Apple MacBook Pro archive

  • 2011 MacBook Pro specs leak out - featuring Thunderbolt
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    2011 MacBook Pro specs leak out - featuring Thunderbolt

    By 23 February 2011

    UPDATE: The new Apple MacBook Pro line-up is now official. --- Details of the new MacBook Pro models expected on Thursday have leaked out ahead of the much rumoured launch. According to photos of the spec sheets, the 13-, 15-, and 17-inch models will...

  • New Apple MacBook Pro models shipping Thursday?
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    New Apple MacBook Pro models shipping Thursday?

    By 21 February 2011

    Apple could be about to unleash new updates for its MacBook Pro range, for those in the market for a new laptop, as early as this Thursday according to chatter on the Internet. New MacBook Pro models have been rumoured for some time, however a number...

  • Has Intel leaked the new MacBook Pro?
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    Has Intel leaked the new MacBook Pro?

    By 17 February 2011

    Look carefully at the picture above, taken from an advert for Intel's new Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor. What's the machine pictured? A generic black laptop, or the new MacBook Pro? We'd hazard a guess at a generic mock-up ourselves, if it wasn't for...

  • New MacBook Pro to hit shops 1 March?
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    New MacBook Pro to hit shops 1 March?

    By 16 February 2011

    We could be seeing Sandy Bridge Intel chip packing MacBook Pro models hitting Apple Stores as early as 1 March, according to numerous reports online. Apple Insider has spoken to our old friend "a person familiar with the matter", who states that the new...

  • Mac App Store set for 13 December launch?
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    Mac App Store set for 13 December launch?

    By 6 December 2010

    Rumours are circulating that Apple is all set to unleash the Mac App Store as early as next week. Sources have been quoted as saying that Jobs wants the store live before Christmas and that it could open its doors on 13 December. However, it's not all...

  • Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...
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    Best Computer 2010: and the nominees are...

    By 3 December 2010

    The past year has seen plenty of innovation on the computer front, not least the introduction of an entirely new sector - tablets, with Apple's iPad leading the charge. Add to that the ever-increasing range of portable and affordable netbooks and a wide...

  • Apple: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion coming 20 October?
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    Apple: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion coming 20 October?

    By 13 October 2010

    Apple has been sending invites out for an event on 20 October. So, what has the Cupertino contingent been cooking up over at Infinite Loop that it wants to show off to the world? A 7-inch iPad? A Verizon iPhone? A touchscreen iMac? The answer is probably...

  • 10 best laptop cases you'll find anywhere
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    10 best laptop cases you'll find anywhere

    By 27 September 2010

    Regardless of whether your personal, portable PC is for work or pleasure, it deserves protection from everyday bumps and scratches - and we've got ten tidy options that offer just that. Whether you want a fashionable cover, belt-and-braces protection...

  • D'oh: 8 ways to Simpsons-ise your Apple iphone/ipad/MacBook
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    D'oh: 8 ways to Simpsons-ise your Apple iphone/ipad/MacBook

    By 23 August 2010

    We get it, you like the Simpsons. Homer is a figure that you happily look up to in life and Bart is the child you always wanted to be. You've also got an Apple iPad, iPhone or MacBook and are keen to show that you love both your Apple product and, The...

  • Apple Store Covent Garden: Limited edition cases
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    Apple Store Covent Garden: Limited edition cases

    By 11 August 2010

    Incase has designed some limited edition cases to celebrate the launch of the "best ever" Apple Store at Covent Garden. The cases, which pay homage to the historic arches that surround the new Apple Store, are available exclusively from the store at 1...

  • Dell takes pop at Apple in latest campaign
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    Dell takes pop at Apple in latest campaign

    By 9 August 2010

    Dell has come out all guns a blazing in its latest campaign for the Studio line of notebooks - with its targets well and truly set in the direction of Cupertino. "Apples to Apples" is a less than subtle dig at Apple, which highlights the savings that...

  • Apple Store readies itself for some new arrivals
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    Apple Store readies itself for some new arrivals

    By 27 July 2010

    Ooooh. A "Back Soon" notice has popped up on the Apple Store - and that can only really mean one thing - the site is getting a re-jig to make room for a new release (or hopefully some new releases). We recently told you how Mac Insider John Gruber was...

  • Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch i5   review
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    Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch i5 review

    By 20 July 2010

    So, you know you want a computer with a big screen but you want to be able to move it around reasonably easily. So a desktop machine like the iMac 27-inch screen computer is right out. Well, there are plenty of Windows PCs on the market, but the most...

  • MacBook update: It's now official
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    MacBook update: It's now official

    By 18 May 2010

    The Vietnamese site who first got its hands on a supposed iPhone 4G and yesterday released a video showing off a new MacBook has gained some serious kudos as its MacBook exclusive has rung true already. Apple has launched the machine on its online store...

  • Updated Macbook on its way?
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    Updated Macbook on its way?

    By 17 May 2010

    The same Vietnamese website that, last week, unearthed the latest leaked iPhone 4G has come up with the goods again - this time showing off an apparent update for the Apple Macbook. The video shows that the MacBook has already been boxed up and labelled,...

  • Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i5 notebook   review
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    Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i5 notebook review

    By 6 May 2010

    We've all become familiar with Apple's update cycle, so for many, the latest batch of MacBook Pros is no surprise. We'd been predicting the Core i update with switchable graphics for some time by simple recognition of it being an exciting move in the...

  • Microsoft promotes Office by giving away... MacBooks
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    Microsoft promotes Office by giving away... MacBooks

    By 22 February 2010

    Microsoft has hit on a novel idea for promoting Microsoft Office - by giving away MacBook Pros. Okay, so it's promoting Office for Mac, but even so, it's an odd move for the software giant to be sending out one of the best-selling products of arch-rival...

  • Macbooks getting Optimus dual graphics too?
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    Macbooks getting Optimus dual graphics too?

    By 19 February 2010

    Nvidia's Optimus graphics may well be showing up in the next generation of the Apple Macbook Pro, if rumours prove accurate. The technology allows a laptop to automatically switch between integrated and discrete graphics, offering power when it's needed...

  • Nvidia Optimus auto-switches on your graphics on demand
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    Nvidia Optimus auto-switches on your graphics on demand

    By 9 February 2010

    Nvidia dropped a note about its Optimus technology in a short blog post prior to CES this year, but we've got the full low down from Nvidia for the service that launches today. Nvidia Optimus seamlessly bridges the gap between integrated and discrete...

  • Iron Man MacBook sticker available
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    Iron Man MacBook sticker available

    By 4 February 2010

    Super hero fans can get a new MacBook decal that sees Iron Man's repulsor ray, fired from the palm of his hand, turned into the Apple logo. The sticker is made of a "special vinyl lucid material" and if your allegiance changes to say, the Iron Monger,...

  • MacBook gets BookBook hardback case
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    MacBook gets BookBook hardback case

    By 22 January 2010

    Twelve South, the company behind some rather unusual Mac accessories, has designed another - a case for a MacBook that looks like a real book. It's called the "BookBook". It has a hard shell for crush protection, along with a softer lining so that your...

  • Daily Tech Deal: £200 off a MacBook Pro
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    Daily Tech Deal: £200 off a MacBook Pro

    By 14 January 2010

    It's rare you'll see money off an Apple anything, so this deal is noteworthy for that alone. PC World is currently offering a nice chunk of discount off a new MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro on offer is the smallest 13-inch variety with a unibody enclosure,...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners announced
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards winners announced

    By 7 December 2009

    This year’s hottest gadgets have been announced at the 6th Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, letting consumers know exactly what the best gadgets, gizmos and tech is from 2009.  The votes cast by over 50 experts from tech and mainstream publications...

  • The low down: Product of the Year 2009
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    The low down: Product of the Year 2009

    By 4 December 2009

    The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 are finally upon us and this weekend is your last chance to vote for the very best in technology that we've seen over the year. Today is our final look at the contenders for prizes and our final task is to name...

  • Apple offers exclusive Paul Smith MacBook bags, cases
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    Apple offers exclusive Paul Smith MacBook bags, cases

    By 30 November 2009

    The Apple Store has the exclusive on some pricey Paul Smith Mac accessories - offering designer bags and sleeves. The sleeve, available for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks, comes in at an eye-watering £79.95 and £89.95 while the flight bag costs an astonishing...