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Intel profits quadruple as chip maker says industry has recovered

04/14/2010, 03:04 pm

Intel, the maker of processors for Apple's entire line of Mac computers, reported record earnings this week, with its strongest first quarter in the company's history fueled by demand for new microprocessors.

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Resellers offer over 7% off new MacBook Pros with discount coupons

04/14/2010, 04:04 pm

A handful of Apple authorized resellers began reflecting stock of the company's new MacBook Pros on Wednesday, offering discounts of up to 7% (or $165) through special discount coupons.

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New MacBook Pros off to strong start, 13-inch model selling out

04/14/2010, 12:04 pm

Demand for Apple's newly upgraded line of MacBook Pro notebooks was strong on the first day, with scattered reports of the low-end 13-inch model selling out in some retail locations. Also, Apple has already issued a software update for the 15- and 17-inch models.

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Benchmarks show Core i7 MacBook Pros offer 50% speed boost

04/13/2010, 04:04 pm

Preliminary benchmark tests with Apple's new 15-inch Intel Core i7 MacBook Pro shows the notebook's CPU has gained a 50 percent performance boost over its Core 2 Duo predecessor.

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Nvidia says new MacBook Pro graphics switching isn't Optimus

04/13/2010, 12:04 pm

The automatic graphic switching capabilities in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros are accomplished with a solution created entirely by Apple, and do not rely on Nvidia's established Optimus technology.

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Nvidia 320M GPU made especially for Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro

04/13/2010, 10:04 am

While the GeForce GT 330M featured in the new 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros has already been found in competing notebook PCs, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro sports the Nvidia 320M, a graphics processor created just for Apple.

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Apple releases new MacBook Pros with Intel Core i7, i5 processors

04/13/2010, 08:04 am

Apple on Tuesday issued long-awaited updates to its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers, upgrading them to Intel's latest high-end Core i7, Core i5 and Core 2 Duo mobile processors, and adding new automated graphics switching technology.

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Sources reveal specs of Apple's MacBook Pro refresh

04/13/2010, 06:04 am

Apple on Tuesday will finally get around to updating its MacBook Pro line of professional notebooks, which will include Intel's new Core processors ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz and include a variety of screen options, AppleInsider has been told.

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Rumor suggests Apple could release new MacBook Pros April 13

04/08/2010, 11:04 am

As the wait for new MacBook Pro notebooks from Apple continues to grow, yet another rumor suggests their release is imminent, with a new report claiming a refresh is set for next Tuesday.

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Taiwanese paper claims Apple will refresh entire MacBook line soon

04/05/2010, 03:04 pm

A new report claims that Apple could release updates to its MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebook computers in April, with alleged Intel processor supply issues said to be resolved.

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Future Apple MacBooks could have screens backlit by the sun

03/25/2010, 09:03 am

First on AppleInsider: A new Apple patent application revealed this week describes technology that would allow an external light source, like the sun, to provide the backlight for a display, helping to conserve battery life.

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Briefly: Intel short on supply of MacBook Pro-bound processors

03/19/2010, 12:03 pm

Intel is struggling to meet demand for its new family of Core mobile processors that are widely expected to turn up in the next round of updates to Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro lines of notebook computers, according to a published report.

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Apple iPad success could increase solid state drive prices

03/05/2010, 08:03 am

Apple already consumes nearly one-third of total global NAND flash memory, and with its share expected to grow even more with the launch of the iPad, hard drive makers believe it could delay the transition to solid state drives in traditional PCs.

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Apple looking to improve cooling efficiency in future Macs

03/04/2010, 09:03 am

A number of Apple patent applications revealed this week show a variety of methods to ensure that future portable devices operate at an acceptable temperature.

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Apple granted patents for pioneering unibody MacBook designs

03/02/2010, 10:03 am

Two years after Apple introduced its first unibody computer in the MacBook Air, the company has officially been granted ownership of its unique design and manufacturing process.

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MacBook Pros in tight supply, new models could broaden gap with MacBooks

02/24/2010, 09:02 am

Constrained supplies of MacBook Pros suggest an anticipated notebook refresh is growing closer -- one that could further differentiate the premium lineup from the low-end MacBook. Also, Apple has improved its shipping times for 27-inch iMacs to three to five business days.

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Apple plans dual graphics enhancements on future MacBook Pros

02/19/2010, 08:02 am

One of the advances Apple plans for future MacBook Pro models is an improvement to the handling of the notebooks' dual graphics chips, AppleInsider has learned.

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Best Buy expecting new Apple products in mid-March?

02/17/2010, 10:02 am

Updated stock information from within Best Buy's computer systems shows the electronics retailer receiving new hardware from Apple -- potentially MacBook Pros or iPads -- on March 14.

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Unannounced Core i7 Apple MacBook Pro surfaces in benchmarks logs

02/06/2010, 01:02 pm

A benchmark report for an unreleased Apple MacBook Pro sporting Intel's upcoming dual-core 2.66GHz Core i7 mobile processor was published online this week, suggesting a refresh to the professional notebook line may be imminent.

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Offbeat: Steve Ballmer signs MacBook Pro - running Windows, of course

01/22/2010, 11:01 am

While on a visit to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn., this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put his John Hancock on a MacBook Pro, and the event was captured on video.

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