The 'Book Review Archive for 2010
- New MacBook Air vs. 2005 iBook and 1993 PowerBook, SSD Torture Tests, DIY SSD Upgrade Kits, and More, 2010.12.17. Also Intel graphics may power 2011 MacBook, MacBook Air reviewed, LED Cinema Display Firmware Update, and more.
- SSD Cures MacBook Air Lust, SSD Reliability Data, Firmware Update for 2010 MacBook Air, and More, 2010.12.10. Also year's best laptops include two from Apple, MacBook Air 'a must-have laptop', Intel prepping for tablet wars, Tandem speakers for Macs, and more.
- Monster Apple Sales Expected, Putting an iBook G4 Back in Service, MagSafe Blamed in Fire, and More, 2010.12.03. Also SSD-only MacBook Pro rumors, iPad features laptops need, Acer Iconia dual-touchscreen notebook/tablet hybrid, and more.
- Adobe Tweaking Flash for MacBook Air, Recyclable Laptop Designed, USB 3.0 Mac Benchmarks, and More, 2010.11.22. Also Intel Sandy Bridge chipset doesn't support USB 3.0, Walmart selling $200 notebook on Black Friday, new 120 GB Intel SSD, and more.
- Flash Content Drains Batteries, Macbook Air Kudos, Encrypted USB Drive with PIN Access, and More, 2010.11.12. Also notebook makers taking time with USB 3.0, Toshiba intros SSDs compatible with MacBook Air, fast 750 GB external drive from OWC, and more.
- 2010 MacBook Air a Game Changer, MacBook Pro Screen Flicker, 320 GB in Your Pocket, and More, 2010.11.05. Also MacBook Air can be your only computer, Apple's dead pixel policy, Chrome smartbooks have already lost, and more.
- Boost Speed with a Hybrid Drive, New MacBook Air Benchmarked, First SSD Upgrade for New MBA, and More, 2010.10.29. Also larger MacBook Pros get 2.8 GHz option, why optical drives are still important, getting Windows 7 on a MacBook Air without an external SuperDrive, and more.
- Smaller MacBook Air Models, HyperMac Dropping MagSafe Products, Cases for New MacBook Air, and More, 2010.10.22. Also 2010 MacBook Air uses software reinstall USB drive, Acer Timeline challenges MacBook Air, and netbooks still beat iPad in numbers and price.
- MacBook Pro 'Computer of the Year' Again, OWC's 120 GB SSD Reviewed, Dual-Core Acer Netbooks, and More, 2010.10.15. Also the need for a MacBook docking station, firmware update fixes charging problem for 2007/08 'Books and new MagSafe adapters, and more.
- MacBook Air Shortage as Replacment Rumors Persist, iPad Devouring Netbook Market, and More, 2010.10.08. Also Hitachi's 750 GB notebook drives, two-thirds of poll respondents using MacBooks, avoiding 'Toasted Skin Syndrome', and more.
- MacBook Pro Nvidia Settlement, New Core i5 and i7 Mobile CPUs, Restore from Time Machine, and More, 2010.10.01. Also turn your 'Book into a WiFi hotspot, 11.6in MacBook Air rumors, a new battery calibration app, and more.
- 'Really Expensive' Laptops, Longer Battery Life through Heavy Use, the SSD Dilemma, and More, 2010.09.24. Also 3D laptops struggling to find a market, Apple sues HyperMac over re-used MagSafe and iPod connectors, first 1.5 TB portable bus-powered drive, and more.
- 15" Laptops Still King, iPad Squashing Netbooks, Seagate's Self-Encrypting Notebook Drive, and More, 2010.09.17. Also who is buying netbooks?, Everki laptop bag had iPad pocket, Temperature Monitor updated for 2010 Mac Pro and iMacs, and more.
- Living with an Eee PC and Linux, Quicky3 and Wi-Fire Range Boosters, LaCie USB 3.0 Drives, and More, 2010.09.10. Also MacBooks vs. netbooks at college, Kanguru secure flash drive adds Mac support, USB Phone World notebook battery sale, and more.
- Mac Gamers Prefer a MacBook Pro, Mid 2010 MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update Released, and More, 2010.09.03. Also NewerTech cuts prices on battery charger/conditioner, new Logitech speakers for laptops, The Reg's back-to-school netbook guide, and more.
- MacBook Pro or MacBook Air?, Handling Laptop Spills, World's Smallest USB Drive, and More, 2010.08.27. Also should the next MacBook Air be faster or run cooler?, Apple patent points to touchscreen MacBook, and the most affordable SandForce-based SSD.
