MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air/news en-GB New iPads! New Macs! No U2... What to expect from Apple’s 16 October event http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-ipads-new-macs-no-u2-hopefully-what-expect-apple-s-16-october-event/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Updated 16/10/14: We&#039;ll be live blogging from Apple&#039;s launch event tonight from 6pm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="600" title="SPEAK NOT TO US IN RIDDLES" alt="invite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/0-intro.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Less than four hours from now Apple will pull the covers off a heap of new gear. New iPads, new iMacs, new MacBooks, new software, new breeds of rhinoceros and buffalo. Anything is possible. But the latter two probably less so.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 1. iPad Air 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new iPad. The iPad&rsquo;s updated at least annually, and the iPad Air arrived last November. On that basis, the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review">iPad Air 2</a>&nbsp;is pretty much a dead cert.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/big-surprise-here-are-some-more-ipad-air-2-photos/news">Leaks suggest</a>&nbsp;it&rsquo;ll be a bit thinner than the current model, boast TouchID, have some internal incremental upgrades, and might come in &lsquo;space grey&rsquo;, &lsquo;silver&rsquo; and &lsquo;bling&rsquo; colours.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 100%</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve already had the iPhone event, and October&rsquo;s always about the iPad, unless Tim Cook&rsquo;s gone mad, cancelled the line and will instead read poetry for 40 minutes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-air-2/review" target="_blank">Apple iPad Air 2 preview - specs, price, release date: everything we think we know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPad Air" alt="iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air_1.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. New iPad mini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new iPad that&rsquo;s slightly smaller. Less is known about whether we&rsquo;re going to see an iPad mini revision, and there are questions regarding whether the iPhone 6 Plus will eat the mini&rsquo;s lunch, making Apple less likely to keep it current with the iPad Air. Still, last time round the Air and mini were almost identical, bar size and the mini&rsquo;s slightly inferior screen, and so it&rsquo;s perfectly reasonable to expect the same this year.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 90%</strong></p> <p>It&rsquo;ll probably happen. If it doesn&rsquo;t, Apple will be splitting the line in a manner that will make devs scream, baffle users, and anger tech pundits. Not that those things are any barrier to Apple, mind.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review" target="_blank">Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPad Air and mini" alt="iPad Air and mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-and-mini.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Ginormous new 12.9-inch iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new iPad that&rsquo;s really big.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-planning-129in-ipad-early-2015-release/news">As per our report</a>, not a great deal&rsquo;s known about this possibly non-existent Apple product, but it makes sense &mdash; Apple wants to keep up interest and demand regarding tablets, and a larger display would enhance the device&rsquo;s capabilities in certain scenarios, not least rumoured split-screen multitasking.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 80%</strong></p> <p>We still wonder whether this device will arrive this side of the holiday season, but if it will, now&rsquo;s the time to announce it, and split-screen code has been found to be lurking in iOS 8.</p> <p>[image source: <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/05/16/ipad-pro-mockup/" target="_blank">Mac Rumours</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="960" height="720" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-pro.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4. A Retina iMac </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A new iMac that has a pin-sharp Retina display. We&rsquo;re not sure whether this one falls into &lsquo;fairly likely to happen&rsquo; or just &lsquo;wishful thinking&rsquo;. The rumour mill has of course been frothing about such a machine for some time, but it&rsquo;s a big ask, and would have an insane number of pixels in the display &mdash; doubling the current 27-inch iMac would get you 5120 x 2880; elsewhere, OS X Yosemite has referenced the likes of 6400 x 3600, 5760 x 3240 and 4096 x 2304.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 85%</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;re crossing our fingers really hard for this, along with preparing a stiff drink for our wallet, because one thing&rsquo;s for sure: these iMacs won&rsquo;t come cheap. However, they&rsquo;re a good bet, and with Apple&rsquo;s invite riffing off the Mac 30th anniversary artwork, that tantalising strapline could conceivably be all about a revamp of the now two-year-old slim unibody iMac.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/imac_0.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5. Revamped MacBook Pro/MacBook Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are rumours kicking around about new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, with the latter currently still lacking a Retina display. One suggestion has been that we&rsquo;ll get a kind of in-betweeny 12-inch MacBook Pro, but it&rsquo;s hard to see the need for 12-inch, 13-inch and 15-inch models in the line-up, unless Apple&rsquo;s about to rebrand itself Applesung.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 75%</strong></p> <p>We reckon we will see new notebooks sooner or later, although quite how prominent they&rsquo;ll be in this event is anyone&rsquo;s guess.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-pro-retina-13in-2014/review" target="_blank">MacBook Pro Retina 13in (2014) review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="381" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MBPRD13_Aperture_PRINT_0.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6. A new Mac mini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple&rsquo;s mini desktop hasn&rsquo;t had a great deal of love for some time. The enclosure dates from 2010 and the specs from 2012. We could see a basic bump in specs, upgrading processors, graphics and Wi-Fi capabilities, but there&rsquo;s scope here for an entirely new type of Mac, if Apple hasn&rsquo;t lost interest in its tiniest computer.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 30%</strong></p> <p>It wouldn&rsquo;t be a huge shock for the mini to get a spec bump, but if that&rsquo;s the case, it&rsquo;ll probably happen at a press release and not at the event itself. A redesign seems unlikely, given that the mini&rsquo;s a niche concern within a niche concern (desktops) within a niche concern (Macs) at Apple these days.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="Mac mini" alt="Mac mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mac-mini.