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Use Two or Three External Displays with the MacBook Air (or any Mac)

Aug 13, 2011 - 9 Comments

Sure, the MacBook Air 2011 can’t drive dual displays through Thunderbolt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have two or even three external displays powered by the ultra portable if you get creative. The focus is on the MacBook Air here, but you can apply all of these solutions to any other Mac too.

Mac RAM Upgrade Deals: 8GB for $44

Jul 30, 2011 - 6 Comments
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Having more RAM is one of the cheapest Mac upgrades you can get for a performance boost, and with prices this low there’s little excuse to not have 8GB if your Mac supports it. Here are two great deals on RAM upgrades for some of the most recent Macs. This 8GB 1333MHz kit will fit … Read More

Dual External Displays are a No-Go on MacBook Air 2011 via Thunderbolt

Jul 29, 2011 - 11 Comments
MacBook Air and external Thunderbolt display

One of the more exciting features of the new MacBook Pro 15″ and 17″ and iMac series is that you can use dual external displays by daisy chaining them via the Thunderbolt port. Unfortunately, this ability is lost on the 2011 MacBook Air, due to the weaker Intel HD 3000 graphics chip and a stripped … Read More

2011 MacBook Air 11.6″ Discounted to $949.99 from Amazon with Free Shipping

Jul 27, 2011 - 3 Comments
2011 MacBook Air 11.6" Deal from Amazon

In the market for a brand new ultralight Core i5 MacBook Air? Amazon is selling the 2011 base model 11.6″ model at a 5% discount, bringing the price down to $949.99 with free shipping included. MacBook Air MC968LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION) – $949.99 from Amazon Specs of the base 11.6″ model include: 1.6GHz Dual … Read More

Western Digital External Hard Drive Deals: Amazon Sale on 3 TB for $120, 2 TB for $80

Jul 23, 2011 - 6 Comments
Western Digital 3TB Drive Deals

If you need more storage capacity, these two top-rated Western Digital drives on sale from Amazon are great deals, they both have giant capacities of 3TB and 2TB respectively. 3 TB Western Digital WD Elements USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $119.99 2 TB Western Digital WD Elements USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $79.99 … Read More

Mac Mini 2011 Benchmarks Show Giant Performance Boost from Core i CPU

Jul 21, 2011 - 9 Comments
Mac Mini 2011 Benchmarks

The 2011 Mac Mini is blowing away early benchmarks, in some cases doubling their predecessors and even outperforming the impressive MacBook Air 2011 benchmarks. Not bad for a tiny Mac are they? Unsurprisingly, the Mac Mini Core i7 model is the most impressive, with a whopping 9573 GeekBench score, but the Core i5 is no … Read More

MacBook Air 2011 Benchmarks Show Huge Speed & Performance Gains

Jul 20, 2011 - 26 Comments
MacBook Air 2011 Benchmarks

The first benchmarks for the MacBook Air 2011 refresh (released alongside Lion) are rolling in, and they show that the Intel Core i5 processor in both the 13″ and 11″ variation are screamers. How fast? Well, just check out the Geekbench scores, which for both models are at least double the speed of the 2010 … Read More

8GB RAM Upgrade for 2011 MacBook Pro Core i5 & i7: $50 with Free Shipping

Jul 16, 2011 - 22 Comments
MacBook Pro 2011 8GB RAM Upgrade

Want to upgrade the memory on your new 2011 MacBook Pro for a great price? Amazon is offering an 8GB upgrade (2 X 4GB) DDR3 Laptop Memory Kit (1333MHz Unbuffered CL 9 SODIMM) for just $50 after a $10 mail-in rebate from Corsair. The kit installs on the most recent Core i5 and Core i7 … Read More

Kingston SSD Sale: 64GB for $60, 96GB for $110, 128GB for $150

Jul 5, 2011 - 6 Comments
Kingston SSD

If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on an SSD upgrade, don’t miss these Kingston 2.5″ SSD’s from Buy.com. Each drive comes with free shipping and a huge discount after sending in a mail-in rebate, but the offer is only valid until 7/10/2011. Kingston 64GB SSD v100 Series for $59.89 with free shipping from … Read More

