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  • Do the new MacBook Pros forgo raw computing power in favor of battery life? Yup.

    Today’s MacBook Pro refresh left a lot of us feeling, well, bored. The new notebooks aren’t particularly powerful with dual-core Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs along with low-memory GPUs. They really aren’t anything special compared to similarly-priced PCs. Numerous manufacturers offer a PC for around $2000 that comes with quad-core i7’s, 1GB graphics card along with tons of… Read More

  • Apple finally releases Core i5 and Core i7 MacBook Pros


    Finally, finally. Apple finally released MacBook Pros with Intel’s latest chips while updating nearly everything else, too. The just announced MBPs forgo the Core 2 Duo CPUs in favor of the faster and more efficient Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs — except for the 13-inch line. The 15-inch now rocks a i5 or i7 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and switchable graphics between an Intel HD Graphics GPU and… Read More

  • Apple refreshing the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air line next week?

    Nicholas just voiced a valid question in the always-entertaining but private CrunchGear chatroom, “Why would I pay $1,500 for a Core 2 Duo in 2010?” He then answered it by saying, “I wouldn’t.” Well said, sir. Apple’s current crop of notebooks are a slap in the face to its customers, but maybe Apple will finally catch up to HP, Dell, Acer, Gateway… Read More

  • Core i7/i5-powered MacBook Pros on tap?

    Okay, so Apple just updated the Mac Mini, iMac, and totally redesigned the white MacBook. But what about the MacBook Pros? PC manufacturers are already stuffing Intel Core i7 and i5 CPUs into their flagship notebooks, but the MacBook Pros are still rocking Core 2 Duos. That might change soon according to the OS X 10.6.2 update. Read More

  • Matte screens now available on 15-inch MBP (for a price)


    This screen option isn’t too much of a surprise seeing as the 17-inch MBP gained it a bit ago, but starting a few hours ago, buyers can once again select a matte screen in the 15-inch MacBook Pro for a price. Read More

  • 13-inch Macbook Pro crashes the netbook party on Amazon

    In case you didn’t know, Apple refreshed its notebook lineup a few weeks back and rebadged the 13-inch unibody Macbook as a Pro model. Apparently the masses like it as that model now occupies the top spot in Amazons best selling laptop computer list and number four overall. It wasn’t that long ago that netbooks ruled that second list and the white 13-inch Macbook was the top… Read More

  • 17-inch MacBook Pro delayed, shipping in two weeks

    Got some bad news for those MacHeads that pre-ordered the new, unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro. Said notebook has been delayed by two weeks but chances are you already know that from the same email we received from Apple explaining the whole situation. It seems the company is wrapping up whatever magic is within the latest, lap-scorching MBP and will ship ‘em out starting on February 19th. Read More

  • Team Fortress 2 on MacBook Pro

    File this one under, “Duh.” If you had any doubts that the new MacBook Pro’s could suffice as a mobile gaming rig, shove ‘em out the door. This video above is allegedly – but why would he lie? – a clip showing TF2 running at native resolutions with zero lag on a new 2.53GHz MacBook Pro via Windows XP through Boot Camp. Granted, the GeForce 9600M GT… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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

  • 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

    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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Prepping For Macbook Pro Update

    All these Apple rumors need to stop because it’s giving me a headache or maybe it’s because I’m hungover. I’m not really sure which is causing the nausea I’m feeling, but there is another rumor flying about and you may have heard about it once or twice. When will the Macbook Pro line be updated? The Macbook’s were upgraded just last month and it’s… Read More