While Intel's error on their latest chip design has certainly been the subject of much publicity, it has also unfortunately put a slight bump in the road of Apple's plans for a widely expected MacBook Pro refresh. However, there is some good news. The bump should only be slight, and any delay should only be minor.
Do you remember that person you dated in high school--the one your mom hated because she knew they were no good for you? They were a bit too much for you to handle, they didn’t treat you so great…and you couldn’t care less because they were just that hot? This bag is like that.
It's been a month and change since Apple released its new MacBook Air line, and since they were nice enough to hand me a review unit on my way out of the October 20 event, I've been using it every day.
I wouldn't say it's changed my concept of what a computer is, or revolutionized my life, or anything as lofty as that. It's a great little machine, though. And even with the reviews written and verdicts given and the television commercial running near-endlessly, people still have questions. I asked our 20,000 Twitter followers what they wanted to know, for example, and found plenty of things you're still curious about...
A perfect laptop messenger only needs a few features. It needs to fit your laptop and accessories, it needs to be comfortable, and it needs to not be so brain-numbingly ugly that you don’t want to wear it for fear of humiliation. So it’s with great delight, and a small dose of irony, that we present to you the “Moderate Embarrassment” messenger, a bag that fills all three criterions.
We walked out of Apple's "Back to the Mac" event today with a shiny new MacBook Air on loan from the mad scientists at Cupertino. In fact, I'm writing this on the new 11.6-inch, 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Air right now. And it's rad.
Follow the jump to learn more about the new Air, and watch a video comparing its super-speedy application launching against a brand-new 15-inch Core i7 MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM. You'll be pleasantly surprised...
Cocoon’s Gramercy bag tries to make carrying your iPad into a fashion statement of its own. And hey, why not? The iPad is sleek, sexy, and undeniably cool--shouldn’t it have a case to match? As if in answer to that question, this bag nicks its name from the crazy-fashionable Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, but its overall stylishness is more plain and pedestrian. It’s available in black, grey, or red, and provides just enough space to schlep an iPad and the included Grid-It accessory organizer.
When it comes to things like MacBook sleeves and iPhone cases, we don’t often go for flash. Basic black works just fine. It coordinates with everything, doesn’t show dirt, and works for business or casual settings.
But black gets a bit dull. Sometimes you need a splash of color or the visual variety of a pattern. Especially for guys (who don’t have as much opportunity as ladies to add unique accents in their wardrobes), it’s refreshing to be able to outfit your tech gear with a bit more panache. Enter Incase and L.A. art collective Arkitip (arkitip.com), who have teamed up to offer a series of MacBook Pro sleeves and iPhone cases printed with original art by Evan Hecox, whose gorgeous work focuses on “average people as they traverse the modern metropolis.”
Arriving just in time for Steam’s debut on the Mac, the Core i5 MacBook Pro is the best gaming laptop Apple’s ever built. And thanks to the new processor’s Hyper-Threading technology and Turbo Boost speeds, this MacBook Pro is also a workhorse that delivers both impressive speeds in all the most processor-intensive applications and a built-in battery that lasts an entire day.
Cable management is an ongoing battle for many road warriors. Some of us just stuff our cables into various pockets in our bags. Others actually have small, individually labeled bags to keep their piles of cables separated and ready to unleash at a moments notice. Meanwhile, accessory companies continue to release more and more cable-management systems. They’re usually just a piece of plastic that you wrap the cable around once, then realize you’ve wasted your money and toss it aside. But the Quirky PowerCurl manages to actually be useful, and it strikes a good balance between easy and OCD. And wow… it’s orange!
Finding a laptop bag that does it all is not a simple task, and we
often have to make compromises between style, utility, and comfort.
Speck’s CorePack Fly nails two out of those three, faltering a bit in
the comfort department. The CorePack’s black-and-white pinstripe design
(also available in a blue-gray check pattern) makes it a fashionable
laptop bag that pairs well with our favorite--and only--pair of
designer shoes. This lightweight bag also offers good protection and
storage for our stuff without adding much extra heft when we’re hauling
around our MacBook.