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MacBook Air out of stock at Best Buy, refresh coming!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop

MacBook Air refresh

On Monday, Best Buy's online store listed the Apple MacBook Air as "not available," fueling rumors that Apple will launch a next-generation MacBook Air any day now.

9to5 Mac first noticed the change at BestBuy.com and believes this is "indicative of a product refresh." Best Buy now only offers the MacBook Air in a limited number of stores, apart from the 13.3-inch version, which is only available online.

A Best Buy salesperson said the MacBook Air's SKU was still active but that Apple had stopped shipping the notebooks to its online stores.

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New MacBook Air now in production

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Rumors

MacBook Air

If you're thinking about buying an Apple MacBook Air, you may wanna wait, as an updated model will likely be released shortly.

Apple has reportedly placed an order with its Asian manufacturers for 380,000 next-generation MacBook Airs, equipped with Intel's newest Sandy Bridge processors, Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note obtained by AppleInsider.

Kuo said 55 percent of these new models will be 11.6-inch versions, and the rest will be 13.3-inch models. In addition, Kuo said Apple has scaled back production of current models, announced back in October 2010, to 80,000.

Kuo has been saying since April that Apple will launch its next MacBook Air in June or July. At the same time, he said he expected the popular notebook would be equipped with Sandy Bridge processors and high-speed Thunderbolt transfer technology. In early May, Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes cited sources who said the same thing. By late May, a Japanese blog reported that Apple was testing MacBook Airs with an A5 chip inside, the same chip used in the iPad 2 (though Steve Jobs has said once that Apple has no interest in building a netbook).

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Deal of the Day: Huge Mac discounts from Best Buy

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

Mac Sale best buy

Best Buy is holding a huge Mac sale today, offering discounts up to $260 off of MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, and Mac Pro - and that includes free shipping:

Best Buy Mac sale

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals.

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Deal of the Day: $120 off 11.6-inch MacBook Air

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

macbook air sale

This is a hot one, guys - for the next three housr, eBay has brand new 11.6-inch MacBook Air units for $120 off regular price! The MacBook Air typically sells for $999, so this deal brings it down to $879 Even better? Shipping is free. They've got limited stock, and again, this only lasts for a few hours. If you're interested, head on over:

Save $120 on 11.6-inch MacBook Air

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals.

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MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.0 released

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

macbook air efi 2.0

If you picked up one of the new MacBook Air notebooks that Apple released recently, you'll wanna fire up Software Update to pull down the EFI Firmware Update 2.0. It fixes an issue where the Air boots or wakes to a black screen or becomes unresponsive. We're sure it's rare, but we think we speak for everyone when we say that we'd rather something like that not happen at all, so take care of that update, okay?


2010 Holiday Gift Guide: 11-inch MacBook Air

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, PC / Laptop, Women, Men, Techies

MacBook Air 11-inch holiday gift

Apple's smallest notebook is the MacBook Air, and all signs are pointing to this being the best-selling Mac this holiday season, so we had to include it in our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. The 11-inch MacBook Air packs in speedy flash memory that is soldered directly onto the motherboard, resulting is lightning-fast performance. It also means no moving parts, so you get five hours of battery life from the tiny little wonder, and it even sports a full-sized keyboard, which we feel is a must (and is one of our main complaints with other netbooks.) The price starts at $999 from Apple, but hey, if you go with Amazon then its $994 with free shipping, and MacMall has them starting at $969--not bad for the most portable Mac out there.


Apple Black Friday one-day sale

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, PC / Laptop

Apple Online Store black friday

If you're looking for some decent discounts on Apple products straight from the horse's mouth, you should head on over to the Apple Store Black Friday one-day sale event. Some of the products they've got on sale don't offer much of a discount at all, however you can get an iPad for $41 off, or a new 13-inch MacBook Air for $998, which is $1 less than the 11-inch $999 model. There are also discounts on the iPod touch, MacBook Pro, iMac, and a bunch of accessories.

Oh, and you should also be aware that MacMall has their Black Friday sale going on, and they're offering a bunch more discounts and prices lower than Apple on a bunch of items!

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MacMall 36-hour Black Friday sale offers $300 off Macs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

Apple Sale

If Apple merchandise is on your holiday buying list this year, you're gonna wanna be sure to check out MacMall's 36-hour Black Friday sale, which features up to $300 off of Mac computers. The sale includes all Macs, so you can even get a nice discount on the new MacBook Air. The deals offer 6% off the price of a new Mac when all is said and done, but that's not all they're offering for Mac buyers. You also get a free copy of Parallels 6, an HP all-in-one printer, and free 2-day shipping. They've got other items as well, including discounts on the iPod touch, Apple TV, and major discounts on a bunch of consumer electronics like digital cameras, Blu-ray players, and more. Definitely a sale to check out to get the jump on your shopping--whether it's for someone else, or yourself.

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Video: Just how fast is the new MacBook Air?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Videos

When Apple announced the new MacBook Air, they touted the speed of the internal SSD drive, which is connected directly to the motherboard. We figured we'd check and see how true this was--after all, we use an SSD inside of a Mac Pro that's much better specced than the MacBook Air. The results were definitely surprising though, as you see in the video. Shutdown to booting up to a usable desktop took less than 14 seconds, which is something I've never gotten on my Mac Pro. That's the benefit of soldering SSD directly to the motherboard. This thing is speedy.

You can get the MacBook Air at a discount from Amazon, as they sell it for about $38 less than Apple, and ship it for free.


Deal of the Day: Save on new MacBook Air

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

macbook air sale

That new Macbook Air is all the rage, and we're featuring it as our  today, saving you $50-60 on the purchase of an 11.6- or 13.3-inch model. These deals even include free shipping, and no tax in most states: 

Save $50 on 11.6-inch MacBook Air
Save $60 on 13.3-inch MacBook Air

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


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