- How to Safely Coil a MagSafe Power Cord, Converting a MacBook Air into a Keyboard Mac, and More, 2010.08.20. Also problems with an i7 MacBook Pro, Asustek cuts netbook order, 6-core laptop workstation, world's smallest 64 GB SSD, and more.
- MacBooks Top Student Choice, Tiny Swiftpoint Mouse Designed as Ideal Laptop Companion, and More, 2010.08.13. Also Dell's 'Apples to Apples' comparison, what every business laptop needs, DIY tech support, rumored 11.6" MacBook Air coming soon, and more.
- Replacing a 2006 MacBook Pro, Price May Become Only Attraction for Netbook Buyers, and More, 2010.08.06. Also Acer's big, heavy, powerful 18.4" multimedia notebook, Stick-On cable organizers, and MyService offers 750 GB hard drive upgrade.
- Apple Grows Laptop Sales, 500 GB WD Scorpio Holds Its Own, Toshiba's 7200 rpm Notebook Drives, and More, 2010.07.30. Also software update brings inertial scrolling and 3-finger drag to some MacBooks, Laptop Locking Station provides security with ease of use, and more.
- 11.6" MacBook Air Rumors, iPad Biting into Netbook Market, Wide Variety of 2.5" Enclosures, and More, 2010.07.23. Also could Motorola's Droid X replace your laptop?, flush fitting eSATA ExpressCard, keyboard cases from Waterfield, Samsumg's first 1 TB laptop drive, and more.
- Apple Tops Laptop Mag's Support Showdown Again, iPad vs. Tablet PC, XtremeKey Rugged USB Drive, and More, 2010.07.16. Also Apple dominates Best Buy's 'elite laptop' category, Apple sues over knockoff MagSafe adapters, Toshiba's new portable drives for Macs, and more.
- 2010 MacBook Pros Benchmarked, Samsung Passes Apple in Notebook Sales, Platinum MacBook Air, and More, 2010.07.09. Also small and even smaller portable drives from G-Drive, and the DeskBook Pro docking stations for pro MacBooks.
- Diet Coke vs. MacBook Keyboard, $37 Netbook Is Real, Carry Handles for Unibody MacBooks, and More, 2010.07.02. Also add a second internal MacBook drive with OWC's Data Doubler, Lenovo and Toshiba prep dual-core smartbooks, and more.
- Kimmel Tapes Episode on MacBook Pro, iPad Replaces 'Book in the Field, New Iomega Drives, and More, 2010.06.24. Also is the high-end laptop dead?, Avatron Air Display reviewed, battery calibration app, Toshiba's dual-touch-screen Libretto W100 challenges iPad, and more.
- MacBook's 'Amazing User Experience'; NetDock Combines SuperDrive, Hard Drive, and USB Hub; More, 2010.06.21. Also Apple preparing to add TRIM support, Israeli startup boosts SSD reliability, Ubuntu vs tablets, improved Apple Juicz battery for MacBook Air, and more.
- 5 Reasons iPad Can't Replace MacBook, Trackpad vs. TrackPoint, MacBook Display Issues, and More, 2010.06.11. Also Apple tops list of best enterprise laptops, iPad charging problems with MacBooks, Chrome OS 'books expected this fall, and more.
- Air Display Turns iPad into Mac Display, 7mm Thin Travelstar Drive, Hybrid SSD/Optical Drive, and More, 2010.06.04. Hitachi introduces the world's thinnest 2.5" hard drive and the first optical drive with a built-in solid-state drive.
- 13" MacBook Pro Best for Travel, New Intel ULV Processors a Bad Fit for MacBook Air, and More, 2010.05.28. Also fixes for MacBook backlight off after sleep problem, MacBook Pro drives 28 projectors, new MacBook reviews, and more.
- MacBook Improved, Battery Life and Keyboard Issues on New MacBook Pros, eSATA Options, and More, 2010.05.21. Also iFixit teardown of new MacBook, 15" MacBook Pro 'world's best designed computer', Toshiba mulls hybrid SSD/hard drives, and more.
- iPad's Impact on Netbook Market, Future of the MacBook Air, $15 USB 2.0 CardBus Adapter, and More, 2010.05.14. Also using a cloud drive with your Mac, OWC Mercury SSD reaches 480 GB, control GPU in i5 and i7 MacBook Pros, and more.
- Apple Patents 'Invisible' Buttons, Quickscript Gives Modbook Handwriting Recognition, and More, 2010.05.10. Also iPad on the road can't quite replace a 'Book, multitouch input vs. the mouse, NewerTech battery station price cut, and more.
