Latest Apple laptop reviews

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac By Mike Lowe

Its first major remodel for some years, the new Air brings a smaller footprint, higher-res display, Touch ID and a divisive keyboard. Is it a winner?... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review (13-inch): A pricey powerhouse
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review (13-inch): A pricey powerhouse By Dan Grabham

The MacBook Pro has lots going for it: the TrueTone screen, quieter keyboard, huge trackpad, searing performance, and Touch ID. It's a great laptop.... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro without Touch Bar review (13-inch): Does this make more sense?
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro without Touch Bar review (13-inch): Does this make more sense? By Stuart Miles

While the MacBook Air has long been the "go-to" laptop for Apple users, that has now changed with the entry-level MacBook Pro.The year-old MacBook is thin,... Read more

Apple MacBook review: Third time's a charm
4.0 stars Apple MacBook review: Third time's a charm By Mike Lowe

Apple is an interesting beast. Often considered king of design, its MacBook cut up the rulebook when it first appeared in 2015, ditching full-size USB... Read more

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all
4.5 stars Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all By Stuart Miles

The Apple iMac range has received a spec boost for 2017, promising better screen technology, more processing power, Thunderbolt 3 slots and more. But should... Read more

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
5.0 stars Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse By Britta O'Boyle

Apple introduced the world to a 5K-resolution version of the 27-inch iMac last year and, well, it was an absolutely fantastic workhorse that not only looked... Read more

Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition
4.0 stars Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition By Stuart Miles

A new iMac range is here to woo you into staying with the desktop in 2015 rather than going mobile.With new processors, new displays, and new graphics... Read more

Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review: Feel the Force Touch
4.0 stars Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review: Feel the Force Touch By Stuart Miles

Force Touch is the new pressure-sensitive tech from Apple that promises to change the way we interact with our Macs by offering shallow and deep "layers"... Read more

Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update
4.0 stars Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update By Stuart Miles

It's that time of year again when Apple releases a new operating system - this year named El Capitan - bringing new features and some changes to its desktop... Read more

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?
4.0 stars Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future? By Stuart Miles

With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not... Read more

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you
4.5 stars MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you By Stuart Miles

The 2015 update to Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro includes the latest Force Touch trackpad, new Intel Broadwell processors, faster storage, and the promise... Read more

New Apple MacBook (12-inch): Stunning, super thin and oh so bling (hands-on)
New Apple MacBook (12-inch): Stunning, super thin and oh so bling (hands-on) By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced a new MacBook Laptop that is even thinner and smaller than the MacBook Air, but more powerful than the iPad.The new 12-inch MacBook... Read more

Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded
4.0 stars Apple Mac mini (Late 2014) review: Updated, if not upgraded By Chris Hall

The Mac mini is perhaps the least celebrated of the Apple Mac family.The iMac cuts its desktop swathe with luscious design and, recently, that 5K resolution... Read more

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
5.0 stars Apple iMac with Retina 5K display review: Pixel-packed powerhouse By Mike Lowe

With ultra-high definition resolutions becoming increasingly commonplace, the desire for pixel-packed screens is bigger than ever. And the Apple iMac with... Read more

Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp
Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp By Stuart Miles

Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image.The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer... Read more

Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review
Hands-on: 21.5-inch entry-level Apple iMac (2014) review By Rik Henderson

In June Apple announced a new version of its super slim iMac that is lower specced than the ones already on the market, but similarly offered at a lower... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review By Stuart Miles

The MacBook Pro is Apple's top-of-the-line laptop computer and one that comes with plenty of power. It's available in two versions: the 13-inch and 15-inch,... Read more

Apple OS X Mavericks review
5.0 stars Apple OS X Mavericks review By Stuart Miles

The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard... Read more

Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)
Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again) By Stuart Miles

Following the launch of the Mac Pro in June we've now seen the desktop computer in the flesh, not behind glass at the Apple 22 October event. The Mac Pro... Read more

