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Topic: MacBook Pro

Inquirer claims MacBook Pros may use problematic NVIDIA chips

12/09/2008, 01:12 pm

The Inquirer, which has been sticking it to NVIDIA for some time, is again taking the chip maker to task this week, claiming that it's supplying Apple with graphics chips for the new MacBook Pro that use materials that have caused problems in the past.


Apple looking into liquid-cooled MacBooks

12/02/2008, 04:12 pm

Apple is looking into the use of liquid coolants to transport heat in its notebook computer designs, a controversial technique it employed briefly on its line of dual processor Power Mac G5s several years ago.


Apple investigating graphics issues on new MacBook lines

11/26/2008, 03:11 pm

Apple is investigating two separate graphics issues with its new line of MacBook and MacBook Pros, and is reported to be preparing a software update to remedy at least one of them.


Apple's new MacBooks have built-in copy protection measures

11/18/2008, 01:11 pm

Apple's new MacBook lines include a form of digital copy protection that will prevent protected media, such as DRM-infused iTunes movies, from playing back on devices that aren't compliant with the new priority protection measures.


Apple releases fix for quirky MacBook glass trackpads

11/17/2008, 05:11 pm

Apple has released a software update to address an issue where trackpad clicks would randomly go unrecognized on its latest notebook offerings: the MacBook (Late 2008) and MacBook Pro (Late 2008).


Apple trimming notebook orders; plans fixes for new models

11/10/2008, 01:11 pm

Apple has decided to cut back on its notebook production for the current holiday quarter, according to one report. Meanwhile, the company is said to be working on a software fix for at least one issue surrounding its latest offerings.


Upgrade kits boost MacBook, MacBook Pro memory to 6GB

11/06/2008, 12:11 pm

An Apple solutions provider on Thursday announced a family of memory upgrades for existing and previous generation MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks that raise the maximum RAM limitation from 4GB to 6GB.


Apple readying software patch for quirky MacBook trackpads

11/05/2008, 09:11 am

Trackpad issues experienced by users of Apple's new unibody MacBooks and MacBook Pros will be addressed in a forthcoming software update, according to an email response from chief executive Steve Jobs.


Apple investigating problems with MacBook Pro's glass trackpad

11/03/2008, 01:11 pm

A new buyer of Apple's uninbody notebooks emailed Steve Jobs about issues he was having with the unit's new glass trackpad and hinge, and reports getting a prompt reply via the telephone addressing his problems.


Amazon, others offer $50-$100 off Apple's new MacBook lines

10/29/2008, 11:10 am

A couple of Apple authorized online retailers are now reflecting immediate availability of the company's new MacBook and MacBook Pro systems, offering savings between $50 and $100 after rebates in addition to other buying incentives.


Apple's unibody MacBook Pro: an in-depth review with video

10/24/2008, 10:10 am

Apple's newly redesigned 15" MacBook Pro improves upon the graphics, RAM, and CPU performance of the previous generation while adopting the strong lines and unibody construction of the MacBook Air, the keyboard of the 2006 consumer MacBook, the environmentally friendly design of last year's iMac, and the iPhone's headphone mic, resulting a strong package of cross pollination across Apple's various branches.


Future MacBook Pro-bound Intel chips due next spring [u]

10/23/2008, 01:10 pm

The next time Apple will have the opportunity to boost the processor specifications of its MacBook Pro line will be next spring, when Intel pushes out a final update to its Montevina platform consisting of two high-performance mobile chips, according to reports.


Inside the new MacBooks: Audio and Video

10/18/2008, 10:10 am

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro models present a variety of changes in the way audio and video are handled, including support for iPhone-style integrated mic headphones and the new DisplayPort standard. Here's what's new in audio and video.


Inside the new MacBooks: FireWire, USB, and the NVIDIA Controller

10/17/2008, 12:10 pm

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro models contain more innovation than just their case design, graphics, and the improved accessibility of their internals. Here's a look at other details related to FireWire, USB, and the new NVIDIA-based controller that replaces Intel's chipset.


Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro torn down (photos)

10/16/2008, 10:10 am

Apple parts reseller iFixIt has just completed its photo disassemblies of the new MacBook and MacBook Pro, and notes that the design of both machines are largely inspired by the MacBook Air, with the 13-inch model structurally resembling a 13-inch version of the new MacBook Pro.


High-quality unboxing photos: late 2008 15" MacBook Pro

10/16/2008, 08:10 am

The redesigned new MacBook Pro replaces the thin aluminum shell of the prior model with a substantially stronger, more rigid unibody construction with tighter tolerances and remarkably better looking fit and finish. Here's how it compares to the existing model. Here's what it looks like out of the box and pressed up close against the model it replaces.


High-quality photo comparison: the new unibody MacBooks

10/16/2008, 07:10 am

While Apple didn't make mention of it at the time, the MacBook Air silently debuted the start of a new unibody MacBook line. The new 15" MacBook Pro and its 13" MacBook sibling have managed to carry out the same lines and execution, harmonizing the plastic MacBook and the now half decade old Aluminum Powerbook design carried forward by the MacBook Pro. Here's how the two models compare.


Inside the new MacBooks: LSI, Battery, HD, and RAM

10/15/2008, 05:10 pm

Apple's new MacBook and MacBook Pro models contain more innovation than just their case design and graphics. Here's a look at other details, from LSIs to battery, hard drive and RAM features.


Apple's next-gen 17-inch MacBook Pro due in a few months

10/15/2008, 09:10 am

Apple on Tuesday introduced its next-generation 13-inch MacBooks and 15-inch MacBook Pros but was unable to ramp production of its new 17-inch model, which is now expected to make an appearance by early next year.


Notes of interest from Apple's MacBook event

10/14/2008, 09:10 pm

With multiple product updates all arriving at once, many might have been overwhelmed by Apple's MacBook launch to overlook potentially important features and limitations -- including the need to log out to switch graphics chips and the multiple party tricks of the new 24-inch Cinema Display.