pro is still king of the small portable computer hill.

Here's an Idea: 12" MacBook

Cnet's Brooke Crothers asks: "Would another 12-inch MacBook work? Who knows? But it would fit neatly into Apple's current lineup....

"With the MacBook bottoming out at a 13.3-inch screen size and the iPad at about 10 inches, a 12-inch ultraportable would find a niche at Apple. I can hear AppleDesigners bristling at the idea already: 12-inch form factors are so passé! Too small! 13.3 inches is the perfect combination of portability and size! But wait a minute. With today's materials and silicon technology, 12-inch laptops lend themselves to the next grail of laptop portability: less than 2 pounds. With Apple's knack for trend-setting designs, I can envision a 1.5-pound, razor-thin (under 0.7 inches) MacBook that showcases Apple's design prowess."

Mac OS X 10.6.3: MacBook LCD Backlight Off After Sleep; Fixes

Apple Toolbox says:

"Some users have reported an issue in which, after the update to Mac OS X 10.6.3, MacBook screens fail to power on the LCD backlight. This results in a faint, dim, barely visible image on the screen."

Fixes are suggested.

New Intel ULV Processors Still a Bad Fit for MacBook Air

Ars Technica's Chris Foresman notes that while Intel has finally taken the wraps off its latest ULV mobile processors (more below), which are aimed directly at the ultra-thin portable category. However, these new CPUs still don't present a clear upgrade path for the MacBook Air, leaving Apple with no good choices to make when it comes to refreshing its own ultra-thin laptop.

Is the MacBook Air Dead?

Macs Only's Bill Fox observes that it's been more than eleven months since the last MacBook Air upgrade, noting that the 2.13 GHz CPU in the current high-end Air is nearly as fast as the 2.4 GHz CPU in the MacBook and entry level 13" MacBook Pro, but it would be nice to have a state-of-the-art mobile graphics processor like the Nvidia GeForce 320M, which would bring improved battery life as well as enhanced video liveliness.

However, MBA-owner Fox says the Air's most serious shortcoming is its pedestrian 2 GB RAM ceiling, and it needs at least 4  GB, a factor that has him looking longingly at a 13" MacBook Pro while still hoping for an Air upgrade.

What about an iPad? Fox says that's not an option for him, because he needs to run Windows to use proprietary business software based on Microsoft's proprietary rendition of Java, and the iPad's file transfer and printing in hotel environments are not yet up-to-snuff, and also that intensively editing and writing on a screen smaller than 13" is just too uncomfortable.

MacBook Pro Drive 28 Display Video Wall

If you were around back in the '60s, perhaps you'll remember pop rock impresario Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound". Daniel Stødle, John Markus Bjørndalen, and Otto J. Anshus at the University of Tromsø, Norway, have created "Wall of Laptop Display" using a MacBook Pro. They explain:

"Most computers are limited to hooking up one or maybe two external displays. Although ATIs Eyefinity tech is looking to change that, no one is going to put such a card into a laptop anytime soon (ahh, go ahead - prove me wrong! The gauntlet is officially thrown). We happen to have a display wall handy at our Display Wall lab, and wondered if we could do better. Could utilizing the resolution of our display wall be made more seamless?

"I've always enjoyed using Macs, and one of the things I did as a part of my Ph.D. was to look at how I could integrate the display wall with my laptop. The result of this work was the 22 Megapixel Laptop: A MacBook Pro that can seamlessly use our 22 megapixel display wall as if it were a regular display attached to my computer. The display wall consists of 28 projectors. The projectors are driven by a display cluster consisting of about 30 computers, give or take a few depending on the software we need to run. Each projector has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, totaling 7168 x 3072 pixels when the projectors are tiled together.

"It's been a while since I worked on this project, and I've long wanted to put the video I put together online. Now is finally the time. You can see the video below; if you're interested in more technical details, continue reading!"

