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Today Apple is releasing new revamped versions of its 13” MacBook Pro line-up, most notably updating the series with the new scissor-switch style Magic Keyboard, as well as giving the option for Intel’s new 10th generation Ice Lake CPUs in the higher end models. Apple last winter had rolled out its new 16” MacBook Pro which had introduced the new Magic Keyboard, making the choice to drop the controversial butterfly switch keyboard back to a scissor switch design. Today’s 13” line-up adopts the same changes across the smaller form factor models, including the new Touch Bar design that has been narrowed down to now include a physical escape key on the keyboard. The new design otherwise doesn’t significantly diverge from its summer-2019 refresh, although this year...

Apple's MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD: Performance and Battery Life Investigated

We know what a $999 SSD can do for a MacBook Air, but what about a $4,000 SSD in a MacBook Pro? Armed with Apple's latest Penryn based...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/15/2008

Apple’s 45nm Refresh: New MacBook & MacBook Pro

Apple's latest notebooks see improved battery life thanks to Intel's 45nm Penryn core. But how do they perform?

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2008

Apple's New Penryn MacBook Pro: Dissected

Today Apple introduced its first MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks based on Intel's 45nm mobile Penryn CPU. Of course we took ours apart.

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/26/2008

The MacBook Air: Thoroughly Reviewed

We've taken the past couple of weeks to thoroughly review the MacBook Air. Curious about how Apple's latest notebook really measures up? Read on and don't worry...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2008

The Truth about MacBook Air Battery Life

Confused about how long the MacBook Air's battery actually lasts? As you'd expect, it really depends on what you're doing. We created some tests to help set expectations.

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2008

The Other Office: Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Review

The latest Office has shipped, brining an Intel-native version of the popular Mac Office suite to the market. What's new in Office 2008? We take a look.

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/5/2008

Inside Apple's MacBook Air

We just got our MacBook Air and wasted no time, we've already taken it apart and answered a couple of questions before moving on to the review itself. ...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/4/2008

The MacBook Air CPU Mystery: More Details Revealed

It turns out that the CPU in the MacBook Air is a little more custom than we thought. It's not a Low Voltage Merom, it's not a standard...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/17/2008

Apple's MacBook Air: Uncovering Intel's Custom CPU for Apple

The MacBook Air just got announced and hidden in the announcement was a revelation of exactly how far Intel would go for Apple. The CPU inside the MacBook...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2008

Apple TV - Part 2: Apple Enters the Digital Home

Last week we showed you what made Apple TV tick, now we find out how well Apple did with its first digital media extender.

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/26/2007

Apple TV - Part 1: Unboxed and Dissected

Apple's first TV entry has finally started shipping. Before our final review, take a look at what powers the Apple TV. Here's a hint: it's more than...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2007

Apple's Mac Pro - Upgrading CPUs, Memory & Running XP

In our final part of our Mac Pro coverage we look at its upgradability and performance under Windows XP.

72 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2006

Apple's Mac Pro - A True PowerMac Successor

Tempted by the new Mac Pro? Read on and find out why you'll want to replace your PowerMac G5.

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2006

Apple's Mac Pro: A Discussion of Specifications

We're still a couple of weeks away from our review of the new Mac Pro, but for those of you ordering systems today you will not want to miss...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2006

Apple's MacBook Pro: Using it as a Mac and a PC

We take Apple's MacBook Pro for a spin and compare against the PowerBook G4 in OS X as well as its PC competitors in Windows XP. We also...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2006

Apple Makes the Switch: iMac G5 vs. iMac Core Duo

Seven months ago, Apple announced that they would be adopting Intel processors, thanks to superior performance per watt. With Intel based Mac hardware now, we are finally able...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2006

No More Apple Mysteries, Part Two

What happens if we install Linux on both Apple’s G5 platform and the x86 platform? Can Linux solve the server performance problems that we had discovered in our...

48 by Johan De Gelas on 9/1/2005

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac & PC Edition: One Card for All

ATI finally did it, a single card for both Mac and PC platforms. We take a look at the passively cooled, 256MB ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac &...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2005

Apple's Mighty Mouse: The Move to Multi-Button

We spend some quality time with Apple's first multi-button USB mouse but unlike previous Mac experiences, it's not all rosy.

45 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2005

No more mysteries: Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux

How does Apple's G5/Mac OS X platform compare to x86/Linux/Windows? We find out with nothing else, but cold hard numbers as we test the Apple Power Mac Dual...

112 by Johan De Gelas on 6/3/2005

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