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. OS X Yosemite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest version of OS X. Apple&rsquo;s revamp for OS X is sort-of set to do what iOS 7 did for the iPhone and iPad. The system gets a visual overhaul that&rsquo;s flatter and simpler, but there are also architectural changes (Continuity) and improved features (a revamped Spotlight; an enhanced Notification Center with widgets).&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">We&rsquo;ve already written about this in depth</a>, so we&rsquo;ll heroically avoid copying and pasting that entire article here. Because we care.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 100%</strong></p> <p>The dev build&rsquo;s ramped up to GM status, and so if Yosemite isn&rsquo;t unveiled and given a release date, we&rsquo;ll eat our hat. (And if it&rsquo;s not available right after the keynote, we&rsquo;ll at least&nbsp;<em>consider</em>&nbsp;eating our hat.)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yosemite. " alt="Yosemite." src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yosemite_1.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. A fourth-gen Apple TV </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A revamp of Apple&rsquo;s &lsquo;might be a hobby, although Tim Cook argues it&rsquo;s possibly no longer a hobby&rsquo; black box. There&rsquo;s so much potential to unlock in the Apple TV, which is effectively a headless iPod touch, but Apple&rsquo;s merely coasted along for some time now with this device, adding a few new apps and occasionally updating the hardware. There&rsquo;s more speculation than rumour, with some expecting some kind of radical overhaul. But a streaming stick would remove the likes of optical audio and compromise the hardware, and third-party apps/games would need Apple to open up a bit and actually care about games controllers.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 25%</strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;d love to see it. We just don&rsquo;t think it&rsquo;s going to happen, beyond a spec bump that might not even warrant a mention on the 16th. We&rsquo;d be very happy to be proven wrong though&hellip;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="Apple TV. Tiny." alt="Apple TV. Tiny." src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-tv_2.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9. An actual Apple television </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Apple television.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 0%</strong></p> <p>Sorry, Apple analyst Gene Munster, but it <em>still</em> ain&rsquo;t gonna happen, unless Tim Cook&rsquo;s some kind of wizard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-television-2013-mock_0.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10. Craig Federighi’s hair to be revealed as the source of all of Apple’s Liquidmetal R&amp;D and materials over these past few years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t mess with the &rsquo;do, man.</p> <p><strong>Likelihood: 100%</strong></p> <p>Although we&rsquo;re outta here if Jony Ive then has to sit locked in his white room and bang on about an iComb.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" title="Craig Federighi’s hair" alt="Craig Federighi’s hair" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/craig-federighi.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New iPads! New Macs! No U2 (hopefully) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to expect from Apple’s 16 October event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/0-intro.jpg?1413477881" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-ipads-new-macs-no-u2-hopefully-what-expect-apple-s-16-october-event/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-ipads-new-macs-no-u2-hopefully-what-expect-apple-s-16-october-event/feature#comments Apple iMac iPad Air 2 iPad mini 3 MacBook Air MacBook Pro Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:44:44 +0000 Craig Grannell 1449912 at http://www.stuff.tv Intel's new Core M processor could make the next MacBook Air a monster http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ifa-2014/intels-new-core-m-processor-could-make-next-macbook-air-monster/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s thin, fanless, powerful and the most energy efficient Core CPU in Intel’s history – and it’s coming very soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Intel Core M" alt="Intel Core M" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/intel-core-m-logo.jpg?1410141706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Intel has just unveiled its latest processor at IFA 2014, and it&rsquo;s set to boost small laptops, large tablets and 2-in-1 devices to new levels. And you&rsquo;re almost certainly going to see it on that fabled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/12in-retina-display-rumoured-2014-macbook-air/news">12in Apple MacBook Air</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dial M for mobile power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Intel were keen to compare it to a four year-old laptop&rsquo;s performance again and again, because they see people who own one as the most likely to be in the market for a new device in the coming months. They say products with Core M will deliver twice the performance of the average four year-old laptop and seven times the graphics processing power&nbsp;&ndash; all while being much thinner and lighter, of course.</p> <p>And in comparison to current high-end tablets such as the iPad Air, Intel says Core M-powered tablets will offer double the graphical and three times the web performance.</p> <p>The company sees Core M being used in laptops up to 13.3in and tablets of 10in and above, as well as in dual devices that combine the functions of both a laptop and a tablet. Several companies including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba have already these kind of devices powered by Core M chips (all will be on sale around October).</p> <p>We think Apple is almost certain to use the Core M on its long-rumoured 12in Retina display-equipped MacBook Air. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news">Way back in March</a> we heard the company was planning to release a fanless &ldquo;premium&rdquo; MacBook Air that was even thinner than the current 11in and 13in model, and since then it&rsquo;s been strongly rumoured that it&rsquo;ll have a hi-res 12in screen and will be unveiled in October.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dell Latitude 13 7000, with Intel Core M" alt="Dell Latitude 13 7000, with Intel Core M" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dell-latitude-7000.jpg?1410141706" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coming in October? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That fits in perfectly with Core M&rsquo;s availability and capabilities, and if Apple does indeed use it we can also expect it to offer longer battery life and much better graphics performance than current Airs. We may see our first glimpse of this 12in Air at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/iphone-6-iwatch-iotherthings-what-expect-apple-s-992014-event/feature">Apple&rsquo;s iPhone 6 launch on Tuesday 9th September</a>, but it&rsquo;s more likely Apple will hold a separate event later in the month or early on in October. We&rsquo;ll keep you posted.