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6 Reasons Not To Buy The New MacBook Pro

Posted on 24/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Today’s MacBook Pro updates seem pretty incredible at face value – similar price points, quad-core processors on the 15 and 17 inch version, the inclusion of the incredible new ThunderBolt i/o port, etc. We discuss a few reasons why the upgrade may not be so critical for many users.


Soldier Knows Best Reviews Macbook Pro & OS X Lion

Posted on 24/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Everyone’s favorite ex-Army Apple technology aficionado, Solider Knows Best, has posted a video review of the new Macbook Pro range and OS X Lion. He gives the run down on the tech specs and highlights some cool new features of Lion.


$4,099 For Top Of The Range Macbook Pro!!!

Posted on 24/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

Do you have $4,099 burning a hole in your back pocket ? If you do then I deplore you to avoid going to the Apple Store today to check out the top of the range Macbook Pro.


New Macbook Pro: Specs & Pictures Confirmed

Posted on 24/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

It’s the worst kept secret ever. But the brand spankin’ new Macbook Pros have finally arrived. The 13″ model starts from $1,199, the 15″ from $1,799, and the 17″ from a massive $2,499.


What ThunderBolt I/O (Light Peak) Means For The Mac

Posted on 23/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Speculation abounds about Apple’s new Light Peak-based Thunderbolt technology. In this article, we speculate about what the inclusion of ThuderBolt I/O could mean for modern and future Macs.


Intel’s Light Peak Coming To MacBook Pros

Posted on 23/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to Engadget (via MacRumors, fscklog, and Mac4Ever), Light Peak will likely be coming to MacBook Pro’s on Thursday, branded as ThunderBold I/O. This information is derived from a supposedly leaked specification printout for the new 13″ MacBook Pro, as well as a picture of the port on a 13″ chassis.


Leaked: The New 13″ Macbook Pro Spec & Images

Posted on 23/02/2011 by Cormac Moylan

13" Macbook Pro Spec

Could there be a bigger leak? Probably not. It’s crazy how much is already known about the new Macbook Pro range. Check inside for an image showing the full spec of the 13″ model and images of the larger trackpad and the new high speed data/display port “Thunderbolt”.


Apple To Include Light Peak In February 24th MacBook Refresh?

Posted on 20/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to a report from CNET, Apple may soon be expected to announce their implementation of Intel’s Light Peak high-speed data technology. Rumors are abound that is technology may be incorporated into the upcoming new range of Macbooks.


MacBook Pro Update On February 24th, Prices And Model Numbers Revealed?

Posted on 19/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to reports from MacRumors and 9to5Mac, the long-anticipated update of the MacBook Pro line will occur on February 24th, which incidentally happens to be Steve Job’s birthday! Both sites give a date and list some model numbers of the new lineup, however 9t05Mac has gained some further insights, listing Best Buy skus and pricing information as well.


Review: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SSD WIth Data Doubler Kit

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With all of the recent discussion about SSD’s, and whether maybe even MacBook Pro’s may be getting them in the future, I began to ask myself the “SSD Question.” Will this really speed up my Mac? And if so, how significant would the increase be – enough to justify the cost? It was in that realm of thinking that I decided to jump in feet-first and give an SSD a try – and not just any SSD, an OWC Mercury Extreme Pro – often said to be one of the best SSD’s currently available.


Rumors Of MacBook Pro Refresh In March Gaining Strength

Posted on 16/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

With more and more sites claiming that a MacBook Pro refresh will occur some time in March, with many sites claiming either March 1st or Early March, it seems unlikely that they are all wrong. In fact, when so many rumors from various sources agree, it starts to look more and more like a controlled leak – almost as if Apple wants the info out there, so we can limber up our wallets for the occasion.


My 11-inch friend: working with a Macbook Air

Posted on 15/02/2011 by kevin

Last year Apple released a major update to an old dog in the Mac line, the Macbook Air. The new unibody case, high resolution display, solid-state drive and design tweaks brought about a huge swathe in change that ignited a…