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Apple extends old MacBook Pro graphics warranty to 3 years

The flaw in some NVIDIA graphics chipsets has caused Apple to extend their warranty on NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT based MacBook Pro notebooks from 2 to 3 years. Apple has extended the warranty on these MacBook Pros to three years according to their help page regarding the issue. “Apple has determined that some MacBook Pro computers with the NVIDIA GeForce ...

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Free 16GB iPod nano with select MBP/MBA models

Arab Computers are offering a new promotion. Whenever you buy a MacBook Pro 17″ (2.5GHz, $GB, 320GB, SuperDrive) 11,500SR or a MacBook Air (1.86GHz, 2GB, 128GB) 10,900SR you will get a free iPod nano. You can find more information about the hardware used in this promotion from this post.

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Fake MacBook Pro from Arab Computers?

Arab Computers posted some new promotions. What I find interesting was the MacBook Pro 17″ in that offer. The problem with the first image is that the front of this MacBook Pro looks like the old models yet the keyboard appears similar to the new unibody. Unibody MacBook Pro doesn’t have the DVD drive on the front as well. The ...

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New 17″ MacBook Pro

Apple Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller announced the new aluminum unibody 17″ MacBook Pro which, at 2.50cm thick and 2.99 kg, is the thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook in the world, according to Phil. And a built-in battery that delivers up to eight hours of use and up to 1,000 recharges for more than three times the lifespan of ...

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MacBooks arrive from the Apple Distributor

Arab Computers (an Apple Authorized Distributor in Saudi Arabia) announced on their website (English site is still unavailable) that the new line of unibody MacBooks and MacBook Pros are now available. The MacBook 2.0GHz model is available for 6200 SR and the 2.4GHz model for 7100 SR. While the MacBook Pro 2.4GHz model sold for 8900 SR and the 2.53 ...

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New MacBooks available in Riyadh

I got an SMS from Itechia today announcing the availability of the new Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro in their showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Itechia also announced the opening of their newest branch in Riyadh which is located in Hayat Mall in Mursalat.

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Watch the Apple Special Event video

You can now watch a video of Apple’s Special Event for the month of October 2008 where Steve Jobs introduced the new line of MacBooks. You can either watch a regular stream or high definition stream. The video is also available as a downloadable podcast (iTunes link).

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MacBook Pro gets a new design and more power

Apple updates the MacBook Pro with the new design (more about it tomorrow when I get some coffee). The new MacBook Pros feature 2 videos cards (an integrated one and a GPU). It also features a glass trackpad that acts as a button (no physical button!), just press the track to click. The 17-inch MacBook Pro was only refreshed, as ...

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Apple to repair MacBooks with faulty Nvidia GPUs

Due to a glitch in some of the graphics chips (GPUs) made by Nvidia, Apple is offering free of charge repair of affected MacBook Pro machines. In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging defect. At that same time, NVIDIA assured Apple that Mac computers with ...

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Apple offers replacement MagSafe power adapters

Apple is offering free replacement for MagSafe power adapters with separation of the white insulation. According to Apple’s knowledge base article, “Whether your product is in or out-of-warranty, you can take your adapter (you don’t need to take the computer) to an Apple-Authorized Service Provider”. Some MacBook and MacBook Pro models are affected. If you have problems with your MagSafe ...

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