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Apple Pushes 17″ Macbook Pro Shipments Until February 19th

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Apple has sent an email out to customers waiting for their 17″ unibody Macbook Pros, stating that the shipments will now be pushed back until the third week in February.
In late January, Apple had officially changed the status of the Macbook Pro to shipping, while making the delivery dates range anywhere between February 5th and [...]

Apple Quietly Updates White, Entry-Level Macbook Specs

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Apple has quietly updated its entry-level white macbook bringing it closer in specs to its unibody cousins. The update may be on behalf of Apple trying to upgrade all of its notebooks before Snow Leopard is unveiled.

Core upgrades (via MacRumors):
• Processor moved to 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo with 1066 MHz frontside bus from [...]

Apple DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI Adapter Delayed Until Late December

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

9to5Mac points out that if you’ve been waiting for Apple’s DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI Adapter, it has been delayed until late December.
When Apple released the new unibody Macbooks, they explained that the ports had to be reconfigured and introduced the Mini DisplayPort which had been integrated into the notebooks. Unfortunately, the new proprietary [...]

NVIDIA: Macbook Pro Driver Update Can Enable Dual GPU, 8GB RAM

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The new Macbook Pro’s may be capable of handling a lot more than Apple or NVIDIA are advertising. While confusion remains about the new notebook’s “limitations,” Gizmodo has spoken with an NVIDIA spokesperson and is able to clarify some info about performance.
In the current Macbook Pros, NVIDIA has confirmed that the dual GPUs [...]

Who Needs the Letter ‘B’ Anyways? Macbook Keyboard Gets Goofed

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Although Apple leads the industry in meticulous, precision perfect design, even a few unintended mishaps are bound to happen when dealing with massive supply chains and manufacturers. Kind of like the keyboard error below.
One proud Apple customer recently opened his Macbook, only to discover the keyboard had two “M” keys, an out of place “N” [...]

Early Macbook and Macbook Pro Benchmarks Come In

Friday, October 17th, 2008

PrimateLabs has done the job of benchmarking Apple’s new Macbook Pro (Late 2008), and the Macbook (Late 2008) against their predecessors. It should be noted that these early test do not measure GPU performance (graphics capabilities), which based on the new hardware, should see great improvements.
PrimateLab’s benchmarks.

Gizmodo also put the new machines through some tests.

To [...]

Other World Computing Begins Shipping Hard Drive Kits for New MacBooks

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Coming off the heels of the recently released new line of MacBooks, Other World Computing has begun shipping its own MacBook drive upgrades.

In true capitalistic fashion, the third-party memory provider’s drive upgrades take advantage of the new MacBooks and MacBook Pro’s replaceable drives, as the base model kits tend to be far less [...]

Steve Jobs Responds to Missing FireWire Outrage via Email

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has allegedly responded to an email regarding the outrage over missing FireWire in Apple’s new 13″ Macbook. The email, which hasn’t entirely been authenticated, explains that most digital camcorders use USB 2.0, as apposed to the now absent Firewire.
Jobs has been known to respond randomly to emails. In early August an [...]

Greenpeace Reviews Apple’s ‘Greener’ Approach to New Notebook Family

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

In response to Apple’s ongoing environmental efforts, Greenpeace has recently offered up a commendatory look at the new MacBook line, yet notes there may still be some room for improvement.

In recent statements concerning a “Greener Apple,” Steve Jobs has noted the new MacBook line to sport reduced toxics, less packaging, and better overall efficiency. Greenpeace [...]

Macbook and Macbook Pro Torn Down, Reveal Gorgeous Internals

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Not long after Apple has unveiled a new notebook family, iFixit.com has managed to tear Apple’s new unibody Macbook and unibody Macbook Pro apart. Complimenting the process with high resolution photos, the machine reveals a gorgeous set of internals.
Macbook Pro

Although Apple’s senior vice president of design, Jony Ive, revealed the new unibody manufacturing process in [...]

Apple’s Notebook Family Price-Points Have Analysts in a Tizzy

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Apple has released an entirely new family of notebooks today, as well as a revamped LED Cinema Display. Instead of reducing prices to soften the friction towards a hurting economy, Apple has decided to remain steadfast in their approach of adding new features and better performance while keeping price points intact.

In the face of completely [...]

Apple Releases New Macbooks, Shipping Today

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Apple has officially released a new version of their consumer grade laptop, the Macbook. The new notebook takes huge inspiration from its older brother, the Macbook Pro, and gets a complete overhaul with a new aluminum enclosure and a general more high-end feel.

The new MacBook, 15-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro are now shipping [...]