Pre-Order your new iMac now from MacMall (ships Oct 23) & save hundreds in tax: Apple Price Guides updated Oct 22nd (exclusive coupons)

Topic: MacBook Pro

Apple firmware update tackles MacBook Pro freezes

08/26/2010, 07:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released an EFI firmware update for 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 models that fixes a freezing or stalling problem.

16 comments

Apple reseller slashes Mac prices to lowest seen all year

08/23/2010, 08:08 pm

In a bid to capitalize on this year's back-to-school shopping season, one of Apple's largest authorized resellers has dropped Mac prices to the lowest seen this year, offering $150 of white MacBooks, up to $180 off new iMacs, and up to $300 off MacBook Pros.

21 comments

Apple brings inertial scrolling, three-finger drag to some MacBooks

07/27/2010, 04:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday issued an update to a number of recent notebooks -- including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air -- bringing inertial scrolling and three-finger drag gesture support to some trackpads.

45 comments

Apple laying groundwork for TRIM support in future SSD-based Macs [u]

06/14/2010, 08:06 am

Apple may be laying the foundation for TRIM support in future Macs, a technology that should allow their solid state flash drives to maintain optimal performance throughout the life span of the systems.

60 comments

NPD data shows Apple on pace to sell 3.2M Macs in June quarter

05/17/2010, 01:05 pm

Sales of the Mac are tracking stronger than Wall Street expectations, with Apple on pace to sell as many as 3.2 million computers during the June quarter, according to new data from NPD.

38 comments

Apple's iPad launch helps April retail electronics sales grow 9.7%

05/05/2010, 12:05 pm

Though overall retail sales in April were a mixed bag, consumer purchases of electronics grew 9.7 percent year-over-year, thanks in large part to the successful debut of Apple's iPad.

4 comments

Apple exploring 'invisible,' disappearing buttons for future MacBooks

04/29/2010, 09:04 am

Apple's crusade against the physical button continues, with a new patent application describing a disappearing input space that could be featured anywhere on the aluminum shell of a MacBook Pro.

32 comments

Review: Apple's early 2010 MacBook Pros

04/28/2010, 07:04 pm

Apple's revised 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros deliver new NVIDIA GeForce 320M/330M dedicated graphics performance and CPU options that include Intel's new Arrandale Core i5 and i7, while inheriting the long battery life, the strong, minimalist unibody construction, and the environmentally friendly design of last year's models.

115 comments

Unexpected delays slow delivery of custom-built MacBook Pros, Apple says

04/23/2010, 10:04 am

Users who have purchased Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro models with build-to-order options have been notified that their shipments are delayed.

83 comments

First Look: Pairing the new 2010 17 inch MacBook Pro with iPad

04/18/2010, 03:04 pm

Apple's latest revision of its 17" MacBook Pro boasts better performance and a lower price tag. With an iPad companion for working on the go, is it now less important to have a highly portable notebook?

86 comments

Apple in advance discussions to adopt AMD chips

04/16/2010, 01:04 pm

Intel has served as Apple's sole source for the microprocessors used in its notebook and desktop personal computers since the company began its transition away from PowerPC in 2006, but that may soon change given the company's recent talks with Intel's chief CPU rival Advanced Micro Devices.

393 comments

Apple's new MacBook Pro has antenna mounted to optical drive frame

04/15/2010, 10:04 pm

A disassembly of Apple's new 15-inch Core i5 MacBook Pro has uncovered Intel's HM55 chipset, a redesigned speaker assembly, and a wireless antenna mounted on the frame of the optical drive opening.

48 comments

Intel profits quadruple as chip maker says industry has recovered

04/14/2010, 03:04 pm

Intel, the maker of processors for Apple's entire line of Mac computers, reported record earnings this week, with its strongest first quarter in the company's history fueled by demand for new microprocessors.

7 comments

Resellers offer over 7% off new MacBook Pros with discount coupons

04/14/2010, 04:04 pm

A handful of Apple authorized resellers began reflecting stock of the company's new MacBook Pros on Wednesday, offering discounts of up to 7% (or $165) through special discount coupons.

31 comments

New MacBook Pros off to strong start, 13-inch model selling out

04/14/2010, 12:04 pm

Demand for Apple's newly upgraded line of MacBook Pro notebooks was strong on the first day, with scattered reports of the low-end 13-inch model selling out in some retail locations. Also, Apple has already issued a software update for the 15- and 17-inch models.

67 comments

Benchmarks show Core i7 MacBook Pros offer 50% speed boost

04/13/2010, 04:04 pm

Preliminary benchmark tests with Apple's new 15-inch Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro shows the notebook's CPU has gained a 50 percent performance boost over its Core 2 Duo predecessor.

71 comments

Nvidia says new MacBook Pro graphics switching isn't Optimus

04/13/2010, 12:04 pm

The automatic graphic switching capabilities in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are accomplished with a solution created entirely by Apple, and do not rely on Nvidia's established Optimus technology.

36 comments

Nvidia 320M GPU made especially for Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro

04/13/2010, 10:04 am

While the GeForce GT 330M featured in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros has already been found in competing notebook PCs, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro sports the Nvidia 320M, a graphics processor created just for Apple.

66 comments

Apple releases new MacBook Pros with Intel Core i7, i5 processors

04/13/2010, 08:04 am

Apple on Tuesday issued long-awaited updates to its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers, upgrading them to Intel's latest high-end Core i7, Core i5 and Core 2 Duo mobile processors, and adding new automated graphics switching technology.

334 comments

Sources reveal specs of Apple's MacBook Pro refresh

04/13/2010, 06:04 am

Apple on Tuesday will finally get around to updating its MacBook Pro line of professional notebooks, which will include Intel's new Core processors ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz and include a variety of screen options, AppleInsider has been told.

88 comments