12-inch MacBook Stories May 23

Huawei is in the middle of launching its latest Windows 10 notebook, the new Matebook range – and is making some interesting comparisons with the 12-inch MacBook.

On one slide, the company claims that the Matebook X is ‘thinner but even more powerful’ than Apple’s MacBook – a comparison which may or may not be accurate …

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12-inch MacBook Stories October 18, 2016

A report from last night suggests that Apple is planning to drop the 11-inch MacBook Air when it unveils new MacBook Pro models later this month.

Macotakara has an above-average track-record, but the move would – on the face of it – seem surprising. The 11-inch Air has always served two purposes. First, it has been the machine of choice for those who want a Mac in the sleekest possible form-factor. It of course lost that role when Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook, so that side of things makes sense.

But the 11-inch machine also served a second role since the plastic MacBooks were phased out: as the entry-level machine designed to bring new customers into the Mac world. In particular, it appealed to students on a tight budget – customers whose lifetime value to Apple would be huge once hooked on Macs from a young age. It’s not a market Apple would want to abandon.

So what might Apple be planning if the rumor is true … ?

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12-inch MacBook Stories August 11, 2016

12-inch MacBook refresh boosts Mac shipments in Q2, but still down 23% year-on-year

This year’s refresh of the 12-inch MacBook helped Apple achieve a 30% increase in Mac shipments in Q2, according to TrendForce data, but its shipments for the first half of the year were still down 23.4% on last year’s numbers …

12-inch MacBook Stories June 13, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: latest 12″ MacBook from $1,100, UE Boom 2 Speaker $150, Beats Solo2 Headphones $80, more

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Microsoft’s E3 keynote brings new Xbox One S console w/ 4K, Forza Horizon 3, teases next-gen, more

You can save up to $200 on Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook, entry-level model from $1,100 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,300)

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Listen to music & look good while you’re at it – Beats Solo2 Headphones from $80 new or $74 open-box shipped (Orig. $200)

Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch Stainless Steel: 38mm from $349, 42mm starts at $399

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

Start your week with a $100 discount on iPad mini 4 & Air 2, priced from $300 shipped

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Square Enix brings human augmentations and hacking to iOS with the new Deus Ex Go

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Here are our favorite Father’s Day gifts for the outdoorsman, chef and car aficionado in your life

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Amazon’s 4K-capable Fire TV Streaming Media Player is on sale for $85 shipped, more

If you’ve been holding out on buying a GoPro, here is the deal: HERO4 Black (refurb) $329 shipped (Orig. $499)

12-inch MacBook Stories June 10, 2016

I wouldn’t normally describe a portable battery as being beautiful, but Kanex’s just-released $99 GoPower USB-C Portable Battery fits that description. Its aluminum body is like a mix of Apple’s space gray and silver colors, but it’ll look good when paired with any 12″ MacBook.

Good looks are nice, but the real world performance of a battery pack is crucial. How does Kanex’s offering stack up? Check out our hands-on impressions. expand full story

12-inch MacBook Stories June 7, 2016

As someone who regularly does voiceover work and records podcasts, I need a setup that allows me to easily record on a whim. Any modern Mac could work for this setup, but I’m especially fond of the 12″ MacBook with its USB-C port. That single port, which handles data transfer, power, and display output, helps to simplify my configuration because all it requires is one cable to get started.

In this post, I’d like to share with you my setup for voiceovers and podcasting. What you’ll find is a rig that’s extremely easy to use and happens to look decent as well. expand full story

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