We’ve received two models of the new MacBook Air yesterday and have started some of our initial testing on the machines.
The SSD form factor has indeed changed as Apple is the first to adopt and incorporate PCIe storage, but rest assured we are working hard and fast to get you the upgrades you’ve come to rely on from OWC. We’re on it!
In the meantime, we have noticed a vast difference in write speeds between the two SSD offerings that we’ve received so far. The 512GB Samsung SSD found in our 13-inch model offers roughly a 400MB/s increase in write speeds over the 128GB SanDisk/Marvell SSD as our 11-inch model was configured. It is our assumption that the write performance is mainly due to NAND densities and not brand performance in these cases, but we’ll know more once we can run the same tests on a few more models.
As evidenced by the following benchmarks, Article Continues…
This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.
With the WWDC keynote scheduled for today, we can expect that at least one new product will be added to the store when it comes back online. To watch the keynote streaming live* visit http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2013/
We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned.
*Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.
Have we got a deal for you. OWC has got iPad 2s on special!
32GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G models from $319
64GB iPad 2 WiFi + 3G models from $355
Not only are these prices lower than Apple refurbished pricing for the same WiFi only models, but these are with Verizon or AT&T cellular capability (which can be left off for WiFi only use) as a substantially added value.
These pre-owned iPad 2s have been thoroughly inspected, tested and made ready to find new homes and businesses where they can be appreciated once more. They’re in excellent functional condition, but have already been “broken in” to save you that heartbroken feeling from doing it yourself.
Supplies on OWC’s iPad 2s are limited, so in order to take advantage of these great deals you’ll need to act fast. And as always, our Pre-Owned iPad 2s come with a 180 day warranty and a 14 day 100% money-back guarantee, and you’ll also receive an Apple original dock and AC charger.
Want some extra protection or accessories for your iPad when you get it? We’ve got that covered to. From Newer Technology Pad Protectors and GripStands, to genuine Apple Smart Covers and other great accessories, we’ve got something for everyone!
It’s finally Spring. The birds are chirping. The sun is shining. And the rebates are in full bloom.
That’s right, we’ve got a brand new rebate to announce – The OWC Spring Battery Bundle Special!
Get $10 off any Newer Technology NuPower Battery when you upgrade the memory in the same laptop as well.
So now you can not only make your MacBook Pro, MacBook, PowerBook, or iBook run longer by replacing the original battery (or adding a spare), but run faster while accessing more applications at once by increasing the memory. And all while keeping a little “green” in your pocket. Yup, Spring has sprung. Rebate expires June 30th, so act fast.
Visit our Rebate Center to see all our currently available manufacturer rebates.
Whether you’re a dedicated fan, first time watcher, or something in between – the latest Star Trek movie is fun action for everyone. A large swath of our OWC Team has now seen this Sci-Fi Action thriller and we’d like to share a little from them.
Team Member: OWC Larry
Age: 18-24 | 25-34 | 35-44 | 45-54 | 54+
Enjoyed original Star Trek: Yes | No | Huh, there was an original before this?
Comment: I enjoyed it immensely, first in 2D and then in iMax 3D. Unbelievable in iMax 3D! Whether a first time watcher or long time fan of the Star Trek universe, it easily enjoyable for all. Fate being fate, I enjoyed some of the clever homage paid to the original series. Article Continues…