Posts Tagged ‘macbook’

Buying a Mac for the First Time: A 13-Inch Refurbished MacBook Air for $929 Seems a Good Deal – Long, Long Battery Life

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Apple Refurb had 13-Inch MacBooks Air for just $929 a little while back.

So I bought a Mac.

For the first time.

I’ve used Macs before but not on purpose.

Now here’s the key:

“Originally released June 2013″

Intel Haswell, baby – that’s the ticket to loooong battery life. The older MBAs look the same, but they have different guts

Pluses include battery life (and the 1000 lifetime recharge cycle), the small form factor and the lighted keyboard.

Minuses include the Mac OS and the Mac keyboard layout, and the very short battery life if you have the processor working hard. (Surfing the web, it has a much better battery life than competitors, but actual processing uses up its tiny batteries turbo fast. I guess you should have it plugged in when doing heavy lifting. That’s fair enough.)

Anyway, this was the deal, when it was around. I like it:

Come Take the Dell Ultrabook Challenge Today Near the Ferry Building: Meet the Windows Version of the MacBook Air

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I guess. Actually they were closed forlunch when I passed by. Today they will be in the Marina in the morning and then at Fishermans Wharf starting at 2 PM.

I don’t know, maybe they’ll have some Dell swag for you as you check out their forthcoming XPS 13, which starts at $1000, which sounds a bit high to me but whatever.

A taco truck without tacos, temporarily in the 415:

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See you there, I suppose.

Attention Apple, Inc. Acolytes: “You Are Worshiping a False Idol. Just Saying, Bro”

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Vic Wong at the Mission Mission brings it all home for us. Click on over to read his pithy words on this subject.

Apple acolytes illuminating the corporate glowing icon for tout le monde to see, you know, to spread The Message: Must buy Apple, must buy Apple:

Vic Wong

Our Church on Chestnut:

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You can live your life without a whole bunch of Apple stuff.

Right?

Apple’s Black Friday Discounts are Bigger Than Expected for 2010 – IPods, IPads All on Sale

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Apple’s Black Friday discounts are bigger than expected for 2010.

Now, I wouldn’t ever recommend you starting down the path of Apple for a real computer (something like a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro or an iMac*) but you might find something in the iPad-or-smaller-category appealing.

Act now, today only:

*Why? Cause Apple’s competition is generally harder, better, faster, stronger, cheaper and will be for the foreseeable future.