Tag Archives: MacBook

Apple rolls out cheaper Retina iMac, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple is upgrading its 15-inch MacBook Pro, while offering a cheaper downgrade for its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has a pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad, following the footsteps of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the new 12-inch MacBook. Users can press hard on the trackpad to perform special commands, […]

Apple’s new Retina MacBook is ‘repair nightmare’

Apple’s new 12-in. MacBook is a “repair nightmare,” as tough on do-it-yourselfers as 2012’s first Retina-equipped MacBook Pro, according to iFixit. “The internals are unnecessarily complex; it’s a minefield of pentalobe and tri-wing screws, fragile cables snaked around essential components, and a solidly-glued-down multi-cell battery,” iFixit reported on its blog Wednesday. “Tack on the non-upgradeability, […]

Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook closely guards its secrets with screws, solder, and glue

It may be the most amazing MacBook yet, but as you no doubt expected, Apple’s new 12-inch Retina MacBook is a nightmare for the fix-it-yourself crowd. Per their custom, the teardown masters at iFixit took apart this slender clamshell to discover all the secrets contained within its aluminum frame. What they found is that its […]

New MacBook available for order, but missing from Apple Stores

The new MacBook is out today, if by “out” you mean “pretty much in hiding.” You can order one online, but if you were hoping to actually get one in your hot little hands today, you may find yourself disappointed. At least I did. I have spent the morning calling around to every Apple Store […]

Apple’s new 12-in. MacBook goes back to the past in performance

Although Apple’s new 12-in. Retina MacBook won’t go on sale for another week, benchmark tests confirmed that it’s considerably slower than the Cupertino, Calif. company’s other thin notebook, the 13-in. MacBook Air. According to a single now-removed score on Primate Labs’ Geekbench, a popular website for benchmarking devices, the MacBook was pegged at 1924 and […]

Holy smoke! The new MacBook literally is twice as fast

When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro earlier this month, the company claimed its performance would be double that of the previous model. As it turns out, that wasn’t an exaggeration. Benchmark tests with Blackmagic software on a new 13-in. MacBook Pro with Retina display revealed it can pin the needle at more than 1,400MBps […]

HP Spectre x360 review: Hands-on with the MacBook Air and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro rival

Price: £849 Rating: 0 There were few laptops at MWC 2015 which is dominated by smartphones, laptops and watches. However, HP unveiled a beauty so here’s our HP Spectre x360 hands-on review from Barcelona. See also: Best laptops of 2015 With a revolving design which enabled the laptop to transform into different modes, the HP […]

Apple’s radical 12-inch MacBook Air is the slimmest, lightest Mac ever

There’s a reason Apple hasn’t changed the MacBook Air’s core design for years now: It’s basically perfect–the epitome of a thin-and-light laptop, from its luxurious, razor-thin exterior to its majestic glass trackpad. But even perfection can’t coax Apple into sitting on its heels. On Monday, Apple revealed a new 12-inch MacBook Air, a radical revamp […]

Apple introduces thinnest and lightest MacBook yet

Apple presented a bold redesign of its MacBook on Monday, based on the conviction that users value portability more than they do the line of connectors typically found along the edge of laptops. The new MacBook, which will go on sale in April, is the company’s thinnest and lightest yet and is the combination of […]

12-inch MacBook hands-on: Great keyboard and trackpad, but only one port

What’s lighter than Air? The all-new MacBook. Apple’s newest, goldest laptop is lighter and thinner than the MacBook Air, and sports a gorgeous Retina display like the top-of-the-line MacBook Pros. But this isn’t an Air or a Pro. It’s just a MacBook, and yet… it changes everything. The first thing I noticed during my hands-on […]

Apple’s 12-inch MacBook vs. Windows laptops: Fight!

When Apple’s MacBook Air made its debut in 2008, PC companies were caught flat footed and utterly unprepared for what was arguably a ground-breaking moment in thin computing designs. With the world in financial ruin at the time, it would take years for competitors to catch up. Apple is headed into a significantly different world […]

Six things to know about the USB 3.1 port in the new MacBook

Apple is challenging laptop users to adapt to fewer ports with the bold design of its new 12-inch MacBook, which has just one USB 3.1 port and a headphone jack. Apple laid out a similar challenge with its first MacBook Air in early 2008, which had just one USB 2.0 port to connect peripherals and […]

Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without MagSafe? (Yes.)

