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Apple 13-inch MacBook Air review

The 2013 13-inch MacBook Air has enough internal improvements to make it one of the most desirable ultraportable notebooks on the market. It may lack an ultra-high-resolution display and touchscreen functionality, but there's little else to fault it.

July 3, 2013

SanDisk upgrade drive takes SSDs to Extremes

There's a growing interest in solid state disk drives (SSDs) as a way to speed up ultraportable laptops, thanks partly to their appearance in Apple MacBook Air and Intel Ultrabook-style machines. SanDisk is now targeting the upgrade market with an Extreme SSD in consumer packaging.

February 15, 2012 by

First Take: Dell Vostro V131

Dell has responded to criticism of its stylish but disappointing Vostro V130 ultraportable business notebook by improving the battery in this Sandy Bridge update. However, it's still pricey for what you get.

September 4, 2011

Apple slips faster SSD drive from Samsung into its MacBook Airs

It's a bit ironic that after Samsung releases its competitor to the MacBook Air in the form of the Series 9 notebook, the same company is responsible for giving Apple's ultraportable laptop a bit of speed boost. That's because new MacBook Airs are shipping with a new, faster solid state drive apparently from Samsung after initially coming with a Toshiba SSD.

April 17, 2011 by

Apple MacBook Air to receive Intel Sandy Bridge upgrade in June

Having vanquished its Dell Adamo competitor, Apple's MacBook Air ultraportable laptop will get a performance boost in June, according to our sister site CNET.After using Intel's Core 2 Duo processors since its launch, the svelte notebook will be updated to the latest Sandy Bridge CPUs, which should allow the MacBook Air to run faster and eek out even more battery life.

February 10, 2011 by

Dell slashes price on Adamo 13 laptop to $899, while doubling RAM and upgrading processor

Whether you want to call it an enticement to juice post-holiday sales or a way to clear inventory before Intel's Sandy Bridge processors arrive, Dell has posted a new configuration (spotted by our sister site CNET) for its Adamo 13 ultra-portable laptop that not only drops the price $100 to $899, but also packs twice as much RAM and a faster processor.A Windows-based competitor to the MacBook Air, the Adamo 13 had come with an Intel Core 2 Duo lower-power processor running at 1.

December 26, 2011 by

Dell unveils a good-looking Vostro V130 ultraportable

When I did a round-up of Dell's new consumer products, the Vostro V130 laptop was missing because it was a business laptop and I was under a non-disclosure agreement, which lifted today. I'm not sure why secrecy was a factor since the V130 is basically an upgraded version of the V13 launched a year ago.

November 30, 2010 by

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