MacBook Pro

Much ink has been spilt over the last year on the subject of the MacBook Pro. In short, Apple hasn’t given its professional laptop lineup a real overhaul in some time. Only the smaller 13” model ever got Intel’s 5th gen Broadwell CPU – the 15” model is even further back, on 4th gen Haswell – and otherwise the laptops haven’t had major feature updates since 2013. As a result, Apple has been due as anyone can be to update their laptops. And at a special event held at their campus this morning, they have done just that, launching the 4th generation of the MacBook Pro. For better or worse the new 4th generation family doesn’t have a catchy name like Retina to help set...

The next-gen MacBook Pro with Retina Display: SSD Analysis

After a week in Taiwan, and a weekend in San Francisco, I'm finally back home and hard at work on the Retina Display MacBook Pro Review. One of the...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/13/2012

The New MacBook Air Uses Toshiba's SATA 6Gb/s SSDs UPDATE: Samsung Too

Yesterday's keynote was certainly one of the biggest events for Macs that Apple has held in years. The main focus was obviously in the new MacBook Pro with Retina...

10 by Kristian Vättö on 6/12/2012

Chrome Canary Fixes Rendering Issue with Retina MacBook Pro

If you read our initial analysis of the MacBook Pro's new Retina Display you will know that application support is necessary to get the most out of the display...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2012

MacBook Pro Retina Display Analysis

I'm in San Francisco until tomorrow morning, but aside from dinner I've been spending as much time with the next-gen MacBook Pro as possible. Apple, as always, has done...

188 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2012

SSD and USB 3.0 Performance of the Retina Display MacBook Pro

Two major upgrades offered to all of Apple's new MacBook lineup are updated SSDs and native USB 3.0 support. The same updated SSD is present across all of Apple's...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

How the Retina Display MacBook Pro Handles Scaling

Earlier this morning Apple introduced its next-generation MacBook Pro equipped with a Retina Display. The 15.4-inch panel features a native resolution of 2880 x 1800, or exactly four times...

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2012

Firmware Updates Bring Lion Internet Recovery to 2010 Macs

Apple has released a range of firmware updates that enable the Lion Internet Recovery OS restore feature across most of its 2010-vintage Macs, enabling easy reinstallation of the operating...

8 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/8/2012

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2011) Review

The early 2011 MacBook Pro is honestly Apple's best effort to date. Only using quad-core CPUs on the 15 and 17-inch models, and offering an optional Thunderbolt Display that...

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2011

MacBook Pro CPU, GPU, Hard Drive Specs Bumped

Apple has very quietly bumped the specs on its Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro lineup ahead of the holiday shopping season - all models see small clock speed bumps (0.1...

62 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/24/2011

MacBook Pro EFI Update Reportedly Resolves SATA 3 Issues

Apple released an EFI update for the 2011 MacBook Pros yesterday that reportedly resolves performance and compatibility issues with SATA 3.0 SSDs, some of which Anand noted in our...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/15/2011

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...

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

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'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

gfxCardStatus 1.6 enables 2010 MacBook Pro GPU Switching

If you recall from our 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro review, one of our only criticisms was the inability for users to manually change between lower-power integrated Intel HD...

15 by Brian Klug on 5/8/2010

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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