The 'Book Review Archive for 2008
- OS X on netbook guide, fast Intel X25-M SSD benchmarked, Woz joins Axiotron board, and more, 12.24. Also multi-touch trackpad update for Boot Camp, Nvidia's 'Intel-thrashing' netbook GPU, Toshiba launches first 512 GB SSD, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,299, and more.
- 4 GB RAM problem persists after firmware update, TriBook concept MacBook, DIY Mac netbook, and more, 12.19. Also using third-party monitors with 'Late 2008' MacBooks, MacMagSaver protects MagSafe cord, $25 802.11g USB adapter, bargain 'Books from $500 to $2,299, and more.
- MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air teething problems and firmware updates, 12.16. Also Apple notebooks strong in weak market, CoolBook controls CPU frequency and voltage for cooler running, Logitech's new Comfort lapdesk, bargain 'Books from $500 to $2,299, and more.
- Unibody MacBook video problems, DisplayPort DRM loosened a bit, Mac netbook discussion, and more, 12.05. Also free licensing for Mini DisplayPort, the sexy clamshell iBook, Apple's liquid cooled notebook plans, Sonnet FW 400/800 adapter, bargain 'Books from $500 to $2,299, and more.
- MacBook slowdown without battery, DisplayPort and DRM, 256 GB SSD, MagSafe solutions, and more, 11.26. Also Mac netbook prospects, laptop cooling table with 2 fans, solar notebook bag, hard shell cases for unibody 'Books, bargain 'Books from $500 to $2,299, and more.
- DisplayPort copy protection, trackpad update, netbooks not to be taken lightly, and more, 11.21. Also Apple set for record sales, 4-finger gestures on original MacBook Air, MacBook Apple's best consumer notebook to date, Cricket laptop stand, bargain 'Books from $490 to $2,299, and more.
- OS X netbook not from Apple, one-third of notebook buyers leaning to Apple, Spaces made for 'Books, and more, 11.14. Also Apple's 'special deals' site, good-bye to a faithful TiBook, bent Unibody MacBook Pro, 10 hour battery for MacBook Pro, 6 GB RAM solutions and benchmarks, bargain 'Books from $480 to $2,399, and more.
- Recent MacBooks support 6 GB of RAM, USB 2.0 faster in Unibody 'Books, graphics shootouts, and more, 11.07. Also FireWire-to-USB, workaround for glossy screens, 3G MacBooks planned, checkpoint-friendly bags for new MacBooks, bargain 'Books from $480 to $2,399, and more.
- MacBook Pro could use both GPUs at once, 9600M GT smokes 9400M for 3D gaming, new cases, and more, 10.31. Also MacBook Pro doesn't support 8 GB of RAM, matte screen petition, spill sensors in new 'Books, MacBook Pro reviews, hard drive vs. SSD benchmarks, bargain 'Books from $259 to $2,399, and more.
- Apple more green, new MacBook details, FireWire on MacBook petition, benchmarks, and more, 10.28. Also Nvidia controller inside new 'Books, death of matte displays, MacBook Pro distorted video service program, bargain 'Books from $259 to $2,399, and more.
- Nvidia inside next MacBook?, time for a Mac netbook, Asus launches MacBook Air killer, and more, 10.10. Also photo reveals more about MacBook Pro, comparing 16:9 and 16:10 displays, Apple settles suit over faulty iBook and PowerBook adapters, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Mac netbook coming?, $179 64 GB SSD, Apple owns 20% of US notebook market, and more, 10.03. Also head of Norton AntiVirus team uses a Mac, Toshiba demos new battery technology, 1 TB notebook drives due in 2010, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- $200 64 GB SSD for your 'Book, Apple steering customers away from MacBook Pro, and more, 09.26. Also how a $550 Windows notebook can cost over $1,200, netbooks may cut into MacBook sales, widescreens getting wider, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Mac notebook share up 60% in US, Apple refurbs a great deal, RIP PowerBook G4, and more, 09.19. Also speculation on next generation MacBooks, refreshing a WallStreet, running a PowerBook 5300 from flash memory, 3G modem sale booming, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- BYO $550 Mac netbook, new MacBooks rumored for October, notebook battery famine, and more, 09.12. Also MacBook Air owners have mixed results with latest update, Intel's fast and costly solid state drives, laptop docking station, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Buy a MacBook now or wait?, MacBook touch patents, Samsung X360 takes on MBA, and more, 09.05. Also 20 years of portable Macs, data backup and preservation, universal U-Charge battery charger for Mac 'Books, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- New 'Books likely in September, 17" PowerBook display fault site, SSD security, and more, 08.29. Also 6 ways to speed up your MacBook, next generation MacBook Air CPU, MacBook Air Update, LapStrap carrying solution, rise and fall of ultraportables, bargain 'Books from $220 to $2,699, and more.