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
5.0 stars Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review By Stuart Miles

With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2013) review By Chris Hall

The smaller MacBook Air is one of the most affordable Macs you can buy. Upon its original launch, there was a small murmur that the 11-inch MacBook Air... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review
5.0 stars Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review By Chris Hall

With palms resting on the slick and familiar deck of the 2013 MacBook Air, it's with some trepidation that we look to review Apple's latest version of... Read more

Apple Mac mini (2012) review
4.0 stars Apple Mac mini (2012) review By Ian Morris

Sitting here looking at our Windows-based desktop and, next to it, the Mac Mini, we're starting to wonder if the full-sized desktop is running toward the... Read more

Apple iMac 27-inch (2012)
5.0 stars Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) By Stuart Miles

There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While... Read more

Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012)
4.0 stars Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012) By Stuart Miles

Apple's iMac has always been a beautiful device, and one that has made the industry create thin clone after thin clone to try to compete. If you are reading... Read more

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (Late 2012)
4.0 stars MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (Late 2012) By Stuart Miles

When Apple launched the MacBook Pro 15-inch with Retina display the industry crowned it one of the best laptops on the market, with a screen that was stunning.... Read more

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display pictures and hands-on
13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Admit it, you've been lusting after the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display since it was announced earlier in the year, but were worried that the screen... Read more

Apple iMac (2012) pictures and hands-on
Apple iMac (2012) pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Apple has revealed a new, thinner, sleeker iMac for those who still like to sit at a desk. Pocket-lint was at the San Jose Special Event to have a gander... Read more

Airport Express (2012)
4.5 stars Airport Express (2012) By Hunter Skipworth

A wireless router really isn't a very exciting thing. That is unless it has been put together by Apple. The new Airport Express is designed to look as... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) By Mike Lowe

When Apple announced the update to its MacBook Pro line in June 2012, we had anticipated a slimmer, new design and high-resolution screen. While that did... Read more

Apple OS X Mountain Lion
4.5 stars Apple OS X Mountain Lion By Stuart Miles

Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2012)
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid-2012) By Ian Morris

To some extent, Apple has made a rod for its own back. The MacBook Air reached such impressive heights last year, with just about the best computer hardware... Read more

MacBook Pro with Retina display (June 2012)
4.5 stars MacBook Pro with Retina display (June 2012) By Stuart Miles

Apple’s new flagship device shows what’s possible with the company’s laptop range, boasting plenty, and delivering lots, but do you really need all... Read more

MacBook Pro with Retina display pictures and hands-on
MacBook Pro with Retina display pictures and hands-on By Stuart Miles

Before we get to work on a full review of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, we thought it was only fair to share some photos of the new Apple laptop... Read more

MacBook Pro with Retina display: First eyes-on photos
MacBook Pro with Retina display: First eyes-on photos By Stuart Miles

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook Pro, complete with Retina display, at its WWDC event today in San Francisco and Pocket-lint was there to get as close... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2011)
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2011) By Hunter Skipworth

The 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro, until recently, was a bit of a misnomer. There wasn't much Pro about a Core 2 Duo processor and the Sandy-Bridge-packing... Read more

Apple Thunderbolt Display
4.0 stars Apple Thunderbolt Display By Stuart Miles

Thunderbolt and lightening is supposed to be very very frightening, but can it also be the be-all and end-all to your desktop needs?We’ve been living... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2011) review
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2011) review By Ian Morris

You don’t have to love Apple, or even like it, to have a deep appreciation for the new generation of MacBook Air. The two models, of 13- and 11-inches,... Read more

Apple Mac mini (2011) review
4.5 stars Apple Mac mini (2011) review By Hunter Skipworth

The Mac mini has always sat in a bit of an unusual position in Apple’s lineup. Given the price and power it provided, the MacBook always seemed like... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (mid 2011) review
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Air (mid 2011) review By Stuart Miles