Deals: Intel X25-M 120GB SSD for $169 and Kingston 8GB RAM for $69

Mar 14, 2011 - 3 Comments

Looking for a killer deal on one of the highest rated SSD upgrades around? You can grab the Intel X25-M 120GB SSD for just $169.95 after a $30 mail-in rebate from Buy.com, free shipping is included. The Intel X25-M SSD deal is only valid for today (March 14th) and tomorrow (15th): Intel X25-M 120GB SSD … Read More

Two SSD Deals: Kingston V 128GB for $125 and OCZ Vertex2 80GB for $130

Feb 16, 2011 - 4 Comments

If you’ve been itching to get a solid state drive for your MacBook Pro, here’s a couple good deals from Buy.com on two such drives. The first is a Kingston 128GB SSD for $125, and the other is an OCZ 80GB SSD for $130, both are 2.5″ so they’ll fit into any MacBook or MacBook … Read More

MacBook Air Envelope Case Looks Discretely Awesome and I Want One

Feb 14, 2011 - 8 Comments

Is this the coolest MacBook Air sleeve on the market? Dubbed the Macvelope, this case is made to look like a traditional yellow office envelope, but they’re specifically made to snuggly fit the new MacBook Air series. This is about as discrete as a laptop case can get, and the inside is lightly padded with … Read More

Two Killer Upgrade Deals for MacBook Pro: Kingston 128GB SSD for $139 and 8GB RAM Upgrade for $79

Feb 8, 2011 - 5 Comments

If you’re looking for some good deals to upgrade your MacBook Pro, Buy.com is offering two killer upgrades at great prices: First up is the Kingston 128GB SSD V Series 2.5″ Hard Drive upgrade for $139.95 after a $75 mail in rebate. It’s actually part of a “notebook bundle” meaning it comes with an external … Read More

8GB RAM Upgrade for MacBook Pro, iMac, etc for $75 with free shipping

Jan 24, 2011 - 16 Comments

This deal is hot. For a limited time, you can buy a Crucial 8GB 204-PIN PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3 RAM upgrade kit for $75 from Amazon, the price includes free shipping. Crucial is widely considered to be one of the better brands of RAM on the market. This is an extraordinary deal for an 8GB RAM … Read More

Lacie 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $64.95

Jan 5, 2011 - 4 Comments

If you’re looking for some additional hard drive space or a Time Machine backup drive, here’s a good deal on a Lacie 1TB USB 2.0 External Drive. The drive spins at 7200RPM and has a sleek finish with a nifty glowing blue light. Grab the Lacie 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard drive for $64.95 from … Read More

Altec Lansing InMotion Speaker Dock for iPod and iPhone for 69% Off

Dec 30, 2010 - 1 Comment

In the market for a iPhone or iPod speaker dock? Amazon has one as part of their daily lightning deals, selling the $199 Altec Lansing inMotion for iPod and iPhone for just $62.99 with free shipping. Check out Amazon Gold Box Lightning Deals to grab the hugely discounted price. There’s only three hours left and … Read More

MacBook with a Momentus XT SSD hybrid drive boots and launches Photoshop in 26 seconds

Dec 30, 2010 - 8 Comments

Wondering just how fast the Momentus XT SSD Hybrid drive is? Check out this video of an older 2009 MacBook model that compares performance of the stock 5400 RPM drive and the Momentus XT Hybrid. In the video, the MacBook with the Momentus XT cold boots and launches Photoshop CS4 in just 26.5 seconds, while … Read More

Another step toward an iPod Nano jailbreak

Dec 29, 2010 - 1 Comment

An Irish iPhone developer has made another step towards an iPod Nano jailbreak, this time they’ve managed to get the iPod Nano into what may be DFU mode (visible in the screenshot above). Once in this mode, Steven Troughton-Smith discovered that by using an iOS jailbreak helper tool he can transfer files to the nano: … Read More

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