- MagSafe out of warranty replacement, Nvidia Flaw Affecting Macs, MacBook Air revision soon, and more, 08.22. Also 160 GB microdrive from Intel, MacBooks on grocer's shelves, Intel future CPU plans, a checkpoint friendly notebook case, bargain 'Books from $220 to $2,699, and more.
- 'All Nvidia GeForce 8600 chips bad', subcompact MacBook in 2009?, instant on notebooks, and more, 08.15. Also MacBooks in high demand in education, first quad-core ThinkPad, new Dell notebook claims 19 hour battery life, new Logitech mouse clips to your notebook, bargain 'Books from $200 to $3,069, and more.
- US Customs can seize any laptop, aluminum and ultraportable MacBook rumors, and more, 08.08. Also thoughts on the next generation of MacBooks, "I want to marry the Apple MacBook Pro", do it yourself MacBook Pro hard drive replacement, bargain 'Books from $490 to $3,069, and more.
- Next gen MacBook rumors and speculation, Laptop Laidback 3 released, privacy screen, and more, 08.01. Also Apple warns of MacBook drought, mobile chip overkill?, Apple rumored abandoning Intel chipsets, MacBook Air requires SuperDrive to install Windows, bargain 'Books from $325 to $3,069, and more.
- New 'Books soon, 'product transition' rumors includes tablet, fan control software, and more, 07.25. Also Apple limiting shipments to Best Buy, possible price cuts, TruePower battery reviewed, a clever new notebook stand, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- 4-core Core 2 Extreme mobile CPU in August, 256 MB SSD coming to MacBook Air, and more, 07.18. Also Centrino 2 shipping, OS X running on tiny MSI Wind notebook, fuel cell notebooks one step closer, free laptop tracking service, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,649, and more.
- MacBooks cheaper than PC laptops, SSD power draw debated, MacBook Air showdowns, and more, 07.11. Also Samsung fires up 128 GB SSD, next gen MacBook Pro design, drawbacks of MagSafe, 7200 rpm vs. 5400 rpm drive benchmarks, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,649, and more.
- 1.8 GHz, SSD MacBook Air price cuts; Samsung vs. Hitachi notebook drives; Centrino 2 preorders; and more, 07.07. Also MacBook shipments up 61% over Q1 2007, Apple notebook redesign rumored, Santa Rosa MacBook Pro video failure, Mopar in-vehicle wireless Internet, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,749, and more.
- Laptop a better bet than desktop, MacBook vs. Pro, problems with 17" MacBook Pro screen, and more, 06.26. Also making AppleCare worthwhile, Toshiba takes on Apple in the 'thin laptop' war, 200 GB 7200 rpm drive for $99.75, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,749, and more.
- MacBook vs. MacBook Pro, 500 GB drive for MacBooks, Toshiba intros lightest laptop, and more, 06.20. Also 17" MacBook Pro 'best desktop replacement', 15" MacBook Pro vertical stripes and off-color screen, solar power for the MacBook Air, magnesium shell for the MacBook, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,749, and more.
- 5400 rpm 1.8" drive, Apple grows notebook share by 61%, MacBook Air attracts, and more, 06.13. Also poor WiFi in MacBook Pro linked to Real Player, how to dim the Penryn MacBook Pro's sleep light, low-end notebook sales taking off, 2-finger scrolling for older 'Books, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,749, and more.
- SSD prices to dive, MacBook heat, solid state drives for MacBook and MacBook Pro, and more, 06.09. Also Scorpio 7200 rpm 300 GB notebook drive, USB 2.0/FireWire Blu-ray drive, Acer's tiny, low-cost Linux laptop, bargain 'Books from $180 to $2,699, and more.
- Fast drives mean fast Macs, 256 MB SSD, 16:9 ratio notebook screens the new norm, and more, 05.30. Also Centrino 2 delayed, traveling with a MacBook Air, time for notebooks to drop internal optical drives, how to right click with a trackpad, bargain 'Books from $279 to $2,699, and more.
- WiMax likely, Apple not green enough, next MacBook in Q3, Cool Feet for notebooks, and more, 05.23. Also LED backlighting in all MacBooks in 2009, cooling down hot laptops, OLPC plans second generation laptop, universal Apple notebook battery charger, slim external third-party SuperDrive, bargain 'Books from $279 to $2,699, and more.
