Apple MacBook Pro archive

  • 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro
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    17-inch Apple MacBook Pro

    By 6 January 2009

    Snapped live at the Macworld 2009 keynote, here's a gallery of live shots of Apple's latest notebook launch. Enjoy!

  • VIDEO: New 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro advert
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    VIDEO: New 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro advert

    By 6 January 2009

    Here, thanks to one very quick YouTuber, is Apple's ad for its new 17-inch MacBook Pro that focuses on its "green" battery.

  • Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch model announced
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    Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch model announced

    By 6 January 2009

    Apple has shunned the small netbook market in favour of a new 17-inch MacBook Pro model. Announced at Macworld 2009, the new laptop will come with the same double graphics cards found in the 15-inch model launched last year. Coming with an 2.66GHz Intel...

  • Five reasons PCs are better than Macs
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    Five reasons PCs are better than Macs

    By 16 December 2008

    In the second of two parts, we asked a Mac head and a PC bod to give their five top reasons why one system beats the other. PCs are better because: You rarely hear "not available on the PC" When was the last time you heard that the latest bit of software...

  • Apple issues firmware updates for MacBooks
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    Apple issues firmware updates for MacBooks

    By 11 December 2008

    Apple has released updates for its latest range of laptops with separate downloads now available for the unibody MacBook, MacBook Pro and for the MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro 15-inch SMC Firmware Update 1.2, MacBook SMC Firmware Update 1.2, and MacBook...

  • Five reasons Macs are better than PCs
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    Five reasons Macs are better than PCs

    By 9 December 2008

    In the first of two parts, we asked a Mac head and a PC bod to give their five top reasons why one system beats the other. Apple Macs are better because: No viruses A virus, what's that? I've been using an Apple Mac for the last 10 years and not once...

  • Apple investigating MacBook errors
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    Apple investigating MacBook errors

    By 28 November 2008

    Apple has admitted that it is having to investigate two graphics problems that are affecting its new MacBook Pros and MacBooks. The first problem is being named, "the black screen of death" by some of the owners affected and causes an error in the MacBook...

  • Apple issues trackpad update for new MacBooks
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    Apple issues trackpad update for new MacBooks

    By 18 November 2008

    Apple has released a firmware update for its new MacBooks that promises to fix the glitchy trackpads. Although experiences vary, users have reported problems with the pads that see them stop working every 50 clicks or so for around five to ten clicks....

  • Apple designing even lighter MacBook Air
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    Apple designing even lighter MacBook Air

    By 12 November 2008

    According to AppleInsider, the next MacBook Air could be ever lighter thanks to the use of carbon fibre. Apple is apparently unhappy with the weight of its ultra-thin model and is allegedly working on getting it under three pounds. The Apple blog is quoting...

  • MacBook nano mod revealed
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    MacBook nano mod revealed

    By 11 November 2008

    We've seen a few netbooks slash Leopard mods but none come close, or are as well documented, to this MacBook "Nano" made from an MSI U100.

  • MacBooks suffering from faulty trackpads
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    MacBooks suffering from faulty trackpads

    By 3 November 2008

    Some MacBook owners on the Apple owners forum have been grumbling about probs with the glass trackpads on their shiny new machines. According to the Boy Genius Report: "A number of users are experiencing a curious problem that causes the track pad on...

  • Apple will launch MacBooks with built-in 3G
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    Apple will launch MacBooks with built-in 3G

    By 31 October 2008

    Apple launching a MacBook with built-in mobile broadband connectivity is the "next logical step", claims an analyst. Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Mawston says that "many operators in the US and Western Europe would jump at the chance to cross-sell...

  • Psystar plots cheap MacBook clones
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    Psystar plots cheap MacBook clones

    By 30 October 2008

    Following the news that Psystar, the US company that makes OS-X capable machines, much to Apple's displeasure, is to launch new Blu-ray-enabled machines, it appears to the clone wars are about to escalate. In addition to offering the dekstop PCs, the...