Reviews

2010 MacBook: Sturdy Design, but Runs Hot

Laptop Mag's K.T. Bradford praises the latest revision MacBook's clean, elegant unibody design, excellent touchpad, more than seven hours of real world battery life, and fast boot time - but pans its lack of an SD Card reader, tinny speakers, and tendency to run warm.

Bradford notes that if you took a 13" MacBook Pro and replaced the metal exterior with plastic, you'd pretty much have the MacBook, whose thin and light system also features a sturdy unibody construction, resulting in a product that feels like it will stand the test of time, but at 13.0 x 9.1 x 1.1 inches and weighing 4.8 pounds, the MacBook is slightly larger and heavier than the 13" MacBook Pro (12.8 x 8.9 x 1.0 inches, 4.4 pounds).

As for the heat issue, Bradford says that after playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, the touchpad reached a tepid 81° Fahrenheit, and the underside of the 'Book, 94°. The hottest area nearest the hinge on the bottom measured a whopping 120° - much hotter than the previous generation, which only reached 97° during the same test.

13" MacBook and MB Pro: Significant Graphics Gains

Cnet's Brooke Crothers reports:

"Among mostly subtle changes for Apple's 13-inch MacBooks, the graphics silicon stands out as the one distinct difference between the new and old models. So, what, graphically speaking, has changed exactly?

"A lot. Apple was clearly making a point when it updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro and then followed with the white MacBook update this week: Nvidia graphics chips matter more than Intel processors. At least, in the case of these two models they do.

"So, what do users get when they opt for a newer MacBook or MacBook Pro? A pretty significant jump in graphics performance, according to reviews and experts."

Benchmarking Built-to-order 15" and 17" MacBook Pros

Macworld's James Galbraith reports:

"Apple recently updated its entire line of MacBook Pros with new graphics; the 15-inch and 17-inch models also got new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. While Macworld reviews only the standard configurations of Apple's desktop and laptop offerings, we will from time to time test custom configurations.

"We were able to get our hands on two built-to-order laptops: a 15-inch MacBook Pro with twice the standard RAM and a faster spinning hard drive; and a 17-inch model with an optional i7 processor. We put them though their paces and found that these optional upgrades, not surprisingly, improved overall performance. Whether they're worth the additional cost is debatable...."

Apple Updates

Boot Camp Update for Mid 2010 13" MacBook Pro (Windows 64 bit)

This update applies to the MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) running Windows operating systems.

It addresses an issue that causes the Boot Camp Control Panel applet to display an error when the brightness tab is selected and an issue that results in no headphone sound.

File Size: 1.03 MB

System Requirements

  • Windows Vista 64 bit
  • Windows 7 - 64 bit
  • Boot Camp 3.1

Tech Trends

iPad Slurping Up 20-30% of Potential Netbook Buyers

Retrevo says that over the past several years, PC netbooks took the market by a storm, noting that their Intel Atom chip sets, long battery life, small form factors, and low price made them an attractive alternative to expensive, bulky laptops. However, Retrevo notes that with the double whammy of cheaper laptops coming on stream and the sensational popularity of Apple's iPad now appear to be hurting netbook popularity.

Retrevo's Pulse Study asked netbook, laptop, and iPad owners and buyers what products they had considered over the past 12 months and what they ended up buying, and also asked respondents what products they are currently considering and leaning toward.

The report says that Apple may have slurped up some 30% of netbook buyers who reported holding off purchasing a netbook until the iPad appeared and eventually decided on an iPad, and that with the iPad now on sale it appears consumers weighing whether to buy an iPad or a Netbook are overwhelmingly leaning toward iPads to the tune of 78%.

At the other end of the spectrum, a new wave of lower-priced PC laptops offer full-sized keyboards, large displays, optical drives, and longer battery life, and of consumers surveyed deliberating whether to a netbook or laptop, 65% chose the laptop and 35% chose a netbook over a laptop with matching percentage projections respectively for those currently considering a laptop or netbook over the coming year.