</p> <p>Oh, and if you&rsquo;re a fan of Intel&rsquo;s Core i3, i5 and i7 processors don&rsquo;t worry &ndash; they aren&rsquo;t being retired, and they&rsquo;ll still be the most powerful options around for larger laptops and desktop PCs. A fifth generation of those chips will be appearing in products in early 2015.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple MacBook Air" alt="Apple MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MacBook%20Air_0%20%281%29.jpg?1410141706" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ifa-2014/intels-new-core-m-processor-could-make-next-macbook-air-monster/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple IFA 2014 Intel Laptops MacBook Air Tablets Sat, 06 Sep 2014 10:51:28 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446776 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-4k-imac-and-retina-display-macbook-air-october/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And OS X Yosemite too? It’s going to be a big month for Mac fans, if reports are to be believed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October" alt="Rumour: Apple to launch 4K iMac and Retina display MacBook Air in October" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/macbook-air-and-imac.jpg?1407469823" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>October could be a big month for Mac users, if a report by 9to5Mac turns out to be correct: the site claims the month will see the full release not only of OS X Yosemite, but also of a 4K iMac desktop and 12in Retina display MacBook Air.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plenty of pixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Retina display MacBook is one we&rsquo;ve already heard a lot about. Apparently it won&rsquo;t replace either of the current 11in or 13in MacBook Air models, but exist on its own as a high-end option: it&rsquo;ll have a 12in hi-res Retina screen and an even thinner and lighter body than the current offerings.</p> <p>According to sources, Apple is confident that this model will be regarded as a major leap forward in the laptop industry. We&rsquo;re already excited. Check out our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review">MacBook Air with Retina display preview</a> for everything we&rsquo;ve heard about it so far.</p> <p>The 4K iMac, meanwhile, is something we haven&rsquo;t heard about before, and the rumours don&rsquo;t say much about it other than that it may actually end up being a monitor rather than a self-contained desktop, and that it&rsquo;s due for release in Q3 or possibly Q4 this year. So it&rsquo;s clear that 9to5Mac&rsquo;s sources don&rsquo;t know a great deal about it &ndash; but all the same it&rsquo;s intriguing news. Could this be a high-end iMac aimed at photographers and filmmakers?</p> <p>We&rsquo;re clamping our ears to the ground as we write this, and rest assured: if we hear any more 4K and Retina-related tidbits coming from Cupertino, you&rsquo;ll be the first to know.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://9to5mac.com/2014/07/23/os-x-yosemite-planned-for-late-october-as-apple-preps-4k-desktop-12-inch-retina-macbook/" target="_blank">9to5Mac</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Mac OS X Yosemite hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-4k-imac-and-retina-display-macbook-air-october/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 4K Apple iMac MacBook Air OS X Yosemite Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:15:04 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1443269 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Supply problems mean 2015 release for Retina display MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-supply-problems-mean-2015-release-retina-display-macbook-air/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Been waiting for Apple’s skinny laptop to go ultra hi-res? You’ll be waiting a bit longer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple MacBook Air" alt="Apple MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0_2.jpg?1406014324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re waiting for the inevitable release of a Retina display-equipped MacBook Air, you might just be twiddling your thumbs until next year.</p> <p>Two reports from Taiwan&rsquo;s <a href="http://udn.com/NEWS/STOCK/STO3/8813590.shtml#104" target="_blank">Economic Daily News</a> claim that a 12in Retina display MacBook Air was due to be launched alongside refreshed editions of the current 11in and 13in models in October &ndash; but that supply problems mean it will now be pushed back until the end of 2014 or the early part of 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lighter than (the current) Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple has already updated its 11in and 13in models in April this year (albeit with little more than a minor increase in processing speed and a drop in price), but a more significant refresh seems set for the autumn. The idea, apparently, was to announce the brand new 12in Retina display model alongside improved non-Retina models &ndash; but Apple may now save this big reveal until next year.</p> <p>The Retina MacBook Air is rumoured to be even slimmer than the current models, with fan-less cooling, a non-clicking trackpad and fewer in- and outputs</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/18/rumor-release-of-12-retina-macbook-air-may-be-pushed-back-into-2015-next-gen-models-hit-production-in-august" target="_blank">AppleInsider</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review">Apple MacBook Air with Retina display preview</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-supply-problems-mean-2015-release-retina-display-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Laptops MacBook Air Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:14:38 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442726 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple MacBook Air 11in: the weigh-in http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-surface-pro-3-vs-apple-macbook-air-11in-weigh/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple’s smallest computer faces off against a new multi-talented challenger: Microsoft’s 12in Windows-powered tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple MacBook Air 11in: the weigh-in" alt="Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple MacBook Air 11in: the weigh-in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/surface-pro-3-vs-macbook-air-11in-main.jpg?1404439587" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MacBook Air has been the king of the small, light laptops almost since it arrived in the shops, and while it hasn&rsquo;t changed a great deal over those five or so years, it seems pretty secure in that position.</p> <p>But Microsoft wants to change all that, and for the first time it just might have the device to do it: the Surface Pro 3 is both a laptop and a tablet, after all, and it&rsquo;s been priced to compete directly with the 11in MacBook Air, a device that&rsquo;s resolutely just the former.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Build quality and design: thin versus thin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite having a larger screen than its predecessors, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is the thinnest and lightest Surface yet: in tablet form it&rsquo;s a mere 9.1mm in depth and weighs just 800g.</p> <p>The 11in MacBook Air looks rather chunky in comparison, measuring 17mm at its thickest point and weighing 1.08kg &ndash; but of course, it has a keyboard attached at all times, unlike the Surface.