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Topic: Current Hardware

Some Retina MacBook Pro users complain of graphics issues after EFI update

11/13/2012, 07:11 pm

A number of 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display owners are experiencing noticeable drops in graphics and processor performance after having updated their machines to the latest EFI (extensible firmware interface) version, such as drastically clipped frame rates when running graphics-intensive programs.

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Apple's Fusion Drive cuts Mac startup time in half, triples read/write speeds

11/09/2012, 09:11 am

A hands-on test with Apple's Fusion Drive inside the new Mac mini has found that the hybrid hard drive, with both solid-state flash memory and a traditional spinning hard drive, offers a significant performance boost.

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Apple issues MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0

11/08/2012, 05:11 pm

Apple on Thursday supplied an update for all Mac notebooks introduced in June 2012 in the form of "MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Update 2.0."

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Review: Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

10/30/2012, 07:10 pm

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display brings Apple's much-heralded high-resolution screen to its most popular notebook model. It's a beautiful, powerful machine, but does it justify its $500 premium over the price of the legacy 13-inch MacBook Pro?

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Apple braces for significant shortage of new iMacs

10/25/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple's newly redesigned iMacs will debut later in the December quarter, and the company expects the all-in-one desktops will face significant supply constraints through the end of the year.

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Teardown of 13" Retina MacBook Pro finds redesigned battery, Samsung flash, soldered RAM

10/25/2012, 09:10 am

Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display isn't just a shrunken-down version of its 15-inch counterpart, as a teardown of the device has found key changes to its design, including a rearrangement of the battery cells.

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Apple releases 'Colors' ad for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

10/25/2012, 12:10 am

Apple on Wednesday posted a commercial for the recently-announced 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display to the company's YouTube page, with the ad highlighting the laptop's power and accessibility.

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Apple posts highly-detailed drawings of iPad mini, 4th-gen iPad to website

10/24/2012, 07:10 pm

Coming on the heels of an avalanche of product announcements, Apple on Wednesday posted detailed dimensional drawings of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad to its developer website to assist third-party case makers in developing new products.

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Apple's speedy new Mac mini torn down and benchmarked

10/24/2012, 04:10 pm

A pair of Mac colocation companies performed teardowns and benchmark tests of Apple's newly released Mac mini, finding that the small format desktop's performance is approaching that of legacy Xserves and 2010's Mac Pro.

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Apple slims down iMac 40% with 'friction-stir welding' & ditching the disc drive

10/24/2012, 04:10 pm

Apple's new iMac updates the company's flagship Macintosh into a faster, faster and in particular thinner version of itself.

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Apple focuses on the high end with 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro

10/23/2012, 10:10 pm

Apple's new 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina Display expands the company's high-end family of notebooks, casting a high-end halo over over its mobile notebook offerings.

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Apple's new Fusion Drive debuts in latest iMacs, Mac minis

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's new iMac and Mac mini desktops feature what Apple is calling a "Fusion Drive" that offers nearly the same performance as a solid state drive, but allows for considerably more storage at a lower price point.

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Apple's redesigned iMac is 5mm thin with edge-to-edge glass

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's industry-leading iMac desktop received a major update on Tuesday, with newest all-in-one design featuring a form-factor with edges that are just 5 millimeters thin and a new high-res display laminated to the computer's glass cover.

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Mac mini gains Ivy Bridge CPU, up to 16GB of RAM with Apple's latest update

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's smallest desktop, the Mac mini, received a respectable bump in specs on Tuesday, adding Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors while starting at the same $599 price.

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Apple unveils 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display starting at $1699

10/23/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off its redesigned 13-inch MacBook Pro, featuring a high-resolution Retina display.

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EPEAT finds MacBook Air conforms to 'green' standard after review

10/12/2012, 10:10 pm

EPEAT on Friday released the results of an investigation regarding the environmental friendliness of "ultra-thin" laptops initiated shortly after Apple announced it was pulling out of the ratings system, finding that the tested devices conformed to so-called "green" standards, including the MacBook Air.

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Apple updates HP printer and scanner drivers

10/11/2012, 11:10 pm

One week after rolling out similar updates for Canon, Epson and Lexmark printers, Apple on Thursday released a driver update for HP printers, scanners and all-in-ones.

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Apple PC shipments reach new high of 13.6% despite contracting global market

10/10/2012, 05:10 pm

Estimates released Wednesday from market research firms show overall U.S. PC shipments fell nearly 14 percent year-to-year in the third quarter of 2012, while Apple's share shrunk 6.1 percent over the same period.

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Apple rolls out Canon, Epson, Lexmark printer drivers

10/04/2012, 05:10 pm

Following the release of incremental updates to OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.7.5 Lion, Apple quietly rolled out new printer drivers for certain Canon, Epson and Lexmark printers.

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HP taken to task for releasing iMac clone

09/10/2012, 03:09 pm

After joining a variety of other PC makers in producing "Ultrabooks" closely patterned after Apple's MacBook Air, HP has released a new "Spectre One" PC that looks "painfully" like an Apple iMac.

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