Apple MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

Posted on 03 July 2017

Apple users throughout the world will be digging through savings right now because of the release of the new Apple MacBook Pro 2017, which comes with a Touch Bar. Patience is not really Apple’s strong suit, owing to the fact that the MacBook Pro 2017 came out just seven months after the release of the 2016 edition. This was largely to allow the MacBook to efficiently participate in the struggle for notebook supremacy, performance-wise.

Although the new features provide a better notebook experience, the new, aesthetic design does little to improve performance. Instead, the practical convenience that has been the trademark of Apple products since its inception has been sacrificed in the MacBook Pro 2017 for the elegant design.

Features:
o A 2.9GHz Core i7-6820HQ processor.
o 16GB of RAM, which can be upgraded to 32 GB, a feature that was absent in the 2016 edition.
o AMD Radeon Pro 560 graphics chip, which incorporates 4GB of its own RAM.
o 512GB of fast SSD storage
o 15.4-inch screen, almost identical to the one in previous versions of the MacBook.
o A screen resolution of 2,880 x 2,160, not as exciting as the 4K display in other novel notebooks, but still good enough.

A major feature of the MacBook Pro 2017’s aesthetic chic is the Touch Bar, which despite being a major selling point, has failed to impress most users. It houses the Siri button and the Touch ID; however, it really doesn’t do anything special when it comes to practicality, except makes it look worth a thousand dollars more than its predecessor.

The good cancels out the bad when it comes to the MacBook Pro 2017. The extremely flat keyboard is a matter of taste, but the gigantic touchpad, which, by the way, is larger than an iPhone, is highly appealing. The absence of a USB port is absurd and the useless Touch Bar makes you wonder whether they are running out of ideas.

But we must remember that the MacBook is still considered to be the best among high-end laptops, mostly because of its unwavering fan base. All in all, the new MacBook Pro 2017 is a brilliant accessory for professionals in the creative industry.

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A Review on the Apple MacBook Air

Posted on 19 August 2016

The MacBook Air is one of Apple’s finest creations that literally forced competitors to create an entirely new class of laptop. The ultraportable laptop offers exceptional durability, reliability, and performance and comes equipped with a faster flash storage and 5th-Generation processor that makes it easy and fast to use. Look below to learn more about the laptop:

Design and Build
In terms of design, the MacBook Air has not undergone significant changes. The chassis is pretty much the same, but Apple has added a new aluminum shell that is as thin (17mm) and light as ever (1.4kg), which contributes to the excellent portability. However, this does not mean the laptop is not durable. Although designed to take up little space, the MacBook Air proves to be strong in build and genuinely attractive. Keyboard has not changed and typing on the Air remains incredibly convenient and comfort.

Performance and Specs
For the latest MacBook Air, Apple has equipped the laptop with a Dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-5250U processor, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and an Intel HD Graphics 6000 card. The specs are perfectly decent, allowing users to easily perform modest tasks like document editing, web browsing, and multi-tasking with a range of tabs open on browsers. Users can even enjoy simply photo or video editing. The Blazing flash storage offers instant startup and shutdown times, while offering fast transfer rates of 358.4 Mbps.

Ports and Battery Life
Unlike the 12-inch MacBook released last year that offered only one USB-C Port, the brand-new 13-inch MacBook Air comes equipped with an SD card Slot, two USB 3.0 ports, and a Thunderbolt 2 port. The battery life of the laptop is also impressive and the MacBook Air can easily last for an epic 14 hours, which is 2 hours longer than Apple’s last year’s Air and battery claim for the new model.

Therefore, if you are looking for a premium laptop that is portable, utilizes an amazing design, and comes equipped with good specifications, the Apple MacBook Air is definitely worth the buy.

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MacBook Pro 2015: Light Years Ahead

Posted on 21 September 2015

The MacBook Pro 2015 is equipped with a 2.2GHz quadcore i7 processor (Intel). The turbo boost increases its specs up to 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM and 256GB hard drive. Moreover, it has a powerful graphics card, making it great for home/ office use.

A Few Fast Facts About the Device:
o Retina display
o Fast flash storage
o New touch track-pad
o Minimum upgrades
o AMD graphics card
o 13.1mm thin
o Single charge ensures 15 hours of battery life
o Weighs 2lb

Internal Features
MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are built-to-last laptops. Each year, a new MacBook is launched with enhanced internal configuration, such as:
o Faster processor
o Improved Wi-Fi
o Bigger hard drives
They are so ahead of their times that they look up to date today.

Updates on MacBook Pro
o 15-inch screen
o Force touch track-pad
o Fast solid state drive
o AMD Radeon R9 M370X GPU

Price
o $1,999 in the US

Design
Apart from the internal updates, the external MacBook Pro looks quite similar to its predecessor. The body, chassis and colors are the same as the previous models of this device. The latest 15-inch MacBook Pro is quite thin while the body is made from aluminum. It’s a bit heavy and definitely not a portable laptop if you have to carry it over a long distance. However, you can easily carry it around when going to work or school.

Apple is known for its design capabilities and this laptop is no exception. With as with masterful engineering, it is as thin as paper. The difference is unnoticeable however. The keyboard is same as its predecessors. There is intense competition when it comes to laptops but none has surpassed Apple’s backlit keyboard. Lenovo has taken on Apple with heavy-duty keyboard research and development but it will be a while before they can even pose a challenge.

Add-On
The latest feature on Apple’s laptop is force touch track-pad.