Apple has updated it's MacBook Air laptop promising boosted performance in an elegant and slim design. But is it enough for you to want to upgrade from... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2011) hands-on
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (mid 2011) hands-on By Stuart Miles

Apple has just released a new range of MacBook Air laptops and we've already grabbed the top of the range 13-inch model to put it through its paces. Before... Read more

Apple Mac OS X Lion
4.0 stars Apple Mac OS X Lion By Stuart Miles

Apple’s latest cat is out the bag and ready to roar. But should you upgrade and is it worth the cash? We’ve been living with the new OS since its first... Read more

Apple iMac i5 2011 review
4.5 stars Apple iMac i5 2011 review By Chris Hall

The new Apple iMac (May 2011) starts off in a strong position. It builds on an already powerful all-in-one, in an already gorgeous design, so doesn’t... Read more

iPad streaming with the Seagate GoFlex Satellite - we go hands on
iPad streaming with the Seagate GoFlex Satellite - we go hands on By Paul Lamkin

Storage specialist Seagate has announced its latest external HDD - this one with a heavy emphasis on media streaming - the Seagate GoFlex Satellite.Built... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (early 2011)
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch (early 2011) By Stuart Miles

If you got a MacBook Pro for Christmas, we’re sorry to have to break the news that it is out of date already, and it’s too long ago for you to take... Read more

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2010) review
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2010) review By Chris Hall

The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch pushes into a new space for Apple, slotting between the existing (and refreshed) Air 13-inch, and above the iPad. It means... Read more

MacBook Pro 15-inch (early 2011) hands-on
MacBook Pro 15-inch (early 2011) hands-on By Stuart Miles

Yep, that’s right Apple fans, we’ve bagged a new MacBook Pro from Apple in order to give it a run for its money and see how fast Thunderbolt (that’s... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2010) review
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Air (2010) review By Stuart Miles

It's beautiful, it's stunning, it's thin, it's like a supermodel. That is probably the best way to describe the MacBook Air to anyone asking. But should... Read more

Apple iMac i3 2010 review
4.5 stars Apple iMac i3 2010 review By Chris Hall

Every year we run into the same problem: what do you call the update to Apple’s latest device? This is always going to be the case when you keep the... Read more

Apple Magic Trackpad
4.5 stars Apple Magic Trackpad By Stuart Miles

If you've used a MacBook Pro or MacBook over the last couple of years then what we'll be looking at in this review of the Apple Magic Trackpad is old news. We... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch i5 review
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch i5 review By David Phelan

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... Read more

Apple Mac mini (2010) review
4.0 stars Apple Mac mini (2010) review By Chris Hall

Apple has refreshed its Mac mini and made more substantial changes than we saw at the last evolution of this tiny desktop computer. But does the Mac mini... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i5 notebook
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch i5 notebook By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Apple MacBook (white) notebook
4.0 stars Apple MacBook (white) notebook By Chris Hall

The Apple MacBook white is currently the only plastic model in Apple's line-up of laptop computers, with the rest of the MacBook Pro line coming in aluminium.... Read more

27-inch Apple iMac (late 2009)
4.0 stars 27-inch Apple iMac (late 2009) By Stuart Miles

Apple’s iMac has gone from the bulbous fruit-coloured models to a glorious large flat screen with a computer bolted on to it over the last 10 years.... Read more

Apple Magic Mouse review
3.5 stars Apple Magic Mouse review By Stuart Miles

If I asked you to describe a mouse you would either tell me it's a small rodent or you would tell me it's an input device for a computer that has two click... Read more

Apple Mac mini (2009) review
4.0 stars Apple Mac mini (2009) review By Chris Hall

When Apple update a product, it generally keeps the name that it had before. We saw quick hop with the reshuffle of the MacBook line-up to give space to... Read more

Apple OS X Snow Leopard review
4.5 stars Apple OS X Snow Leopard review By Chris Hall

