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Look down the aisles at any Apple launch event, across the laps of dozens of journalists liveblogging or in some other way documenting the goings-on, and it's inevitable that you'll see MacBooks. A lot of MacBooks. And, since many of those laps are irrevocably linked to owners who spend their days...

October 29th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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When the MacBook Pro with Retina display is in the game, Apple's "regular" Pros may seem a bit like also-rans. After all, why would you choose them when you could get a brilliant 15-inch 2,880 x 1,800 IPS panel and a Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor? Well, price, for one thing. While we walked away fr...

July 30th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Back in mid-May, we reported on sightings of MacBook Pro and iMac benchmarks on Geekbench that appeared to show the 15" Ivy Bridge-based MacBook Pro with Retina display that was announced about a month later. Now MacRumors is reporting that a similar benchmark for what appears to be a 13" MacBo...

July 11th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. We came, we saw, we collapsed. After seven days in Vegas and 700-plus posts, we'd love nothing more than to cat...

January 20th 2012 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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Let's be straight here: we're a little perplexed by the new MacBook Pro line. On one hand, Apple didn't really make enough changes to warrant a whole new review of the unibody lineup, and minor speed bumps aside, briefly using one of the new machines feels pretty much like using most any recent Mac...

June 18th 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments