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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?

Remains of the Day: Friday, bloody Friday

Having killed radio, Apple may be trying to bring it back. Elsewhere iFixit hacks up an unsuspecting Mac mini, and a hot new game murders Apple's Game Center to death.

The Land Before Macs: A field guide

Before Apple made Macs, iPhone, and iPads, they made computers that paved the way for the modern-day PC. Here's a look at Apple's computers before the Mac.

This is Tim: Cook on Apple's fourth-quarter earnings, the iPad mini, and more

A transcript of Tim Cook's answers to questions on the iPad mini, iPhone, Apple TV, and more.

Remains of the Day: Underbellies

We go under the hood of the MacBook Pro, the Beatles are now under Apple's thumb, and the what's that under the music of the new iPad mini ad?

Fourth-quarter revenue, profit up for Apple on iPhone, iPad sales

Apple reported revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, both increases from the previous year. Those numbers were driven by iPhone and iPad sales growth. Mac sales were also up slightly at a time when other PC makers are struggling to move merchandise.

Core i5 vs. Core i7: How much power do you need?

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Macs are now split between those that use Intel's Core i5 chip and those that use the i7. Is the i7's extra power really worth the extra money?

Summary: Slimmer iPads and iMacs highlight avalanche of Apple updates

The iPad mini was the marquee addition to Apple's product lineup on Tuesday, but it was the only hardware Apple unveiled. In addition to the smaller version of its tablet, Apple released a new generation of its full-sized iPad as well as new iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models.

Apple slims down iMac in latest update

At Tuesday's press event, the company introduced a redesigned iMac that Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller called "the most beautiful Mac we have ever made."

Apple will stream Tuesday event live to Apple TV, Web

Apple early Tuesday revealed that it will stream the day's "little more to show" event live to Apple TV customers and on its website.

More than new iPad could be on tap at Apple event

A smaller version of the iPad is expected to be announced at Tuesday's Apple press event. But could Apple also be planning an update to any of its Mac hardware and software? Philip Michaels weighs the possibilities.

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.