</p> <p>So in the name of balance, let&rsquo;s assume the new Surface Pro Type Cover is hooked up to the Surface Pro 3. That&rsquo;ll add 295g of weight and 4.8mm of depth, making the Surface 3 14.9mm thick and 1.09kg &ndash; pretty much the same weight as the Air and a couple of millimetres thinner.</p> <p>The Surface, of course, isn&rsquo;t strictly a laptop and its &ldquo;lappability&rdquo; (how comfortable and stable it feels when connected to a keyboard cover and sitting on the user&rsquo;s lap) is something Microsoft has struggled with in the past. It now claims the Pro 3 is as lappable as a true laptop, thanks to the hinge and fold with which its Pro Type Cover connects to the Pro 3&rsquo;s body, as well as an improved kickstand that can be set at any angle from 22 to 150 degrees (and will stay wherever you move it).</p> <p>We haven&rsquo;t yet used the Surface Pro 3, but we strongly suspect it&rsquo;ll be less comfy on your lap than a MacBook Air. However, we also suspect the gulf in comfort between the two devices is smaller than it was previously.</p> <p>The MacBook Air has one of the best keyboard and trackpad combos of any laptop on the market (or, frankly, any laptop that&#39;s ever existed). It&#39;s one of the reasons that the Air is so well loved, and it seems highly unlikely that the Pro Type Cover can match this physical interface virtuosity - certainly, previous Surface covers have tried and failed. We&#39;ll deliver our verdict when we&#39;ve tested it properly.</p> <p>In terms of build quality, both devices are clearly in the top tier of what&rsquo;s currently available in portable computing. The Surface Pro 3 is strong &ndash; so strong that Microsoft&rsquo;s Panos Panay had no qualms about dropping it from five feet onto the stage floor at its launch event. We don&rsquo;t know about you, but we wouldn&rsquo;t want to pull that trick with a MacBook Air.</p> <p>That said, we&rsquo;ll have to call this one a draw for now, until we&rsquo;ve had time to ascertain just how comfortable &ndash; or otherwise &ndash; the Surface Pro 3 is for everyday use. We know that the MacBook Air feels pretty much perfect on the lap.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner (on paper): Draw</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in profile" alt="Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in profile" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ms-surface-pro-3-profile.jpg?1404439586" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple MacBook Air in profile" alt="Apple MacBook Air in profile" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-profile.jpg?1404439587" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: the pixels have it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Surface Pro 3 comes with a new 12in ClearType multi-touch screen with a staggering resolution of 2160 x 1440 and a somewhat unorthodox aspect ratio of 3:2. Microsoft claims it opted for this ratio to offer the most screen real estate for the shape of the tablet &ndash; it&rsquo;s kind of a middle ground between the 4:3 ratio of an iPad and the 16:10 ratio of the MacBook Air, and that may make it suitable for both work and play. Oh, and you can write on it using the lovely new Surface Pen.</p> <p>The MacBook Air comes with an 11.6in, 1366 x 768 screen. There have been rumours about Apple bringing out a Retina display version with a higher resolution, but with the latest batch of Airs being introduced fairly recently that isn&rsquo;t likely to happen until 2015.</p> <p>No contest. With far more pixels, plus touch capabilities, this round goes to Microsoft.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner (on paper): Microsoft Surface Pro 3</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Surface Pen turns the Surface Pro 3 into a jotting pad" alt="The Surface Pen turns the Surface Pro 3 into a jotting pad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/surface-pro-3-writing.jpg?1404439587" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The MacBook Air&#039;s screen remains non-Retina" alt="The MacBook Air&#039;s screen remains non-Retina" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air_2.jpg?1404439587" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Performance: it’s close </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Depending on how you configure a particular model, the 11in MacBook Air is powered by dual-core Intel i5 or i7 processors clocked at anything between 1.4GHz to 1.7GHz (with Turbo Boost increasing that to 2.7GHz to 3.3GHz at times), with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. Graphics are handled by the Intel HD Graphics 5000 on-board the CPU. Storage-wise, it offers a choice of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of flash.</p> <p>The MacBook Air has never been Apple&rsquo;s high-performance line of laptops (that&rsquo;s a role handled by MacBook Pros) &ndash; it&rsquo;s more an everyday computer built for relatively undemanding tasks. If you want to encode 4K video or play the latest games, chances are the Air is going to huff and puff &ndash; but if your demands extend no further than Photoshopping, indie gaming and a three-hour Orange Is The New Black marathon on Netflix, you&rsquo;re all good.</p> <p>Microsoft is pitching the Surface Pro 3 as a proper productivity tool. Like the MacBook Air, it runs on proper Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors (depending on your configuration choices), has either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and flash storage between 64GB and 512GB. And it runs full Windows 8.1 of course.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s powerful by tablet standards, but really only the top-of-the-range model has anything you&rsquo;d say beats the fully-loaded 11in MacBook Air, at least on paper. The highest spec Surface Pro 3 and a Pro Type Cover will set you back &pound;1,760, while the top notch 11in MacBook Air is &pound;1,270 &ndash; so you&rsquo;re paying almost &pound;500 for that extra bit of performance (and a much sharper screen, of course).</p> <p>Both devices offer &ldquo;up to&rdquo; nine hours of battery life, according to the manufacturers. Of course, that&rsquo;ll vary depending on how you use them, but we know from use that the MacBook Air will go on and on.</p> <p>We haven&rsquo;t yet put the Surface Pro 3 to the test, but given its similar spec we&rsquo;re going to call this particular round a draw.</p> <p><em><strong>Winner (on paper): Draw</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The MacBook Air isn&#039;t a powerhouse, but it&#039;ll handle everyday tasks with ease" alt="The MacBook Air isn&#039;t a powerhouse, but it&#039;ll handle everyday tasks with ease" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-2.jpg?1404439586" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS: It’s Windows versus Mac OS again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This was always going to be a hard round to call, because Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X Mavericks are such different prospects. Some prefer the former, others the latter &ndash; and whichever&rsquo;s their favoured operating system will likely go a long way in determining which of these products they buy.