- Limited USB bus power in Santa Rosa Macs, 1 TB in your 'Book, MacBook cooler, and more, 05.16. Also Hitachi first to market with 320 GB 7200 rpm notebook drive, Apple to refund for sparking power adapters, interoffice style sleevecases, 10 hour external MacBook Air battery, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- MacBook sales explode, MacBook Air reviews, several new hard drives, and more, 05.09. Also silver-zinc batteries may outlast lithium-ion, Bell Aliant bundling MacBook with Internet access, notebook drives benchmarked, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- MacBook Air overheating, MacBook Pro vertical striping, flash vs. hard drive, and more, 05.02. Also the 2008 econo-Mac stimulus plan, MacBook Air 'most attractive laptop ever', low latency RAM put to the test, combo notebook/monitor stand, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Firmware 1.5 screen blanking, air travel notebook stand, battery calibration, and more, 04.25. Also aluminum MacBook rumored, PowerBook converted to desktop, Apple IIgs converted to notebook, new battery tech may end explosions, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Graphic glitches plague Penryn 'Books, MacBook Air reassuringly solid, 3D Notebook mouse, and more, 04.18. Also adding RAM to a MacBook Pro, notebook buyer's guides, falling in love with the MacBook Air, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Mac benchmarks, firmware updates for all MacBooks, sleep-and-charge USB ports, and more, 04.11. Also troubleshooting the MacBook Air, keyboard protectors and sleeve cases for the MacBook Air, bargain 'Books from $150 to $3,099, and more.
- Atom CPU runs cooler and longer, MacBook Air a supermodel, 2008 MacBook migration tips, and more, 04.04. Also MacBooks for earthquake detection, 802.11g for G3 and G4 PowerBooks, upgrades for Pismo PowerBooks, CPU Speed Menu Switch software, bargain 'Books from $150 to $3,099, and more.
- First 320 GB 7200 rpm notebook drive, USB ports inside MacBook Air, Modbook impressive, and more, 03.28. Also Vista on MacBook Air, 256 GB SSD you can't afford, new BTO MacBook Pro 18 percent faster, MacBook impressive, solar laptop bag, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Intel preps 4-core notebook CPUs, 5400 rpm 1.8" hard drive from Toshiba, and more, 03.21. Also Intel and Samsung comment on Solid State Drive reliability, speeding up sleep mode on MacBooks, Microsoft losing ground with portable users, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- MacBook Air tossed out with newspapers, Penryn MacBook and MBP reviews, MacBook Periscope, and more, 03.14. Also Intel shows 160 GB SSD, Microsoft losing ground, fix for MacBook Air overheating, mini surge protector with USB power, multiple monitors with MBP, bargain 'Books from $260 to $2,699, and more.
- Apple outsells Dell in education, 2008 MacBooks reviewed and benchmarked, migration tips, and more, 03.07. Also an open firmware fix for PowerBook RAM slot issues, wireless FAQ for PowerBooks, 256 GB MacBook Air possible for 2009, new Samsung and Travelstar drives, bargain 'Books from $229 to $2,699, and more.
- New MacBook and MacBook Pro models, MacBook Air design 'wasteful', Penryn benchmarked, and more, 02.29. Also hands on with the new MacBooks, MagSafe issues, MacBook Air temperature tests, cooling stands and notebook cases, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,349, and more.
- MacBook Air selling poorly?, Macs benchmarked with Leopard, MacBook Air reviews, and more, 02.22. Also Travelstar 7K200 a great replacement drive, keyboard update restores first keypress, MBA ethernet adapter works with other Macs, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,849, and more.
- Reinstall OS X on MacBook Air, going from MacBook to Eee PC, high capacity batteries, and more, 02.15. Also thoughts on the next MacBook Pro, more MacBook Air reviews, updates from Apple, Windows XP almost ready for OLPC, and bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,599.
- Solid state drive vs. hard drive in MacBook Air, Mac drivers for Atheros WiFi cards, and more, 02.08. Also MacBook Air reviewed, Intel offers new CPU to all, MacBook Pro update imminent, MBA teardown, 8x SuperDrive for MacBooks, bargain 'Books from $180 to $2,599, and more.
- MacBook Air reviews, Modbook interview, cracking open the Clamshell iBook, and more, 02.01. Also info on the Solid State Drive for the MBA, Intel's custom MBA CPU, MBA Developer Note, MacBook User Guide, bargain 'Books from $200 to $3,079, and more.
- MacBook Air battery easy to replace, Fujitsu Tablet PC Lighter and Cheaper than MacBook Air, and more, 01.25. Also MacBook Air SuperDrive needs high power USB port, booting with Remote Disc, Seagate Momentus notebook drive reaches 250 GB, MacBook Air cases, bargain 'Books from $150 to $3,079, and more.
- MacBook Air unveiled, examined, and debated, 01.18. Initial impressions of the lightweight MacBook Air, its built-in battery, troubleshooting. and more. Also bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,899.
- 128 GB flash drive fuels MacBook mini rumors, 500 GB notebook drives, Apple's dock patent, and more, 01.11. Also MacBooks missing the 'wow', Lenovo beating Apple to the punch, Intel's new 45nm CPUs, bargain 'Books from $200 to $2,899, and more.
- Modbook shipping, new MacBook confirmed, Blu-ray for MacBook Pro, XO vs. eMate, and more, 01.04. Also fixing MIA Bluetooth on MacBook Pro, US bans spare batteries from checked luggage, an in-flight laptop stand, bargain 'Books from $200 to $2,649, and more.
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