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The Surface Pro 5 might be the Windows 10 MacBook Pro alternative you were looking for – BGR

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Microsoft did not release a new Surface Pro 5 laptop this year, likely waiting for certain components to become available. For the same reason, the brand new Surface Book model Microsoft launched to fight against the 2016 MacBook Pro isn’t a true Surface Book 2 generation. But Surface fans have reasons to be excited about 2017, as the new year will bring them the Surface upgrade they deserve. DON’T MISS:…

This accessory fixes everything that’s wrong with Apple’s new MacBook Pro – CNET

Monday, December 05, 2016

Photo by Hyper It’s dongle city. That’s how you can describe Apple‘s new MacBook Pro. The company’s decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge their iPhone. A new accessory is looking to fix this. The HyperDrive adds a variety…

Apple’s MacBook Pro With TouchBar Could Have Battery Troubles – Fortune

Monday, December 05, 2016

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might be suffering from battery problems that doesn’t allow it to stay on nearly as long as Apple has promised. Owners of the laptop have taken to forums across the Internet to complain that the computer is lasting between three and six hours on a single charge before its battery needs to be recharged. Those who are playing video games on the MacBook…

This accessory fixes everything that’s wrong with Apple’s new MacBook Pro – CNET

Monday, December 05, 2016

Photo by Hyper It’s dongle city. That’s how you can describe Apple‘s new MacBook Pro. The company’s decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge their iPhone. A new accessory is looking to fix this. The HyperDrive adds a variety…

Apple’s MacBook Pro With TouchBar Could Have Battery Troubles – Fortune

Monday, December 05, 2016

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might be suffering from battery problems that doesn’t allow it to stay on nearly as long as Apple has promised. Owners of the laptop have taken to forums across the Internet to complain that the computer is lasting between three and six hours on a single charge before its battery needs to be recharged. Those who are playing video games on the MacBook…

Apple’s MacBook Pro With TouchBar Could Have Battery Troubles – Fortune

Monday, December 05, 2016

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar might be suffering from battery problems that doesn’t allow it to stay on nearly as long as Apple has promised. Owners of the laptop have taken to forums across the Internet to complain that the computer is lasting between three and six hours on a single charge before its battery needs to be recharged. Those who are playing video games on the MacBook…

New MacBook Air 2016 release date, price and specs rumours UK: New thin, lightweight and powerful MacBook Pro … – Macworld UK

Monday, December 05, 2016

When will the new MacBook Air be released in the UK? What tech specs and new features will the new MacBook Air get? Is the ‘Air’ brand being killed off? Will the new MacBook Air get a Retina display at last? The MacBook Air has had an update in 2016, but it was such a minor and frankly disappointing update – merely including an optional RAM upgrade in the standard package for the 13in model…

GIGABYTE Updates The Aero 14 Thin Gaming Laptop: Now with a GeForce GTX 1060 GPU – AnandTech

Monday, December 05, 2016

GIGABYTE has introduced an upgraded version of its Aero 14 thin gaming notebook, upgrading to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060GPU with  6 GB of GDDR5 memory. The system has similar specs and features as the model introduced back in June, but now it offers better performance in games and GPU-accelerated workflows. The GIGABYTE Aero 14 is among the thinnest laptops on the market today. The PC comes in…

Razer Blade Review: The Ferocious Hidden Power That Trumps … – Forbes

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Apple was once the brand you turned to if you wanted to think different, if you wanted a machine that stood out from the crowd, if you wanted a laptop that was suited to you and your needs rather than a specification sheet that was designed to appeal to the masses… you went for a Mac. Nowadays the popular option is the MacBook, and if you want something a bit…

New 2016 MacBook Pros default to scaled non-native Retina screen resolution, here’s how to change it – 9 to 5 Mac

Sunday, December 04, 2016

A little-known fact about the new 2016 MacBook Pros is that Apple changed the default screen resolution configuration. With a fresh install of the operating system, I noticed that my new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar uses a scaled screen resolution that does not 1:1 map to the display’s native 2880×1800 resolution. This setting is called ‘Looks like 1680×1050’ and offers more space at the expense of some blurriness, most noticeable…

