AmpliTube iRig and Guitar Connect Cable

IK Multimedia's $40 AmpliTube iRig and Griffin Technology's $30 GuitarConnect Cable let you connect your guitar to your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. James Galbraith tries them out to see how well they work.

Lab tested: 27-inch Core i5 iMac/2.8GHz Quad-Core benchmarks

Macworld Lab takes a look at the performance of the new Quad-Core 27-inch 2.8GHz Core i5 iMac.

Lab tested: DVD ripping on the new iMacs

The new iMacs use different SuperDrive models, which can affect performance when ripping DVD movies.

OWC provides a closer look at iMac's SSD slot

OWC took apart a new 27-inch iMac to see what the SSD bracket is all about.

Lab tested: 21.5- and 27-inch Core i3 iMacs/3.2GHz benchmarks

Straight from Macworld Lab: Benchmark results of two new iMacs, both of which sport Intel's 3.2GHz Core i3 processor.

Lab tested: 21.5-inch Core i3 iMac/3.06GHz benchmarks

Macworld Lab has tested the new entry-level iMac powered by the Core i3 processor; here's our test report.

First look: Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

With a new monitor on the way from Apple, James Galbraith takes a closer look at the 27-inch LED Cinema Display and where it fits in with comparable displays.

Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue 256GB

Though the SiliconEdge Blue solid-state drive was fast and consistent over time, it wasn’t as fast (and it has a shorter warranty) as other SSDs we’ve tested.

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro RE 200GB SSD

The Mercury Extreme Pro RE SSD offers eye-popping speed, as well as the peace of mind of consistent performance over time and a five-year limited warranty.

iPhone 3G and 3GS battery test: iOS 3 vs. iOS 4

How does iOS 4 affect battery life in the iPhone 3G and 3GS? Macworld Lab has the results.

Test results: iPhone 4 battery life

Just how much longer does the iPhone 4's battery last over its predecessor? Macworld Lab put the phone to the test, and Lab Director James Galbraith has the results.

Iomega announces new and updated drives

Iomega and Skin Industries team up for edgy new line of portable hard drives.

Benchmarks: New 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini

Though the biggest changes to the new Mac mini may be external, there are a few under-the-hood improvements that helped boost the system’s performance in our Speedmark 6 test suite.

MacBook/2.4GHz (Mid 2010)

With its faster processor, improved graphics and longer battery life, the MacBook makes an attractive option for budget conscious laptop shoppers. Performance-wise, the MacBook isn’t different from the 13-inch 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro.

Benchmarks: New built-to-order MacBook Pros

We were able to get our hands on a few built-to-order laptops: a 15-inch MacBook Pro with twice the standard RAM and a faster spinning hard drive; and a 17-inch model with an optional i7 processor. We put them though their paces and found that these optional upgrades, not surprisingly, improved overall performance. Whether they’re worth the additional cost is debatable.