macbook pro

  • New MacBook Pro models announced

    New MacBook Pro models announced

    Apple just announced the latest upgrade to the storied MacBook Pro lineup and boy are they sweet. Right away you should notice the two-tone look of an iMac combined with the stylings of a first-gen MacBook Air. Read More

  • Last Apple rumors before today's event

    Last Apple rumors before today's event

    You know that alleged cheap MacBook that is supposed to launch today? Yeah, there are reports that it isn’t a MacBook, but rather an updated Cinema Display with a DisplayPort input. The same rumors are stating that the entire Apple notebook lineup will not get any sort of price cuts today, rather receiving spec bumps and upgrades. Oh, and you have our word that this is the last Apple… Read More

  • "Mystery Port" mystery continues despite claims

    "Mystery Port" mystery continues despite claims

    Now those hucksters over there at 9to5Mac (for shame!) are claiming a tipster has told them it’s a battery release latch. Well, if Apple knew nothing about designing hardware, and the MBP didn’t already have a battery release latch, I might have believed it! Seriously, a battery release latch there would be calamitous. And it’s not a dock thing either, damn your eyes! Just wait… Read More

  • Blu-Ray on the new MacBooks? What do you guys think?

    Blu-Ray on the new MacBooks? What do you guys think?

    So we know for sure that we’re getting NVIDIA chipsets in our new MacBooks, and the “brick”-based unibody design is also pretty much a go. But there are still some rumbles about Blu-Ray drives. I’m not entirely convinced, but the more I think about it, the more it seems that Apple really doesn’t have a choice. Other high-end notebooks have started rocking Blu-Ray… Read More

  • PSA: MacBook Pros with Nvidia graphics chips may be faulty [Update]

    PSA: MacBook Pros with Nvidia graphics chips may be faulty [Update]

    Apple has released a statement that may affect those of you with newer MacBook Pros with Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics cards. Said graphics cards have been known to be faulty and may cause video to be scrambled or distorted. Mine is doing just fine – BTW. In July 2008, NVIDIA publicly acknowledged a higher than normal failure rate for some of their graphics processors due to a packaging… Read More

  • External MacBook Pro battery adds life, costs ducats

    External MacBook Pro battery adds life, costs ducats

    I would caution you all against buying accessories for your Apple laptop now, a week before a major Apple announcement, but this external battery does look pretty handy. It plugs right into the MBP as if it were an outlet and gives (they say) 6-10 hours of extra battery life. Of course, my MBP is so borked that that would mean 6-10 hours of total battery life (thanks Apple), but hey. Two caveats… Read More

  • A rumor: $800 Apple laptop imminent

    A rumor: $800 Apple laptop imminent

    The Inquisitr is quoting some unnamed source and saying Apple is ’bout to drop an $800 laptop. Yup, according to them and an alleged retail price sheet showing 12 price points starting at $800, Apple is about to break their mold and break into a whole new market of lower priced laptops. And since these price sheets aren’t printed too far in advance, we should see this laptop real soon… Read More

  • Close-up shot of MacBook Pro 'Brick'?

    Close-up shot of MacBook Pro 'Brick'?

    The Internet rumor mill seems to be stating that Apple’s big secret, the Brick, is really a new manufacturing process. Who knows what exactly we are looking at above, but it appears to be a MacBook Pro chassis cast out of a single piece of something – hopefully some sort of metal but it kind of looks like shinny plastic. It kind of makes sense that if the codename is… Read More

 
  • NVIDIA showing off the next MacBook Pro?

    NVIDIA showing off the next MacBook Pro?