Retrevo concludes that Intel says netbook will sell well in countries like Mexico and India, where they tend to serve as primary computers, but record growth for netbook sales in the US is probably over, with consumers finding the iPad irresistible and inexpensive laptops more practical. They predict netbook sales will get squeezed from two sides and be unable to maintain past growth rates, but that they also should continue to get cheaper and faster and thus continue to present an attractive alternative to laptops or other mobile Internet devices.

Nvidia Touts 'World's Fastest' Notebook GPU

TG Daily's Aharon Etengoff reports that Nvidia has introduced a new Fermi-based GPU for notebooks that reportedly offers a 5x performance increase along with a dedicated Tessellation engine.

"The GeForce GTX 480M GPU is DirectX 11 done right for notebooks. [This] GPU [boasts] nearly three times more NvidiaCUDA cores over previous generation Notebook GPUs, which means users get unbelievably fast video transcoding, upscaling from standard definition to high definition and real-time movie clean-up with the click of a button . . . It also provides added features that no other GPU offers, including 3D Vision and PhysX technology that brings games to life with dynamic, interactive environments," Etengoff cites company spokesperson Matt Wuebbling explaining.

Intel Expands 2010 Intel Core Processor Family to Ultra-Thin Laptops

PR: Intel Corporation has introduced new Intel Core processors, extending the availability of its award-winning Intel Core processor family to more stylish, ultra-thin laptops. Ultraportable laptops - less than an inch thick and weighing just 2 to 5 pounds - offer the performance, battery life and connectivity consumers need on-the-go.

Based on Intel's 32 nanometer (nm) technology manufacturing, the processors are more than 32% smaller1 and deliver more than 32% better performance2, all in a lightweight, sleek design. These new processors also reduce power consumption3 more than 15%, resulting in great battery life.

"Consumers crave laptops that offer style and performance, and the new 2010 Intel Core Ultra-Low Voltage processors for ultra-thin laptops delivers both, in one sleek design," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group at Intel. "Intel's leadership in 32nm high-k metal gate process technology, combined with breakthrough architecture and design has enabled thinner, lighter and faster notebooks than previous models, with terrific battery life. Not only are laptops becoming ultraportable, but with the new processors inside, users will see faster response times and less waiting."

Processors that feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology4 will automatically accelerate performance, adjusting to the workload to give users an immediate performance boost when needed. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology5, available in Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5, and Intel Core i3 processors, provides responsiveness and helps reduce latency when performing several tasks simultaneously. With Intel® HD Graphics, the processors deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colors, and smooth high-definition (HD) video and audio playback.

In addition, recently announced Mobile Intel 5 Series Chipset designed for use with the ULV-based laptops expands support for multiple video and audio options, enhanced data and PC protection with Intel® Antitheft Technology and robust data protection for users' digital assets.

More than 40 designs are expected from computer makers such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI, and will be offered at a variety of price points beginning in June.

  1. Based on package area sizing comparisons between standard/"mainstream" and SFF processor and PCH
  2. Multitasking based on HDXPRT Overall Score. Mobile Intel Core i5-430UM processor vs. a mobile Intel Core 2 Duo processor SU7300
  3. Based on ULV average power targets for Q3'10
  4. Intel Turbo Boost Technology is exclusively available with Intel® Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processor series only. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see www.intel.com/technology/turboboost
  5. Intel Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology (Intel HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel HT Technology and an Intel HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. The Intel Core i5-750 desktop processor does not support Intel HT Technology. For more information, including which processors support Intel HT Technology, see: http://bit.ly/VkknA

Products & Services

Seagate Unleashes Hybrid Laptop Drive with SSD Performance, Hard Drive Capacity and Price

PR: Seagate announced channel and OEM shipments of its new Momentus XT drive, which the company claims to be the world's fastest 2.5" laptop PC hard drive, combining SSD-like performance with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs (hard disk drives).

