We just got done with our hands-on time with Apple’s new products, and we’ll start with what’s likely the sneakiest of them, the iMac with Retina Display. Why “sneaky”? The answer is all in the HiDPI display, which Apple calls the “Retina 5K Display”. The retina display is definitely the star of the new iMac, as the rest of the hardware is largely a minor specification bump from last year’s model. In fact turned off you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the 2013 (non-retina) and new retina models, but the screen is immediately evident once on. At 5120x2880 pixels, the new Retina 5K Display is precisely 4x the pixels of the 2560x1440 panel in last year’s model. What this means is that Apple...

Apple's iMac: The First Z68 for Sale?

Yesterday Apple introduced its first Sandy Bridge based iMacs. Thanks to @siromega I was pointed at iFixit's teardown of the new 21.5-inch iMac, which pointed out that the new...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2011

The New 2011 iMacs: Specs and Details

Well, it’s happened again – Apple’s online store went down briefly this morning, meaning that the secretive company was stocking its virtual shelves with new product. As expected, when...

106 by Andrew Cunningham on 5/3/2011

Apple Now Using Samsung SSDs in MacBook Air?

Last October after months of waiting, Apple finally refreshed their MacBook Air lineup, which we reviewed shortly after launch. The update introduced a new 11.6” form factor along with...

37 by Kristian Vättö on 4/15/2011

Sparrow: An OS X IMAP Client for Gmail Users

If you’re a Mac power user, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Sparrow, a new IMAP client for OS X that has garnered quite a bit of...

22 by Andrew Cunningham on 4/7/2011

The MacBook Pro Review (13 & 15-inch): 2011 Brings Sandy Bridge

Last year at the iPad introduction Steve Jobs announced that Apple is a mobile device company. Just last week Steve returned to introduce the iPad 2 and point out...

197 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Brian Klug & Vivek Gowri on 3/10/2011

Apple's 11-inch Upgraded MacBook Air: Do 1.6GHz and 4GB Make a Difference?

A couple of weeks ago we looked at Apple's new 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs. We came away happy with the upgrades, however a little disappointed at the performance...

85 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/6/2010

Apple's 2010 MacBook Air (11 & 13 inch) Thoroughly Reviewed

Last week Apple introduced its first significant upgrade to the MacBook Air since it was introduced two years ago. The announcement was met with the arrival of a new...

186 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/26/2010

Apple MacBook Pro 13: Can a Mac Be a Decent Windows Laptop?

Apple fans, please forgive me, and feel free to skip this post. I have been testing out a MacBook Pro 13 running Windows 7 and have put it through...

117 by Vivek Gowri on 10/14/2010

Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) Review

It’s the fastest Mac you can buy and it's a desktop. These days, the Mac Pro is basically the un-Mac. But it's fast and nothing beats the flexibility of...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/6/2010

The Apple TV (2010) Review

The new Apple TV is a lot like the old Apple TV, at least functionally. You get the same limitations and the same plays-well-with-others* behavior (if by others you...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2010

The Apple TV (2010): Dissected

Honestly, Roku's price drop and yesterday's announcement of Hulu Plus coming to the platform probably stole much if any remaining thunder from the imminent arrival of the new Apple...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/29/2010

Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display Review

I've wanted a higher density, more compact alternative to the 30-inch 2560 x 1600 panels that I've seen for the past 6 years. Apple was the first to intrigue...

92 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2010

Apple Mac mini Review (Mid 2010)

For the first time since its introduction in 2005 Apple has significantly updated the design of the Mac mini. The new model is thinner, although it requires a bit...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2010

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2010) Reviewed: Shaking the CPU/GPU Balance

Earlier this year Apple updated its entire MacBook Pro lineup. The update wasn't cosmetic, the 2nd generation unibody design carried over from 2009. Instead the 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks...

93 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/9/2010

Mac OS X Steam Performance: Half Life 2 Episode 2, Still Slower than Windows

Last month Ryan Smith published his findings on OS X Portal performance. While we're all glad that Valve ported the Steam engine to OS X, we weren't very happy...

97 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2010

Update: Mac OS X Portal Performance

Update 5/15/2010: Valve released a new patch for Portal on the 13th which resolved the blurriness issue. Please see our update for more details. It’s been a while since anyone...

178 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2010

This Just In: Apple iPad 3G, Same Speed as iPhone 3GS over 3G?

Today the first iPad 3Gs will go on sale starting at 5PM at Apple Retail Stores and Best Buy. Those who preordered at the time of announcement should be...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/30/2010

Adobe Enables Flash GPU Acceleration in OS X, We Test It

Brandon Hill, Editor in Chief of DailyTech, IMed me an hour ago with this: "OK, stop laying on the couch with your iPad and do some OS X benchmarking"...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2010

Apple's 15-inch 2010 MacBook Pro: More Battery Life Tests, High Res Display Evaluated

Apple is in a position that’s enviable by any consumer facing company. It drums up genuine excitement for nearly every product it launches. Apple has somehow found a way...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2010

Apple's 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro: The One to Get?

If you've followed our Mac coverage over the past year you know I've been telling everyone to wait until Apple brought Arrandale into its MacBook Pro lineup. The time...

114 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2010

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