  • Some MacBooks shipped with two "m" keys
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    Some MacBooks shipped with two "m" keys

    By 23 October 2008

    It appears Apple may have a few quality control issues with the new MacBooks. Reports are coming in that see the shiny new machines shipping with two "m" keys ("b" was over-rated anyway), loose battery covers and slanted function keys.

  • Greenpeace discusses new greener MacBooks
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    Greenpeace discusses new greener MacBooks

    By 17 October 2008

    Greenpeace has offered its thoughts on Apple's new greener MacBooks. Posted by "tomD" on Greenpeace's "Making Waves" blog, the campaigners note the devices have reduced toxics, are more energy efficient and use less packaging, but state Apple can still...

  • Apple MacBook Pro notebook review
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    Apple MacBook Pro notebook review

    By 17 October 2008

    In the past, when it comes to updating, the MacBook Pro range its had tweaks here and there but never such a radical overhaul. The new model gets a new design, new features and new functionality. Let’s start with the design. Aping parts of the MacBook...

  • French MacBook launch lost in translation
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    French MacBook launch lost in translation

    By 16 October 2008

    It seems even a company as apparently flawless at marketing as Apple can make mistakes. Following the recent MacBook announcement, the welcome page of the French Apple site held a rather major faux pas. A slogan meant to say "perfectly designed" in French,...

  • New MacBooks too expensive, say analysts
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    New MacBooks too expensive, say analysts

    By 15 October 2008

    Apple's new MacBooks will struggle to sell during the "economic crisis", industry analysts say. "There will be a lot of people looking at a lot of stuff at the Apple Store, and they'll probably come out with nanos or shuffles", said Roger Kay, an analyst...

  • VIDEO: Jony Ive explains "Brick" MacBook process
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    VIDEO: Jony Ive explains "Brick" MacBook process

    By 15 October 2008

    In this video, just released by Apple, the company's designer Jony Ive - and colleagues - explain the science behind the new "unibody" MacBook manufacturing process. There's also chat about the new Nvidia graphics and that glass trackpad.

  • Apple issues software update for new MacBooks
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    Apple issues software update for new MacBooks

    By 15 October 2008

    Apple's newly minted MacBooks and MacBooks Pros already have a software update waiting for them. Available and shipping today, in both the UK and the US, Apple has released a 45MB software update 1.2 for the machines already. Apple states: "This update...

  • What Apple didn't launch
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    What Apple didn't launch

    By 14 October 2008

    At a "town hall" press event in California, Apple has launched new MacBooks, MacBooks Pros, a refreshed Cinema display and updated the Air, but what's also interesting is what wasn't launched. As is usual with such events, rumours were swirling in the...

  • New Apple MacBooks
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    New Apple MacBooks

    By 14 October 2008

    Here is a quick gallery of press pics for Apple's new MacBooks. Hit the comments to let us know what you think of the new designs...

  • Apple launches new "Brick" MacBooks
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    Apple launches new "Brick" MacBooks

    By 14 October 2008

    At a "town hall" event in from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, the company's CEO Steve Jobs has updated the company's MacBook line, as was expected. Rumours of Apple "revolutionising" the manufacturing process for their laptops have been...

  • Apple credits Vista with Mac success
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    Apple credits Vista with Mac success

    By 14 October 2008

    At the Apple launch event for the company's new line of notebooks, credit for recent sales success of Macs - particularly in the US market - has been given in part to Microsoft's Vista operating system. Chief operating officer Tim Cook gave some facts...

  • Last minute leak sees new MacBook pic
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    Last minute leak sees new MacBook pic

    By 14 October 2008

    Ahead of the US press event tonight, some last minute imagery has emerged of the new Apple MacBooks due to launch. Engadget has received a credible-looking spy shot that appears to tally with what's previously been reported while Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz...