News tagged ‘SSD’
Although the ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook, which was officially announced at Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event is yet to be released, earlier this week, first benchmarks showing the performance level of the new laptop appeared on the Internet. According to the result of the tests, in terms of CPU speed, the new MacBook can be compared to the 2011 MacBook Air. However, because of the noticeable improvements, this device will surely beat the old Air in terms of SSD speed and graphics performance.
As you already know, Apple on Monday released slightly refreshed 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models. While both laptops got the same processor and graphics, the larger-screened model was also equipped with a new flash storage that is said to be "up to two times faster" than the flash storage inside of the 11-inch device. iFixit team decided to find out, whether the guys from Cupertino told us the truth about the speed of the SSD. As it turned out, they did.
Following our post about the leaked specifications for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple has released both updated 13-inch and 15-inch models. The 15-inch MacBook Pro versions fully match the specs that were shared by the Chinese insiders yesterday.
A new photo from China, which is said to be showing the specs for Apple’s next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has recently appeared on the Internet. What we can actually see is the configurations for the three laptop models with prices at 14.288, 18.688 and 23,688 yuan.
Glassdoor.com, a job listing website, has recently conducted a survey in order to determine the best and the worst places to work. The company from Cupertino has been ranked 35th in the "Best Places to Work 2014" list, one spot down if to compare with its last year’s achievement.
New Retina MacBook Pro seems to be quite a faulty device. Although it is equipped with Intel’s latest Haswell processor, Iris graphics and fast SSD, numerous users report about issues connected with laptop’s keyboard and trackpad, caused probably because of a conflict between OS X Mavericks and the hardware.
Announced yesterday, Apple's new cylindrical Mac Pro will hit store shelves no sooner than in December. As to the price, it is said to start at $2,999. Pretty expensive, I agree, but believe me, the new desktop is worth its money.
As to the tech specs, the revamped Mac Pro (base model) features a 3.7GHz Intel Xeon E5 processor, 12GB of RAM, dual FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of video RAM each and 256GB of SSD. Moreover, the new Mac Pro now can support up to three 4K displays at once.
As you see, the new device is incredibly fast. That is why it would be a perfect choice for all those who have to work with graphics, music or video.
Apple has officially released new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros.
Let’s take a look at the new laptops’ specs. Both MacBooks got the 4th-generation Haswell processors with Iris integrated graphics. It may sound incredible, but Apple claims that new devices have become 90% faster in comparison with the previous generations of MacBook Pros.
If you always wanted to have an Apple TV you can get it for free. Well, almost. The free Apple TV deal is now available on Best Buy website for all those, who buy a 15-inch high-end MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The first model you can buy is a $1999 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. The second one is a $2599 laptop with 16GB of memory and 512GB SSD. As a pleasant bonus, you will surely get an Apple TV.
This special offer is not widely advertised and only available for online buyers.
Apart from this sale, Best Buy offers some other discounts for the students, who purchase Apple laptops and desktops. For instance, a student can get a $100 off the price if indicates a school email address.
According to the information released on the MacRumors Forums and MacGeneration, Apple launches 21.5-inch iMac with integrated 1TB Fusion Drive. Fusion drive, designed for the iMac and Mac mini, combines SSD and traditional hard disk drives into one logical volume.
"With Fusion Drive in your iMac, disk-intensive tasks — from booting up to launching apps to importing photos — are faster and more efficient. That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice."
Fusion Drive with 1TB is optional, costing $250. Previously this option was offered only on the latest version of 21.5 inch iMac and Mac mini, as well as 27 inch iMacs.
iFixit has already
One of the interesting changes is a battery layout with space underneath the trackpad being free of battery cells. Instead of battery cells in that area, Apple has opted to mount the flash storage, thus allowing access to the trackpad if it needs to be replaced.
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Apple will host a media event scheduled for October 23rd. Apple is expected to show us the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.
October 23 at 10:00 am PT Apple will introduce new devices. We expect the new 7.85-inch iPad Mini, new iMac, new 13-inch Retina MacBook and new Mac Mini.
Live coverage begins Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 am PT.
PowerNap is one of the new function included in OS X Mountain Lion. This feature was introduced at this year’s WWDC and allows your Mac update software, receive email and perform other tasks even when the system is in sleeping mode.
Apple lists all capabilities of the new feature on this