Tagged With macbook pro

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The last major update to the MacBook Pro was in 2012. Sure, it's had incremental upgrades like a higher-res Retina display and the Force Touch haptic trackpad since then, but we've been waiting a long time for something new. (We've been waiting even longer for a new MacBook Air.) It seems all but certain, though, that Apple will hold an event on October 28th Australian time to introduce the world to a new, high-tech MacBook Pro — possibly with a set of function keys that are also full-colour touchscreens.

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Twenty-seven years ago yesterday, Apple introduced its first battery-powered Mac, the Macintosh Portable. I could take this time to reflect on 27 years of portable Macs and all they have given to us (the cameos in Sex and the City alone are life changing), but instead I'm just reminded that if feels like it has been 27 goddamn years since we got a new MacBook Pro.

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In 2012 the Macbook Pro Retina wasn't so much the next stage of laptops as it was a fun oddity by Apple. It was a workstation, designed to handle gruelling video and photo editing tasks with aplomb, but it was missing some workstation musts, like a DVD drive or Ethernet port. Instead it was thinner and lighter than a traditional Macbook Pro, had a gorgeous 1800p display and was outfitted with a solid state drive.

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We've been waiting four painful years for new MacBook Pros, and if you've been holding on to your dying machine in hopes that a refreshed line must be imminent, we're sorry to inform you that you're going to have to wait even longer. According to Bloomberg's Apple sleuth Mark Gurman, the new MacBook Pros are coming — but not at the early September iPhone event as many had hoped.

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Apple's annual developer conference, WWDC, is nearly upon us. The event runs from June 13-17 and traditionally serves as the launching point for major updates to iOS, OS X and the company's other platforms. In the last few years, the updates to Apple's two major OSes has been relatively small and boring for anyone who doesn't have Xcode developer tools installed on their computer.

But this year, Apple is expected to make some big announcements that non-developers can get excited about — namely major updates to its two most popular laptop lines: The Macbook Air and Macbook Pro. So what else might be revealed? Here's what you can expect from Apple WWDC 2016.

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Tentatively wondering whether it's worth setting up Windows 10 as an alternate boot option on your Mac? I've taken the plunge for you — here's what I found.

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Although this past Monday's Apple event was mostly dedicated to the Apple Watch, the most exciting (and perplexing) new piece of hardware was the updated MacBook. But one of its new features, the Taptic Engine-enabled "Force Touch" trackpad, also found its way into a refresh of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which iFixit tore apart immediately.

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It's easy to think that gadgets, laptops and tablets are disposable these days. They're all so cheap, and every day there's a new announcement about some new processor, design, feature or spec. We never stop and appreciate the little things anymore that used to delight us. Mind you, not all of us are Ralf Groene: the guy who designed and built the bigger, brighter and lighter Surface Pro 3. We sat down with him, in the hope of getting back in touch with the little things.

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So your parents, boss or school have said they’ll help you pay for a new laptop to kick off the year. Lucky you! If you’re a PC gamer, these powerful desktop replacements — many with vibrant 17-inch HD screens — will not only keep you on task, but also let you get your Steam on. Take a look...