James GalbraithMacworld

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

Buying guide: External desktop hard drives

Mac's hard drive near capacity? Time to add more storage. Here's our guide to help you buy a new external desktop hard drive.

How to connect to Thunderbolt

In this guide, we'll take a look at the different ways you can connect devices to Thunderbolt.

New MacBook Pros (Late 2011) feature updates that boost performance and value

Last week's low-key MacBook Pro updates won't cause any buyer's remorse for anyone who bought the laptops introduced earlier this year. But if you've got an older model, these latest MacBook Pros introduce processor and graphics improvements that make already attractive portables an even greater value than before.

Epson Stylus Photo R2000 wide-format printer delivers outstanding images

Take your at-home photo printing up a notch in terms of quality or print size.

Apogee Jam guitar interface lets you rock through your dock

Apogee Jam is the first product to support the iPhone 4—and use the dock connector instead of the headphone jack.

Review: Apple's Thunderbolt Display a compelling device for 2011 MacBook Air

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.

First Look: Apple Thunderbolt Display

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.

Even more Thunderbolt results

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.

Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

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.

Playing nice with GarageBand for iPad

Musicians of all levels can plug in their gear play along with GarageBand for iPad.

Review: Gemini FirstMix Controller

Want to be a DJ? Gemini First Mix is an easy and fun way to learn the basics and rock your next house party.

Lab tests: Build-to-order Core i7 MacBook Airs

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.

Core i5 MacBook Airs zoom past predecessors

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.

Lab Report: Huge speed gains for new Mac mini

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.

More Thunderbolt speed results

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.