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  1. Apple Mac Pro review

    Apple Mac Pro review

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    A year and a half after Tim Cook's tantalising hints, the new Mac Pro is here. And it's unlike any you've seen before.

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    Apple Mac mini review

    Apple Mac mini review

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    The cheapest, portable Mac desktop is now better than before, but still misses some features. Is it worth it?

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    Apple Mac Pro review

    Apple Mac Pro review

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    Apple's mid-2010 refresh brings us three new models of the Mac Pro – the top-of-the-range tower format Mac aimed at professionals and high-end users. The one we're reviewing here is the entry-level model at £1999, based around a 2.8GHz quad core Intel Xeon processor using the 45nm Nehalem microarchitecture.

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    Apple iMac 3.06 GHz review

    Apple iMac 3.06 GHz review

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    The hardy iMac, which was first announced to the world a decade ago this summer, is responsible for a significant chunk of Apple’s success. Back in 1998, you’ll remember that it was the brightly coloured, translucent iMac that reaffirmed Apple’s reputation as a hot design house and groundbreaking computer-maker in one.

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    Apple 24in iMac review

    Apple 24in iMac review

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    Choosing a video-editing platform from Apple's current desktop range is a conundrum. The Mac Pro towers do provide 'best of class' performance but for everyday video editing it's a case of overkill.

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    Apple Mac mini 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo review

    Apple Mac mini 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo review

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    Apple quietly upgraded its entry-level Mac desktop with Core 2 Duo chips this month. It was a long overdue bump up. The new clock speeds are 1.83GHz and 2.0GHz. It carries forward exactly the same format as before; the same shell, ports, graphics card, and drives

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    Apple Mac mini 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo review

    Apple Mac mini 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo review

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    While Apple was stealing headlines with its latest iMac design, it also quietly upgraded the Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor, thereby completing the integration of the faster Intel chips across its whole Mac line-up

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    Apple iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo review

    Apple iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo review

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    We have two methods to gauge the impact of a new Mac. The first is to talk to customers at our local Apple reseller. The second is to set up the new Mac in the office and wait for our colleagues' reactions. In both cases, the new iMac seems like a winner

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    Apple Mac Pro review

    Apple Mac Pro review

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    Since announcing its intention to move to Intel chips two years ago, Apple has been keen to keep apace with the processor developments of the Windows-based mainstream

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    Apple Mac Pro Two 3GHz Quad review

    Apple Mac Pro Two 3GHz Quad review

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    The ceiling has just been raised at the top end of the Mac line interms of raw processing power. Although we knew the 8-core Mac Pro was imminent, in true Apple fashion its launch was anything but predictable

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    Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7 GHz review

    Apple Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7 GHz review

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    A month or two ago we would all have been drooling over this latest Power Mac with its 2.7GHz twin PowerPC processors. It's a real monster of a Mac and at the top of Apple's tree

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    Apple Mac Pro review

    Apple Mac Pro review

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    We've come a long way since Henry Ford. It's a sign of our choice driven times that Apple is no longer even offering a standard configuration for the Mac Pro, the machine that replaces the long-standing Power Mac brand.

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    Apple 24-inch 2.16GHz iMac Core 2 Duo review

    Apple 24-inch 2.16GHz iMac Core 2 Duo review

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    Pinning down the iMac and who it's aimed at will always be a difficult job, seeing how effortlessly it doubles as both all-round entertainment centre and ultra-competent office workstation.

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    Apple 1.42GHz eMac review

    Apple 1.42GHz eMac review

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    What relevance does the eMac have, especially when you can buy a1.42GHz Mac mini for £399? Actually, if you look closely at the specifications, benchmarks and prices, the eMac is a Mac worth considering

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    Apple Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo review

    Apple Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo review

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    So near, and yet so far. The new Mac mini comes within a whisker of being the ultimate home media centre.It'stiny, so it fits perfectly into that shelf underneath your TV. It'sattractive, so no one will complain about having it on public display.

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    Apple Mac mini review

    Apple Mac mini review

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    Given Apple's transition to the x86 architecture, we decided that despite being a Mac, it's worthy of our attention. The Mac mini is a small form-factor PC that's been around for about a year in various incarnations.

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    Apple Mac Mini review

    Apple Mac Mini review

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    Admit it. You're sorely tempted by Apple's new Mac because it's well priced, reasonably powerful and... well, it just looks so damn cute. It's the perfect excuse to dump that ugly old beige Wintel box in the corner of the room

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