    Yet again, we are here gazing at another MacBook Pro rumor pic. Word on the street is that NVIDIA is going to provide the next-gen GPU for the MBP and apparently, they are proud of their work. The image above is currently occupying front and center on NVIDIA’s notebook page. But calm down fanboys, there is no way that the NVIDIA suits would violate Jobs’ trust – and NDA –… Read More

  • 'New' MacBook Pro drop and we take the bait

    'New' MacBook Pro drop and we take the bait

    The Apple MacBook Pro rumor mill keeps churning out tasty ‘real pics’ with another MacBook Pro photo and accompanying web advertisement. We have to be honest though, these look the most believable yet. The laptop in question sports an iPhone-ish top lid with the Pro’s trademark aluminum interior. There isn’t anything crazy and out of place like a touchscreen touchpad… Read More

  • *Rumor Alert* Live MacBook Pro pic *Rumor Alert*

    *Rumor Alert* Live MacBook Pro pic *Rumor Alert*

    All right, another day and another MacBook Pro rumor. This one comes via a French website and from what we can tell, the alleged MacBook Pro is getting some styling tips from the Air with curved corners along with Apples newer front lock. The key feature, at least according to this pic and translated text, is a touchscreen with a live, direct access to the Dock. From a design aspect, it fits… Read More

  • Is this the new MacBook Pro?

    Is this the new MacBook Pro?

    A German division of T-Mobile just posted this image that some are saying might be the next MacBook Pro. Sure, we already know that aluminum MacBooks have started shipping, but who in their right mind would think this picture really is the next MacBook Pro? This is clearly a rendering, and while it might closely represent what’s coming, it probably isn’t the real deal. Plus, the… Read More

  • QuickerTek releases high-powered Wi-Fi ExpressCard

    QuickerTek releases high-powered Wi-Fi ExpressCard

    The QuickerTech ExpressCard is a 802.11n/g ExpressCard with the honkingest antenna in all the land. It works with most MacBook Pros – they tell you to basically remove your Apple AirPort card, which is a tall order, but whatevs – and costs $199. I’m a big fan of external Wi-Fi devices. I’ve used the HawkingTech USB Wi-Fi card for years and adding a massive antenna to OS… Read More

  • Internet darling Kevin Rose says new iPods on September 9; MacBooks in late September?

    Internet darling Kevin Rose says new iPods on September 9; MacBooks in late September?

    We continue to hang on Kevin Rose‘s every word vis-à-vis Apple rumors. He said on this week’s This Week in Tech podcast that, according to his sources, we should see an Apple event on September 9, where Jobs & Co. will introduce new iPods. This photo here is supposedly what the new iPod nano looks like—larger screen than last year’s model, and probably cheaper, too. Read More

  • Making the most of your laptop's ExpressCard slot

    Making the most of your laptop's ExpressCard slot

    I’ve had my MacBook Pro for more than two years now, and I’ve never used the ExpressCard slot. Now that I think about it, that was pretty stupid, because I was makeshifting all kinds of ways to get stuff off of SD cards, ways to speedily backup my mp3s and so on, when I could be using cheap, efficient little plugs made exactly for those purposes. This excellent little article goes over… Read More

  • Video: Worst promo video ever

    Here’s the thing about making videos for your products, CE folk, make sure people are aware of whatever it is that you’re selling. The Fins-Up is probably a decent accessory, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the video. Am I right? You’re eyes are being pulled in by the cleavage on the woman who seriously needs a new hair stylist anyway. Is it 1987? Read More

  • Purported images of the new MacBook Pro

    Purported images of the new MacBook Pro

    Images of what some are claiming to be the new aluminum casing for the MacBook Pro have surfaced on Apple.pro (Chinese) and I’m not entirely convinced this is legit. The most notable difference is that the bottom casing is much smaller than the top, but MacRumors points out (that it’s removable) that it could simply be due to the fact that the battery is no longer being placed in the… Read More

  • Something that sucks about the MacBook Pro

    Something that sucks about the MacBook Pro

    I have done zero research into this problem, so you’ll have to forgive me if it’s an easy fix. The issue I’ve been having with my MBP is that once I plug in my headphones, the volume jumps to 100 percent and I forget about it every single time, which perpetuates my already horrendous hearing. This was not a problem with my MacBook, though. If I recall correctly, the volume… Read More