</p> <p>Windows has come in for a lot of stick (including from us) since the unveiling of its 7th incarnation, and while in one mode Windows 8.1 offers the same divisive tile-based interface, a lot of earlier flaws have been ironed out. But it&#39;s still inconsistent, switching between the tiles and Windows 7-esque desktop mode as you open software, and hiding menus in hard-to-find places. If you&#39;re now familiar with how it operates, no problem - and although the roster of Windows Store apps that work in the tiled mode is limited, there&#39;s decades&#39; worth of world-beatinf software that&#39;ll run on the Surface Pro, including all of the best games.</p> <p>We should also mention that Windows 8 has been designed with multi-touch in mind, so using it on a Surface will likely be a bit more enjoyable than it is on a non-touchscreen PC.</p> <p>The MacBook Air comes with Mac OS Mavericks (it&rsquo;ll soon come with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Yosemite</a>, of course), which has a far more traditional approach to a computer UI. It&#39;s spare, slick and beautifully but sensibly designed. Is it more user-friendly than Windows 8? Probably. And if you&rsquo;re already a Mac user, it most certainly is. It, too, has more software than you can shake a PC World warehouse at, but can&#39;t match Windows for its roster of games.</p> <p>To be honest, this is really a case of apples (no pun intended) versus oranges.&nbsp;We prefer Mac OS X&#39;s more consistent experience, but both OSs&nbsp;are perfectly serviceable and both have aspects that will annoy frequent users of the other. &nbsp;If you&rsquo;re a longtime Mac user, making the transition to the tile-based Windows OS will be tough at first though, we promise you.</p> <p><strong><em>Winner (on paper): Draw</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/mac-os-x-yosemite/review">Mac OS X Yosemite preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="319" title="Windows 8.1" alt="Windows 8.1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-surface-pro-3-vs-apple-macbook-air-os.jpg?1404439586" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Mac OS X Mavericks" alt="Mac OS X Mavericks" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-osx.jpg?1404439587" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Clearly, it&rsquo;s a close-run thing between these two devices, and that&rsquo;s probably no accident: we get the impression that Microsoft is gunning for the MacBook Air (as well as the iPad) with the Surface Pro 3: it&rsquo;s similarly specced, it&rsquo;s equally well engineered and the pricing is similar. The cheapest Surface Pro 3 with a keyboard is &pound;750 &ndash; exactly the same price the cheapest 11in MacBook Air.</p> <p>The Surface Pro 3 has a couple of big advantages over Apple&rsquo;s laptop: it&rsquo;s a tablet with a touchscreen as well as a laptop (or laptop-style device); and its screen offers a much higher resolution. The MacBook Air&rsquo;s advantage is that it&rsquo;s an actual laptop, and if you&rsquo;re looking for something to write a novel on you&rsquo;re more likely to pick the thing that&rsquo;s most stable and comfortable on your lap.</p> <p>For now, though, the Surface Pro 3 has the edge. But only just.</p> <p><strong><em>Winner (on paper): Microsoft Surface Pro 3</em></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-surface-pro-3-vs-apple-ipad-air-weigh/feature">Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Apple iPad Air: the weigh-in</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface Pro 3" alt="Microsoft Surface Pro 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/surface-pro-3.jpg?1404439586" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/microsoft-surface-pro-3-vs-apple-macbook-air-11in-weigh/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Laptops MacBook Air Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:22:44 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1438866 at http://www.stuff.tv Macbook Air with Retina display http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s all we think we know about Apple&#039;s long-rumoured, super-slim Retina Display-toting laptop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Could this be the year of the super-slim Retina MacBook?" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0_1.jpg?1398992113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Despite having a minor refresh with a slightly faster processor, the MacBook Air is due a proper upgrade.</p> <p>For too long now, it&#39;s sulked around with its non-Retina display, and we expect this to be the year where Apple blesses it with bucketloads of pixels.</p> <p>Here&#39;s everything we think we know about the MacBook Air with Retina display so far:</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New size, Retina at last </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Numerous rumours point to the new MacBook Air arriving with a 12in screen, and it&#39;s expected to have Retina display powers at long last.</p> <p>The current MacBook Air is lagging behind in the resolution wars, watching jealously from the side lines as its MacBook Pro and iPad cousins all strut around showing off their pixel packed Retina displays, and it&#39;s definitely long overdue for some pixel loving.</p> <p>Past rumours come courtesy of Canalys analyst Daniel Matte, who believes the new Retina MacBook Air will land with a 12in (well, 11.8in, to be exact) Retina display, with a 2732 x 1536 resolution.&nbsp;</p> <p>This makes perfect sense, as it matches the exact 264ppi count of the current iPad Air. This means that Apple should be able to manufacture a larger panel without too much hassle.</p> <p>The proposed resolution is also exactly four times the existing MacBook Air&#39;s 1366 x 1536 resolution, so scaling up apps shouldn&#39;t pose any problems.</p> <p>It&#39;s unclear at this stage whether or not a 12in Retina MacBook Air will replace both the existing 11in and 13in models, but given the fact that they&#39;ve both been recently refreshed with newer Intel processors, we expect at least one of them to stick around, at a lower price point.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/12in-retina-display-rumoured-2014-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">12in Retina display rumoured for 2014 MacBook Air</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="It&#039;s about time" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-1.jpg?1398992113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fanless </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another tasty rumour that&#39;s been circulating the iRumour mill is that the new Retina MacBook Air will land without a fan.</p> <p>Removing the fan will not only result in near-silent operation, but the Air&#39;s already wafer-thin profile could be slimmed down even more, eliminating the wedge shape once and for all.</p> <p>We could also see a slight increase in battery life as a result of the fan removal, and overheating will be a concern that Apple has undoubtedly addressed.</p> <p>The main overheating issue lies with the processor. If it generates too much heat, the whole device will automatically shutdown to prevent any permanent damage, so the more energy efficient the processor, the better, as less heat will be generated. Speaking of which:</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Could it possibly get any thinner?" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook1_0.jpg?1398992113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New silicon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Although Apple has recently updated the MacBook Air line to Intel&#39;s marginally faster 1.4GHz i5 processors from the older 1.3GHz ones, we expect the Retina Macbook Air to have a much large change under the hood.