Topic / MacBook Pro

In this dog-eat-dog world, Apple announces iPad mini event, scheduled for October 24 at 4am AEST

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Just hours after Microsoft announced their Surface price and availability, Apple is set to announce their own tablet. On October 23 US-time, or October 24 Australian time, Tim Cook and the gang will be taking the stage and, unless rumours are wrong and Apple is just kidding around, it’s going to be a smaller iPad, dubbed an iPad mini, an iPhone pad, an iPad air, or just ‘the new bigger […]

Apple reverses EPEAT decision – all ‘eligible’ products back on the list

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Apple took the decision last week to ditch the EPEAT rating saying that it was “inconsistent” with its design practices, and now they have backfliped. It has reversed its decision to pull out of EPEAT, and has added back the products that were eligible on EPEAT. “We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. […]

Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Roundup

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This year’s WWDC 2012 conference was just a tad too late for us to liveblog, but here is a quick rundown of what went down. More detailed looks at each new piece will follow shortly. MacBook Air (starting at $1099) (11-inch or 13-inch) (available now) An updated MacBook Air has been shown with Ivy Bridge. Improvements with the starter model (11-inch $1099) include a new 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, […]

Apple reveals “Next Generation” MacBook Pro – high performance, Retina Display in 1.8cm thin body

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The “Next Generation” MacBook Pro has arrived, and it basically is what the rumours suggested what it will be. No optical drive, featuring a retina display, no ethernet port – basically, reducing all the crap that was deemed not necessary by Apple. And this replaces the 17-inch model MacBook Pro in terms of specs, but it isn’t a 17-inch laptop. Rather, it’s only 15-inches. There are two configurations possible: a […]

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line – ditches 17-inch model; adds Thunderbolt, FireWire and Ivy Bridge

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The MacBook Pro got a revamp that saw Apple ditching the 17-inch model, and adding Ivy Bridge chips, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 and the return of FireWire 800 port to the 13-inch and 15-inch models, something that was removed in the major refresh that saw the unibody and only available in the now-dead 17-inch model. The 17-inch model’s demise means that the new high-end is the 15-inch model, with that […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 38: That’ll be $78 Trillion, please

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James Wilson, holding his new partner at the iPad 2 Launch (Image: Stewart Wilson/TECHGEEK.com.au) Despite the fact that Tom, James and Stewart aren’t on, the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast still lives on, and we discuss the launch of the iPad 2, talk about the BlackBerry Playbook to come with Android applications and the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is delayed (again!). We also find out that Tom, James and Stewart really […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi. Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one […]

Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro

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Apple has today released a big new update to their MacBook Pro lineup. The new laptops have “next generation” processors and graphics cards, a FaceTime HD camera (or as we like to call it, a good webcam) and Thunderbolt I/O technology, developed by Intel and Apple. The Thunderbolt I/O features two bi-directional channels, each with transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps. For the not- so technological kinds, like me, Intel […]

Apple to upgrade MacBook Pro, iMacs in 2011

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RUMOUR MILL: Apple is no stranger to rumours, and a new one has emerged coming from Taiwan that claims that Apple will be refreshing its MacBook Pros and iMac lines sometime in the first half of 2011, citing sources from component makers. Digitimes claims that Apple is expected to launch at least four new upgraded MacBook Pros that include a slight change in the chassis and upgraded to Mac OS […]

Report: iPad cannibalising Apple’s MacBook sales

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Strong sales of the iPad could have a small impact to sales of its flagship Mac lineup, in particular its low-end MacBook line, according to one financial analyst citing supply chain sources. Shaw Wu, from Kaufman Bros., told investors that checks with suppliers revealed that the iPad availability is better than expected, mainly due to the increased availability of screens that the iPad uses. However, the MacBook (not MacBook Pro) […]

Apple announces Bondi Store opening

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Apple is set to open the doors to its Bondi Junction store on May 28 – the same day the iPad will be released – at the good time of 8am. How do we know this? Well, a little invite popped into a message box with the details: The Apple Store Bondi is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the magical new iPad™ […]

Apple and Windows 7 – relief is here.

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Apple have today released the best thing for Windows users – updated Bootcamp drivers for their Windows 7 installation on their Mac. While this will be of big relieve to those who use Windoze Windows on their Mac, the following models have been classed as unsupported: iMac (17-inch, Early 2006) iMac (17-inch, Late 2006) iMac (20-inch, Early 2006) iMac (20-inch, Late 2006) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2006) MacBook Pro (17-inch, […]

Apple updates MacBook Pro line up – new 13-inch, updated 15-inch

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Apple has provided a major reboot to its MacBook Pro lineup, after announcing a price change and update for the 17-inch and 15-inch, and the ditching of the 13-inch unibody MacBook as it moves it to the MacBook Pro line. This new revamp, which includes a drop in the price for the MacBook Air, is revamp that places the MacBook Pro as the consumer and business friendly laptop, after years […]

Apple delays MacBook Pro 17-inch by two weeks

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So, if you have been waiting for that 17-inch MacBook Pro, well you might want to wait a bit longer. Apple has said that they have delayed the new unibody MacBook Pro to February 19 (the original shipping date was the 3rd of February. So if you planned to get this for anyone on Valentines Day, you’re out of luck. The e-mail is below, after the jump.

Macworld 2009 : New unibody, internal battery for 17-inch MacBook Pro

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MACWORLD 2009 : Apple’s one last thing was not, unfortunately, the Mac Mini; but it was an update to the 17-inch MacBook Pro, including having the new “unibody” look which the other MacBooks and MacBook Pros had since late 2008. The new revision of the 17-inch will also see a non-removable battery, called the “Maxi Battery” – which they claim to perform up to 8 hours when using the 9400M […]