macbook pro

  • 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

    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. Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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!

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  • 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. Read More

  • 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?

    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… Read More

  • 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]

    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

  • 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


    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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • 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

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