</p> <p>Intel&#39;s upcoming 14nm Broadwell processors promise to be even more power efficient than than the existing Haswell range, which will help keep temperatures down despite the lack of a cooling fan. The increased efficiency should also contribute to a longer battery life.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="More power" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook6_1.jpg?1398992113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clickless touchpad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to Chinese site Weiphone, the new MacBook Air will also ditch the mechanical trackpad for a non-clickable variant.&nbsp;</p> <p>We&#39;re not sure exactly how the new trackpad will work at this stage, but Apple has filed for a buttonless trackpad patent in the past. The patent describes how multiple sensors and an actuator can mimic clicking a button, so we could see this technology make its debut in the Air.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news" target="_blank">New fanless 12in MacBook Air incoming</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Can&#039;t click this" alt="Macbook Air with Retina display" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lolol.jpg?1398992113" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price and release date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite the new minor MacBook Air refresh, we could see Tim Cook announce the new Retina MacBook Air on stage at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apples-wwdc-set-2-june-ios-8-here-we-come/news" target="_blank">WWDC 2014 on 2 June</a>.</p> <p>Due to manufacturing niggles, Intel&#39;s Broadwell chips won&#39;t be launching till the second half of the year, but that could still give Apple enough time for an August launch, which has been speculated by Evercore Partners analyst Patrick Wang.</p> <p>While there&#39;s no solid word on a price for the new Retina MacBook Air, we could see Apple keep the recently lowered starting price of &pound;750, with even the top-end model starting at less than &pound;1000.</p> <p>That&#39;s all the info we have for the time being, but we&#39;ll update this preview with more information as and when we get it, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6: price, release date, specs - all we think we know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-retina-display/review#comments Apple MacBook Air Tablets Thu, 01 May 2014 16:25:13 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1436459 at http://www.stuff.tv Apple's MacBook Airs just got faster and £100 cheaper http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-quietly-updates-macbook-air-range-faster-haswell-processors/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Better battery life, slightly more power – and the same old skinny design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple quietly updates MacBook Air range with faster Haswell processors" alt="Apple quietly updates MacBook Air range with faster Haswell processors" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/macbook-air-range-1.jpg?1398821370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-new-macbook-airs-next-week-warhols-amiga-artwork-and-sonys-new-4k-streamer/news">predicted last week</a>, Apple today updated its MacBook Air line of laptops.</p> <p>On the outside, the changes aren&rsquo;t particularly significant. The 11in and 13in sizes remain, with neither screen upgraded to Retina display resolutions, and the notebooks sport the same sleek shape as the models they&rsquo;re replacing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 11in MacBook Air now offers nine hours of on-the-go use, while the 13in model offers 12 (both, Apple claim, have up to 30 days of standby battery life). The graphics power also gets a boost, with Intel HD Graphics 5000 replacing the 4000 GPU.</p> <p>There are also improvements to the Air&rsquo;s Wi-Fi thanks to new-found 802.11ac support and all models&rsquo; flash storage drives are now 45 percent quicker than before.</p> <p>The new models are available now, with the 11in MacBook Air starting at &pound;750 and the 13in at &pound;850.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-macbook-air-13in-2013/review">Apple MacBook Air 13in (2013) review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It&#039;s a case of &quot;sport the difference&quot; with the new models" alt="It&#039;s a case of &quot;sport the difference&quot; with the new models" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-range-2.jpg?1398821370" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-quietly-updates-macbook-air-range-faster-haswell-processors/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Laptops MacBook Air Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:56:57 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436340 at http://www.stuff.tv New fanless 12in MacBook Air incoming http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thinking of picking up a new Macbook? Might want to hold off a little while longer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="New fanless 12in MacBook Air incoming" alt="New fanless 12in MacBook Air incoming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0_0.jpg?1395710277" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple is currently working on a 12in MacBook with a fanless design and new trackpad, according to a previously reliable source on Chinese site Weiphone.</p> <p>The new trackpad no longer includes the mechanical button system currently in use, and the lack of a fan will result in near-silent operation, hopefully without resulting in lap-searing heat.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/new-fanlesss-12in-macbook-and-macbook-air-updates-incoming/news#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:34:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434194 at http://www.stuff.tv 12in Retina display rumoured for 2014 MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/apple/12in-retina-display-rumoured-2014-macbook-air/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Your eyes might be in for a treat if this analyst&#039;s prediction is on the money </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="12in Retina display rumoured for 2014 MacBook Air" alt="12in Retina display rumoured for 2014 MacBook Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBook%20Air_0.jpg?1390907580" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It took Apple just one year to paint a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">Retina display on the iPad mini</a>. As of now, only the razor-thin MacBook Air hasn&rsquo;t joined the cool kids at the can&#39;t-see-pixels-at-normal-usage-distance party.</p> <p dir="ltr">Maybe, just maybe, it&#39;ll get an invitation this year.</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-macbook-air-13in-2013/review">Apple MacBook Air 13in review</a></strong></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">Daniel Matte, an analyst with market research firm Canalys, penned his thoughts on the possibility of a Retina display on this year&rsquo;s MacBook Air, pointing towards a 12in (well, 11.88in) model with a resolution of 2732 x 1536 pixels. This resolution is equal to a quadrupling of the current Air&#39;s 1366x768 display, and shares the exact pixel density of 264 pixels per inch with the current <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a>, making it a suitable alternative for iFans who want a larger display than a tablet. That quadrupling factor is important: it&#39;s how Apple has scaled screens for iPhones and iPads in the past, which makes it simple for app developers to optimise for.