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Topic: MacBook Pro

Apple's MacBooks sweep Consumer Reports laptop rankings

05/25/2011, 12:05 am

Apple's line of MacBook portables currently stand as the top laptops in every related category ranked by advocacy group Consumer Reports.

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Tough 2010 comparisons cause 'soft' 9% Mac sales growth for Apple in April

05/16/2011, 03:05 pm

Mac sales a year ago were exceptionally strong, making Apple's year-over-year sales increase in April 2011 a "soft" 9 percent.

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Rumor: Apple plans to move laptops from Intel to ARM processors

05/06/2011, 08:05 am

A new rumor claims that Apple plans to ditch Intel processors to instead adopt the ARM architecture currently found in devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Apple issues Thunderbolt fixes for new MacBook Pros, iMacs

05/05/2011, 03:05 pm

Apple this week released a series of updates for its newest MacBook Pro notebooks and iMac desktops equipped with the high-speed Thunderbolt port, addressing issues related to performance and stability.

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Apple's next MacBook Pro lineup will feature a new case design - report

04/25/2011, 02:04 pm

Though the latest refresh of MacBook Pros are just two months old, rumors of the next update have already begun, with a new report claiming that the next model will feature a newly redesigned case construction.

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Insiders believe Thunderbolt from Intel, Apple will 'greatly affect' USB 3.0

04/19/2011, 11:04 am

Though Intel has said it plans to support USB 3.0 with its next-generation chipsets, some in the PC market believe Apple's adoption of Thunderbolt could have a major impact.

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New MacBook Pros push Apple's US sales up 47% year over year in March

04/18/2011, 02:04 pm

Driven by strong sales of the new Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro lineup, domestic Mac sales are estimated to have increased 47 percent year over year in the month of March.

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Intel to release Thunderbolt developer kit this quarter

04/12/2011, 09:04 pm

Intel revealed on Tuesday that developer kits for its new Thunderbolt high-speed interconnect, which made its debut on Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pros, will be made available later this quarter.

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New MacBook Pro Thunderbolt port gets attention at NAB 2011

04/11/2011, 07:04 pm

A variety of vendors are demonstrating new products taking advantage of Apple's Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pros at the National Association of Broadcasters convention.

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Apple Boot Camp update fixes shutdown issues, causes brightness problems

04/08/2011, 12:04 pm

Apple this week released an update for its Boot Camp software for running Windows on Macs, and addressed an issues with shutdowns on the new 2011 Thunderbolt-equipped MacBook Pro models. But users also say the new update causes problems with adjusting screen brightness.

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Owners of Apple's new MacBook Pros report issues with iTunes Home Sharing

03/16/2011, 09:03 pm

Numerous owners of Apple's early 2011 MacBook Pros report being unable to connect devices or maintain connections through iTunes Home Sharing.

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NPD data shows Feb. Mac sales slowdown before Apple's MacBook Pro refresh

03/14/2011, 03:03 pm

U.S. Mac sales were on the low end of expectations -- but still up 16 percent year over year -- in the first two months of the March quarter, ahead of Apple's release of the new MacBook Pro lineup.

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Review: Apple's early 2011 Thunderbolt MacBook Pros

03/09/2011, 09:03 am

Apple's revised 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros deliver Intel's blazing fast new Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 CPUs, new AMD Radeon HD (formerly ATI) dedicated graphics performance on the high end and a new high speed Thunderbolt port, resulting in the fastest notebooks currently available while inheriting the long battery life, the strong, minimalist unibody construction, and the environmentally friendly design of previous year's models.

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Apple's MacBook Pros ship with active SSD TRIM support in Snow Leopard

03/04/2011, 04:03 pm

New MacBook Pro models are shipping with Mac OS X 10.6.6 (build 10J3210), which supplies TRIM support for bundled Apple Solid State Drives, enabling extended performance of the fast new devices via background maintenance.

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First Look: Apple's early 2011 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt

03/01/2011, 06:03 pm

Apple's newly revised early 2011 MacBook Pros carry forward the same unibody construction, but offer Intel Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge quad core CPUs, faster RAM, more powerful AMD graphics chips, larger drive options, and the new high speed Thunderbolt interconnect. Here's an illustrated first look ahead of our in-depth reviews.

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Benchmarks of Apple's new MacBook Pros find speeds 13%-53% faster

02/26/2011, 12:02 pm

The addition of Intel's latest-generation Sandy Bridge processors has boosted the performance of Apple's new line of MacBook Pros by between 13 percent and 53 percent faster than their predecessors.

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Apple begins shipping BTO MacBook Pros for delivery by Thursday

02/26/2011, 11:02 am

Apple overnight began shipping the first wave of customer orders for built-to-order versions of its new MacBook Pros, promising delivery by next Thursday.

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Apple exploring capacitive touch buttons to control a closed MacBook

02/25/2011, 12:02 pm

Apple could add the ability to control applications like iTunes while a notebook is closed via capacitive touch buttons added to the lid of future MacBooks.

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Teardown of Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro finds large Thunderbolt chip

02/25/2011, 08:02 am

The Thunderbolt port inside Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup has its own prominent integrated circuit controller that is the fourth-largest chip found inside the notebooks, a teardown of the 15-inch model has found.

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Intel details Thunderbolt, says Apple has full year head start

02/24/2011, 04:02 pm

At a press conference earlier this morning, Intel offered additional information about its new Thunderbolt interconnect technology being pioneered by Apple in its latest batch of MacBook Pros, noting Apple will have a year long head start in deploying the technology.

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