MacBook Pro

Other World Computing (OWC) has launched a new line of NVMe SSD upgrades for several Mac models that used Apple's custom not-quite-M.2 form factor. The new Aura Pro X2 is OWC's third generation aftermarket storage upgrade for Apple's custom SSD form factor. Apple was an early adopter of PCIe SSDs in the consumer space, introducing them to several models in 2013. In recent years they have phased out the use of replaceable SSDs in favor of using their own SSD controller built in to the T2 security chip, but there is still a large install base of pre-TouchBar MacBook Pros and non-Retina MacBook Airs that can accept storage upgrades. Aftermarket upgrade options for these machines were initially very limited until macOS 10.13 added NVMe support...

Ian on the iMore Vector Podcast: Discussing Core i9 and Thermal Throttling

On Monday this week I was invited onto the Vector podcast, one of the popular Apple-focused podcasts, run by iMore’s Rene Ritchie. In the podcast we discuss Intel’s product...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2018

Apple Updates MacBook Pro Family for 2018: More CPU Cores, DDR4, & Same Form Factors

A surprising no-show at this year’s Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference was any kind of hardware refresh for Apple’s Mac products. While WWDC is first and foremost a software...

103 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2018

StarTech’s New Adapter Brings eSATA Storage to Thunderbolt 3 PCs

Alternative headline: StarTech’s New Adapter Weds MacBook Pro and eSATA Storage StarTech has expanded its lineup of Thunderbolt 3 adapters with a rather extravagant solution that features an eSATA port...

23 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2018

HP Expands DaaS Offerings: Apple Devices, HP VR Solutions, and Tech Café Market

Today, HP announced a new set of Device as a Service (DaaS) offerings for customers and channel partners. Notably, this includes the reveal of DaaS offerings for Apple devices...

5 by Joe Shields on 2/15/2018

Promise Launches TD-300 9-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock: GbE, HDMI, USB 3.0, TB3 Charging & More

Promise has introduced its first Thunderbolt 3 dock designed primarily for Apple’s latest MacBook Pro laptops, but also compatible with any systems featuring a TB3 header. The Promise TD-300...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/20/2017

OWC Launches 13-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock: GbE, USB-A, SD Card, mDP, FireWire & More

OWC has launched its new docking solution aimed primarily at Apple’s latest Thunderbolt 3-equipped MacBook Pros. Designed to be the “one dock to rule them all", OWC's Thunderbolt 3...

18 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2017

Apple Refreshes Mac Laptops: Pro, Vanilla, & Air All Get New CPUs

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...

53 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2017

AUKEY’s CB-C55 USB-C Hub Now on Sale: Macbook Port Expander with Power and Ethernet

AUKEY has started to sell its latest USB Type-C hub for Apple’s MacBook laptops and other computers that need something more than USB-C and wireless interconnection technologies. The new...

34 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

OWC Previews DEC Add-On For MacBook Pro

At CES, Mac accessory and upgrade supplier Other World Computing (OWC) showcased prototypes of an upcoming add-on for Apple's latest MacBook Pro models. The OWC DEC is in many...

29 by Billy Tallis on 1/13/2017

Apple Announces 4th Generation MacBook Pro Family: Thinner, Lighter, with Thunderbolt 3 & “Touch Bar”

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...

284 by Ryan Smith on 10/27/2016

Apple "Hello Again" 2016 Event Live Blog

We're here ready to go for another set of Apple Announcements!

110 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 10/27/2016

2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro’s dGPU (R9 M370X) Is Cape Verde

Earlier this week Apple announced their 2015 15” Retina MacBook Pro. Though Apple didn’t make any CPU changes, they did make some GPU changes on the high-end model, swapping...

109 by Ryan Smith on 5/23/2015

Apple Announces 2015 15” Retina MacBook Pro, Cheaper 27” Retina iMac

This morning Apple announced the release of the 2015 refresh of their 15” Retina MacBook Pro lineup. With the 13” rMBP having been updated with an Intel Broadwell processor...

75 by Ryan Smith on 5/19/2015

Apple Initiates Video Repair Program for 2011-2013 MacBook Pros

This week Apple has announced that they are initiating a new repair extension program for the MacBook Pro, in order to address video corruption and stability problems with certain...

59 by Ryan Smith on 2/20/2015

Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro Lineup

Earlier this month Intel introduced new models in their lineup of Haswell mobile CPUs. With the Haswell manufacturing process having matured since its initial launch, Intel was able to...

47 by Brandon Chester on 7/29/2014

Running an NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Over Thunderbolt 2

A common issue for laptop users is the lack of GPU power. Even the fastest mobile GPUs, in SLI or Crossfire cannot reach the echelons of performance of a...

72 by Kristian Vättö on 5/4/2014

Improving the State of 4K Display Support Under OS X

In my Mac Pro review I lamented the state of 4K display support under OS X 10.9.0. In my conclusion I wrote: "4K display compatibility under OS X is...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/7/2014

Apple Event (October 2013) - Live Blog

Brian and I are on the ground in San Francisco for Apple's event today. We're expecting to see new iPads introduced as well as the long-awaited Haswell rMBP refreshes...

101 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 10/22/2013

Best Mac Laptops - June 2013

In reviewing the 2013 MacBook Air, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I'd recommend the various notebooks in Apple's lineup. By the end of this year...

74 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/24/2013

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