</p> <p dir="ltr">More importantly, modeling after the iPad Air or iPad mini means that the same technology could be used on the refreshed MacBook Air. The economies of scale and supply chain accustomed to the high demand for the Retina iPads can transfer easily to the production of the 2014 MacBook Air. But like the refreshed&nbsp;iPad mini with Retina display, the additional cost of a high-resolution display could deal your wallet - and the laptop&#39;s battery life - a pretty hard slap.</p> <p dir="ltr">Not so for photographers - they&rsquo;ll most likely take the bait and shell out that extra cash to get more pixels in order to view their masterpieces on an ultra light and slim workstation.</p> <p dir="ltr">Us too. Who wouldn&rsquo;t love more pixels when the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/10-awesome-movies-you-have-see-2014/feature">top 10 movies of 2014</a>&nbsp;are available on iTunes?</p> <p dir="ltr">[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fpblog.net/blog/2014/1/20/an-1188-retina-macbook-air" target="_blank">Daniel Matte</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/2014-macbook-air-include-12-inch-retina-display/" target="_blank">Digital Trends</a>]</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/no-retina-display-macbook-air-apple-launch-heres-why/news">No Retina display for the MacBook Air at Apple launch &ndash; here&#39;s why</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where does this leave the 12in iPad? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Initially, web rumours suggested that the 12in displays mentioned here were set to be <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/super-sized-12in-ipad-coud-be-way/news">integrated into larger-form iPads</a>. I didn&#39;t think much of those rumours at the time - I can&#39;t see any specific use for a large-screen tablet like that that isn&#39;t better served by a good laptop - and so I&#39;m far more taken with Daniel Motte&#39;s analysis here.&nbsp;</p> <p>His suggestion that a 12in MacBook Air will replace the current 11in and 13.3in models sounds sensible, particularly given how slim the Retina MacBooks have become in the past 12 months, and would leave the complete iOS and MacBook ecosystem looking like this:</p> <ul> <li>iPhone 4S: 3.5in</li> <li>iPhone 5C/5S: 4in</li> <li>iPhone 6: 4.7 - 5.7in (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review">rumour - read our iPhone 6&nbsp;preview here</a>)</li> <li>iPad Mini / w/Retina display: 7.9in</li> <li>iPad with Retina display / iPad 2: 9.7in</li> <li>MacBook Air: 11.9in (rumour)</li> <li>MacBook Pro 13.3in: 13.3in</li> <li>MacBook Pro 15in: 15in</li> </ul> <p>​That looks quite elegant to me. Let us know what you think in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/12in-retina-display-rumoured-2014-macbook-air/news#comments Apple Laptops MacBook Air Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:13:00 +0000 Will Findlater 1431756 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Apple buys public transport app, MakerBot’s 3D scanner priced and dated and Philips' ace ode to OutRun http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-buys-public-transport-app-makerbot-s-3d-scanner-priced-and-dated-and-phili <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quadruple-shot of tech news to get your Friday started </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Philips ode to OutRun" alt="Philips ode to OutRun" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-headphone.jpg?1377489598" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips boosts its street cred with edgy online game </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Now this is unexpected. In order to promote its range of Citiscape headphones, Philips has partnered with band Swiss Lips to create an interactive online music video-cum-game, which boasts pixellated 80s visuals, OutRun-style driving and the ability to “remix” the track “Carolyn” by steering your car into on-road powerups. While we don’t think it’s going to get Citiscape cans in the pages of VICE anytime soon, it’s surprisingly fun and, by Philips’ standards, surprisingly transgressive. Have a play at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remixcarolyn.com/remix.php">You Need to Hear This</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-headphone.jpg?1377489598" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple buys Embark to boost Maps’ public transport skills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In an apparent bid to improve its Maps app, Apple has acquired <a href="http://letsembark.com/">Embark</a>, a Silicon Valley startup specialising in public transport navigation. Embark has been around since 2011 and makes apps for iOS and Android that provide info about public transport for US cities including New York, San Francisco and Chicago. It would seem that Apple wants to integrate the technology behind these apps into Maps in order to bolster the service against rivals like Google Maps (which already offers pretty impressive public transport information). Embark’s apps have apparently disappeared from Google Play, but are still available on iOS. [Source: <a href="http://jessicalessin.com/2013/08/22/exclusive-apple-buys-another-map-app-embark/">Jessica Lessin</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Apple buys Embark" alt="Apple buys Embark" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/embark-nyc-iphone.jpg?1377489598" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MakerBot’s Digitizer 3D scanner now available for pre-order </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>MakerBot has announced the release date and opened pre-orders for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/makerbot-digitizer-3d-scanner-coming-next-week/news">Digitizer</a>, its desktop 3D scanner. The device can be used to scan small objects (3kg and lighter, and compact enough to fit on its rotating plate) in order to create 3D schematics that can then be shared online and used as the basis for 3D printed objects. The scanning process reportedly takes around 12 minutes.