How to Check if Your Macbook Air Has the Faster Samsung SSD

Check if your Macbook Air has the faster Samsung SSD. 1. On the Mac OS X toolbar on top-left of the screen, click the Apple logo .

The thing is, if you have a Macbook Air, you could have either the faster solid state drive (SSD) made by Samsung or a slower one manufactured by Toshiba. How do you tell which one you have? Continue reading

The 15-inch Macbook Air and Other Rumors (Roundup)

A 15-inch Macbook Air? It could happen. Retina display on Apple notebooks? Quite possibly.  Ivy Bridge processors on the Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air? Most probably.

The following are the top news stories on Mac Mojo.

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Get Ready for a 15-inch Macbook Air with Ivy Bridge

It’s not just updates for the iPhone and the iPad that are getting attention lately. Technology sites have been abuzz with the possible launch of a Macbook Air with a whopping 15-inch screen. New processors with Ivy Bridge processors are also to make an appearance on the next-generation Macbook Air.

Macbooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors could be out very very soon. Image from the Apple website

Right now, Macbook Air line includes an 11-inch and a 13-inch models; 15-inch screens are only available on Macbook Pros.

As for CPUs, the current Macbook Air’s Sandy Bridge processor from Intel provides great performance while being a great energy saver. But Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor promises to be both faster and smaller than Sandy Bridge. Intel is also touting Ivy Bridge’s graphics and multimedia performance.

So what other features and components can we expect to find on the coming Macbook Air? Read more after the jump.

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Macbooks with Intel’s Ivy Bridge Could Be out April 8, 2012 -Rumor

Rumor has it that Macbooks equipped with Intel’s upcoming Ivy Bridge processors could be out by April 8. Reports from various sources point to Digitimes as the source for a possible release date for Intel’s next generation CPUs using the Ivy Bridge architecture.

Macbooks with Intel Ivy Bridge processors could be out very very soon. Image from the Apple website

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Samsung SSD for Coming Macbook Air to Become Twice as Fast

The solid state drives (SSDs) on the Macbook Air is about to become twice as fast, thanks to a new component manufactured by Samsung. Speed tests conducted on the new Samsung SSD 830 showed significant improvements in performance in the previous generation Samsung SSD 470.

Macbook Air updates will have an Ivy Bridge processor and possibly the faster Samsung SSD 830. Photo from Apple website.

The Macbook Air is not equipped with this superfast SSD yet. So when will a Macbook Air come out with the Samsung SSD 830? Read more after the jump.

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Apple Buys its Own Flash Memory Company for USD 500 Million

It’s a done deal. Apple will be buying Anobit, an Israel-based semiconductor company specializing in flash storage, for USD 500 million according to reports.

The Macbook Air also credits flash storage for "instant on gratification." Photo from Apple website.

The prime minister of Israel even tweeted about the sale:

“Welcome to Israel, Apple Inc. on your 1st acquisition here. I’m certain that you’ll benefit from the fruit of Israeli knowledge.”

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