Showing posts from June, 2012

The New 2012 Macbook Air - Is there a better competitor?

Apple last week unveiled its new line-up of laptops including the latest revision to the Macbook Air. With prices staring at £849 for the 11-inch model, there's no doubt it's one of the more expensive laptops around but is there anything better on the market for it's specs and features? Source: The Macbook Air competes with the latest line of ultrabooks - high-spec, low weight laptops running Microsoft Windows. Below is a comparison of the Macbook Air and a few other ultra books - for the purpose of this comparison we'll be using the baseline 13-inch Air. 2012 Macbook Air 13-inch: Price : £999 Screen : 13-inch Processor : Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge 1.8GHz - Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz Hard Drive : 128GB SSD RAM : 4GB Graphics : Intel HD Graphics 4000 Notes : Available from £859 for students. 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 thunderbolt port, 1 SD card slot. Weights 1.3kg, 720p FaceTime camera, OS X Lion and iLife Suite included, 7 hours battery life, no buil

Disneyland Paris - Club Actionnaires Meeting - 31 May 2012

The latest Disneyland Paris Club Actionnaires (Shareholder's Club) meeting was held a few days ago on 31st May 2012 and offered members of the club an opportunity to ask questions about how the resort is favouring. This is particularly import in this pivotal 20th anniversary year with massive investments having been made. Below is what emerged from the meeting: Villages Nature: Construction agreements are being negotiated. They are preparing the marketing for the real-estate there - it ill first be targetted at "Ecological forward-looking countries" such as Scandinavia, Germany, Netherlands, France, ... initially, before marketing them globally. There will be roughly three levels of "comfort", but prices have not yet been finalised.  The target customer will be families staying for an average of one week.  P. Gas hopes to attract some of these families to the theme parks, but there won't be a central reservation system to avoid cannibalising r