Perhaps we should have read it as an omen that the MagSafe 2 adapter for older, original MagSafe connectors was listed as discontinued on the Apple Store in the U.S. and Canada last week. It’s back in stock this week, but MagSafe’s future in new Mac laptops is uncertain with the revelation of the single-port […]

Dell’s line of Linux laptops expands to include new MacBook Pro competitor

Dell’s Precision M3800 mobile workstation launched recently, and rejoice Linux lovers! The powerful, flexible MacBook Pro competitor is also available with Ubuntu Linux thanks to Dell’s Project Sputnik endeavor. If you’d prefer a sleeker Linux laptop, you can still pick up an XPS 13 Ultrabook with Linux, and yes, the latest, super-sleek version of the […]

HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: ultraportable Windows laptop beats Apple’s MacBook Air with better screen

Price: 2116 Rating: 9 There are cheap laptops that pretend to look expensive. You find them everywhere. And then there are expensive laptops that not only look the business but act it as well. The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is just such a product, a premium-priced and beautifully constructed ultraportable that stands above almost […]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: thin-and-light laptop offers better screen image quality and keyboard than MacBook Air

Price: 1890 Rating: 7 The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo’s entry for the ultraportable laptop category, was launched in 2012 as a development of the previous year’s ThinkPad X1 laptop but this time sporting carbon-fibre parts in its chassis. (See also: best laptops of 2015.) It was updated last year in 2013, and again this year […]

Apple MacBook Air 13 inch (2014) Review

MacBook Air laptops are renowned for their combination of impressive design, ultra-light weight and unmatched performance. This new 13 inch MacBook 2014 version is not an exception. It not only has the apple’s elegant outlook but also it is powered up with all the latest technologies. If you are seeking a premium looking Ultrabook that […]

Inateck 13in MacBook Pro Retina Ultrabook Case review: Stylish felt laptop case is a bargain

Price: £13.99 inc VAT Rating: 8 There are way too many cases to choose from when looking for something to protect that shiny new MacBook Pro you just purchased. But most cases make the Apple device look ugly, bulky or both. If you want to keep thing simple, you’re better off getting something like the […]

Petition demands Apple fix MacBook Pro graphics woes

A petition started last year that urges Apple’s CEO to recall older MacBook Pro laptops to fix a graphics problem has passed the 10,000-signature mark, part of an ongoing effort by customers to get Apple to step up. “Everyone who bought a macbook pro spent a huge premium to buy macbook pro’s [sic] and did […]

Microsoft targets MacBook in new Surface Pro 3 ads

“So you’re saying it does more than my Mac?” That’s the line, supposedly uttered by a MacBook Air user, that caps off one of Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 ads. Whereas Microsoft’s previous Surface ads have pitted the hybrid PC against the iPad, the new ads (three in total) take aim at Apple’s laptops instead. […]

Mac vs PC returns in Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air advert

Microsoft has resurrected the age old Mac vs PC debate in its new advert for the Surface Pro 3. See also: Surface Pro 3 release date, price and specs UK: Windows 8 tablet goes on sale this month. Just like it did at the launch event for the Windows 8 tablet, Microsoft has pitted the […]

Apple unveils minor bumps to MacBook Pro laptops

Apple today refreshed the MacBook Pro line with minor upgrades of the processor, a small price cut to the aged non-Retina model, and additional RAM for the least-expensive Retina configurations. The updates — the first since October 2013 — were expected, as some of the pricing and component changes had leaked over the weekend from […]

Apple grows Mac sales by 18% o the back of the MacBook Air

Apple on Tuesday said it sold 4.4 million Macs in the June quarter, the most ever for that three-month stretch, with a year-over-year growth rate the rest of the personal computer industry hasn’t seen since early 2010. The Cupertino, Calif. company sold 18% mre Macs in the quarter than the same period the year before, […]

Dell XPS 15 review: thin and light Ultrabook with amazing Quad HD display takes on (and beats) the MacBook Pro

Price: 1499 Rating: 8 It might not have the eye-catching convertible design of its stablemate, the flipping-screen Dell XPS 12, but the 3200 x 1800 display of the latest version of the Dell XPS 15 ensures that it provides plenty of visual appeal of its own. With a weight of just 2.01 kg, it’s also […]

Microsoft wants MacBook Air owners to trade up to a Surface Pro by trading in

Microsoft has launched a buy-back program to try to get MacBook Air owners to part with their notebooks and replace them with new Surface Pro 3 devices. The offer, which started Friday and runs through July 31, will give customers up to $650 in store credit for a used Apple MacBook. The credit can be […]