Razer Blade Review: The Ferocious Hidden Power That Trumps The MacBook Pro – Forbes

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Apple was once the brand you turned to if you wanted to think different, if you wanted a machine that stood out from the crowd, if you wanted a laptop that was suited to you and your needs rather than a specification sheet that was designed to appeal to the masses… you went for a Mac. Nowadays the popular option is the MacBook, and if you want something a bit…

MacBook Pro Users Express Concerns About Limited Battery Life – Mac Rumors

Saturday, December 03, 2016

A subset of users who purchased a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar claim to be experiencing shorter than expected battery life. In particular, some users claim to be getting as little as 3 to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, or between 30% and 60% of the up to 10 hours advertised. MacRumors forum member SRTM said: Currently I’m powering a 1080p external monitor and casually…

The LG UltraFine 4K is a great MacBook monitor – The Verge

Friday, December 02, 2016

No Apple product was more overdue an update than the Thunderbolt Display. First sold in 2011, its unlaminated, un-Retina screen was beautiful in its day, but Apple gave it so little attention that it even chose to throw an adapter in the box rather than update its charging cable with the 2012 MagSafe 2 connector. And, with Apple moving to Retina displays across most of the Mac line, the Thunderbolt…

Apple will refund you for your iMac hinge repair costs – Macworld

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

If you had to replace your iMac display hinge because the screen kept tilting forward, Apple is ready to give you a refund. According to a new internal service document, Apple will be offering refunds to customers who paid to repair or replace a faulty iMac hinge. In the service document, Apple admits that some 27-inch iMac models shipped between December 2012 and July 2014 may have been affected by…

MacBook Pro Diary: Real-life use reveals a few minor niggles, but I absolutely love it – 9 to 5 Mac

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Having got my maxed-out 15-inch 2016 MacBook Pro set up yesterday, I’ve now been using it for a total of around 12 hours – so I’m calling this one my first real-life usage impressions. Impressions of the form factor will obviously vary depending on whether you’re coming from a pre-Retina machine – as I was – or a later one. The new machine is smaller, slimmer and sleeker either way, but…

There’s no perfect solution to your high-end laptop problem this year – The Verge

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last week during the Thanksgiving holiday I skillfully avoided conversations about politics (for the most part) and talked tech instead. It was easy enough to do: people were asking which new laptop to buy, whether to upgrade to an iPhone 7, what’s the best budget Android phone to get, and when Apple’s AirPods are coming out. The latter three are pretty straightforward conversations. But laptops are a different story. As…

Kaby Lake suitable for MacBook Pro said to debut at January’s Consumer Electronics Show – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

  By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 06:02 am PT (09:02 am ET) According to reports out of the Chinese supply chain, Intel is gearing up to announce and release the H-series Kaby Lake processor, suitable for use in laptops like the MacBook Pro. According to DigiTimes, the first H-series quad-core processors intended for high-end gaming laptops and ultrabook-class machines like the MacBook Pro will be revealed at the…

Apple MacBook – If you own one of these laptops, your Mac could soon be obsolete – Express.co.uk

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

None of these Mac computers will be eligible for repairs or part replacements from Apple or any of its authorised service providers. Providing the internal memo leaked to MacRumors is legitimate, the following four Macs will be classified as either vintage or obsolete (depending on where they were purchased) in the UK, Europe, United States, Canada, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region from 2017. • Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early…

Next year’s iMac will have one good thing going for it – BGR

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amidst the flurry of new MacBook Pro updates this autumn, one of Apple’s other old computers was forgotten. With the exception of a new screen, Apple’s iMac has sat unchanged since you did that one InDesign class in college, but it’s still often a go-to choice for desktop computers. There’s a big, Microsoft-shaped problem for Apple, however. The Surface Studio is a new iMac competitor from Microsoft, and on the surface,…

There’s no perfect solution to your high-end laptop problem this year – The Verge

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last week during the Thanksgiving holiday I skillfully avoided conversations about politics (for the most part) and talked tech instead. It was easy enough to do: people were asking which new laptop to buy, whether to upgrade to an iPhone 7, what’s the best budget Android phone to get, and when Apple’s AirPods are coming out. The latter three are pretty straightforward conversations. But laptops are a different story. As…