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New MacBook Air Review: Can the Best Get Better? -
May 6, 2014 | WSJ | By JOANNA STERN.

Consumers are increasingly confused by the blurring lines, too. When weighing the 11-inch MacBook Air versus the 9.7-inch iPad Air, both are highly portable computers with a similar footprint, especially when you attach a keyboard to the iPad. With the iPad you get a great tablet experience capable of some laptop tasks. With the littlest MacBook, you get a computer that is comfortable on your lap, but no fun to read on in bed.

What I really want to come out of the envelope one day is a piece of hardware that pushes both Airs together without compromise. Yes, that means a super-slim machine with a touch screen, some sort of keyboard, 4G connectivity and multi-day battery life. But I want other features, too, that can liberate us from the ways we interacted with computers in the PC era.

How about Siri, managing email on our phones and laptops? Gesture control to manipulate on-screen objects with a wave of the hand? Wireless or even solar power, so I can ditch the charger? Connection ports disappearing altogether, as everything goes wireless and up into the cloud?

That all may sound crazy, but so did the original Air. Now look how normal it seems.
laptops  MacBook_Air  ipad  Apple  post-PC 
may 2014 by jerryking
Intel’s Sharp-Eyed Social Scientist

Dr. Bell’s title at Intel, the world’s largest producer of semiconductors, is director of user experience research at Intel Labs, the company’s research arm. She runs a skunk works of some 100 social scientists and designers who travel the globe, observing how people use technology in their homes and in public. The team’s findings help inform the company’s product development process, and are also often shared with the laptop makers, automakers and other companies that embed Intel processors in their goods.
Intel  UX  anthropologists  semiconductors  observations  product_development  ethnography  consumer_research  anthropology  automotive_industry  laptops  social_science 
february 2014 by jerryking
Making Sense of All the New Choices in Laptops -
November 20, 2012, 8:59 p.m. ET

Making Sense of All the New Laptop Flavors

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Walter_Mossberg  laptops 
november 2012 by jerryking
Your Next Laptop Is Worth Waiting For -
April 18, 2012

Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop

laptops  Walter_Mossberg 
april 2012 by jerryking
For PCs, Hope in a Slim Profile -

For PCs, Hope in Slim Profile
Thin 'Ultrabook' Laptops Pose Stylish Challenge to MacBook Air at Lower Prices
january 2012 by jerryking
Apple new MacBook Air series to compete with ultrabooks in 1Q12
Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 28 November 2011]
Apple  MacBook_Air  laptops 
november 2011 by jerryking
A Guide for PC Buyers Not Looking for a Tablet -
NOVEMBER 10, 2011
A Guide for PC Buyers Not Looking for a Tablet
Walter_Mossberg  laptops  recommendations 
november 2011 by jerryking
Here's Why You'll Ditch Your iPad for Windows 8
Sept, 13m 2011 | The Atlantic Wire | Rebecca Greenfield
Microsoft  Windows_8  laptops  buyers  ipad 
september 2011 by jerryking
Netbooks Return as 'Ultrabooks' -
MAY 31, 2011 | WSJ |By DON CLARK. Pressed by the
rise of tablet-style computers, makers of conventional laptop PCs are
moving to give the category a makeover, aided by Intel Corp. and other
chip makers.The hardware companies are using the Computex trade show in
Taiwan this week to announce a variety of responses to hit products like
Apple Inc.'s iPad. A key goal is to deliver much thinner and lighter
laptops, with mainstream price points and tablet-style features such as
touchscreens and the ability to switch on quickly to let users call up
websites without waiting.
laptops  ARM  Intel  tablets 
may 2011 by jerryking
Choosing a Laptop in a Tablet World -
APRIL 21, 2011 | WSJ | By WALTER S. MOSSBERG. Picking Out a Laptop in the Brave, New World of Tablets
Walter_Mossberg  buyers  guidelines  howto  tablets  laptops 
april 2011 by jerryking
A Simple Guide to Shopping for a Computer -
NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By WALTER S. MOSSBERG
Walter_Mossberg  howto  guide  laptops 
november 2010 by jerryking
Review of the Apple iMac and MacBook -
* OCTOBER 21, 2009

Apple's New iMac, MacBook Grow Better, Brighter

Apple  iMacs  Walter_Mossberg  laptops 
october 2009 by jerryking

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