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The Apple MacBook (12-Inch, 2015) – the New Macbook Features a Groundbreaking Design and Delivers a Solid Performance

Posted on 20 April 2015

Incredibly thin and light, the new 12-inch MacBook offers a premium feel and look unlike any other laptop. Its battery life is better as compared to other laptops powered using Intel’s Core M processors. The performance is as good as those models too. To learn more about the latest MacBook, read on:

Design
The thinnest and lightest Mac ever produced by Apple, the latest MacBook is just 13.1mm thick and weighs in at 2.04 pounds. When it comes to design and shape, you will find it quite familiar, as it is based on the trademark MacBook design. However, there are a few twists, such as the new color offerings. The keyboard is another significant change, as it uses a new ‘butterfly’ mechanism to make each key more precise and stable. Although the key faces are larger on this keyboard, the keys are still quite shallow, which will take some getting used to.

The ‘Force Touch’ is the new trackpad. As compared to previous trackpads, this one works particularly differently, but is almost the same size as the MacBook Air. The laptop features a 12-inch Retina display which offers a 2,304 x 1,440-pixel resolution.

Features & Specifications
Powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Core M processor, the laptop offers good and long-lasting performance. Web surfing works flawlessly, same is the case with video streaming from Netflix and YouTube. The laptop offers 256 SSD storage and 8GB of RAM, which is great. When it comes to features, the Force Click effect is particularly impressive. With four sensors under the pad, you can ‘click’ anywhere you like on the surface. However, the feel is somewhat similar to what you are accustomed in a trackpad.

One spec that fails to impress, however, is the built-in 640×480 camera. The image quality is nominal, but the softness of the image is a big issue!
While the newest MacBook has some limitations, it offers groundbreaking design and good performance for a moderate price tag.

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Apple Introduces a New and Faster iMac

Posted on 22 October 2013

Apple users are always excited to know what the company is going to come up with next. Apple also knows how to create hype and build anticipation for its products. However, this time Apple decided to surprise its users and it was definitely a pleasant surprise. Apple launched the new and improved iMac. The launch of the company’s new all-in-one wasn’t announced publicly. Instead the company displayed the new iMac on the website without any prior notice.

Let’s look at what the new iMac has to offer.

Specifications
The new iMac runs on the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and has an impressive set of specifications. The 27-inch version has a 2560 X 1440 screen resolution. The processor is a staggering 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4670. If you want an all-in-one which processes information in the blink of an eye, the new iMac is the right choice for you. In addition to the amazingly fast processor, the iMac also features a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M graphics card. So, the iMac can also become a pretty impressive gaming computer.

To provide an additional boost to the iMac, Apple has introduced a new hybrid hard drive. It is a 128GB SSD 1TB Hard Drive. The RAM of the iMac is 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz. There are a number of connectivity options in the new all-in-one. You can connect the computer to the internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet port. In addition, it also has connectivity for Bluetooth devices. Of course, no iMac would be complete without the signature retina display. The new iMac give the user everything from a fast processing speed, to staggering gaming ability and a super crisp display.

Design
The design of the new all-in-one by Apple is one of its most interesting aspects. The rear panel has a beautiful curve and the screen is supported by a sleek stand. You can almost feel as if the iMac is floating on thin air.

Price
Considering the improved processing speed and significant tweaks internally, the $2,199 price seems quite reasonable.

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Thumbs Up for MacBook Air 2013

Posted on 26 June 2013

Smartphones aren’t the only gadgets which are getting all the new features and upgrades, but laptops are all but getting better and better each day. The success of iPhone didn’t stopped Apple from introducing more new products, which is clear with the release of MacBook Air 2013. The company announced this as the best in line laptop at a price that will make your jaw drop. The new 11 inch laptop is lighter in weight yet having all the more latest features which makes it a fine addition to the MacBook family.

Features
The latest feature offers more stand by time due to the improvement in battery. Apple claimed that you can easily use this laptop all day long without charging which is something out of the box. It has Intel fourth generation HD graphics 5000 along with two additional USB ports, super fast RAM that can be expanded up to 8 GB and the latest Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.

The dual microphone allows you to witness clear voice while voice chatting. Bluetooth version 4.0, iLife, stereo speakers and light sensing technology is integrated with this version.

Screen & Performance
The screen size appears to be 11.6 inches with display of 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution in addition to the new Intel HD graphics 5000. Users cited that the graphics resemble to those which appear on Apple TV. However, the slim and flat screen gives it an elegant touch as compared to other laptops.
As far as performance is concerned, the Intel dual core i3 along with a flash storage device which is considered four times as faster than previous models surely makes this version faster than others.

Battery Life
Company official stated that if the laptop is used for normal work without strenuous browsing, excess downloading and running heavy programs, it will last all day or even if you operate all these functions, maximum duration is nine hours.

Each user has its own opinion but many have considered the latest MacBook Air 2013 to be better when it comes to long battery life, sharp graphics and fast speed.

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Apple Releases Ultra-thin Multi-Touch 13-inch MacBook Air Laptop

Posted on 15 January 2008

MacBook Air

Apple today released the long awaited ultra-thin MacBook Air laptop. Steve Jobs used this years Macworld event to introduce the svelte 13.3″ laptop to the world. The computer is the world’s thinnest laptop. It’s tapering design is only .16″ thick in some places and .76″ at its thickest point. It is so thin that it can fit in an envelope! The machine features a standard 1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB RAM, a 13.3″ LED widescreen display, magnetic latch, built-in iSight, MacBook-like keyboard with an ambient light sensor, multi-touch trackpad and 80 GB hard drive plus all the wireless connectivity you need for $1799.

The big selling point here is the ultra-thin design, but the multi-touch interface that allows you to manipulate object in much the same way as the iPhone but using the trackpad might be the most revolutionary for a laptop.This will undoubtedly spawn many imitations like the iPhone as touch computing is brought to the masses.

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