Axiotron updates its ModBook Mac tablet

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Remember the ModBook “Mac Tablet” we showed off at Macworld a couple of years ago? Well, since Apple hasn’t decided to release its own tablet computer yet, Axiotron has updated its own offering.

The new ModBook is based on a MacBook and features a range of enhancements including full Bluetooth connectivity, lightweight, scratch-resistant exterior, an upgraded drawing surface and AnyView LCD/ForceGlass screen cover which has a better contrast ratio than the first model, plus a firmer drawing surface…

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Prototype Macbook Air from mid-2007 surfaces on eBay

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I can’t make up my mind whether Macrumours forum member Brett33 is lucky or not. He bought an ‘as is’ Macbook Air off eBay, and it showed up with a black aluminium base and no ‘Macbook Air’ written on the bezel of the display. On further investigation, Brett discovered that it was a very early prototype of the device, built in May 2007.

The laptop was running a build of OS X 10.5, and the device was produced six months before it was announced to the public. It’s rather unusual to see one of these prototypes in the wild, given how secretive Apple is as a company. If I were Brett, I’d stick it straight back on eBay at double the price.

Forum thread (via Macrumours)

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Apple launches LED Cinema Display designed specifically for MacBook

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Apple wants you to treat your new MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air to a fantastic display, and so it’s revamped its Cinema Display just for the new family of notebook computers.

The crystal clear 24-inch LED-backlit widescreen monitor has iSight camera and speakers built in, and comes with a three-in-one cable with a MagSafe power connector, Mini DisplayPort, and USB connection…

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Apple unveils new 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro

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Apple has taken the wraps off two new notebooks: the 13-inch MacBook and 15-inch MacBook Pro.

The 13-inch MacBook features a precision aluminium unibody enclosure — in other words, it’s constructed from a single solid piece of metal and is much thinner than its predecessor. Not as thin as the MacBook Air, of course, but not bad at 2.41cms.

The ultra-thin 13.3-inch LED backlit display is bright, yet the whole unit is thinner than its outdated LCD relative. It can display up to 1,280 x 800 resolution…

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ROUNDUP: New Apple Macbook rumours

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On Wednesday Tech Digest has been cordially invited to an Apple event called “The spotlight turns to notebooks”. There have been plenty of rumours swirling around regarding a cheap, netbook-y, Macbook arriving, but over the weekend a few more details surfaced about what we’re likely to see.

Firstly, it’s now pretty much given that Apple are going to dump Intel’s integrated graphics chipsets in favour of NVidia’s MCP79 platform. Don’t worry – I’m not expecting you to know what that is off the top of your head. Basically, the NVidia chipset is smaller, faster and more versatile than Intel’s integrated graphics chips…

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RUMOUR: Apple to cheapen the Macbook?

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Blurry shots are popping up across the internet of a new Macbook model, which has been anticipated for a little while now. We don’t normally report on blurry Apple photos, because they’re often just the creations of fanboys with too much time on their hands. This one’s notable though – because there’s chatter that it might arrive at a substationally lower price point than current Apple Macbooks….

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RUMOUR: New Apple MacBook laptops on 14th October

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We may only just have had the Apple music press conference and launch of the new iPod family but where would the internet community be if it was not exposing the next products that Apple has in store before Steve Jobs intends to? The word today is that next up is the redesign of the MacBook laptop line.

No word, as yet, on what to expect but it’s thought that 14th October…

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