Apple Mac with M1 chip review roundup: Blazing fast, energy efficient, with some frustrating limitations

Apple made some bold claims when the company unveiled its first custom chip designed for Mac computers. It looks like many of those claims were true. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors are shipping today, and the first reviews have gone live. For the most part, tech journalists […]

What’s the difference between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with M1 chips?

Apple introduces two new thin and light laptops with 13.3 inch Retina Display, Apple M1 processors, and support for up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB of storage this week. Wait… are you sure that the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro aren’t the same laptop? They’re pretty similar in a lot of ways. But […]

Daily Deals (3-24-2020)

Apple’s new iPad Pro and MacBook Air models are scheduled to be available starting March 25th. But Amazon is already offering $50 off when you pre-order any of Apple’s newest devices. Meanwhile, Amazon is also continuing to offer $10 to $50 off the list prices of its Fire tablets for Prime members only. Here are […]

2020 MacBook Air is powered by new Intel Ice Lake chips (previously unannounced)

Apple’s new MacBook Air is a thin and light laptop that the company says has a better keyboard and twice as much storage as previous-gen models. But the company says the move from 8th-gen to 10th-gen Intel Core Ice Lake Y-series processors also brings up to an 2X performance boost. What the company didn’t say […]

Apple launches 2020 MacBook Air for $999 and up (with improved keyboard, processor, and storage)

Apple’s new MacBook Air is a 2.8 pound laptop that measures 0.63 inches at its thickest point, and which packs a 13.3 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel IPS display, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a 49.9 Wh battery for up to 12 hours of run time on a charge. But there are three things […]

Apple MacBook Air gets a price cut and a True Tone display

Apple launched the first MacBook Air with a Retina display last year, and now the company is introducing an updated version with support for Apple’s True Tone display technology. That basically means the new MacBook Air can adjust brightness and color based on ambient lighting conditions. Apple is also giving its entry-level MacBook a price […]

You can’t run Linux on Apple’s 2018 Macs (Update: or maybe you can… while sacrificing some security)

Apple’s newest computers have a new chip dedicated to security. That’s a great thing if you care about disk encryption, support for for Touch ID/fingerprint sensors, and even improved visuals using a FaceTime HD camera. It’s less good news if you care about booting Linux on a Mac. Any computer with the Apple T2 security […]

Apple’s new MacBook Air features a 7W Intel Core i5-8210Y Amber Lake chip

When Apple unveiled the 2018 MacBook Air this week, the company announced it would be powered by a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor… but the company didn’t say which processor. Now we know. The thin and light laptop is the first device to ship with the previously unannounced Intel Core i5-8210Y processor. That’s a low-power processor […]