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Topic: Current Hardware

MacBook Pro 'stage lighting' problem caused by tearing of thin cable integrated into display

01/22/2019, 01:01 pm

Repair advocate iFixit suggests that all of Apple's Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros may be vulnerable to fatigue failure of a thin flex-cable connecting the motherboard to the display.

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The top seven MacBook Air features that make the 2018 model great

01/18/2019, 11:01 am

The 2018 MacBook Air has been around for a few months, and it has turned out to be a great notebook in its own right. AppleInsider lists some of the important changes Apple added to make it one of the best portable Macs in the company's entire MacBook product family.

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PCIe 5.0 standard gets ratified, could find a home in 2019 Mac Pro

01/17/2019, 12:01 pm

The PCI-SIG standards body has ratified version 0.9 of the PCIe 5.0 connection specification, which could have implications for future Macs, particularly the upcoming modular Mac Pro.

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PowerColor, VisionTek roll out new Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures

01/15/2019, 12:01 pm

Two new Mac-compatible and upgradable eGPU enclosures have been announced, the PowerColor Mini Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box 240FU, and the VisionTek Thunderbolt 3 Mini eGFX.

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Apple sees Mac sales dip, marketshare increase in Q4 PC industry estimates

01/10/2019, 04:01 pm

Compounding problems stemming from soft iPhone sales, Apple may have seen Mac shipments decline in the December quarter, early research estimates indicated on Thursday.

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AMD unveils Radeon 7 graphics card likely to appear in future pro Macs

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

AMD on Wednesday announced its next flagship graphics card, the Radeon 7, which it touted as the world's first 7-nanometer gaming GPU.

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Elgato's new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock first to allow for three USB-C connections in one dock

01/09/2019, 09:01 am

Corsair has taken the wraps off of the new Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock, intended to cover most or all of the connections a Mac owner might want, and for the first time provide three USB-C downstream ports in one dock.

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New Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station also works with USB 3.1 type C

01/06/2019, 12:01 pm

Monoprice unveiled a slew of accessories ahead of this week's CES, including the Thunderbolt 3 Dual DisplayPort Docking Station, which isn't just limited to the higher-speed connectivity, and alters performance when plugged into a computer with only the slower USB 3.1 Type C.

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MacBook Pro keyboards, Nikon cameras, and iMac Pro service - the stories that we liked the most in 2018

12/26/2018, 09:12 am

Every venue in the history of publication has pieces that they like a lot -- but never got as much traction as they thought it would. To celebrate the end of the year, AppleInsider staff got together to discuss not what you guys clicked on the most, but the editorial and feature pieces that we liked best in 2018.

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Tested: Will the new i7 Mac mini run faster with new thermal paste?

12/18/2018, 01:12 pm

The new Mac mini is a pint-sized powerhouse, but like other computers, its performance potential isn't reached when it runs too hot. AppleInsider examines if it is possible to improve the temperature situation by re-applying different thermal paste compounds between the processor and heat sink.

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Satechi ships USB-C Stand Hub for iMac, adding forward-facing legacy ports

12/18/2018, 12:12 pm

Satechi on Tuesday launched the Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub for iMac, designed to solve two common complaints about Apple's desktop by elevating it and adding forward-facing USB-A ports.

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Benchmarked: Razer Blade Stealth versus 13-inch MacBook Pro with function keys

12/15/2018, 11:12 am

At $1,600, the 2019 13-inch Razer Blade Stealth represents an incredible value, boasting a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a powerful dedicated MX150 graphics card. See how it stacks up to a comparable MacBook Pro.

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Testing how well the Vega 20-equipped MacBook Pro runs Fortnite in macOS and Windows 10

12/04/2018, 02:12 pm

Apple recently introduced Vega 16 and 20 graphics options for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, putting a considerable amount of power into a compact notebook. AppleInsider tries out a top-specification Vega 20 MacBook Pro with a Core i9 processor and 32 gigabytes of RAM to see how well it can run Fortnite, in both macOS and Windows 10 using Bootcamp.

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Class action suit accuses Apple of selling Macs without needed dust filters

11/28/2018, 06:11 pm

A new class action lawsuit charges that Apple is selling iMacs and MacBooks without air filters, knowing it can lead to dust damage with processors and displays.

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Comparing Apple's new 2018 13-inch MacBook Air to the 12-inch MacBook

11/27/2018, 12:11 pm

Continuing our ongoing MacBook comparison series, we pit the 2017 12-inch MacBook against the 2018 13-inch MacBook Air, the latter of which was recently revamped with a refreshed design, Retina display, Touch ID and more.

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Compared: buying a 13-inch MacBook Air versus a 13-inch MacBook Pro

11/24/2018, 11:11 am

Now that Apple has finally updated MacBook Air, a lot of people are trying to figure out if they should buy the new model over the comparably priced 2017 non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro. AppleInsider shows you all of the benefits and shortcomings of each model, so you can make your decision today.

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Benchmarked: AMD's Radeon Vega 20 gives MacBook Pro big graphics boost

11/22/2018, 12:11 pm

The brand new Radeon Pro Vega 20 GPU option for the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro is supposed to substantially improve graphical performance. AppleInsider puts the top-of-the-line model fitted with the GPU and the Intel Core i9 processor against the base MacBook Pro equipped with a Radeon 560X to see how much of a difference there is between the two configurations.

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First Vega-equipped MacBook Pro benchmarks show expected surges in performance

11/20/2018, 04:11 pm

Early benchmarks have appeared for Apple's new 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with Radeon Pro Vega 20 graphics cards, suggesting the top-tier machines may be worth it for people who need peak performance.

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MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro: which one is right for you?

11/20/2018, 03:11 pm

Apple has more choices than ever before in its portable lineup, with a fair amount of overlap between the models, especially at the $1200 price point. AppleInsider has them all, and has suggestions for which model is right for you.

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Holiday gift guide 2018: Here are the best gift ideas for Mac owners

11/20/2018, 01:11 pm

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and like every year, there are thousands of choices for the Mac user in your life. AppleInsider discusses some we like very much, and that may just bring a smile to the recipient's face.

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