Dell to unveil MacBook competitor XPS 15z on Tuesday

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

A leak has confirmed that Dell’s XPS 15z will formally launch on Tuesday. The 15.6-inch system had already been teasing us and its $999 price was already leaked. The WSJ also reinforces the notion that this will be a competitor to the MacBook and that it would be the thinnest notebook of its size “on the planet.”

The official teasers and leaks that we have seen so far show that the design is very similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro, with it’s speaker grilles, aluminum frame with a black bezel, and a slot-load optical drive on the right, as well as other traits. It is expected to use Core i5 and i7 chips. Stay tuned on this one.

Intel ad teases black MacBook

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2011

Could Apple be ready to add MacBook Pro notebooks in a black color? We don’t have any official word on this happening, but Intel’s latest advertisement promoting the 2nd generation of Intel Core processors shows a black notebook that looks like Apple’s MacBook in black.

Apple has offered earlier versions of its MacBook in black, so it’s certainly possible. But who knows. This is just an ad and Intel can take some liberties if they like. It sure makes you wonder though.

Turn your MacBook into a Hal 9000

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Open the drive bay doors Hal. I need to put my disc in. I’m sorry Dave I can’t do that. This decal is awesome. It may not turn your MacBook into a real Hal 9000 computer, but that’s okay. You don’t want your computer trying to kill you anyway.

This is just a nice decal without all of the murder in deep space. The Hal 9000 MacBook decal is available for the 13 inch MacBook, 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pro’s for just $15 each.

Geek turns broken MacBook into tablet

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on October 4th, 2010

Back in 2007, many will recall that the batteries in notebooks were seemingly blowing up at random around the world. One guy has a MacBook with a Core 2 Duo inside that blew up and damaged the machine so it wasn’t usable.

The geek decided to use that machine for a DIY tablet project with some cool results. The tablet he turned the MacBook into still needs some more work on it, but it is operational. The guy integrated a touchscreen and was able to use the screen with the bezel turned the correct way.

Updated MacBook leaked from Vietnam

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2010

Vietnam has suddenly become a real hot place for product leaks. There was Apple’s iPhone 4G and now they have details about the upcoming MacBook refresh. This MacBook bears the model number A1342 and is identified as the MacBook7,1, rather than the current MacBook6,1.

Not all that different, but at least we know a refresh isn’t very far away. Some of the specifics include: a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive, 13.3-inch display, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics with 256MB DDR3 shared SDRAM, 8x slot-loading superdrive, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth.

A MacBook that holds Business Cards

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on May 4th, 2010

Your business associates should know where you stand in the whole Mac versus PC thing so make it easy for them to see with this MacBook Business Card holder. It has a little keyboard, a dock, and a menu bar and the screen is replaced by a compact mirror, so you can fix your hair.

Miniature versions of the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Air are available. The card holders will cost you around $30, assuming you can navigate though the product page which is Japanese, to make the purchase.

MacBooks may finally be updated next week

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on April 9th, 2010

Mac Fans have been crying for an update to the beloved lie of MacBook notebooks for a long time now. Some sources claim that Apple fans can blame Acer for at least some of the delay after the company snapped up most all of the new Intel Core 2010 processors.

That processor backorder is over now and new rumors coming from Australia are surfacing pointing to next Tuesday for the long waited update. At the same time, the 15-inch MacBook Pro models have been pulled from Best Buy websites here in the US.

Karvt MacBook skins guaranteed to give Apple fans serious wood

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on April 8th, 2010

When it comes to laptop skins, you can get all sorts of them already. You can get vinyl skins with designs on them or clear skins just to prevent scratches.

A company called Karvt has announced a new line of skins for the MacBook notebooks that is made from real wood. The skins stick to the lid of the laptop like any other notebook skin.

MacBook 3D concept, glasses included

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2010

Everyone else is going 3D, so why not take a look at what a MacBook 3D would be like? That’s what designer Tai Chiem has done here with this glimpse into what it could be like. This concept MacBook has stereoscopic iSight cameras, 3D glasses and a hingeless spine design.

We don’t have any info on how it all works, it’s just a dream for all of you apple fans to drool over. Somehow, I don’t think Apple will be making anything 3D like this anytime soon.

Iron Man MacBook decal

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2010

We’ve seen the black-and-white Iron Man MacBook decal, but check out this full-color version. It’s actually visually striking. It will turn the Apple logo into raw power wielded by Tony Stark and will strike other laptops dead. It really looks badass.

This Colorful Iron Man MacBook Decal is available for the 13 inch, 15 inch and 17 inch MacBook’s for $14.99 each from Skinat on Etsy.

Book Book notebook case looks like a real book

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on January 22nd, 2010

There are a lot of notebook bags and sleeves on the market today. They tend to be made from the same materials and look pretty much the same. If you want a notebook case that is cool and looks different from what you typically see for your MacBook, Twelve South has one for you.

The case is called the Book Book and it looks like a real hard cover book on the outside. The case has hard sides and dual zippers for opening. Inside the case are elastic straps to keep it connected to your notebook.

MacBook makes a run for the border, gets shot

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

MacBook makes a run for the border, gets shotIt’s understandable to pay attention to your own safety when traveling abroad, but who knew that you had to worry about your laptop? Here’s the story. A young American woman was traveling to Jerusalem when gung-ho border security officers ask her a bunch of questions. They must not have liked the answers, so they went all pew pew pew and shot up her MacBook.

After that she was allowed entry into the country with her bullet-riddled MacBook. The woman has been promised compensation. What do you think? Was he just a PC guy?

BassJump Subwoofer for Macbook

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

BassJump Subwoofer for MacbookThe BassJump is a portable subwoofer designed for the MacBook, that will turn your MacBook into a sound system. The subwoofer comes with software that combines audio from your MacBook speakers with the low frequency bass coming from the BassJump subwoofer.

The result is a dramatically richer and fuller sound experience. The device is powered by USB, so you wont need any extra cables, adapters or power cords. It will cost you $79.99 and comes packaged in an exclusive neoprene travel case.

Troll Touch debuts new iMac and MacBook touchscreens

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2009

Troll Touch debuts new iMac and MacBook touchscreensTroll Touch just announced some analog resistive touch kits for the 21.5″ and 27″ iMacs along with the unibody MacBooks. Prices start at $1,099 and go up from there. You can also buy new machines with the kits already pre-installed starting at $2,299.

Notebook owners will need at least $699 to join the party. No, it isn’t cheap, but Mac users are used to that. Delivery is scheduled to begin before December 1, 2009. Just in time for the holidays.

New MacBook unibody available today

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2009

New MacBook unibody available todayApple has a new unibody MacBook, which is basically a glossy white version of the familiar 13-inch MacBook Pro and it’s in stores today for $999. The new plastic casing is built in the same way as the aluminum MacBook Pros. This 13-incher features an LED-backlit display, new glass multitouch trackpad, and a built-in 7 hour battery.

Some other features include a 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM (8GB max), an NVIDIA 9400M GPU, 250GB hard drive and SuperDrive. And yes it looks just like all of the other MacBooks. We were kinda hoping for some new design.