Well, it’s a busy, busy, busy time of year for us. We’re winding down from the holidays, we’ve got a lot of products being released/announced at CES, and we’re looking forward to Macworld, too. However, we’ve always got time for a great deal, and our Garage Sale Page is chock full of them.
So without any further ado, let’s take a look at what you can find this month:
Act quickly – items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.
Newer Technology announced today the NuPower 45 Watt-Hour Replacement Battery for Late 2008 13″ Apple MacBook ‘Unibody’ aluminum notebook computers. The NuPower 45 watt-hour battery offers a 23% lower cost than the same watt-hour replacement battery available from Apple.
NuPower –Makes Apple Laptops Better Than New
Newer Technology NuPower high capacity replacement batteries are available for nearly every Mac notebook computer model produced from 1998 to 2009 including G3 PowerBooks with up to 87% more capacity, G4 PowerBooks with up to 50% more capacity, and iBooks with up to 67% more capacity. A one year warranty is included with all NuPower replacement batteries. Article Continues…
Those of you who follow these sorts of things will be happy to know that, after hovering around the 2-3 percent mark for about 15 years, Apple now has 5 percent share of the world computer market, according to analyst Charlie Wolf of Needham & Co.
Most of that growth has been due to a recent jump in enterprise sales as well as explosive growth in Asia. During the September quarter, Mac shipments grew 24.6 percent while the rest of the market only grew about 5.3 percent, making it the 22nd consecutive quarter where Apple’s growth outpaced the computer market as a whole.
Much of this has been due to its growth in the business market, where it saw a 43.8 percent increase over the 4.8 percent the rest of the market saw. The home market had similar (if less dramatic) numbers, showing a 25.6 percent increase to the the total growth of four percent. In fact, the only place where it seemed to fall short of the industry as a whole was in its traditional stronghold of the “education” sector, where Apple’s 2.9 percent growth is considerably lower than the 16.9 percent for the market in general.
Both the business and home user gains seem to be due to the iPad and iPhone. While the iPad, with its simpler interface, seems to be eating into Mac sales (as well as other computers) in the education market, iDevice “halo effect” in businesses and homes has users buying the computer these devices were originally designed to work with.
Can Apple keep up this monumental growth streak? We’ll see.
There’s only so much preparation that can be done before a major operating system release. It seems inevitable to avoid every hiccup.
Fortunately, many manufacturers of products have already issued compatibility statements, driver updates and workarounds for many of the products we carry. For those that haven’t, OWC has been (and will continue to be) testing the products we carry and compiling our findings into our handy “Updating to OS X 10.7 Lion: OWC’s Compatibility and Transition Guide.” If you are experiencing any issues with your hardware, we suggest checking there first. Article Continues…
Sure, we announced a price drop on the Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 yesterday, but we understand that not everybody wants or needs a desktop RAID unit. That’s cool. As it turns out, we have lots of great deals on lots of different items – possibly something you’ve been looking for. Here’s just a sampling.
Grab these great deals while you can! Items are “first come, first served” and of varying limited quantities. Quantities are limited to that which is on hand and items automatically count down and ‘disappear’ as sold out. Sorry… no rain checks.