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MacBook Air 2012 SSD Performance Up to 217% Faster Than MacBook Air 2011

Jun 19, 2012 - 37 Comments
MacBook Air 2012 SSD Benchmarks

The MacBook Air 2012 is a screamer, and though the CPU-based benchmarks show about a 15-20% improvement over the MacBook Air 2011 models, by far the biggest performance boost comes from the new flash memory (SSD) that Apple is using for storage on the 2012 models. In our tests, the disk used in the newest … Read More

Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air 2012 Benchmarks

Jun 12, 2012 - 5 Comments
MacBook Pro 2012 Benchmarks with Geekbench

The first benchmarks for the new retina MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro 2012 refresh, and the updated MacBook Air 2012 have shown up from GeekBench and, as you would probably expect, they’re very impressive. First up is the new MacBook Pro 15″, which is easily the fastest Mac laptop Apple has ever made. The preliminary Geekbench … Read More

Upgrade Deal: OCZ 90GB SSD for $99.99 with Free Shipping

Feb 13, 2012 - Leave a Comment
OCZ SSD

If you’re looking to upgrade a Macs hard drive to an SSD, Amazon is featuring a great deal on an ultrafast OCZ Technology Agility 90GB SSD SATA III drive for just $99.99 with free shipping. The drive is 2.5″ and fits standard laptop drive bays, allowing you to install it in a MacBook Pro, MacBook, … Read More

Last Minute Mac Gift Ideas & Deals: RAM & SSD Upgrades, iPods, External Hard Drives & Monitors, Apple Books, and More

Dec 19, 2011 - Leave a Comment
Christmas Icons

If you’re a last minute shopper like me, the next few days are when everything gets done. We’re quickly closing in on the final eligible days to receive free shipping by Christmas Eve from Amazon, so with that in mind we’ve compiled a list of some great Mac gift ideas and deals, whether you are … Read More

The Cheapest Place to Buy an iPad 2 is from Apple’s Refurb Store, Save $80 – $100!

Dec 9, 2011 - 4 Comments
Apple iPad 2

Looking to get an iPad 2 for the holidays? By far the cheapest place to buy one right now is directly through Apple’s very own online refurb store, where prices are discounted up to $100. If you’re thinking that refurbished gear is sketchy, think again, because Apple’s refurbished iPads all come with the exact same … Read More

MacBook Air 11.6″ Black Friday Deal from Amazon: $150 Off

Nov 24, 2011 - 1 Comment
MacBook Air 11.6"

Amazon is deeply discounting the base model MacBook Air 11.6″, slashing the price 15% taking $150 off the base $999 tag, bringing the price to $849.99 with free shipping. Amazon doesn’t charge sales tax for most states, making the deal even better for many. The Black Friday deal is live now, and presumably will continue … Read More

Amazon External Hard Drive Deals [Black Friday]

Nov 24, 2011 - 6 Comments
External Hard Drive

If you’re looking to buy some extra media storage for your computer, or you just need a larger Time Machine backup drive, pay attention, because Amazon is having a great sale on external hard drives. The best part is they’re not limiting these discounts to Black Friday, so they’re live now. Most are USB 2.0 … Read More

Amazon Hard Drive & SSD Deals [Black Friday]

Nov 24, 2011 - 5 Comments
hard drive deals

Amazon is having a huge sale on hard drives right now, and it’s not just exclusive to Black Friday. Arguably the best part is free shipping and you don’t have to visit a crowded store. If you’re aiming for maximum performance, an SSD can’t beat, or if you just need tons of space for storage … Read More

External Monitor & Display Deals for Black Friday 2011

Nov 23, 2011 - Leave a Comment
External monitor

In the market for an external monitor this Holiday season? These Amazon deals are active now and some are up to 50% off, while the in-store deals start on Black Friday itself and offer huge discounts on other brands if you don’t mind a busy visit to the stores. Whether some of the discounts are … Read More

iPod touch, iPod, & iPod Accessories Deals for Black Friday 2011

Nov 23, 2011 - 2 Comments
iPod Lineup

Black Friday is quickly approaching, Apple is having their own sale, but you can sometimes find even better deals by looking elsewhere. Some of the best deals come from iPod touch combination deals, where you can buy a discounted iPod touch that comes bundled with a generous gift card to the same store or to … Read More

Want to Buy a Kindle Fire at a Discount? Here’s How to Save $10 [Today Only]

Nov 17, 2011 - 1 Comment
Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is the hottest Android tablet out there, and while it’s no iPad 2, it’s a hot little item either as a Christmas gift or just a cheap tablet for slothing about the house. For $199 it’s hard to beat, but today only you can save $10 through a special promotion between Amazon … Read More

8GB RAM Upgrade for 2011 MacBook Pro & Mac Mini Core i5 & i7 – $34

Sep 15, 2011 - 20 Comments
8GB RAM upgrade deal

Apple charges $200 to upgrade a MacBook Pro’s RAM to 8GB, and $300 to upgrade a Mac Mini’s to 8GB, but you can do it yourself for just $34. RAM has been getting cheap for a while, but $33.99 for 8GB of name brand memory has to be some kind of record low. The super … Read More

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
check Mac RAM type

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

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