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Lighten the load

Super Models: The 10 Best Lightweight Laptops

When it comes to choosing the right laptop, everyone seeks three necessities: a sleek profile, high performance, and most importantly, portability. A weighty -- or worse, bulky -- portable computer can take a heavy toll on the body and make daily commuting a pain in the ass; yet everyone from business buffs to college grads wants a machine powerful enough to meet computing needs. We’re fortunate to bask in a beautiful balance of both virtues thanks to the latest leaps in laptop engineering. From convertibles to high-end subnotebooks, we sifted through the market to find the best laptops weighing in at under four pounds. Just remember, they'll probably make you look fat in comparison.

Double Duty

Twelve South PlugBug

The third rule of Roadgo Dynamics dictates that the more gadgets you own, the more power cables you’re saddled with when it’s time to travel. Upon your arrival, finding enough available wall outlets is then about as easy as telling your better half she’s gained weight. The fine mac accessory makers at Twelve South have...

Entry Level for Apple, But Solid None the Less

Apple MacBook (Fall 2009)

Updated in the fall of 2009, Apple’s entry-level MacBook packs a bevy of worth while features that make it a promising computer for those uninterested in PCs and with no need for the more powerful MacBook Pro line. Squeaking in just below the $1,000 price point, the white polycarbonate MacBook now features Apple’s new unibody...

Transforming Mac Laptops Into Desktops

Henge Docking Stations For Macs

Mac laptop users finally have a clean looking and space saving solution for using their MacBook or MacBook Pro like a desktop at home. Built to work with the majority of modern Apple portable computers from 2008 onwards (except the Air), this sleek dock positions the computer vertically without limiting access to your optical drive,...

Best Case Scenario

Speck Cases

Apple products are notorious for their gorgeous factory finishes being as magnetically attractive to scratching and scuffing as seedy women are to Tiger Woods. While there are a plethora of products on the market for protecting your iNvestment, those offered by Speck Products shine through. Speck has been making cases for various Apple products for...

Are You The Keymaster?

iSkin ProTouch FX for MacBook

It’s no secret that there is a massive cottage industry producing accessories and the like for the full range of Apple’s coveted products. In fact, it seemed that only seconds after the iPad was officially announced, it was possible to order protective sleeves, a bevy of adapters, and maybe even themed pet fashions dedicated to...

Bringing Desktop Convenience to Laptops

Zemno DeskBook Pro Portable Docking Station

Five years ago, if you wanted a laptop that even remotely matched the power of a desktop, you’d have to kiss your dreams of portability goodbye. So-called “desktop replacement” machines were enormous, weighed more than Kathy Bates, and in most cases seemed better suited for landing F-16s in the Pacific than computing on the go....

Preventing Scurvy One Computer At A Time

Be.ez LA besace Lime Drop Messenger Bag for MacBook

If you’ve ponied up for that new unibody Macbook, don’t do it (and yourself) the injustice of toting it around in a less than worthy bag. Your 10 year old Targus simply will not suffice. If you’re on the hunt for an appropriate mode of cartage, check into the line of slick “mobile lifestyle” bags...

MacBook Air

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"The World's Thinnest Notebook" Got your attention yet? When Apple makes a claim, they tend to not pad them. The MacBook Air is going to slot right between the MacBook and the MacBook Pro, but let us tell you. This laptop, announced just this morning, is compact. 0.16" at it's thinnest point and 0.76" at it's thickest. It will literally fit inside of an envelope and at it's thickest point is smaller than the thinnest part of the class leading Sony TZ series. The MacBook Air has a 13.3" LED backlit display, 1.6 Ghz or 1.8 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo (60% smaller design specifically made for this laptop - wide as a dime, thick as a nickel), black LED backlit keyboard, built in iSight webcam, ambient light sensor, magnetic latch closing mechanism, multi-touch trackpad (with double tap, pivot and rotate, pinch zoom), 1.8" hard drive in standard 80 GB form or optional 64 GB solidstate drive (no moving parts), 45 Watt MagSafe power adapter, Micro-DVI video output, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1/EDR, 5 hour battery life, optional external SuperDrive, 2 GB memory, and last but not least: environmentally friendly internal components like fully aluminum case, mercury and lead free display, BFR free circuit boards. What this means to you: Everyone is on the quest to find the perfect combination of features and weight in laptops and lighter is always better. The MacBook Air represents a major leap forward in laptop design. Ready your wallets, pre-orders start today. Cost: $1800 @ Apple [Availability: Two Weeks]

MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro HD [New Release]

Apple has finally hopped on board the LED revolution and released two new versions of the venerable MacBook Pro. The LED backlit displays yield up-to-an hour’s worth of battery life and the new Santa Rosa Intel processors will keep you cruising along about 50% faster than the original MacBook Pro. Equipped with 2GB of memory,...

Apple MacBook [New Release]

With UMPC’s, iPods, smartphones and a slew of other gadgets out there, your mobile lifestyle has never had it so good. Let the MacBook be a well-priced hub for all your on-the-go data and computing needs. Newly released MacBook model features: 2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processors 1GB of memory standard 200GB hard drive...