The Momentus XT drive also features Adaptive Memory - a groundbreaking new technology from Seagate that learns and optimizes the drive's performance to each user by moving frequently used information into flash memory for faster access. The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive boots up to 100% faster than traditional 5400 RPM drives, the mainstream spin speed for laptops, and sets new benchmarks for real-world system performance for laptops and gaming systems.

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Today's high-performance SSDs for mobile computing can cost as much as 10 times more than hard disk drives of the same capacity, with the price of a 250 GB SSD outstripping even the cost of many laptop PCs. As a result, most consumers and system builders are unwilling or unable to pay the high price for the greater speed and quiet operations of SSDs. Additionally, SSDs offer fewer capacity options than hard disk drives.

Momentus XT, 2.5" Solid State Hybrid Drive

The Momentus XT drive offers a best-of-both-worlds solution that combines a 7200 RPM spin speed, 4 GB of solid state memory and Seagate's Adaptive Memory technology to deliver unprecedented hard drive performance. The unique Adaptive Memory technology works by identifying patterns in how often certain digital data is used, and then moving the most frequently used information to the embedded solid state memory for faster access - effectively tailoring hard drive performance to each user and their applications.

"For notebook PC users looking forward to faster PC performance without sacrificing storage capacity or affordability, now there's an option," comments John Rydning, IDC's research director for hard disk drives. "Seagate's new Momentus XT drive is the first storage device for notebook PCs that raises the bar for affordable capacity and performance."

"We see the Momentus XT drive as a game changer, a product heralding a new generation of hard drives that combine SSD and HDD capabilities so that laptop users don't have to make tradeoffs on speed, cost or capacity," said Dave Mosley, Seagate executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management. "The feedback we've received from customers, industry experts and early reviews has been overwhelmingly positive, and Seagate will continue to drive innovation that provides more value and a better computing experience to consumers."

The Momentus XT drive installs as easily as a traditional 9.5mm-high notebook drive for new systems or laptop upgrades and, unlike early hybrid drives, operates independently of the operating system and the motherboard chipset.

Key Specifications

  • 4 GB SLC NAND solid state memory
  • 7200 RPM spindle speed
  • 32 MB of drive-level cache
  • SATA 3 Gb/s with Native Command Queuing

The Momentus XT has begun shipping, works in any standard laptop with any OS, carries Seagate's 5-year limited warranty, is available in 500 GB, 320 GB, and 250 GB capacities, and has suggested retail prices of $156, $122, and $113 respectively.

Seagate also unveils new addition to mainstream Momentus Family: 750 GB spinning at 7200 RPM

In addition to the Momentus XT drive, Seagate is delivering the world's highest capacity 7200 RPM drive at 750 GB. This new Momentus 750 GB drive is a traditional hard disk drive designed for mainstream to high-performance computing and external backup enclosures. The Momentus 750 GB drive also features a SATA 3 Gb/s with NCQ interface, 16 MB cache with silent acoustics and low power consumption. The Momentus 750 GB drive delivers high capacity with high performance and further enhances the feature-rich options already available in the Seagate Momentus family of 2.5" notebook drives.

OWC's New eSATA Adapter Shows Why Removing ExpressCard from 15" MacBook Pros Was a Bad Idea

PR: OWC blogger Chris S. says that for those fortunate enough to have a MacBook Pro with an ExpressCard/34 slot, there's been one minor drawback - the cards almost always stuck out from the side of the MacBook Pro as an ugly protuberance, making it both odd-looking and difficult to fit in a bag without removing the card.

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OWC's new Slim ExpressCard eSATA Adapter addresses that issue quite nicely. This card fits inside the ExpressCard/34 slot such that the eSATA port sits flush with the edge of the MacBook Pro, which means you can leave it installed, even when you're not using it. It doesn't require any special drivers, so you can just slide it in and go. It's even bootable, so you can start your MacBook Pro up from an external drive, should you so desire.

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eSATA offers a substantial performance over FireWire 800 and USB 2.0.

