Welcome to the Macworld Lab

We’ve been waiting for this day. Many of you visit Macworld.com to read commodity product reviews and find performance results on the latest Apple hardware. We’re pleased to announce that as of today, you’ll now find all that information in one place—our new blog From the Lab.

Here, you’ll find reviews containing Lab testing and buying advice on Mac-compatible hardware from printers to camcorders to hard drives. Of course, we often run into peculiar issues when testing products, so From the Lab will also serve as an outlet for cooling our engines while keeping you well informed.

Many Macworld readers are either looking to switch from a Windows PC to a Mac, or upgrade from a dusty, old G4 to a shiny Intel machine. To help you choose just which Mac is best for you, our Speedmark results will break down, in numbers, the performance of each Apple computer in every area you can imagine. Speedmark results will be published in this space just days after an Apple computer’s release; we get these posted as soon as we possibly can.

To introduce you to the members of the cast—Jim Galbraith is Macworld’s lab director, who devises and oversees our Lab testing. Working under Jim’s direction as hardware testers are contributing lab analyst Jerry Jung and myself. Roman Loyola, senior editor of reviews, will be editing all the hardware reviews that are posted here. And I’ll be the main editor and coordinator of this blog.

With that said, welcome to From the Lab. Take a tour; click around. We’re in the early stages of getting this blog up and running, so feel free to comment with suggestions on improving this section in terms of presentation of the site, our test procedures, and whatever else comes to mind. We promise that we’ll be able to better respond to your questions and comments now that we can see them all in one place.

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