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33 products

  1. 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro review

    13-inch Apple MacBook Pro review

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    The 2012 refresh gives Apple's most portable MacBook Pros an exciting upgrade, away from the Retina display on the 15-inch version.

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    15-inch Apple MacBook Pro review

    15-inch Apple MacBook Pro review

    8  

    As well as releasing the new Retina display MacBook Pro, Apple has also updated its regular MacBook Pro notebooks for 2012.

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    11-inch MacBook Air 2011 review

    11-inch MacBook Air 2011 review

    8  

    We test the 11-inch 2011 MacBook Air with an upgraded 1.8GHz processor and 256GB hard drive . It's awesome, but is it good enough for the £1,399 price tag?

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    Apple MacBook review

    Apple MacBook review

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    A slightly overpriced laptop, but its style, usability and software ably compensate

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    MacBook Air 11-inch review

    MacBook Air 11-inch review

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    Although an excellent technological achievement, the MacBook Air has previously struggled to find its niche in the Apple notebook range. It was too expensive to compete with the low-end MacBook, and not powerful enough to replace the higher-specced MacBook Pros. It was light, beautiful and desirable, but unnecessary.

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    Apple MacBook Pro 2008 review

    Apple MacBook Pro 2008 review

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    Sure, the MacBook looks great, and the fact that there's no longer such an obvious style divide between it and the more powerful MacBook Pro models is big news, but for our money the new unibody case of the MacBook Pro marks a bigger shift between the old and new MacBook Pros than between the two MacBook generations.

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    Apple MacBook 2.4GHz review

    Apple MacBook 2.4GHz review

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    At first glance the new Apple MacBook looks like a cross between its iMac and MacBook Air. It's got the aluminum body and black keyboard reminiscent of the MacBook Air, but it's chunkier and its 13.3-inch (viewable) glossy screen comes complete with an iMac-style black border.

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    Apple MacBook 2.1Ghz review

    Apple MacBook 2.1Ghz review

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    Apple laptops are often the choice of design professionals, but the MacBook (£699 inc. VAT) is aimed at home users. Its excellent software compatibility, battery and usability impress, making it a great alternative to Windows-based systems.

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    Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.5GHz review

    Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch 2.5GHz review

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    This month, Apple rolled out updates to both the MacBook and MacBook Pro. Of the two, the new MacBook Pro offers more talking points; the chips have been replaced, not just sped up, and the trackpad now includes all those lovely Multi-touch gesture controls we first saw on the iPhone and, more recently, the MacBook Air.

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    Apple MacBook Air 1.6GHz review

    Apple MacBook Air 1.6GHz review

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    Falling in love can blind you to your lover's faults. And we've fallen head over heels in love with the MacBook Air... Despite the removal of key hardware components, a lack of processor oomph, so-so battery life and only one USB port, we're still thrilled to be owning one of the first units to enter the UK.

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    Apple MacBook review

    Apple MacBook review

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    Apple's laptop range has seen a recent rise in popularity, thanks in part to the success of the iPod. The MacBook (£699 inc. VAT) now offers the latest dual-core Intel processors and the newly released OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system for improved power and usability

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    Apple MacBook review

    Apple MacBook review

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    If you're not convinced that Windows Vista is an improvement over other operating systems, Apple's MacBook may appeal to you. Using the Mac OS, it's fast, efficient and stable - even when running lots of applications.

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    Apple MacBook review

    Apple MacBook review

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    Even in much newer company, the Apple MacBook (£829 inc. VAT) continues to look original and fresh. The range has also been overhauled, now featuring Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The Apple's display is a compact 13.3-inches

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    Apple MacBook review

    Apple MacBook review

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    While still a fairly niche market, Apple's transition to the use of Intel processors has seen a boost to its laptop sales. Able to run Microsoft Windows alongside its own Mac OS X operating system, the Apple MacBook is a stylish and versatile laptop

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    Apple MacBook Black review

    Apple MacBook Black review

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    Apple's transition to Intel processors in 2006 made its technology more accessible than ever. Allowing users to run Mac OS X side-by-side with Microsoft Windows, the Apple MacBook is a powerful and versatile portable system

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    Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch review

    Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch review

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    Apple has never been one to miss out on a marketing opportunity - and the arrival of the MacBook Pro 15-inch and its move to the Intel Core 2 Duo processor proves this

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    Apple MacBook 13.3-inch review

    Apple MacBook 13.3-inch review

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    The Apple MacBook (£999 inc. VAT) is the cheaper and smaller sibling to the MacBook Pro, so it comes as no surprise this model has only now been updated to support the Intel Core 2 Duo processor

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    Apple MacBook 2.0GHz review

    Apple MacBook 2.0GHz review

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    Apple did amazingly well with its laptop sales last year, and much of that success was down to this little beauty. The MacBook is Apple's excellent consumer laptop and it's just seen its first upgrade.

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    Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.33GHz review

    Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.33GHz review

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    Apple's leading laptop has been upgraded to keep it on its toes. Prices have come down, processors and memory have been boosted, and features previously only available on the top-end 17-inch model now extend across the range.

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