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Topic: 2018 MacBook Pro

This week on AI: 'iPhone XS' & Apple Watch 'Series 4' leaked, Sept. 12 event on its way

09/01/2018, 12:09 am

Normally, Apple sharing the date of its Sept. 12 iPhone event would be the biggest news, but instead we got a glimpse at the actual hardware the company is planning to showcase.

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Lowest prices: 2018 13" MacBook Pro for $1,599; $300 off 15" MacBook Pros (as low as $2,099)

08/24/2018, 01:08 pm

Back by popular demand, Apple authorized resellers have extended aggressive markdowns on Apple's latest 2018 MacBook Pro, delivering the lowest prices seen to date on popular models. Pick up a 13-inch Touch Bar for just $1,599 ($200 off), or save $300 on 15-inch configs with no tax collected outside NY and NJ. AirPods are also on sale for $137.50 with coupon.

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Comparing the 2018 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro with the Dell XPS 15 9570

08/11/2018, 12:08 pm

The 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro is powerful and well designed, but can it keep competitors like the Dell XPS 15 9570 at bay? AppleInsider looks at both to see which is the better overall package.

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Comparing the Core i9 and graphical performance of the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Dell's XPS 15

08/09/2018, 11:08 am

The 15-inch MacBook Pro's Core i9 processor is fast, but how does it stand up against another notebook packing the same chip? AppleInsider pits the new high-specification MacBook Pro against the Dell XPS 15 to see how Apple's latest release stacks up to the competition.

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15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro compared - which upgrades are worth it?

08/04/2018, 12:08 pm

The changes in the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro prompts comparisons between the models from potential customers. AppleInsider compares the low, mid-range, and high-end options in a series of benchmarks, to see if it's worth paying more for the better-specification models.

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This week on AI: AAPL valuation $1 trillion, Apple Watch saves lives, 2018 iPad Pro, more

08/04/2018, 12:08 am

Apple spanned international headlines by becoming a trillion-dollar company in valuation, and more from the Apple beat.

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The best Thunderbolt 3 eGPU cases for the 2018 Mac mini and MacBook Air

08/02/2018, 12:08 pm

We've been talking about external GPUs for a while, even before Apple decided to launch official support for the technology. As a result, we've used them all, and have a few we'd like to recommend if you're getting into the technology for the first time with your new MacBook Air or Mac mini.

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Comparing the base model 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar versus Apple's base 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

08/01/2018, 11:08 am

Choosing between the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models is harder than it's ever been before, now that the 13-inch Touch Bar version packs a powerful quad-core processor. AppleInsider highlights all of the differences and runs a set of performance benchmarks to help you decide which one is right for you.

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How to pick the best MacBook or MacBook Pro for any price point

07/31/2018, 12:07 pm

You have to buy what you can afford -- but make sure you're only paying for what matters to you. AppleInsider did the math, and has some recommendations for every price point.

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Review: The 2018 MacBook Pro with i9 processor is the fastest laptop Apple has ever made, but it could be better

07/29/2018, 11:07 am

The i9 MacBook Pro is a feat of engineering and design that Apple has carried forward for the last three models, but choices made at the inception of the line are echoing forward to today, cutting back a very little bit on what the computer could be.

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2018 13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple's lofty promises are finally realized

07/27/2018, 11:07 am

The true realization of Apple's ultra-thin, ultra-powerful professional-grade notebook has finally arrived, elevated to greatness by the maturation of USB-C, the fixing of a flawed keyboard, and the polish of an increasingly versatile macOS platform.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro thermal fix, listener questions, and more

07/27/2018, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Macbook Pro thermal performance, tips on the best Mac utiilties you've forgotten about, and answer listener email. Mike also lets loose on an app removed from the App Store over distributing conspiracy theories.

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Apple's T2 chip may be behind small number of crashes in iMac Pro, new MacBook Pro

07/26/2018, 09:07 am

A number of iMac Pro and MacBook Pro owners have reported issues with macOS enduring kernel panics, with initial investigations into the problems suggesting something connected to Apple's T2 security chip is to blame -- but actual service numbers don't point to a hardware problem.

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Tested: Apple's patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple's patch on Tuesday seems to fix most -- if not all -- of the clock speed excursions that the 15-inch MacBook Pro was experiencing when under load. AppleInsider delves into the situation, runs the numbers in some real-world applications, and talks about what led us to this point.

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Apple targets thermal performance issues on 2018 MacBook Pros with software update

07/24/2018, 01:07 pm

Performance issues affecting Apple's latest 2018 MacBook Pros discovered over the past week have been identified as a software flaw in the system's thermal management software, and Apple is rolling out a macOS patch to deal with the problem.

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Round-up: user 'solutions' for thermal throttling of the i9 2018 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 11:07 am

It has been about a week since it was discovered that the i9 processor in the MacBook Pro can slow down below rated speed to cut back on thermal load. AppleInsider has been examining several proposed solutions by users since we first started talking about the issue, and has some thoughts on the matter.

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Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

07/23/2018, 05:07 pm

The 2018 MacBook Intel Core i9-powered 15-inch Pro refresh strikes some chords with some long requested features, and as often is the case with Apple products, stirs up some controversy.

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Fortnite at 5K? Testing out the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & Blackmagic eGPU

07/23/2018, 02:07 pm

So the new 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro is a beast with the new i5 quad-core processor, but it's still packing integrated graphics that isn't much faster than last year's base 13-inch MacBook Pro's graphics. Luckily, the new Blackmagic eGPU can take care of that, and what better way is there to use it than to play some Fortnite?

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How to back up your Mac, and why you should do it now

07/23/2018, 01:07 pm

If you needed one more nudge, Apple has just made it slightly harder to recover lost data from the new MacBook Pro models. Don't rely on Apple to rescue you if you haven't backed up your Mac. AppleInsider talks about how to get this done, with options beyond Time Machine.

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Comparing the Dell XPS 13 9370 versus Apple's 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

07/21/2018, 12:07 pm

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar gets some pretty substantial improvements for 2018, with a beefier processor, faster GPU and new True Tone display. The upgrades bring the small form factor Pro on par with Dell's XPS 13, our all-time favorite Windows laptop. But which one is right for you?

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