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New MacBook Pro benchmarks show marked improvement

Primate Labs snagged the latest Geekbench 2 results for the new MacBook Pros and compared the benchmarks to previous generation models. Good news for those planning to grab a latest generation model. The results show a big jump in performance for the MacBook Pros with the new quad-core Sandy Br...

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MacBook Pro updated: Faster CPUs, Radeon HD, Thunderbolt, and more

As expected, Apple has updated the MacBook Pro and given the lineup some significant upgrades. In brief, the lineup has seen significant processor updates, with Intel's new "Sandy Bridge" processors standard throughout the lineup, including 13.3 model. AMD's Radeon HD GPU has replaced the NVIDI...

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Supply shortages, new model numbers suggest new MacBook Pros

Reports from Italy indicate Apple may be preparing to launch an updated line of MacBook Pros at the end of February. iSpazio claims an Apple employee informed the site about the imminent release of five new models of MacBook Pro [Google translation] with part numbers MC720, MC721, MC723, MC724, ...

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Intel ad: Is this the new MacBook Pro? We don't think so

The Maciverse is all a-twitter this morning with speculation that an Intel promo photo is showing off the next-generation MacBook Pro. As you can see in the photo at right, there's a very thin laptop powered by the new Intel Sandy Bridge processor. We reported about a month ago that Spanish Mac site...

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Rumor of MacBook Pro refresh in March getting louder

Another report reinforces the rumor that Apple's MacBook Pro refresh will land in early March. This latest leak from AppleInsider claims volume production is underway, and assembled units will begin shipping the first week of March. The source of this information also hints that the MacBook Pro wil...

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MacBook Air rumored to receive June update to Sandy Bridge

The new MacBook Air models introduced in October of 2010 have been an amazing success for Apple. Not only were they cited as being responsible for a dramatic increase in Mac sales during Apple's first fiscal quarter for 2011, but the little MacBooks seem to be everywhere. At Macworld Expo last mont...

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Current MacBook Pro hardware growing more scarce

If you are thinking about buying a MacBook Pro, the tea leaves suggest that you might want to wait before you pull out your wallet. MacRumors points out that Amazon is currently showing long wait times before some of the MacBook Pro models ship. They add that they've heard from others that supplies...

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Sandy Bridge GPU may suffice for low-end Apple laptops, processor could show up sooner than expected

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the first round of Sandy Bridge-powered PC laptops is about to hit the market. Intel's new chip architecture is intended to provide a major boost in power for mobile and desktop machines, but there's been some concern about the integrated GPU on these devices w...

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Forthcoming Windows notebooks hint at next-gen MacBook Pro CPUs

Intel's next generation CPU architecture has yet to hit the streets, but several online retailers have begun listing Windows notebooks powered by the Sandy Bridge microprocessor -- which should also power the next iteration of the MacBook Pro. Laptoping spotted notebooks from Acer, Gateway and Lenov...

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