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Apple's new MacBook Pros get 65% graphics performance boost from Intel's Iris

10/25/2013, 04:10 pm

New benchmark tests show that Intel's new Iris integrated graphics chip can push pixels for Apple's latest laptops between 40 and 60 percent faster than its predecessor.

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Apple's new MacBook Pros have slimmer cooling systems thanks to Haswell

10/25/2013, 09:10 am

Migrating the MacBook Pro line to Intel's new Haswell architecture allowed Apple to streamline the laptops' cooling system, resulting in lighter, slimmer devices, according to a new teardown.

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Apple releases software updates for late-2013 iMacs with bug fixes

10/24/2013, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released two updates for late-2013 iMacs, one a firmware update dealing with Power Nap, and a supplemental update for OS X 10.8.5 specific to the Mac desktop.

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Apple's new Retina MacBook Pros bring faster benchmarks with slower clock speeds

10/24/2013, 03:10 pm

The team behind popular benchmarking suite Geekbench has rounded up the scores for Apple's newest Retina MacBook Pro models and finds that despite slower processor clock speeds across the board, the Haswell-powered laptops outperform their predecessors by as much as 8 percent.

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First 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 drives announced by Promise Technology

10/24/2013, 02:10 pm

Promise Technology on Thursday announced two new external storage solutions featuring high-speed Thunderbolt 2 connectivity -- the first drives of their kind to hit the market.

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Deals: 9 new MacBook Pros Retina configs in stock at discount; up to $600 off early 2013 models

10/24/2013, 11:10 pm

In total, 9 new MacBook Pro with Retina display configurations have turned up in our price guides, 5 of which are in stock at the lowest prices anywhere. Meanwhile, the introduction of these new models have driven price cuts of between $300-$600 on MacBook Pro Retina models introduced back in February.

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Hands on with Apple's new Intel Xeon E5, dual AMD FirePro equipped Mac Pro

10/24/2013, 09:10 am

Apple's latest event prominently outlined new iPads, but also focused attention on Apple's now third place but still strategically important Macintosh business, including the new Mac Pro desktop and revamped 13- and 15- inch MacBook Pro notebooks.

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Benchmarks show modest performance gains with Apple's new Retina MacBook Pros

10/23/2013, 03:10 pm

Apple's new Haswell-powered Retina MacBook Pros have started finding their way into the online score aggregator for popular benchmark suite Geekbench, less than 24 hours after their unveiling.

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How to get the lowest prices on Apple's new MacBook Pros with instant coupons, tax-free options

10/22/2013, 11:10 pm

Apple's new family of MacBook Pros introduced Tuesday are on their way to the company's largest authorized resellers, and AppleInsider has again teamed with a pair of its sponsors to offer readers the lowest prices anywhere on standalone 2013 MacBook Pros as well as those bundled with 3 years of AppleCare protection.

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Apple axes non-Retina 15" MacBook Pro, keeps disk drive-toting 13" legacy model

10/22/2013, 05:10 pm

With the introduction of Apple's latest MacBook Pro with Retina display lineup, including an entry level 13-inch model, the company phased out the 15-inch non-Retina version, leaving only the 13-inch with SuperDrive remaining.

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Apple's cylindrical Mac Pro will debut in Dec. starting at $2,999

10/22/2013, 01:10 pm

Apple took the wraps off the last unannounced details on its upcoming Mac Pro desktop, namely price and release date, with the professional-grade machine set to debut in December with a starting price of $2,999.

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Apple's updated 15" MacBook Pro features Intel Crystalwell graphics, starts at $1999

10/22/2013, 01:10 pm

Apple's premium 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was refreshed on Tuesday with a lower starting price of $1,999, while adding features such as 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Intel Crystalwell graphics to the package.

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Apple announces thinner 13" Retina MacBook Pro with Intel Iris graphics, 9 hours of battery life

10/22/2013, 01:10 pm

Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has been updated with a thinner, lighter design featuring Intel's latest-generation Haswell processors and a new lower starting price of $1,299.

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Deals: Brand new 11-inch Apple MacBook Air for $699.99, new iMac cut by $100

10/17/2013, 11:10 pm

A new promotion from AppleInsider sponsor MacMall just popped up offering Apple's 2012 MacBook Air at a rock bottom price of $699 while supplies last. Meanwhile, the entry-level model of the company's new iMac family is already seeing discounts of $100 at three major retailers. [Update: Sold out at $699, now available for

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Apple issues MacBook Air firmware update to test for SSD failures, initiates recall for affected drives

10/17/2013, 07:10 pm

Apple on Thursday released an update for its MacBook Air lineup meant to test the thin-and-light laptop's solid-state drive for a data loss issue and, if no fault is found, install a fresh firmware version.

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Apple's 2011 MacBook Pro lineup suffering from sporadic GPU failures

10/14/2013, 05:10 pm

Owners of early-2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros are reporting issues with the discrete AMD graphics processors in their notebooks, which in some cases results in the failure of the component, leaving an expensive logic board replacement as the only remedy.

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Mac shipments continue to shrink as Apple loses ground in US PC market

10/09/2013, 04:10 pm

The latest quarterly PC market tracking data from both Gartner and IDC shows that Apple's U.S. Mac shipments shrunk in the third quarter of calendar 2013, as the overall PC market outpaced Mac hardware.

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Deals: Early Black Friday Sale serves up two Apple MacBook Airs under $800

10/06/2013, 12:10 pm

AppleInsider sponsor MacMall is hosting an early Black Friday sale over the next couple of days that -- when reduced with this month's instant discount coupons -- offer two 11-inch MacBook Airs for less than $800.

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Apple fixes battery-related shutdown issue with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air firmware updates

10/01/2013, 04:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a trio of SMC updates, one each for the MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air, that patches a minor issue some users have experienced when draining the battery down to near zero.

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