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… Read More

  • ExperCom to retrofit MacBook, MacBook Pro with SSD


    I certainly don’t care to have an SSD in my MBP, but if you’re really itching to get one in your MB or MBP then give Expercom a call and they’ll take care of it for you. Of course, you’ll be paying out the wazoo for a 60GB or 120GB SSD. Your two options are to send your rig into Expercom, or purchase a 15-inch MBP with a 2.4GHz proc/2GB RAM/120GB SSD for $2,649 or a… Read More

  • Get inside Carrie's MacBook in a shameless Apple/Sex in the City promotion


    Sex in the City has always been a voyeuristic pleasure for those who enjoy it. It’s okay, admit it. And now you have the chance to go behind Carrie’s back and snoop around her laptop – which happens to be a Macbook Pro. I’m not the biggest fan, but I am very nosy, so this was a pleasure for me. There wasn’t any sensitive information, but the Stickies were full… Read More

  • MacBook line to see chassis redesign real soon, most likely in June


    Image ganked from Mac Rumors.
    Hallelujah! The MacBook family is finally getting its much-needed redesign, says Apple Insider. The MacBook will be the most dramatic with an aluminum and stainless steel casing that’s more eco-friendly. The MBP will also see a chassis redesign with a new trackpad and keyboard ala MBA. This redesign should occur when the new Montevina-based chips roll out… Read More

  • Photo: 150 apps open simultaneously on MacBook Pro

    So this guy insists he’s not lying. It’s a screen shot of his MacBook Pro (2.2 GHz and 4GB RAM) with 150 programs running simultaneously, smoothly even. He’s activated Expos√© so that we can see all of ‘em. I do not believe him, but then again, I’m a cynic. Always have been, always will be. I’ve got Mail, Adium, Safari, Firefox, iTunes, Linkinus… Read More

  • Problems with LED screens on Penryn MacBook Pro?


    I think some LEDs decided to die on my new MBP. I haven’t restarted as I’m trying to get some work done, but anyone else experience this? Read More

  • Video: Coolest virus ever infects MacBook Pro

    The Newton Virus. It’s a virus for fun. It doesn’t harm anything or copy itself. It executes just once, with the results above. It only works on MacBooks, as it uses the motion sensor for the fun effect. It installs quickly and sneakily from a thumbdrive. Friends with MacBooks: Beware my prankster’s wrath. Read More

  • Steve Jobs sends pointed email to MacBook Pro owner; Poor customer service?

    [photopress:75867463_18098e337a.jpg,full,center] The guys over at BGR are griping at Apple for an email sent to a customer under Steve Jobs’s name. At the heart of the issue is a MacBook Pro which sustained water damage. The owner was miffed that it would cost him $300 for Apple to look into repairing it, not knowing if it was possible or not. He emailed Steve about what he considered… Read More

  • Turn your Mac into a seismograph for science

    [photopress:img413_872.jpg,full,center] Your MacBook or MacBook Pro, with this software, can be a real time seismograph. Living in an earthquake-prone part of the word, I’m going to try it. And guess what it’s called? It’s iSeismograph, duh. The software was produced to work something like the SETI@home project, using the built-in accelerometers in lots of laptops to… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Merom-based MacBook Pro on the cheap

    As with any Apple refresh comes decent discounts on the previous generation of products. This time around Amazon has a $150 rebate on top of the already discounted MBPs for all three of the previous configurations of the MBP. Prices range from $1,536.49 to $2,327.84. The Apple store also has them for $300 cheaper with prices starting out at $1,699 on up to $2,499. But if you know a student… Read More

  • Rumor: Blu-ray drives coming to Macs

    Let’s put this to rest once and for all. Apple will not have Blu-ray drives anytime in the future. Why? Because physical media is dead or will be very soon. Think about it for a minute. Steve Jobs wants you to purchase HD content through iTunes, which means more money in the pocket of the company. I know he’s on the Blu-ray board, but there’s more profit in downloadable content. Read More

  • Benchmark: Apple 2.5GHz Penryn MacBook Pro

    [photopress:Picture_8.png,full,pp_image,center] Today in the CrunchGear test labs we’re benchmarking the Penryn-based MacBook Pro. And just for fun we’re also benchmarking the Merom-based MacBook and a Mac Pro. For this test we’re using Primate Labs Geekbench 2. The baseline for this test is 1000, which represents a 1.6GHz Power Mac G5. For all intents and purposes… Read More

  • Hack the MacBook to have multi-touch, win an iPod Touch

    My first impressions have been positive with the Penryn MacBook Pro, but I wonder about the trackpad and why it isn’t bigger. Why does the craptastic MacBook Air have the ginormous trackpad when the workhorse of the line is left with the same trackpad its had for years? And why can’t they make the rest of the line multi-touch. We first believed it was software but then we found… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 4GB of RAM for that brand new MacBook, MacBook Pro

    Following Apple’s announcement yesterday, OWC is offering owners of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro a sweet deal on 4GB of RAM. Rather than paying Apple another $400 why not give OWC $96? If that weren’t a stellar deal to begin with, they’ll knock off an additional $20 if you send them the stock 2GB of RAM. I may go for this deal, but I’ll probably keep the 2GB just… Read More

  • MacBook, MacBookPro refresh expected in June

    It seems the Santa Rosa-based Penryn MacBook/Pros announced by Apple yesterday are already outdated. According to Daily Tech, Intel will soon abandon the Santa Rosa platform for Montevina aka Centrino 2 in June. Montevina has the pleasure of boasting a 1066MHz front-side bus and processors ranging from 2.26GHz to 2.8GHz. This does not make me very happy, but I won’t be ditching this… Read More

  • First impressions of the Penryn MacBook Pro

    Having spent the last few hours reinstalling apps and customizing to my specific liking, I’ve noticed that using the multi-touch on the new Penryn MBP isn’t what I imagine it to be. The trackpad just isn’t big enough and I really wish Apple would have put the larger one, like the MBA, on the MBP. It’s not horrible or unusable by any means, but you’d figure with such… Read More

  • Unboxing the 15-inch 2.5GHz Apple MacBook Pro

    Just returned from the Apple store on West 14th here in Gotham and this is my first post with the new MacBook Pro. It’ll take me a few hours to gather up some real hard info on it, but in the meantime enjoy the gallery. Although, there isn’t much difference between this and the old MBP. No Apple Remote which kind of sucks, but I never really used it when I had it. It’s… Read More

  • Where are the ATI GPUs in the new MacBook Pros?

    [photopress:nvidia.jpg,full,center] We’d heard that the new MacBook Pros that launched today were going to feature new ATI GPUs, but here we are, they’re launched, and they feature NVIDIA GeForce chipsets instead. Or that should be “still”, as that’s what the MacBook Pros have had standard all along. Video editors in particular want ATI, but Apple keeps going… Read More

  • MacBook Pro line updated with Multi-touch

    The new MacBook Pro features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo technology with up to a 2.6 GHz processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with up to 512MB of video memory. Every MacBook Pro now includes a trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for pinch, rotate and swipe, making it more… Read More

  • Apple store down, duh

    And now we wait. Apple Store Read More