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Want more bang for your buck? Apple offers upgrades for each system that can increase performance -- and the price -- of a Mac. Using our new Speedmark 6.5 performance test suite, Macworld Lab looks at a number of different build-to-options and finds four customized models that are among the fastest Macs we've tested.
Macworld Lab uses Speedmark 6.5 to test and compare each new Mac's ability to perform using popular applications.
Speedmark test results for Apple's Macintosh computers.
Apple released software updates for Mac OS X and Boot Camp users to support its new 27-inch Cinema Display, which went on sale last week. A bundled update for Windows users brings support for the Magic Trackpad along with support for the new display.
Apple ranked first in a survey of consumer satisfaction for the seventh straight year.
Macworld's Switching to Mac Superguide is aimed at new Mac owners who are making their first baby steps into the OS X world. If you or someone in your family is finally making the switch to a Mac from a PC, this indispensable guide can help with the big move.
The new Mac Pros announced in July have finally arrived at Macworld Lab. And while we ran into some hiccups during our tests, we’re able to share our first results.
What happens when the iPad meets the iMac? Magic happens, friends--at least according to a patent filed by Apple. In other news, the iPad finds adoption among a surprising niche group and Apple’s planning yet another half-hearted assault on the future of television.
The 27-inch Core i7 iMac/2.93GHz quad core with an SSD is the fastest Mac we've seen.
The brightest minds in the Mac universe once again show off their punditry prowess in a competition that forces them to weigh in on Mac current events.
Several readers wanted us to test the new 3.6GHz Core i5 iMac, a built-to-order (BTO) option for the 3.2GHz Core i3 iMacs.We ordered a custom 27-inch iMac with the 3.6GHz Core i5 dual core processor with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) to complement the 1TB 7200-rpm drive that comes standard. We tested the system and the results are intriguing.
Apple on Thursday released an update for the display brightness of the latest 21.5-inch iMacs.
A decade ago, Apple's revolutionary G4 Cube was hitting retail shelves. But the desktop turned out to be too revolutionary -- the Cube failed commercially and Apple wound up killing the product line. With 10 years of perspective under his belt, Benj Edwards of Vintage Computing and Gaming looks at why the Cube never caught on with mainstream users.
Apple on Monday updated its online store to add a third base configuration to its recently revamped Mac Pro line, this one with 12 cores of processing power.
Everybody’s cracking down on e-waste these days: if it’s not the European Commission, then it’s Apple itself. Meanwhile, Apple’s also making some patently curious patent submissions and maybe even bidding on a Chinese gaming company. Talk about busy.