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The MacBook and the future of Apple laptops

Apple gave us a glimpse into the future of laptops with the new MacBook. But what does that mean for the rest of the company's laptops?

Tim Cook was unambiguous about the new MacBook during his most recent conference call with financial analysts:

We believe — and I think most everyone agrees — this is the future of the notebook.

The new MacBook hasn't exactly wowed early reviewers with its performance capabilities, but I think the laptop is fundamentally designed to appeal to a different class of user than Apple currently caters to with its MacBook Air and the Retina MacBook Pro.

Having said that, the company is likely going to continue to make powerful laptops that appeal to its current customer base. So when Cook says that the MacBook is the future of the notebook, what does he mean?

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Best premium Mac messenger bags

It's one thing to get a bag to carry your Mac; it's another thing entirely to do it in style.

Finding the right bag to carry your Mac laptop can be tricky: It has to be the right size, offer a decent amount of security and protection, have enough space for other stuff you might need, and should look good in the process. As with most accessories, Mac messenger bags are definitely not one size fits all. But if you're in the market, these are currently our top picks when it comes to premium messenger bags for Mac!

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MacBook Air, MacBook Pro users: Does your screen have "stains?"

Some owners of Mac laptops have noticed a "stain" problem on their displays. Are you having this problem?

Reader Bhaskar Bhat recently alerted me to a web site that describes a problem I've had with my early 2013 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. I thought I'd pass it along in case you've had the same issue.

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Apple posts workaround for Macs that stop responding during setup

If you're having problems with the setup process hanging on your new MacBook, Apple has posted a support article today outlining a remedy.

The support article addresses a fairly widespread problem where setup stops responding and displays the dreaded "beach ball" after one creates a user account. If you're experiencing the problem, Apple recommends you either wait about 30 minutes for setup to resume, or complete Setup Assistant without connecting to the internet.

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New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro get the tear down treatment

The team at iFixit has gotten their hands on the updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, announced by Apple on Monday at their "Spring Forward" event.

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MacBook Air 11-inch vs. 13-inch: Which ultralight laptop should you get?

You have to decide which MacBook Air is right for you - the smaller 11-inch model or the larger 13-inch version? Also, what configure to order options make the most sense? Let's have a look.

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MacBook vs. MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which laptop should you get?

Mac Buyers Guide: How to choose the best new MacBook - the stunning new MacBook, the thin, lightweight MacBook Air, or the robust and powerful MacBook Pro.

You've decided that it's time to replace your aging Mac with one of Apple's new laptops. Do you wait for the new MacBook, get a MacBook Air, or spend the money for a MacBook Pro both old and with the new Retina display. There are a lot of options. They run the gamut of prices, too. What do you get for your money? And which model is best suited for you?

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MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updated, available today

During today's Spring Forward press event, Apple announced new hardware updates for its existing MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines, available today.

The new versions of the MacBook Air now have ThunderBolt 2 ports, along with the fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors inside. Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro is getting the same Force Touch trackpad that the new MacBook is getting, along with the fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

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Apple introduces the new super-thin 12-inch Retina MacBook

Apple has launched an all-new MacBook today at the Spring forward event.

After months of speculation, Apple took the wraps off their all-new, all-redesigned Retina MacBook. In a device that harkens back to Steve Jobs' unveiling of the original MacBook Air, it blends bleeding edge technology with forward reaching engineering to make a laptop that's both high-density and highly power efficient.

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What else do you want to see at Apple's Spring Forward event?

If the Apple Watch shares the keynote stage on March 9, what could it share that stage with?

The 2007 iPhone keynote also hosted the re-introduction of Apple TV (née iTV). The 2012 iPad 3 event also hosted the introduction of the Apple TV 3 (1080p). Last year's iPhones 6 event shared the stage with the Apple Watch, and the iPads with Touch ID shared the stage with the Retina 5K iMac. Apple has a history of double features.

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