James GalbraithTechHive

James is the director of Macworld Lab.

Review: Fender Squier Strat with USB connects directly to computer or iPad

With the Squier USB Strat guitar, Fender cuts out the middleman by incorporating a USB interface directly into their iconic guitar, alongside the standard 1/4-inch input you use to connect to an amp.

Fusion Drive: An overview

Macworld Lab got a Fusion Drive, and now we can answer many of the burning questions that folks have asked about Apple's new storage technology.

Lab Tested: The Mac mini, maximized with Fusion Drive

With build-to-order options -- including a Fusion Drive -- the new Mac mini makes a giant leap in performance.

Review: New Mac mini offers an attractive bang for the buck

If you prefer a Mac desktop computer to a laptop, and/or you don’t want to be confined to the glossy 21.5- or 27-inch displays that come with the iMac, the Mac mini is a capable system for most tasks.

Lab Tested: 2012 Mac mini gets a nice speed boost

Macworld Lab has benchmark results on the new Mac mini models.

Lab Tested: Ultimate 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro

Macworld Lab customized a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to create an ultimate performance configuration. How does it match up against Apple's other laptops?

Lab Tested: 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro benefits from flash storage

Macworld Lab has benchmark results on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Measure Mac performance with Speedmark 8

Learn more about Speedmark 8, Macworld Lab's benchmark suite for testing Mac performance.

All Speedmark 8 scores

Benchmark results of all the Macs Macworld Lab as tested with Speedmark 8.

Review: Samsung SyncMaster T27B750ND does double-duty as a TV

The SyncMaster T27B750ND 27-inch display offers a ton of interesting features not usually found in a computer display.

Review: Dell UltraSharp U2713HM a nonglossy alternative to Apple's displays

If you're looking for a reasonably priced, high-resolution 27-inch display, and you prefer antiglare screens, the Dell U2713HM is a great choice.

Review: Affordable Dell S2740L display compromises on resolution

Dell's S2740L display uses high-quality components, but its resolution is considerably lower than that of other 27-inch displays.

Review Roundup: 27-inch displays

The Macworld Lab took a look at three new 27-inch displays, and though they share a few common features, they also have some very substantial differences.

The iPhone 5's problem with purple haze

The Web is filled with reports about the iPhone 5's camera and problems with extremely bright lighting. Macworld Lab took some pictures to see what the hullabaloo is all about.

Lab Tests: How long does the iPhone 5's battery last?

When the Macworld Lab tested the battery life of the new iPhone 5, we found it was good--but not as good as in previous models.