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#133: Best in Showroom | November 2010


It’s hard to believe in just a few short weeks the 2010 Holiday shopping season will be in full swing! It’s been a great year for us here at Small Dog, and an amazingly busy past couple of months: between the opening of our newest store in the Mall of New Hampshire (in Manchester, NH), our 4th annual eWaste event, and all of the new Apple products that have been released over the past few months we’ve been going nearly nonstop!

All of our stores are packed with the latest and greatest from Apple, and there are so many great gift ideas this season it’s almost overwhelming. Our prediction is the new iPod touch, Apple TV, iPad, and the recently announced 11-inch MacBook Air will be the hot holiday items this season, and we’ll be keeping our stores stocked with these items and more for the holiday rush. We also have some great new colors of our famous Chill Pill Mobile Speakers: Blue, Purple, and Red! Be sure to stop in to any of our locations and check out these awesome offerings.

Hope everyone in the VT/NH area had a chance to enjoy the great foliage we had this season. Nothing beats taking a long drive with the windows down, sun shining, and music cranked as you soak in gorgeous colors of the season before the snow settles!

Hope to see many of you in the store!

-Gary, Jeremiah, and the South Burlington staff

The New MacBook Air is Here!
By Gary Peters

Last month Apple made a long-overdue update to it’s thinnest and lightest computer—the MacBook Air. Formerly available in only a 13-inch option, there are now both 11- and 13-inch models to choose from.

They both sport flash storage (that’s right folks, no more hard drives!), which was previously an optional configuration. You can now get up to 256GB of solid-state flash storage in the world’s thinnest notebook computer!

Having had a chance to play around with the new 11-inch model we have on demo on the sales floor in South Burlington, I must say the performance of the flash storage makes both application load times and boot times much snappier than any standard, spinning platter hard drive can offer.

These new Macbook Airs are the perfect laptop for those on the go, or for students who want a super light computer to bring to class. Of course, they are a fantastic entry level machine for those new to the Mac platform. Come into the store and check these out for yourself, or take a look at the entire revamped MacBook Air line here.

Featured Closeout: MacBook Pro 15"
By Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Manager, S. Burlington

MacBook Pro 15-inch
LED Screen
2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4GB 1066MHz DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400-rpm Hard Drive

Click Here for more details on this sellout notebook.

Refurbished 1TB Time Capsules
By Mikhael Cohen, Sales Associate, S. Burlington

The Time Capsule is Apple’s all-in-one solution for home networks. In conjunction with Apple’s Time Machine software built into Leopard and Snow Leopard (Over 60% faster on Snow Leopard), your computer can automatically back up to the Time Capsule’s 1TB or 2TB hard drive, with an update occurring hourly.

In fact, unlike other external hard drives, multiple Macs can back up to this same device! This is an enterprise-grade hard drive, and capable of surviving many years of use.

This device also enables you to share USB hard drives and printers to all machines on the network. Just plug in a powered USB hub to support multiple devices!

Configuration is relatively simple, compared to most other router brands. If you own a Mac, you already have the software installed to handle the setup. Just open your AirPort Utility, which is located under Applications > Utilities. This will enable you to access the router, and go through a setup assistant to get you started!

It also features the ability to extend your wireless range using WDS (Wireless Distribution System) and a compatible router. Generally this works best with the AirPort Extreme or Express.

Small Dog currently has a factory refurbished 1TB model at $219.99, with a full 1-year Apple warranty. It cuts $80 off the $299.99 retail.

Small Dog Electronics Presents: Your Business on a Mac Seminars
By Rob Amon, Outside Sales Manager

Don’t waste time wrangling with your tech infrastructure—Small Dog and Apple give you the tools you need to make your business stand out and stay productive.

We’re hosting a pair of free informative presentations with demos showing you how to add a Mac to your business.

November 18, 2010
1:30 – 5:00 pm
Yard Restaurant & Conference Center
Manchester, NH

Learn all you need to know and pre-register here by November 17:

Follow Us Online
By Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Manager, S. Burlington

For monthly drawings, Mac tips, tricks, Apple news and fun stuff, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook!


Product of the Month | 11/10

Need some new sound in your life? Look no further.

The Sierra Sound iN Studio 4.0 Smart Speakers provide amazing sound for your computer, iPod/iPhone or CD/DVD player. It has several inputs and outputs to connect almost any device to this speaker system.

Check out the new Sierra Sound iN Studio 4.0 Smart Speakers here or come into the store to see them for yourself.

Enhance your music experience in the home or office—with a price tag of only $199.99, it makes it an affordable addition to your existing setup.

New Software Titles!

iLife ’11 – featuring updated versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand!
Just $49.99

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac: Single-user package with newly updated Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Plus, 3-user package and Business Edition with Outlook is also available!

Starting at $119.99

Classes | 11/10

Absolute Mac Basics
S. Burlington – Sun. 11/7/10 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Mac Basics Level Two
S. Burlington – Sun. 11/14/10 5:15 pm to 6:45 pm

Sign up here. or in-store!

Free In-Store Seminars | 11/10

Every Saturday, we hold free seminars in our S. Burlington store. Come in for more details!

2 pm: System Preferences
4 pm: iPad

2 pm: iPhoto
4 pm: iPad

2 pm: iTunes & App Store
4 pm: iPad

Black Friday Weekend! Happy Shopping!

BIS Coupon | 11/10

Take $5 off any Mini Power product for iPod, iPhone or iPad!

Must present coupon at time of sale.