Apogee Jam is the first product to support the iPhone 4—and use the dock connector instead of the headphone jack.
For owners of the 2011 MacBook Air, the Thunderbolt Display is a fantastic way to get iMac-like features while still being able to walk away with one of the lightest laptops available. If your Mac has Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, and gigabit ethernet, the case for buying the comparatively inflexible Thunderbolt display is a little less compelling.
The Apple Thunderbolt Display may just be the most clever display ever. Macworld Lab received the new display Friday morning, and immediately we set out to test the new features. What we found is that this display is a great example of the versatility of Thunderbolt.
Macworld Lab has done more Thunderbolt testing. We look at Lion versus Snow Leopard performance, MacBook Air performance, and update our eSATA comparison results using a 6Gbps ExpressCard from StarTech.
Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworld’s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, we’ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increased files sizes that some tests use, and changed our 3D game test to a more recent title.
Musicians of all levels can plug in their gear play along with GarageBand for iPad.
Want to be a DJ? Gemini First Mix is an easy and fun way to learn the basics and rock your next house party.
With the performance reports of the new standard-configuration MacBook Airs already posted, the Macworld Lab has turned its attention to benchmarking some optional, build-to-order (BTO) configurations of Apple’s latest line of ultra-portable computers.
Macworld Lab has received and benchmarked every standard configuration of the new Core i5 MacBook Airs released last week. We’ve found that the new processors push the Airs to new performance heights.
Macworld Lab has received both models of the new Mac mini unveiled on Wednesday. The new Mac mini comes with Lion and new Core i5 processors, and our benchmark results show a great leap in processor performance from the previous generation.
In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target Disk Mode using Thunderbolt.
Macworld Lab recently saw how dramatic an improvement Thunderbolt performance is over FireWire 800. In response to that report, Macworld readers want to see how Thunderbolt performance stacks up against other interface technologies--specifically, eSATA. Our results show that Thunderbolt’s performance boost over eSATA is just as impressive as those found in our FireWire 800 comparison.
For small offices needing to print large, great-looking photos and spreadsheets, the Canon Pixma iX6520 is worth a look. It lacks features often found on office-oriented printers, and its plain paper photo prints were less than stellar, but its price per page and print times were on par with standard letter-sized inkjets.
The first Thunderbolt-based RAID array has finally arrived, and Macworld Lab has some test results for Promise's Pegasus R6 system. As expected, the R6 is pretty darn fast -- and not just by a few measly megabytes per second.
At $2699, it might be expensive, but the 27-inch iMac we customized with a 3.4GHz Core i7 quad-core processor and a 256GB SSD is the fastest Mac we’ve tested to date.