Mac

Today at their annual Worldwide Developer Conference, the company announced a slew of hardware updates for their entire range of laptops. Every last laptop, from the mighty MacBook Pro to the humble MacBook Air is getting some sort of CPU or platform update. As a result, Apple has a full family of refreshed laptops for the summer, all of which improve on their predecessor in one or more ways. We’ll start with the MacBook Pro and MacBook, Apple’s two modern laptop families. Both of these laptops have received their long-awaited update to Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake platform. Kaby Lake, for a quick refresher, uses the same Skylake CPU core as Intel’s 6th gen Skylake platform, but enjoys a modest frequency boost due to Intel's...

Apple's MacBook Air: Uncovering Intel's Custom CPU for Apple

The MacBook Air just got announced and hidden in the announcement was a revelation of exactly how far Intel would go for Apple. The CPU inside the MacBook...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2008

Apple TV - Part 2: Apple Enters the Digital Home

Last week we showed you what made Apple TV tick, now we find out how well Apple did with its first digital media extender.

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/26/2007

Apple TV - Part 1: Unboxed and Dissected

Apple's first TV entry has finally started shipping. Before our final review, take a look at what powers the Apple TV. Here's a hint: it's more than...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2007

Apple's Mac Pro - Upgrading CPUs, Memory & Running XP

In our final part of our Mac Pro coverage we look at its upgradability and performance under Windows XP.

71 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2006

Apple's Mac Pro - A True PowerMac Successor

Tempted by the new Mac Pro? Read on and find out why you'll want to replace your PowerMac G5.

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2006

Apple's Mac Pro: A Discussion of Specifications

We're still a couple of weeks away from our review of the new Mac Pro, but for those of you ordering systems today you will not want to miss...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2006

Apple's MacBook Pro: Using it as a Mac and a PC

We take Apple's MacBook Pro for a spin and compare against the PowerBook G4 in OS X as well as its PC competitors in Windows XP. We also...

50 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2006

Apple Makes the Switch: iMac G5 vs. iMac Core Duo

Seven months ago, Apple announced that they would be adopting Intel processors, thanks to superior performance per watt. With Intel based Mac hardware now, we are finally able...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2006

No More Apple Mysteries, Part Two

What happens if we install Linux on both Apple’s G5 platform and the x86 platform? Can Linux solve the server performance problems that we had discovered in our...

48 by Johan De Gelas on 9/1/2005

ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac & PC Edition: One Card for All

ATI finally did it, a single card for both Mac and PC platforms. We take a look at the passively cooled, 256MB ATI Radeon 9600 Pro Mac &...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2005

Apple's Mighty Mouse: The Move to Multi-Button

We spend some quality time with Apple's first multi-button USB mouse but unlike previous Mac experiences, it's not all rosy.

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2005

No more mysteries: Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux

How does Apple's G5/Mac OS X platform compare to x86/Linux/Windows? We find out with nothing else, but cold hard numbers as we test the Apple Power Mac Dual...

112 by Johan De Gelas on 6/3/2005

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Review

After months of testing, we are finally able to publish our thoughts on Apple's latest OS. Is Tiger really as revolutionary as it has been built up to be?

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/29/2005

Mac Memory Roundup Q1 2005 - In Search of Affordable Upgrades

Looking for a Mac memory upgrade and want the cheapest compatible solution? This guide will tell you just that.

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/1/2005

The Mac mini as a Media Computer

With its small form factor comes a desire to put it where computers don't normally go – in the living room. But how well does the mini work...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/16/2005

Apple's Mac mini - Tempting PC Users Everywhere

We take a look at (and in) the new Mac mini, iLife '05 and iWork.

198 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/25/2005

A Month with a Mac - Part II: The Mobile Experience

As a desktop, the Mac is a tough sell for most, but what about as a notebook?

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/24/2005

ATI Radeon X800 XT Mac Edition: Competition in the Mac Market

ATI finally brings their X800 architecture to the Mac platform.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2005

A Month with a Mac: A Die-Hard PC User's Perspective

An in-depth look of Anand's experience with Apple's Mac platform.

215 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2004

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