Retina MacBook Specs SSD Performance

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

By on April 17, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

One way the new Retina MacBook is better than any other Mac

Some people have criticized the Retina MacBook since its official announcement both for its lone USB-C port and for the fact that it can’t deliver the same performance as other 2015 laptops. However, these criticisms have often ignored that Apple is giving a preview of the future for its mobile devices. If you want more evidence that the new MacBook is head of its time, look no further than a new discovery made during a recent teardown that shows how it’s better than any other Mac in one crucial aspect. More →

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Retina MacBook USB-C External Battery Pack

One hidden Retina MacBook feature you can use right away

By on April 16, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

One hidden Retina MacBook feature you can use right away

Some versions of the Retina MacBook are already available in stores and users have already started exploring Apple’s boldest MacBook design to date. The device has already been dismantled and thoroughly reviewed, but a video overview from 9to5Mac reveals one hidden feature of the 12-inch machine that not many potential buyers may know about.

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Retina MacBook iFixit Repair Guide

Don’t even think about trying to fix the Retina MacBook yourself

By on April 15, 2015 at 5:37 PM.

Don’t even think about trying to fix the Retina MacBook yourself

Now that Apple’s 12-inch Retina MacBook is available to the public, popular teardown site iFixit dismantled the laptop in order to take a closer look at some of the new technology used inside Apple’s latest notebook. Unsurprisingly, the Retina MacBook is very difficult to repair and you shouldn’t even think about doing it yourself. More →

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Retina MacBook Battery Life Tips and Tricks

Do this now: A simple trick to improve the Retina MacBook’s battery life

By on April 13, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Do this now: A simple trick to improve the Retina MacBook’s battery life

Apple on Friday released its boldest MacBook yet, the 12-inch Retina model that only has a single USB-C port supporting both charging and other peripherals. In practice, the MacBook should feature generous all-day battery life, meaning users shouldn’t even have to carry the USB-C charging cable with them at all times. But there’s one very popular app that you might have to avoid if you want to ensure that your new MacBook lasts as long as Apple advertises. More →

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Retina MacBook Sold Out Online

Yes, Apple’s new Retina MacBook is already sold out, too

By on April 10, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Yes, Apple’s new Retina MacBook is already sold out, too

As it turns out, the Apple Watch isn’t the only device that Apple sold out of on Friday.

As of about 9 a.m. ET, Apple’s Online Store is estimating that both models of the Gold 12-inch Retina MacBook won’t be available to ship for another 3-4 weeks. The Space Gray and Silver MacBooks are also sold out, but those should begin shipping again in the next 1-3 business days. More →

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Apple MacBook 2015 Review Roundup

Reviews for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook are out – and their top complaint will surprise no one

By on April 9, 2015 at 2:21 PM.

Reviews for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook are out – and their top complaint will surprise no one

The first reviews came out on Thursday for Apple’s beautiful new MacBook and it seems people really, really miss having multiple ports. As you probably know by now Apple’s 2015 MacBook has eliminated all but two ports from its frame: A headphone jack and a USB Type-C port. Apple thinks that this is all we’ll likely need in the future since we’ll be able to access the vast majority of our important laptop accessories wirelessly. However, many early reviewers are saying this new shift is too much too soon. More →

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1.3GHz Retina Macbook Release Date Price

Want the fastest version of Apple’s new Retina MacBook? Get ready to fork over at least $250 more

By on April 8, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Want the fastest version of Apple’s new Retina MacBook? Get ready to fork over at least $250 more

Much has been said about the 12-inch Retina MacBook’s performance. The new laptop that isn’t on par with what the Air and Pro have to offer in terms of raw power, but it will still offer a more-than-capable computing experience packed into a shockingly slim case. Even so, buyers looking to get their hands on Apple’s slimmest and best-looking MacBook to date this Friday should know there’s also a slightly faster MacBook in Apple’s lineup. Of course, the device is unsurprisingly even more expensive than the models Apple initially announced. More →

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iMac with Retina 8K Display

LG says Apple’s most impressive iMac yet is coming out this year

By on April 7, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

LG says Apple’s most impressive iMac yet is coming out this year

If you thought Apple’s iMac with Retina 5K display is an impressive computer, not to mention affordable considering what competing 4K displays/computers cost, then you might be in for a surprise. LG has apparently confirmed on its Display blog that Apple is working on an iMac model with an even higher resolution that should be unveiled later this year. More →

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Retina MacBook Hands-on

Watch: Apple’s unreleased Retina MacBook stars in a 15-minute hands-on video

By on April 6, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

Watch: Apple’s unreleased Retina MacBook stars in a 15-minute hands-on video

Remember when Apple products had to be released before they appeared in extensive hands-on videos? Well that’s no longer the case, as Ukrainian electronics retailer Rozetka has just published an in-depth video of the unreleased Retina MacBook in action. We first saw an unboxing video starring the new laptop surface last week, and now a much more extensive look at the stunning new computer is available for your viewing pleasure. More →

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Intel Compute Stick Preorder

You can finally order the Intel USB stick that turns any monitor into a full PC

By on April 6, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

You can finally order the Intel USB stick that turns any monitor into a full PC

A huge chunk of home PC users overpay for personal computers capable of performance that far exceeds anything they plan to do with their devices. There must be a cheaper option for simple things like web browsing and video streaming, right? Right: Intel’s new “Compute Stick” is a tiny USB dongle that can turn any modern monitor into a full-fledged computer, and it’s finally available for preorder. More →

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Retina MacBook vs. Air vs. Pro Performance

Don’t be fooled: The new Retina MacBook is more than just benchmarks

By on April 2, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Don’t be fooled: The new Retina MacBook is more than just benchmarks

The Retina MacBook went through its first benchmark test and some people are already freaking out about it after finding out the extremely thin and light laptop will deliver roughly the same performance of the 2011 MacBook Air. That wasn’t really a secret though, as Intel never hid the fact that the Intel Core M processor will deliver a performance that’s on par with computers launched four years ago. But to call the new MacBook a four-year step backward, like Business Insider does, is simply missing the point of Apple’s new laptop. More →

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Retina MacBook Performance

Apple’s revolutionary Retina MacBook is about as powerful as a 3-year-old laptop

By on April 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple’s revolutionary Retina MacBook is about as powerful as a 3-year-old laptop

Though Apple’s recently unveiled Retina 12-inch MacBook is set to hit store shelves for a few days, a Geekbench benchmark of Apple’s newest hardware has shed some light on what type of CPU performance users can expect under the hood.

The Geekbench tests measured Apple’s entry-level 1.1GHz Retina MacBook featuring Intel’s new Core M processors. Tested twice, Apple’s svelte laptop delivered two single-core scores of 1924 and 2044 along with multi-core scores of 4038 and 4775.

But how do those numbers stack up to, say, the MacBook Air?

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