New MacBook Pro Battery Has Less Battery Power Than Old One

This confirms what I suspected—the new MacBook Pro battery has a lower capacity than the old one. About 16 percent less to be specific. The old battery was rated at 5600mAh/60Wh, but the new ones are rated at 4700mAh/50Wh. This perfectly explains why you now need to use the integrated Nvidia GeForce 9400M on the new… » 10/18/08 6:15pm 10/18/08 6:15pm

The Truth About the Apple Tax

The Apple Tax is a popular term for people who believe Macs are overpriced. It's usually screamed at the top of lungs (or the blog-commenter equivalent), but it's rarely been dissected. The truth about the Apple Tax is straightforward on one level-you will pay more for the same specs on a Mac-and surprisingly… » 10/17/08 2:45pm 10/17/08 2:45pm

New 17-Inch MacBook Pro Delayed Until Early Next Year

The reason you didn't see the new 17-inch MacBook Pro at Tuesday's MacBook event » 10/16/08 8:50pm 10/16/08 8:50pm is because it's been pushed back several months, says . It was to launch alongside to complete the family (officially making the Air the adopted child), but says it suffered from problems with the display and optical drive, so now you…

MacBook and MacBook Pro Dual Review

Before Tuesday, there was no way a MacBook and a MacBook Pro could appear in a single review. Too much separated the two systems, from outer appearance (build materials and backlit keyboard) to inner nitty gritty (graphics processors, etc.). To group the two classes together would have been like simultaneously… » 10/16/08 1:30pm 10/16/08 1:30pm

Giz Explains: Why Does the New MacBook Pro Have Two Graphics Cards?

The biggest update to the new MacBooks » 10/15/08 2:00pm 10/15/08 2:00pm—on the inside anyway—is their graphical muscle, which has been hooked up with some Barry Bonds-level steroids. Apple ditched Intel's crummy integrated graphics and chipset (basically the traffic controller between the processor and everything else) entirely, opting that combines …

MacBook Pro 2008 Is Apple's Most Boomtastic Notebook Ever

The new MacBook Pro 2008 is, at last, the worthy successor to the mythical PowerBook Titanium. From its new design-with an iMac-style glass screen, smooth Air-style surfaces, and no-button trackpad-to its guts-with new processors and both an Nvidia GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT-it's a pretty impressive machine. Full specs … » 10/14/08 1:23pm 10/14/08 1:23pm

New MacBook 2008 Event Bingo: Play and Win Free Pizza

The new MacBook 2008 line-up. Oh yes. At last, after all this endless waiting, we are just a few hours away from the Apple MacBook 2008 event in which His Steveness will show the new wonderbooks to the world. We have already told you what to expect and showed you how the MacBook Pro looks like, but until tomorrow… » 10/14/08 12:48pm 10/14/08 12:48pm

Last Minute Photos Show MacBook Pro 2008 Curviness

With just three hours to go, the explosion of leaked shots and last-minute rumors continues. However, if you didn't had enough with those and our crystal-clear MacBook Pro 15-inch mock-up , here are even more real crystal-clear images that show the top and bottom of the MacBook Pro 2008. » 10/14/08 10:17am 10/14/08 10:17am

Last Minute MacBook Rumors: Entire Glass Trackpad Is a Button, Pro Has …

John Gruber, who foretold the Oct. 14 event many moons ago » 10/14/08 8:36am 10/14/08 8:36am, has just dropped what appears to be . Besides confirming , he confirms what I thought when I saw there wasn't a separate mouse button—the entire trackpad (which is glass, as ) is a button, kind of like . You just push it down, it clicks. Two bits on the Pro…

New MacBook Pro 2008 Mock-Up Lights My Credit Card On Fire

Here's a crystal clear image of the new MacBook Pro 2008. At least, if you trust yesterday's alleged spy shot. I created it using that image as a guide for those of you too impatient to wait until tomorrow's Apple event, like myself. » 10/14/08 2:37am 10/14/08 2:37am

Just like it happened , let's hope this one is also right on the money. Why?…

Apple MacBook 2008 Event: All the Rumors In One Place

New MacBooks, MacBook Pros, and probably an updated MacBook Air are coming up next week, at the Apple MacBook 2008 event. The MacBook and MacBook Pro are long due for a case redesign but, beyond that, little is known for sure. Here we have collected all the pieces of information we have about them. All the facts, the… » 10/10/08 8:40pm 10/10/08 8:40pm