</p> <p>The Digitizer will be available to buy for US$1,400 (£900) from mid-October, and you can <a href="http://store.makerbot.com/digitizer.html">pre-order it right now</a> if you want to ensure you get your hands on one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9GfnKKczec0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boost your MacBook’s storage with a tiny, leave-in SD card </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Memory maker PNY has come up with an elegant and brilliantly simple solution to MacBook Air or Pro storage issues: the StoreEDGE SD card. The card is smaller than a standard SD card, so sits almost flush with the edge of the laptop and can thus be left in pretty much permanently if you wish. It is available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, priced at US$100 and US$200 (£65 and £130) respectively. [Source: <a href="http://www3.pny.com/category_buymulti.aspx?UserID=64703954&amp;SessionID=9ctPamCSpDlORR8LWWAc&amp;Category_ID=591">PNY</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/leave-in-compact-sd-cards-boost-your-macbooks-storage-1183912898">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boost your MacBook’s storage with a tiny, leave-in SD card" alt="Boost your MacBook’s storage with a tiny, leave-in SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pny-storedge.jpg?1377489598" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple MacBook Air MacBook Pro MakerBot Philips Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:05:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425776 at http://www.stuff.tv Rumour: Apple to launch "affordable" MacBook Air http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-affordable-macbook-air/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cupertino could be prepping a $799 version of the skinny laptop to compete with Windows-powered ultrabooks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-macbook-air-cheap_0.jpg?1364400270" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5191.jpg?1364400270" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With ultrabooks proving increasingly popular with the buying public, Apple is reportedly considering unleashing a cheaper <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-macbook-air-2011">MacBook Air</a> to grab a share of the market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/rumour-apple-to-launch-affordable-macbook-air </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-affordable-macbook-air/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/rumour-apple-launch-affordable-macbook-air/news#comments Apple MacBook Air Mon, 07 May 2012 14:39:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 421048 at http://www.stuff.tv 15in MacBook Air launching in April? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/15in-macbook-air-launching-april/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Super slim is about to meet super sized if Apple’s latest plan comes to fruition </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Macbook-air-15in_0_0.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Macbook-air-15in_1_0.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1015.jpg?1364396434" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple may be readying its largest MacBook Air yet, if rumours are to be believed. <a href="http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2012/03/14/farewell-macbook-pro-15-inch-macbook-air-is-inbound-for-april-says-source/" target="_blank">A source</a> who works for a MacBook dock manufacturer claims a 15in MacBook Air is likely to arrive in April. It will join the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-macbook-air-2011">11 and 13in models</a> already on sale.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/15in-macbook-air-launching-in-april </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/15in-macbook-air-launching-april/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/15in-macbook-air-launching-april/news#comments Apple MacBook Air Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:31:00 +0000 Luke Edwards 420377 at http://www.stuff.tv MacBook Air to get a 15in version http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-get-15in-version/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want the power of a MacBook Pro with the slender lines of the Air? Apple may deliver in 2012 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/macbook-air_0_0.jpg?1364401000" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="369" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MacBookAir_1.jpg?1364401000" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1942.jpg?1364401000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Laptops are ready to take an evolutionary leap. The mutant <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-macbook-air-2011">MacBook Air</a> set the trend for super-slim mobile computing with its 19mm thin 11.6 and 13.3in models, and now it's changing the game again. Following <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/rumour-mill/apple-macbook-pro-ultra-thin-coming-april-2012">rumours of a thin MacBook Pro</a>, <a href="http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20111128PD207.html" target="_blank">Digitimes</a> has learned that a 15in MacBook Air model will be released in 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apple-news/rumour-mill/macbook-air-to-get-a-15in-version </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-get-15in-version/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-get-15in-version/news#comments Apple MacBook Air Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:43:10 +0000 Luke Edwards 418959 at http://www.stuff.tv New video! MacBook Air 2011 review http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-video-macbook-air-2011-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now it has the power to match its good looks, we wasted no time putting the Air in front of the camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3040.jpg?1364401637" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The MacBook <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/apple-macbook-rip">may be dead</a>, but now the MacBook Air has the power to match its iconic good looks we're finding it hard to mourn. The newly-specced models certainly don't lack in performance - even the base models are stacked - and that's thanks to Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors, Thunderbolt and Mac OS X Lion. This is undoubtedly the best MacBook Air refresh to date, so naturally we had to put it in front of the camera. Warning: you will want one.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/new-video-macbook-air-2011-review </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-video-macbook-air-2011-review/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-video-macbook-air-2011-review/news#comments Apple MacBook Air Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:15:59 +0000 Lucy Hedges 417227 at http://www.stuff.tv MacBook Air rumour round-up http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-rumour-round/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The MacBook Air&#039;s arrival is only two days away, but what&#039;s the 411 on the rumour front? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="468" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mba_0.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3190.jpg?1364401696" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>The backlit keyboard is making a comeback</strong></p> <p>The backlit keyboard originally introduced on the<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-macbook-air-2008"> first-gen MacBook Air</a> is set to make a wondrous return. If this feature is indeed set to make a comeback, it will no doubt be music to the ears of many who were wildly disappointed when Apple decided to do away with the feature with the announcement of the current models, launched back in October 2010. </p> <p><strong>Find out more MacBook Air rumours...</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/macbook-air-rumour-round-up </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-rumour-round/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/macbook-air-rumour-round/news#comments Apple MacBook Air Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:01:40 +0000 Lucy Hedges 416988 at http://www.stuff.tv