11.6″ MacBook Air for $799 – Deal Alert

MacBook Air 11.6-inch

With the recent release of new MacBook Air models, B&H is clearing out the past generation and has the entry-level MacBook Air for $799 (reg. $999). Of course, the new entry-level model is only $849 (thanks to a $100 price drop on the MSRP when Apple launched the new models and B&H’s sale prices).

I actually have the model that is one year older than this model on clearance and have been very happy with its performance. I generally use it for travel and run Lightroom on it with no problems. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Apple MacBook Air Updated with Faster Processors and $100 Price Drop

Apple MacBook Air Spring 2014

Apple quietly rolled out an update on the MacBook Air yesterday. Both 11-inch and 13-inch models received updates with new Intel Haswell processors and slightly better battery specs. The models also received a $100 price drop for the standard configurations.

The 11-inch 128GB base model is now $899, while the 256GB model is $1099. Likewise, the 13-inch 128GB model is $999 and the 256GB model is $1199.

Macbook Air as a Mobile Camera?

Macbook Air Mobile Camera

If there’s one thing that I can’t help but snicker at, it’s people using iPads and other tablets to grab snapshots in public.  But this shot that shows a concert goer using his Macbook Air to shoot either images or video at a Jay-Z concert is beyond me.

There are of cellphone photographers in the crowd, along with a stable of pro DSLR shooters in front of the gates.  I can only presume that the dude with the Macbook Air spent his savings on his computer and not on the latest iPhone…

[via PetaPixel]

MacBook Air Editing 4K RED Footage

The above video shows off some of the real world potential of Thunderbolt.  With the combination of a RED Rocket card and a Sonnet PCIe expansion chassis, even a little MacBook Air can chew through 4K RED footage at full resolution.

It was good to see some Thunderbolt products at CES 2012 finally starting to trickle into the market.  See coverage for LaCie, G-Tech and Western Digital for other Thunderbolt devices.