Apple Laptop Reviews

Comprehensive reviews of Apple laptops….
PowerBooks, iBooks, MacBook Pros, MacBooks, & MacBook Airs


 
 
 

Rare Macs: The PowerBook 550c. Description, specifications, and picture gallery

One of the rarest Apple Macintosh computers is the PowerBook 550c. Introduced in May 1995 a year after the PowerBook 540c, the 550c was sold only in Japan. It's case was black, rather than the gray color seen on other ...
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12” PowerBook G4 – King Of The Aluminum Apple PowerBooks

by Charles Moore Before the introduction of the Aluminum PowerBooks in 2003, the PowerBook G3 2000 FireWire, more familiarly known as Pismo, had long been the darling of Apple laptop users who eschewed computing on the technological cutting-edge. Arguably the ...
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Retro Review: Titanium PowerBook G4 Unboxing & First Impressions

Originally published in 2001 by editor Steve Hildreth After using a 1999 Lombard PowerBook G3/400 for the past two and a half years, I finally took the plunge and purchased a new Titanium PowerBook G4/667. My Lombard has been a ...
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Retro Review: PowerBook G3 Configurations Revealed

Originally published in 2001. Several of our readers have sent us email about the various PowerBook G3 Series configurations and how they were confused when buying used or refurbished models at various vendors. Most of the confusion revolves around the ...
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Retro Comparison: 12″ iBook G3/600 versus Titanium PowerBook G4/667

Originally published in 2002 by Steve Hildreth BMW 750IL versus Subaru WRX. That's the first thing that went through my mind when I was trying to think up something to describe the difference between a PowerBook G4/667/DVD and a 600MHz ...
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Retro Review: PowerBook 1400cs

PowerBook 1400cs Originally published in 1997 by Steve Hildreth: My initial impression of the 1400cs is that it's an extremely solid machine. The keyboard is metal based, giving the keys a solid, crisp feel. The dual-scan, passive matrix screen is ...
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Retro Review: 1999 PowerBook G3, Lombard

Originally published in 1999 The 1999 PowerBook G3 was an evolutionary change from previous G3 models, not revolutionary. Lombard, as they are called, was 20% thinner and 2 pounds lighter than previous models and sported a 5 hour battery life ...
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Retro Review: Apple PowerBook G3, Wall Street

Originally published in 1998 Apple is on a roll. With Microsoft in trouble with the Department of Justice and PC users increasingly fed up with the complexity of their system software, Apple is prime to recover some of the market ...
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Is the MacBook Air The Last Classic Apple Notebook?

Veteran tech journalist Jason Snell says a recent column he wrote for Six Colors recommending his picks for the best Mac notebooks to buy for students generated a lot of feedback from readers wondering why he didn't include Apple's most ...
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Kaby Lake CPUs For MacBook and MacBook Pro; Broadwell Clock Speed Bump For MacBook Air

Apple gave us plenty to chew on and digest at WWDC on Monday. There are new and refreshed iPad Pros, a new iMac Pro desktop, substantial upgrades to both the iOS and macOS, the latter to be known as HighSierra ...
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Apple Unveils Redesigned MacBook Pro With Touch Bar

October 27, 2016 - Apple today introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro yet, along with a new interface innovation that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality Multi-Touch display called the "Touch Bar." The new MacBook ...
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Apple Unveils New 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad & New $1,999 iMac with Retina 5K Display

Apple on Tuesday updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, equipped with new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics, delivering even more performance and capabilities to the MacBook Pro line. Also released ...
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Apple Claims Reinvention Of The Notebook With New 12-Inch MacBook

At Apple's "Spring Ahead" special event on Monday, the company unveiled its new MacBook line of notebooks that it says have been reinvented in every way to deliver the thinnest and lightest Mac systems ever, and reviving a nameplate last ...
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Apple Updates 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air Models

Apple on Monday updated its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad technology, fifth generation "Broadwell" Intel Core processors, and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash data memory, and longer battery life. Apple ...
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MacBook Air Gets Haswell Silicon, Longer Battery LIfe, More Storage, But No MacBook Pro Upgrades At WWDC

Refreshed MacBook Airs announced at WWDC on Monday got with all day battery life, fourth generation ("Haswell") Intel Core CPUs with faster graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and flash storage claimed to be up to 45 percent faster than the previous generation's ...
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Price Cuts, Speed-Bumps, For Retina MacBook Pro And 13″ MacBook Air

On Wednesday Apple made its MacBook Pro with Retina display both faster and more affordable with processor speed bumps and lower starting prices. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now starts at $1,499 for 128GB of flash, and $1,699 ...
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Apple Introduces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

SAN JOSE, California - October 23, 2012 - Apple today introduced an all-new version of its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring a Retina display and all flash storage in a new compact design. Measuring 0.75 inches thick and weighing 3.57 ...
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Apple Introduces All New MacBook Pro With Retina Display

Calling it "The very best computer we've ever built," Apple today unveiled an all new 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring a Retina display, all flash storage and quad-core processors in a radically thin and light design. Measuring 0.71 inches thick and ...
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Apple Updates MacBook Air and Current Generation MacBook Pro with Latest Processors and New Graphics

Apple today updated MacBook Air with the latest Intel Core processors, faster graphics and flash storage that is clained to be up to twice as fast as the previous generation.* MacBook Air is offered at new lower prices, while the ...
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Apple Quietly Speed Bumps MacBook Pro Line

On Monday, Apple upgraded the CPU and hard disk drive specifications of its five MacBook Pro models on the Apple Store Website, confirming rumors that a minor refresh was imminent. The speed bumps were virtually inevitable after Intel, also quietly, ...
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Apple Updates MacBook Air With Sandy Bridge Processors, Thunderbolt I/O & Backlit Keyboard

Apple on Wednesday updated the MacBook Air with Sandy Bridge Core i processors, ultra high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology, a backlit keyboard and Mac OS X Lion. Apple claims up to twice the performance of the previous generation, featuring flash data ...
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Apple Refreshes MacBook Pro with Core “i” Processors, Graphics & Thunderbolt I/O Technology

CUPERTINO, California February 24, 2011 - Apple today updated its MacBook Pro family with next generation dual-core and quad-core Intel Core “i” “Sandy Bridge” processors and HD integrated graphics, high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology (aka “Light Peak”) and a new FaceTime ...
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Apple introduces Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros with Thunderbolt “Light Peak” technology

Apple released updated MacBook Pros today with Intel "Sandy Bridge" Core i5 and i7 processors ranging up to 2.3GHz, FaceTime HD cameras, Intel or AMD HD graphics, and a new I/O technology Apple calls Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt features two bi-directional channels ...
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