The latest update to Apple's OS X, Snow Leopard, is finally unleashed upon the world. At £25 you might not need to question whether there is any reason... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch notebook
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch notebook By Chris Hall

Apple announced the update to their MacBook line-up in June, and here we have the 13-inch model, which takes on the "Pro" moniker previously applied to... Read more

Apple iMac (2009) review
4.0 stars Apple iMac (2009) review By Stuart Miles

Apple has updated its iMac line of desktop PCs aimed at consumers, with Intel Core 2 Duo processors, new graphics tech, double the memory and up to 1TB... Read more

Apple MacBook notebook
4.5 stars Apple MacBook notebook By Stuart Miles

If you're don't deem yourself pro enough to opt for the MacBook Pro, Apple has updated its MacBook range to feature the precision aluminium unibody as... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro notebook
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro notebook By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2008) laptop review
3.0 stars Apple MacBook Air (2008) laptop review By Stephen Patrick

Every Apple launch is something of an event and it's no different with the MacBook Air, as this is the thinnest notebook in the world.At its thickest point... Read more

Apple Mac OS X Leopard review
4.5 stars Apple Mac OS X Leopard review By Stuart Miles

So the wait is finally over, Apple's latest Operating system is here and you've got the decision to make as to whether you should upgrade or run for cover... Read more

Apple iMac
4.5 stars Apple iMac By Stuart Miles

Shiny is probably the best way to describe the new iMac launched earlier this month and in the flesh it doesn't disappoint. But does delving deeper open... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop (LED backlit version)
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop (LED backlit version) By Stuart Miles

While the core element of the MacBook Pro hasn't changed, Apple has moved to upgrade and improve certain elements of the laptop. So should you upgrade... Read more

Apple Mac Pro desktop computer review
4.0 stars Apple Mac Pro desktop computer review By Stuart Miles

Apple might have dropped the word "Computers" from its company name, but that hasn't stopped the company making them. The latest is the MacPro, the company's... Read more

Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch
4.0 stars Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch By Stephen Patrick

There was a time not so long ago when choosing an Apple Mac made a definite statement, it said you were willing to fight for the underdog, to bring a little... Read more

Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
4.5 stars Apple wireless Mighty Mouse By Stuart Miles

Apple has launched a wireless version of its top of the range mouse, the Mighty Mouse. But is the wirefree version any better? We take a close look and... Read more

Apple MacBook laptop
3.5 stars Apple MacBook laptop By Stuart Miles

With the announcement of the new MacBook, Apple has now gone completely Intel-based with its notebook range. Pocket-lint was one of the first in the UK... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop By Stephen Patrick

Apple may well be renowned for its striking designs and while the move to Intel's chipset may be a major technology change for the company, they haven't... Read more

Apple Mighty Mouse
4.0 stars Apple Mighty Mouse By Stuart Miles

No we haven't taken to reviewing cartoon mice super heroes here at Pocket-lint, well not yet anyway. No, the Mighty Mouse is the new mouse from Apple that... Read more

Apple OS 10.4 Tiger review
3.5 stars Apple OS 10.4 Tiger review By Stuart Miles

With new features galore, there is plenty to Apple’s operating system Tiger, but do all these extra features come at a price of performance and your... Read more

AirPort Express with AirTunes
4.5 stars AirPort Express with AirTunes By Stuart Miles

With so many of us signing up to the MP3 phenomenon, Apple is hoping to allow you to make use of your MP3 tracks stuck on your computer in the spare room... Read more

Apple 17in G4 PowerBook
4.5 stars Apple 17in G4 PowerBook By Stuart Miles

To cut a long review short, the 17” Apple G4 PowerBook is a dream toy that unfortunately doesn’t come at a dream price. We all love the gadget that... Read more

Apple 10.3 Panther review
4.0 stars Apple 10.3 Panther review By Stuart Miles

With 150 improvements on the last edition, you would think that you can expect a lot from Apple’s new Operating system and for the most part you would... Read more