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  • Wait, is that a MacBook Pro in this Vista ad?

    Wait, is that a MacBook Pro in this Vista ad?

    The above is a scan of some Windows Vista promotional material. But, is that an old MacBook Pro this perfect family is using? Now, Apple doesn’t have a monopoly on silver laptops chassis but wouldn’t it have been wiser to have something more distinctly PC? Read More

  • Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro: It kinda works

    The kids at GearLog installed a beta copy of Windows 7 on their fresh new MacBook Pro and found that it wasn’t working quite as expected. Most of the functions were working but some of the little tweaks failed. Read More

  • MacBook "no button" trackpads not registering clicks

    MacBook "no button" trackpads not registering clicks

    digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/apple/MacBook_Trackpads_Suck_and_Doesn_t_Register_60_of_Clicks’; A tip came in this weekend from someone with a fleet of new MacBooks. His complaint? Every 50 or so clicks and the trackpad freezes for 5 to 10 clicks and then wakes back up. The tipster writes: So we’ve bought about 10 of them, all of them have awful problems recognizing clicks. The… Read More

  • FireWire 800 now part of Western Digital My Passport Studio portable hard drive

    FireWire 800 now part of Western Digital My Passport Studio portable hard drive

    That Apple eliminated FireWire 400 from the MacBook Pro wasn’t lost on Western Digital, which just original story titlereleased a FireWire 800 version of the My Passport Studio portable hard drive. The HDD, which tops out at 500GB, is designed for mobile professionals—photographers and videographers—who need to carry large files with them. It weighs less than seven ounces, not… Read More

  • Apple: No 9600M GT capabilities for you!

    Apple: No 9600M GT capabilities for you!

    Back when we announced ahead of time that Apple was switching to an NVIDIA chipset, you might have taken a look at what was then already suspected of being the new laptops’ GPU. Notice if it promises anything the MacBook Pro doesn’t have? Like say some major selling points like Hybrid SLI and on-the-fly switching between the two GPUs? That’s funny; other laptops can do it! Apple… Read More

  • Netbooks and Apple dominating Amazon's tech top 10

    Netbooks and Apple dominating Amazon's tech top 10

    How exciting! I’ve always been skeptical of the actual popularity of netbooks, but I think this makes them out to be actual successful products and not just industry darlings. I don’t think anybody is surprised at the new MacBooks being on the top 10 in computers and hardware, but I am surprised that the white ones and the last-generation MacBook Pros are still selling better. I… Read More

  • The MacBook and MacBook Pro splayed-out revealing intimate details

    The MacBook and MacBook Pro splayed-out revealing intimate details

    It’s just tradition that when a new, hot gadget launches, someone has to tear the sucker apart thus producing what is affectionately called circuit board pr0n. Besides the pretty pictures though, sometimes hidden details are uncovered as is the case with these new Apple notebooks.  Read More

  • No Blu-ray on MacBook makes Homer something something?

    No Blu-ray on MacBook makes Homer something something?

    Steve Jobs rubbished Blu-ray yesterday, calling format a “bag of hurt,” no doubt putting a tear in the eye of message boarders everywhere. (How much do you want to bet that he’ll call the next revision of the iMac “epic”?) But is that a big deal, that Apple, apparently, has no interest in incorporating Blu-ray into its computers, especially when plenty of other… Read More

  • Changing from "performance" to "battery life" mode on MBP  – possibly more serious than before

    Changing from "performance" to "battery life" mode on MBP – possibly more serious than before

    Looks like it’s not just a matter of capping CPU usage and lowering fan speeds to keep that battery going now. That makes sense when you consider that the new GPU/CPU combo is doing a lot of dynamic load sharing, although it’s unclear how Apple is implementing the Hybrid GPU capabilities of the new GeForces. You’ll have to log out after making the change, which suggests… Read More

  • So where are the other MacBook Pro and MacBook screen size options? [Update]

    So where are the other MacBook Pro and MacBook screen size options? [Update]

    Good ‘ol Apple. The company announced brand-spanking new MacBook Pro and MacBook options today, but limited the new models to a single screen size each. Chances are, different screen size options will be announced during January’s MacWorld conference. More than likely the MacBook Pro line will receive the desktop replacement option of a 17-inch model while the MacBook line will gain a… Read More