- MagSafe Improved, Early 2010 MacBook Pro Stalls, Reviews of New MacBook Pro Models, and More, 2010.05.03. Also Apple has second-best keyboards and trackpads, new Mini DisplayPort adapter, custom color covers for MacBooks, long term impressions of the MacBook Air, and more.
- MacBook Pros vs. PC Competitors, Mobile Core 'i' Demystified, Graphics Switching Glitches, and More, 2010.04.23. Also iPad vs. laptop, new MacBook Pros reviewed and benchmarked, new LaptopConnect device from AT&T, and more.
- New MacBook Pros Benchmarked, Ultrahigh Performance MPG Pro Laptop, New OCZ SSDs, and More, 2010.04.16. Also Dell discontinues Hackintosh-friendly Mini 10v, iPad as a notebook replacement, upgrades for newest MacBook Pro models, and more.
- New Mac Notebooks Using New Intel CPUs This Month?, iPad Could Cannibalize MacBook Sales, and More, 2010.04.09. Also netbook sales sag with iPad's release, iPad vs. netbook, and custom laptop backpack series from SLAPPA.
- $214K MacBook Air, iPads and MacBooks for All at Seton Hill, New Hackintosh Netbook Site, and More, 2010.04.01. Also hold off on buying a new MacBook, Apple patents sun-backlit technology, USB flash drive durability tested, the case of Linux, and more.
- iPad to Kill off Netbooks, Apple Behind in Laptop Race, DIY Hard Drive Upgrade Kits, and More, 2010.03.26. Also netbooks 'a sea of sameness', replacing a MacBook's palmrest and keyboard, and an antiglare screen for Late 2009 MacBook.
- The Mobile System Stampede, Lithium Battery That Can't Explode, Affordable SSD Options, and More, 2010.03.19. Also June 2007 MacBook Pro external display issue, laptop stands, 1 TB ultraportable hard drive, Mini DisplayPort/HDMI adapter, and more.
- Apple Tops in Laptop Support, Rise of Netbooks Charted, 1 TB Bus Powered Hard Drive, and More, 2010.03.12. Also Apple files for patent on notebook cooling technology, the Mac user and his i7 laptop, HP's latest Vivienne Tan netbook, and more.
- The Future Is SSD, Freeing MacBook Pro RAM, Crucial RealSSD Pushes Performance, and More, 2010.03.05. Also why isn't Apple using Intel's latest CPUs?, notebook stands compared, new WD drives use e-paper display, and more.
- Next Gen MacBook Pro to Have Intel 'i' CPUs and Nvidia Optimus Graphics?, iPad Not a Laptop, and More, 2010.02.26. Also George Fox students will have iPad option, would you buy an iPhone OS laptop?, first 64 GB SDXC memory card, and more.
- Pismo Now 10 Years Old, Whither i5 MacBook Pros?, MacBook Repair Extension Program, and More, 2010.02.22. Also MacBook Pro wish list, DIY vinyl MacBook cover, HP's Android netbook, Acer ultrathin to rival MacBook Air, and more.
- 10 Tips for MacBook Users, MacBook Air Knockoff Reviewed, New Dual-GPU Tech from Nvidia, and More, 2010.02.12. Also Core i7 MacBook Pro shows up in benchmark results, Modbook maker not concerned about iPad competition, wireless USB dock for MacBooks, and more.
- 42 Reasons a Netbooks Is Better than an iPad, Hard Drive Upgrade Value, Faster Netbooks, and More, 2010.02.05. Also why the iPad can't compete with netbooks, 802.11n WiFi card for older Intel MacBooks and Mac minis, and a DJ keyboard cover for MacBooks.
- $249 MacBook Air Knockoff, ExpressCard SSD Boosts MacBook Pro, Enterprise SSD, and More, 2010.01.29. Also fastest text input, the Fin cooling stand for newest MacBook, bamboo case for 13" MacBook Pro, and more.
- Laptops for Haiti, iSlate Speculation, Net Tablets Set to Take Off in 2010, and More, 2010.01.22. Also Asus combines i7 and Nvidia graphics, Wi-Fire updated, external battery for MacBooks and iPhone, and more.
- Can a Tablet Replace a 'Book?, Apple Sells 23 MacBooks a Minute, MagSafe Adapter Fix, and More, 2010.01.15. Also the trouble with touch screens, corrupt GMA X3100 graphics with OS X 10.6, worldwide MacBook prices, eco-friendly notebook stand, BookEndz, and more.
- Apple Slate January 26?, No Intel i5 and i7 for Apple?, Bootable ExpressCard SSD, and More, 2010.01.08. Also IdeaPad U1 trumps Apple's slate?, Intel Arrandale CPUs tested, Modbook sale, lapdesk with built-in speakers, and more.
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