HP has done a great job with one of their latest laptops: the Envy 15 – a gorgeous brushed aluminum notebook that might as well be a MacBook Pro. But HP didn’t just rip off Apple’s designs. Because nobody does that, right?
Macbook Pro News
Apple has released a new EFI firmware update for users of the mid-2010 13-inch MacBook Pro, which enables Lion Internet Recovery on those machines and allows then to reinstall Lion from scratch without a recovery disk or USB drive.
With the general expectation being that the next-gen iPad will feature a Retina display, it is somewhat surprising to see that Apple is also rumored to be launching a Retina Macbook Pro in 2012, with a reported resolution of 2880 by 1800.
Despite Apple’s recent usage of ATI graphics hardware for the MacBook Pro’s discrete graphics chips, SemiAccurate reports that Apple will be moving back to NVidia chips for future MacBook Pro models.
Microsoft recently opened their first retail store right next to the Apple Store in Tyson’s Corner Mall. What’s more amusing, however, is that the DJ at the grand opening used a MacBook Pro to serve up the music!
iLounge reports some exciting information today, as their “most reliable source” claims major changes are coming to the iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro next year.
Apple has just released MacBook Pro Video Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard, which addresses issues with freezing and blank video on mid-2010 MacBook Pro models running OS X 10.6.
A recent report suggests that suppliers will begin shipping components to Apple this month for an ultra-thin 15″ MacBook this month. Retail shipments of the new MacBook are reportedly set to begin in March of 2012.
Following a report from June suggesting that Apple was preparing an ultra-thin 15″ Mac notebook, a new report from Macotakara now claims that the new device is now even closer, with Apple having finished testing of a 15″ LCD component for the notebook.
Following their recent iPhoto 9.2.1 update, Apple has also released EFI firmware updates for the early 2011 MacBook Pro, mid-2011 MacBook Air and mid-2011 Mac Mini, as well as a general Thunderbolt updated for OS X Lion and an update to Quicktime for Windows.
I often enjoy browsing Kickstarter, as there are often many cool ideas surfacing that restore my faith in human creativity. One such project is called the TILT, and seeks to create a unique new desktop cooling stand for the MacBook Pro.
Apple has issued an update for 15-inch MacBook Pros (mid 2010 model), MacBook pro Video Update 1.0, which addresses a video issue that could cause your screen to suddenly go back or cause your device to freeze when displaying video.
Apple has just released an update to their MacBook Pro line with faster processors, more storage and better graphics. The updated models are priced the same as the previous models, and are available now from the Apple Online Store.
During Intel’s earnings conference call this weak, the company announced that their forthcoming Ivy Bridge platform has already entered mass production, with deliveries expecting to arrive to computer manufacturers by mid-November.
Five updated MacBook Pro models with faster Sandy Bridge processors are likely to be released next week, reports 9to5Mac, with a launch occurring between Tuesday and Thursday.
Apple has recently begun adding Bluetooth 4.0 support to their devices, having so far added support to the new MacBook Airs the Mac Mini and the iPhone 4S. It also appears, however, that Apple has been quietly adding Bluetooth 4.0 support to the MacBook Pro as well.