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Apple Unveils New MacBook Pro Line With Thunderbolt, FaceTime HD

Rumors of a MacBook Pro update from Apple have been floating around for the past few weeks, so it was no surprise to see this morning's launch of a fully refreshed line (including 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch versions). The Pros are packing the cutting-edge Intel Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 processors, AMD Radeon graphics cards and the brand new Thunderbolt I/O tech. Like a supercharged USB or...

6 Brilliant Laptops, From Budget to Big-Ticket

Share Despite the fact that most Americans have been doing it for at least a decade, buying a laptop is getting increasingly difficult. A laptop makes a great gift if you don't mind splurging a bit for somebody, but the range of models available and the minuscule differences between them make navigating the crowded notebook scene a daunting task. Before we go any further, let us explain why you...

When We Graduated: What Gear We Got (Or Wanted!) and What's Hot Now

Technological strolls down memory lane typically, and rapidly, deteriorate from nostalgic gadget journeys to melancholy descents into geriatric emotions of antiquation. Despite claims from various old-fogeys that 40 -- or even 50 -- is the new 30, those archaic feelings of obsolescence hold particularly true for geezers reared in the early days of clunky PCs, 8-bit Ataris and crazy, futuristic...

Apple Refreshes White Macbook for $999

No longer just a rumor or speculation, the newest version of the Macbook hit the Apple Store yesterday. According to Engadget, the laptop boasts a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics card and, best of all, a 10-hour battery life -- a full three hours longer than those of older MacBook incarnations. And that's not to mention that this bad boy is priced at $999, making it a...

MacBook Pros Get Better Battery Life and Processors, Not Much Magic

We said they were coming yesterday and here they are, brand new MacBook Pros. The entire line has been given at least a slight boost, but the 15-inch and 17-inch models are where the real fun is. Both the of the larger models have been given shiny new Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs, as well as NVIDIA GeForce 330M graphics chips equipped with the battery-saving Optimus switching feature. The RAM has...

New MacBook Pros Coming Soon, Microsoft to Debut Pink Phones Today

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Impatient Apple fan-boys may finally be getting new MacBook Pros. Four new model numbers have shown up in the inventory systems for retailer Microcenter. Prices don't appear to have changed, but expect them to come packing those fancy new Core i5 and Core i7 processors. [From: Engadget] Microsoft apparently can't be bothered to...

All We Don't Want For X-Mas 3

DON'T WANT: Gutted Laptop MacBook, $999 You may be tempted by the thousand-dollar price tag of the low-end MacBook and its rather reasonable-seeming specs: 13-inch LED-backlit display, 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo, 2 gigabytes of RAM, 250 GB hard drive, 7-hour battery, SuperDrive, NVIDIA 9400M GPU. But if you're any kind of power user, and we are, then you're going to want to back away from the display...

All We Don't Want For X-Mas (And What You Should Get Us Instead)

The only thing we hate worse than seeing other people toting around lackluster, craptastic gear is finding it underneath our own Christmas tree. That may seem like materialistic nitpicking in a season that's about generosity -- and it is -- but what really inspires us is the idea of always getting the absolute most out of your money, and the joy of giving (or receiving) a truly excellent item....

Apple Announces New iPhone 3GS, Revises MacBook Pros (and More!)

Today was the start of Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), and today's keynote started off the week-long event with a bang. There were so many announcements that we could easily spend all day sharing every minute detail of the upgrades and new products in the Apple family. We'll leave the nitty-gritty stuff to someone else, so here's a quick recap of everything you need to know about...

Customers Find Rocks, Bricks Instead of Nintendo DS, MacBook Pro

There seems to be a recurring theme here: person goes into store to buy expensive new electronic item, goes home, opens package and finds rocks instead. According to Tampa's WTSP-TV, Lake Wales, Florida resident Jodi Wykle's son got quite a birthday surprise when he ripped open the wrapping of his new Nintendo DS, only to find assorted rocks and a Chinese newspaper. Wykle immediately took the...

Recession Hurting Apple, Helping PCs

Apple may want to consider dropping their prices a teency weency bit. According to the industry research firm NPD Group, Mac sales dropped 16-percent in February compared to sales the same month in 2008. Many people have wondered if Apple would make concessions considering the state of the economy, but they seem content at the moment, so keep dreaming about a new $1500 MacBook Pro. Apple's...

Apple Unveils All-New 17-inch MacBook Pro

Apple just confirmed the totally expected yet eagerly anticipated unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro. They're calling it the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop. It features a 1900 x 1200 LED backlit display, with a 700:1 contrast ratio, wider color gamut and a glorious $50 matte option. Most of the specs are otherwise quite similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro, but unfortunately Apple went...

What Will Apple Announce Today?

Don't forget that Apple's laptop-centric event is today at 10am, 1pm eastern, and, as usual, the rumor mills have been going full steam in preparation for the announcement. So what can we expect from from Mr. Jobs today? Well, we've broke down each major rumor circulating and the likelihood that each one will turn out to be true. $900 MacBooks with an aluminum case. Odds: 4-1 MacBooks are...

Apple Announces 'Notebook' Event on October 14th!

The rumors were true folks. Apple is staging an invitation-only Town Hall event in Cupertino next Tuesday, October 14th at 10AM PST. It's absolutely safe to say they'll be showing off new laptops... and you know we'll be there live! Will this be an unveiling of a whole new form factor? Will this "Brick" mystery be put to bed? Will they come in rainbow colors? Tune in to find out. ...

New MacBook Pros Leaked on German Site?

Sure, none of it makes any sense, but we can't shake the feeling that there's something a little weird going on here. We've received a number of tips that T-Systems -- a division of the same company that owns T-Mobile -- has got pics of some variation of a MacBook Pro that we've certainly never seen before. The appearance of a new model would fall right in line with those rumors we've been...