By Nick Maizlin
When Apple creates devices, it strives to achieve two main things that don’t necessarily go hand in hand - speed and thinness (perhaps with the exception of the new iPad). And so Apple has now released the next-gen MacBook Pro, a speed demon packed in a very compact casing. In fact, it may not be such a stretch as to compare the new Pro to the Air, seeing as Apple chose to remove the optical drive. On the other hand, consumers are treated with the excellent Retina display, a quad-core i7 processor and an Nvidia GeForce 650M GPU. The rest is Apple standard, with 768GB of flash storage, HDMI, SD card slot, dual microphones and Thunderbolt ports as well as USB 3.0, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and MagSafe 2. This MacBook is said to last you a good 7 hours.
The new MacBook is now on sale for - $2,199 for a quad-core i7 clocked at 2.3GHz, 8GB or RAM and 256GB of storage. Let’s get the show rock and rolling!
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HTC ONE X: First 24 Hours!
Over the first 24 hours the HTC ONE X has been great, but thats not to say perfect. I talk all about the size of the device and if HTC has done enough to get rid of Sense.
By Nick Maizlin (@GhostProShark)
The new HTC One X has arrived and while you’re waiting for our full review of, you can read on and see what the other guys (and gals) are saying.
“Buying an HTC One X is a lot like getting a unicorn; it’s wild, fast, white, beautiful, expensive and fickle. Still, it gives even the mighty Galaxy Nexus a run for its money.”
~Engadget, Myriam Joire
“HTC has done something special with the One line…Just give me a One X running something closer to stock Android 4.0, HTC, and I believe you’ve got the best smartphone ever made.”
~The Verge, Chris Ziegler
“HTC’s 2011 range struggled to compete with their predecessors, but the One X is leagues ahead of where the Sensation series left off. It’ll take more than good looks and a fast chip to make the One X an automatic success… but it’s is a capable phone… a sign that HTC has finally turned a corner in its strategy and products.”
~SlashGear, Chris Davies
“If you’ve been dreaming of a wonderfully powerful Android 4.0 smartphone boasting everything but the kitchen sink and don’t live in theU.S., the globally available HTC One X could have your name on it.”
“The battery life [is bad], but it’s not an insurmountable problem… it’s just frustrating… The HTC One X is a beautiful piece of kit. It’s stylishly designed, light, has a cracking screen and comes with enough future-proofing to make us believe our grandchildren may still have one.”
~TechRadar, Gareth Beavis
“Its camera may not be the best in the business and the Sense UI might need some fine tuning, but… it’s really easy to recommend the One X to those currently in a search of a cutting-edge smartphone - the specs and design combo it offers can’t be matched by any other device currently on the market… the One X is the proper choice for geeks.”
So while the One X does have its ups and downs – nothing is invincible – we can see that HTC put forth a solid effort, coming out with one of the fastest, most stylish devices currently in the market.
By Nick Maizlin (@GhostProShark)
If you happen to stumble across the Rogers website, you’ll see a satisfying pre-order option for the Android 4.0 HTC One X. You’ll pay a $169.99 for a 3-year contract. On the One X page, there is a comforting label with the words ‘coming soon’. Furthermore, in press release, Rogerssaid that the phone will be available this month. What a relief to know that we’ll get our hands on this device by the end of this month. The pre-order option expires on April 30th, so start pre-ordering fast. Also, if one pre-orders their device,Rogers decided to reward an HTC Price Pack that will also feature a trip to the 2012 Much Video Music Awards in Toronto.
The HTC One X will boast a 4.7 inch display crafted from the famous Gorilla Glass. As usual, HTC put their Sense skin on ICS, and this time around, it actually looks good. There will also be a 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel shooter as well as 1 GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage. Oh, and don’t forget an incredible and slim design to top it off.