Recently, Apple made some changes to the Apple Store where for the base 13-inch MacBook Pros, the company increased the price of the RAM upgrades from 8GB to 16GB to $200. Prior to this, the company had only charged customers $100. Many had wondered what prompted the change, but as it turns out, it was a mistake.
It has been rumored for a few years that Apple is expected to make that transition to ARM-based laptops in the future, and it looks like that future is nearly upon us. According to a recent report from iPhoneHacks, it seems that Apple’s first ARM-based laptop could be arriving later this year.
Were you still sitting on the fence in deciding whether or not to get Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro? If you were and were considering the base models, it seems that your decision could cost you. This is because Apple, for whatever reason, has recently made some pricing changes to the laptop.
While Razer might be known as a gaming company with rather flashy looking gadgets and computers, the company has every now and then put out a more subdued device for those who’d rather not be so obvious. One of those devices is the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition, which the company has recently given an upgrade.
When you think of laptops with detachable keyboards, you might be thinking of Microsoft’s Surface series of laptop-tablet hybrids. Now it looks like Lenovo wants in on the action as well as the company has unveiled their first ever Yoga device that comes with a detachable keyboard in the form of the Yog Duet 7i.
With Apple introducing USB-C ports to its MacBook laptops, this allows users to connect their laptops to external monitors while charging them simultaneously. This in turn has resulted in many MacBook users turning their laptops into permanent desktop workstations, but we imagine that this is at the cost of battery life.
It has been rumored that Apple is working on mini LED products, but to date, we haven’t actually seen any from the company. In fact, one of the rumored mini LED products is an iPad Pro that was supposed to launch this year, but has since been delayed. Now according to analyst Jeff Pu, it seems that the mini LED lineup will only be arriving in 2021.
With Apple updating the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the company had officially purged its laptop lineup of the butterfly keyboard and brought back the more reliable scissor switch keyboard. It felt like Apple was quietly acknowledging that they made a mistake with the butterfly keyboards and that they were done with it once and for all.
Due to the size of tablets and laptops, it is obvious that it will never be quite as efficient at cooling compared to a desktop computer that has ample room for larger fans and better airflow. However, Microsoft thinks they might be able to help with that and have patented what appears to be a cooling dock solution.
The trackpads on our laptops haven’t exactly changed that much over the years. For the most part, they still do what they do, although some models now support gestures, but otherwise, how we use it is still more or less the same. However, according to a patent discovered by Patently Apple, Apple could have a pretty radical idea.
Back in the day, companies like Dell and Apple would offer laptops with a 17-inch display. However, the trend for smaller laptops started to grow and the largest laptops you could find were 15-inch models (save for some gaming laptops), but now it looks like Dell wants to revive the 17-inch form factor again.
If you own an older MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, then you might want to check out Apple’s latest list of models that have been either classified as Vintage or Obsolete. This includes models that were manufactured from mid-2013 up to mid-2014, so if you have any of these laptops, it might be worth taking note of.
When Apple announced a refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro earlier this month, safe to say that some were surprised. Based on the reviews of the laptop, it appears that many were anticipating that the company was going to release a 14-inch MacBook Pro as per the rumors that we have been hearing.
With Apple now having made the full transition on all its laptops to the new scissor switch mechanism, it looks like lawsuits involving the laptop’s keyboards can be put behind them, at least for the most part. However, it seems that the company is still being plagued with lawsuits involving their older laptops.