The flush-fitting OWC Slim ExpressCard at about $28 is priced attractively and will improve performance with any drive that supports eSATA

OWC Slim ExpressCard to eSATA Adapter

Makes adding an eSATA external storage device as easy as plug and play. The OWC Slim ExpressCard to eSATA Adapter allows you to hook up a high-speed eSATA device to your laptop and obtain data transfer rates of up to 3.0 Gb/s. This card is compatible with computers that have ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slots, and features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connections with automatic device configuration.

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Features:

  • Plug and Play: No drivers required on your Mac.
  • No added bulk: Slim design sits flush in the ExpressCard slot.
  • Hot Swappable: Add or remove without shutting down.

Specs:

  • JMicron JMB360 chipset
  • Compliant with ExpressCard/34 Type II standard
  • 1x external SATA II port with 3 Gb/s
  • Fully plug & play and hot plug supported
  • OWC 1 Year Warranty

eSATA Specifications

  • Supports 1-independent SATA port
  • Data transfer up to 3.0 Gbps
  • Compliant with Serial ATA II specification
  • Backward compatible to Serial ATA I Specification
  • Compliant with Gen2i, Gen2m SATA II Electrical Specification Revision 1.0

System Requirements:

  • MacBook Pro models with ExpressCard/34 slot
  • OS X 10.4.x*, 10.5.x, & 10.6.x
  • Windows Notebook with an ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot
  • Windows 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008, XP SP2, Vista or Windows 7.

Special notes for Mac users:

  • No Drivers are needed for OS X.*
  • Bootable in MacBook Pro systems using Core 2 Duo processors (not bootable with original MacBook Pro Core Duo).

*Under 10.4.x, hot-plugging is not supported. Card and drives must be connected while the computer is turned off.

Special notes for Windows users:

  • Drivers included on CD.
  • Cannot boot to drives connected through card.

The OWC Slim ExpressCard to eSATA Adapter fits flush in your ExpressCard slot.

Lost Dharma Initiative Vinyl Decal for White MacBook

PR: Did you watch the Lost finale? After investing 100-plus hours in watching Lost over the past six years, I couldn't resist taking in the whole Super Bowl-esque wrap-up last Sunday evening - the 2-1/2 hour recapitulation plus the final chapter itself. I didn't emerge entirely satisfied, but it wasn't the worst way to end it. I'll miss the show. It wasn't my favorite thing on TV, but there was nothing else quite like it.

Incidentally, trivia note, Lost co-creator J.J. Abrams, whose other efforts include the TV series Felicity, Alias, and Fringe, and who directed Star Trek 2009 and Mission: Impossible III, is a longtime Mac user. You can find a photo of him using a MacBook Pro on the Star Trek Enterprise bridge here: http://obamapacman.com/2009/10/star-trek-director-j-j-abrams-is-a-mac-guy/

For Lost fans, the Dharma Initiative MacBook vinyl decal is made to take advantage of the MacBook Apple logo.

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  • Width: 5.0"
  • Height: 4.94"
  • Decal Color: White (as shown in the photos)
  • Will fit 13", 15", and 17" MacBooks.

The decal is designed around and displayed on a 15" MacBook Pro. On the other sizes, the amount of space the image takes up will vary.

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Item ships from: United States

ship to: cost/with another item:

  • United States: $1.00/$0.50
  • Everywhere Else: $5.00/$0.50

Lego Style MacBook Keyboard Decor Decal Sticker

PR: Do you want to make your MacBook's keyboard special?

With the high quality printing, the creative Lego Style MacBook Keyboard Decor Decal Sticker will make your MacBook stand out from the crowd.

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The sticker is made by special material-Avery MPI. If you don't like and want to have a new look, you can clean it easily.

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Item ships from China.

