macbook pro

  • 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

  • MacBooks with Multitouch tomorrow, sure, but what about the rest of us? If you’re like me, you’re awaiting to potential sting that will come with the new MacBooks tomorrow, as they’re supposed to feature the same multitouch trackpad that the MacBook Air has. You’ll be jealous, see, because your MacBook that you just bought won’t have that neat… Read More

  • Apple WILL announce a new MBP and MB tomorrow, says source Our video from Macworld in case you don’t know what multi-touch is. Dig this, party people. Me and GeekSugar are like this *imagine me crossing my fingers* like people do when they utter the previous statement. She tells me her source is legit and I believe her. So Apple will announce a new MBP and MB… Read More

  • Rumors heating up: 3GHz MacBook Pros tomorrow

    Reports are coming in that there will be three new MBPs tomorrow, all running 2.6GHz (some say 3GHz) Penryn processors with a multi-touch trackpad. Sucks that I just bought a MBP a month ago. The part numbers, listed for future MacBook Pros models, were included alongside pricing that matches Apple’s current offerings at $1999.00, $2499.00 and $2799.00, respectively, for those part… Read More

  • iMac, MacBook Pro updates in March (??)

    9to5Mac is positing some pie in the sky stuff about multi-touch trackpads and full iMac/MacBook Pro overhauls. He’s pegging this prediction on the March event coming up and not much else, but it’s nice to dream. If anything happens in March it will be the SDK launch and little else. iMacs to receive processor upgrades along with new Macbook Pros? [9to5mac] Read More

  • Another reason why a MacBook Pro refresh is coming soon

    Have you tried picking up a 15-inch MBP from your local Best Buy only to find that it’s completely sold out? Wait time for one is at a week to two weeks if they ever get shipped at all. Other retailers are reporting that they’ve noticed a decline in the number of units being shipped to them. Half as much compared to shipments they received in December for some. So when do you think… Read More

  • Rumors that swirl: Apple event at the end of the month?

    [photopress:applelogo.jpg,full,center] We’ve got a handful of tippages today that Apple will be holding a press conference later this month to announce, well, something. We’re guessing MacBook Pro upgrades, or maybe something to do with Apple TV. It won’t be new MacBooks or iPods or iPhones, so calm yourselves. Read More

  • Extended life battery for 17-inch MBP on the way

    Battery on your 17-inch MBP not what it used to be? Perhaps you’re just looking for a backup? Fastmac, purveyors of fine third-party Apple ware, have announced an extended life battery upgrade for that MBP of yours. The TruePower replacement is expected to ship within 10 days and is available for pre-order now at a special introductory price of $99.95. Product Page Read More

  • Rumor: New MacBook Pros on St. Patrick's Day?

    [photopress:mbp.jpg,full,left]My birthday is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. It’s a great day to have a birthday, as I’m not the only one hung over the next day, and nobody has an excuse not to come have fun. It’s also the day that we may see new Multitouch-enabled MacBook Pros, if our source is correct. He/She is saying that the lineup will get an across-the-board… Read More

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