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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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Is a new MacBook Air just around the corner?

It's been almost a year since the last MacBook Air refresh. Rumors suggest Apple's about to release a new model.

Rumors started circulating Wednesday that Apple's about to pull the trigger on a refresh to the MacBook Air, equipping it with a moderately faster processor and bigger battery. The update could arrive next week when Apple is expected to show off the Apple Watch at its Spring Forward event in San Francisco. Is a faster processor and bigger battery all Apple needs to keep up the MacBook Air's momentum?

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How to upgrade your MacBook Air with more storage

One of the best ways to get more life out of an aging Mac is to upgrade the storage. In some cases you'll want to go faster. In other cases, you'll want to go bigger.

I carried a MacBook Air for two years but gave up on it in favor of a Retina MacBook Pro with beefier SSD storage, and haven't regretted it. The MacBook Air is still with us, in the hands of my college-aged son. It's time for a storage upgrade to get him a couple more years with it. Here's how.

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Press at the Windows 10 event also look like an Apple ad

Last night it was the State of the Union press gallery that looked like an Apple ad, and today it was Microsoft's Windows 10 event that was resplendent in aluminum MacBooks and glowing Apple logos. Austen Allred, co-founder of Grasswire captured it on Twitter.

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The press gallery over the State of the Union looks like an Apple ad

Michael McAuliff, Senior Congressional reporter for the Huffington Post, tweeted a picture of the U.S House floor during the State of the Union. There, in the press gallery above the president and vice president, can clearly be seen the broad aluminum stripes of MacBooks and the bright stars of their glowing Apple logos.

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What if the next MacBook Air were lighter than an iPad?

Someone gave me a cold for CES this year — how nice of them! — so I've been getting up obnoxiously early this week. Today, I thought I'd use some of that time to muse on Tuesday's Retina MacBook Air rumor from 9to5Mac. Senior editor Mark Gurman's source purports that the next MacBook Air will merge the 11- and 13-inch models into a single ultrathin 12-inch model with — get this — a single lonely USB-C port.

Now, before I go any further, I'm going to note that Gurman wrote and mocked up the machine based on an internal prototype, so it's entirely possible that Apple's next MacBook Air will look nothing like this. But if it did, well... it'd sure be an interesting in-between for folks who don't want to work on an iPad, huh?

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