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The best laptop sales for Prime Day are on Apple MacBooks and Chromebooks
Amazon Prime Day deals have landed with some of the deepest discounts you’ll see this year on everything from Chromebooks to gaming laptops. If you’ve been waiting for these big post-summer 2020 sales to find some hot Prime Day MacBook deals or a discounted Microsoft Surface laptop, now is the time to make your move before Black Friday comes in November.
We’ve gone ahead and rounded up all of the best laptop deals going on right now, and be sure to bookmark this page and check back every hour as we update this list over the next couple days with the latest and greatest deals from Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and other retailers — and better yet, most of these bargains aren’t
Amazon’s Prime Day sales event officially begins tomorrow, but there’s already deals aplenty that you can take advantage of right now. Walmart kicked off its own sales event on Sunday, and early deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and Dell have been leaking out all weekend. The following are some of the most notable deals that we’ve seen so far:
Dell’s Alienware Aurora pairs a fast Intel Core i7-9700 processor with an immensely powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super graphics card. This combination makes the system excellent for gaming — not to mention it also comes with a 512GB NVMe SSD as well as a 1TB HDD that gives you plenty
Apple’s radical update to the macOS platform will have to wait before it can take to the stage. Although Tim Cook and his team will take to the virtual stage this week, the focus will be on the iPhone finally shipping with 5G. The revolutionary MacBooks will have to wait for their moment in that spotlight… a spotlight that will ask how Tim Cook is going to solve the biggest problem facing macOS over the next few years.
This problem arises from Tim Cook’s decision to move the entire macOS platform to Apple’s own chip designed based around ARM. The presumptive MacBook and MacBook Pro releases following this decision, expected to be on sale before the end of 2020, will set the tone for the transition’s success. I’ll be carefully watching how Apple addresses the biggest issue of app compatibility both during the presentation during the launch event and beyond
Find out a tech expert’s picks for the best Mac laptop for mobile professionals, the best Mac laptop for replacing a desktop, and more.
Matching a computer’s build to its intended use isn’t a perfect science, but thankfully Apple makes it easy to customize various Mac laptop configurations. Whether you usually perform tasks that don’t typically overwhelm a computer’s CPU and graphics capabilities, or even if you do, here are the best configurations years of experience and IT consulting suggest work well as at least a baseline for most users.
Standard 13-inch MacBook Air
A standard 13-inch MacBook Air, complete with a 1.1Ghz dual-core i3 CPU and Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, offers a strong mix of portability and capability. The $999 model’s 256 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM meet the needs of most professionals, thanks in part to Apple’s intelligent architecture that maximizes performance. The laptop’s
A future MacBook Pro may do away with mechanical keyboard mechanisms entirely to eliminate issues with debris, by using a force-sensitive surface on a flexible area of the MacBook’s casing to mimic the pressing of keys.
Over the years, Apple has received complaints about its MacBook Pro keyboards, especially for the butterfly mechanism, with key death being an issue among users. The ability for the mechanism to be jammed up with debris led to Apple introducing a membrane in 2018, but even that inclusion wasn’t enough for it to rethink its key mechanism usage.
The main issue is that it is practically impossible for Apple to create a keyboard that can be protected from the elements using conventional keyboard design techniques. Even if Apple internalizes most of the mechanism, there still has to be a protrusion to allow the externally-facing key to actuate, with the required holes being
Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a surprising iPhone 12 Mini decision, a sneaky trick in the iPhone 12 box, a MacBook warning, updates and issues with macOS, a review of the Apple Watch 6, Facebook asking for more, and goodbye to the iPod Nano.
Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).
The Shrinking Storage On The New iPhones
As we wait for Apple to formally announce the iPhone 12 family (including the new ‘iPhone Mini’ branding for the entry level model), details on the storage options have come to light, and while the flagship handsets see a nice jump in specs, those looking at the cheaper
Microsoft has updated its Surface line-up with two challengers taking on key parts of the market. The Surface Laptop Go takes on the mid-range Windows 10 laptop space, while the updated Surface Pro X pushes Microsoft’s plans for Windows 10 on ARM
With Apple set to launch its own ARM-powered MacBook, who has the advantage in this new frontier?
Let’s start with the Pro X. Last year’s Surface Pro X, the first ARM-powered Surface machine, was aiming at a particular group of customers. 2020’s Pro X update hasn’t changed this approach.
The Pro X family is for those looking for a highly mobile device, with 4G LTE connectivity, long battery life, and a focus on productivity. It remains a superb client for cloud based services be they from Microsoft or other providers. If your work revolved around Microsoft Office, Teams, Slack, and web-based tools,
In what is the lowest price we’ve ever seen, Apple’s MacBook Air (2019) with AppleCare is $800 off for two days only, bringing the premium model that’s loaded with upgrades down to $1,149 with the extended protection plan.
Rock bottom price on MacBook Air + AppleCare
Update on Oct. 1 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern: The initial allotment of this aggressive offer is now sold out.
The kit features Apple’s Mid 2019 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.6GHz Core i5 processor, 16GB of memory and a spacious 512GB SSD. The Space Gray model originally retailed for $1,699, but B&H is knocking $550 off the sytem itself and throwing in free AppleCare (a $249 value), bringing the total savings to $800 off (sold out).
This exclusive $1,149* price (deal expired) is available only at AppleInsider for two days only using the special activation instructions below. According to our 2019 MacBook
Apple is widely expected to launch two new MacBooks during October. They will be the first hardware available to the public using the new ARM-based processors instead of the current Intel chips. This is part of a planned two-year transition towards Apple using its own silicon over all of the Mac platform.
The laptops are very much on the bleeding edge of technology, but not much is expected to change on the outside – those who are looking for new design ideas and up to date technology outside of the move to ARM are going to have to wait until the back half of 2021.