New MacBook Pro 15-Inch To Sport Retina Display and Ultra-Thin Design

9to5Mac claims that the upcoming new MacBook Pro 15-inch from Apple will look a lot different from the current one and will sport an entirely new ultra-thin design. With the MacBook Air selling so much, it was clear to Apple that even though the MacBook Pro offers better performance, the design had to be tweaked. Apple’s all new upcoming MacBook Pro for 15 inch will have an ultra-thin design and also include a shiny retina display. Read More

Ultrabook Manufacturers Limiting Initial Shipments Due To MacBook Air Popularity

Top to bottom: MacBook Air, ASUS UX21, Toshiba Portege Z830, Acer Aspire S3, Lenovo IdeaPad U300s (Source: This is my next…)

 

The redesign of the MacBook Air has apparently been very pleasing to consumers. Apple is reportedly shipping 500,000 units per month. It’s easy to understand why this model is popular. It’s popularity has drawn attention of both Intel and PC manufacturers, to begin making their own Ultrabooks to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air. But reports seem to indicate that these manufacturers, who are mainly Asus, Toshiba, Acer and Lenovo, are just testing their models, only shipping a reported combined number of 50,000 Ultrabooks in their initial shipment. Read More

Apple Releases New Firmware Update To Fix Thunderbolt Bugs

thunderboltApple has released a new firmware update for all Macs running 10.6.8 and with Thunderbolt ports. Thunderbolt is a new I/O technology that has been implemented by Apple in most Macs that promises faster data transfer. As Apple and Intel are just getting started with Thunderbolt, there are a few bugs that needed attention. Read More

New iMacs With Sandy Bridge Coming Next Week

imacSources have told AppleInsider that Apple will be releasing new versions of iMac that will be equipped with Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors. Apple plans to make the new iMacs available on May 3rd, Tuesday. The new computers are believed to have the latest and fastest Thunderbolt port, and Apple will replace the system’s first-gen Core i processors and miniDisplay ports for second-generation Core i Chips. Read More

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Core i7 on a MacBook Pro!


The latest rumor about the MacWorld floating around is that an Intel i7 powered MacBook Pro is gonna make its way. GeekBench results for a “new” Core i7 MacBook Pro. According to the results, what you’re looking at above are the numbers for the MacBook Pro 6,1, sporting a nastified Intel Core i7 (dual core, not quad) 620M (Arrandale) percolating along at 2.66GHz. Other curious points here are the 4.8GHz FSB, which sounds a little screwy to us, and a final GeekBench score of 5260, which makes current MBPs clocked at the same speed look like your grandfather with a walker (those ranges hover around 3700-4000 on average). The laptop in question is also allegedly running a fresh version of Snow Leopard (build 10C3067 of 10.6.2), which certainly makes sense if someone is out there benching a new Apple product, though it’s not a number we can verify. Still, if you were using a new Apple product, would you be dumb enough to publicly share this info? Probably not, which of course raises the question that this might just be a hackintosh or some other clever spoof (even if we did see a suggestion of new MBPs on the way recently). Till then, you could dream about it and we will provide you further updates.