Apple issues recall for MacBook Air flash storage drives

Apple (s AAPL) has issued a recall relating to the 64GB and 128GB flash storage drives used in the previous generation of MacBook Air systems. If you bought a MacBook Air between June 2012 and June 2013, the latest firmware update will also run a test to see whether the drive needs to be replaced. It’s unclear how widespread the flash storage drive failure is, but it appears that the faulty drive will undergo total failure if left unchecked. So hop to it: your music library and photo albums will thank you for it.

Acer’s $299 Chromebook boosts memory, battery life, and storage

Acer just joined the Chromebook market a month ago, but already has a follow up model that addresses some shortcomings. A new $299 Chromebook doubles RAM and battery life but strangely ups the hard drive storage to 500 GB as well. Does a Chromebook need that?

Acer’s C7 is part PC, part Chromebook for $199

The new Acer C7 looks more like a tradtional laptop than any prior Google Chromebook because of the Intel Core processor and 320 GB magnetic hard drive. But it’s an aggressively priced Chromebook at $199, which could sway many to give Chrome OS a try.