Price: $4.99

Booq Mamba Shift M Denim for 13" to 15" Mac Laptops

PR: The Apple exclusive Mamba Shift M Denim is one cool character that rides with you through every shift in your busy lifestyle. Lightweight and roomy, we have tried to give each and every construction detail great purpose. Elastic pop-out iPhone pockets have been integrated into the shoulder straps, a densely padded laptop compartment protects your laptop, easy-access side pockets let you store things quickly, and a nicely sized, denim-lined main volume with iPad & wireless keyboard storage and multiple diagonally overlapping interior accessory pockets make this backpack extremely functional and look cool inside and out. Mamba Shift comes with a separate accessory zipper pouch you can use to keep your external hard drive, cables, or any other small items. Best of all, each Mamba Shift is equipped with a unique Terralinq badge and serial number, designed to help you recover your lost & found bag.

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External:

  • 2 side quick access slip pockets for plane tickets, mobile phones, cards or pens
  • 1 top-front zipper pocket for miscellaneous quick storage items
  • 2 elastic pop-out pockets on shoulder straps for mobile phones and MP3 players.

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Laptop and Internal:

  • Huge main zipper compartment, ideal storage for paper documents, garments, power adaptor, mouse and other laptop accessories.
  • 1 document slip pocket
  • 1 large Velcro flapped pocket
  • 1 document slip pocket
  • 5 lining slip pockets
  • 1 large mesh window pocket
  • 4 pen slots
  • 1 removable zipper accessory pouch
  • Back zipper opening allows access to densely padded laptop compartment and is lined with soft Nylex which won't scratch your gear.

Features:

  • Durable ballistic nylon exterior with water-repellent coating
  • HIgh quality YKK exterior zippers
  • Laptop compartment fits any Mac and 13-15 PC laptop with two removable padded inserts
  • Side pockets for quick access items
  • Optimized interior pocket layout
  • Removable accessory pouch
  • Limited 5-year warranty
  • This bag carries a unique id number. once registered, Booq's Terralinq service may help you find your lost bag.

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Materials and Construction

  • 1680 denier ballistic nylon exterior with water-repellent coating
  • Contrasting water-repelling interior ripstop lining
  • Detachable key-ring and high-performance YKK zippers
  • Soft Nylex lining won't scratch your gear
  • Airmesh back padding increases comfort and allows heat to escape
  • Metal Logo

Fits 13-15" Mac Laptops

  • Max Laptop Size: 14.4" x 9.8" x 1.25" (366 x 249 x 32mm)
  • Exterior 17 x 12.5 x 7 (432 x 318 x 178mm)
  • Weight 2.7 LB (1.23 KG)

$149.95

Only available at select Apple Retail Stores (below)

Note: This Apple-exclusive item is not available for purchase on Booq's website. Pick one up at one of Apple's prime retail stores (US only):

  • Glendale Galleria (Glendale, CA)
  • Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA)
  • The Falls (Miami, FL)
  • Fashion Valley (San Diego, CA)
  • Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Century City (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Crabtree Valley Mall (Raleigh, NC)
  • Garden State Plaza (Paramus, NJ)
  • Freehold Raceway Mall (Freehold, NJ)
  • Smith Haven (Lake Grove, NY)
  • Northbrook (Northbrook, IL)
  • Brea Mall (Brea, CA)
  • Memorial City (Houston, TX)
  • Ridgedale (Minnetonka, MN)
  • Perimeter (Atlanta, GA)
  • Stamford (Stamford, CT)
  • West Town Mall (Knoxville, TN)
  • The Domain (Austin, TX)
  • Tysons Corner (McLean, VA)
  • International Plaza (Tampa, FL)
  • MacArthur Center (Norfolk, VA)
  • Greenwich Ave (Greenwich, CT)
  • SoHo (New York, NY)
  • North Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL)
  • The Grove (Los Angeles, CA)
  • San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • Fifth Avenue (New York, NY)
  • Boylston St. (Boston, MA)
  • W. 14th Street (New York City, NY)
  • Upper West Side (New York, NY)

Link: Booq Mamba Shift M Denim

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