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Mac Pro 2013

Mac Pro quad-core review: A good investment for users of multi-core Mac apps

If you're a professional who uses Final Cut Pro X or another app that takes advantage of multiple processor cores, then you'll benefit nicely from the $2999 Mac Pro

Mac Pro Late 2013

Mac Pro 6-core review: $3999 Mac Pro is an impressive computer

Macworld Lab finally got the high-end standard configuration model of Apple's high-end workstation. The benchmark results continue to impress.

Late 2013 iMac review: Faster than before, but the gains over previous models are modest

We reviewed the $1299 iMac when it was first available. We finally got our hands on the other three standard configurations of the new iMac.

iMac review: Modest gains for the new entry-level Haswell iMac

While the jump in performance isn't huge, the $1299 iMac is still a good bargain computer.

Review: 27-inch iMac mixes advances, compromises

Apple's largest all-in-one desktop computer sports a eye-catching thin design and modest speed boosts.

Review: Thin is in with new 21.5-inch iMacs but user upgrades, SuperDrive are out

The two most significant changes to the new iMac are its thinner design—which introduces compromises you’ll need to make—and the option to upgrade to Apple’s Fusion Drive technology.

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.

Meet the new Mac Pro, about the same as the old Mac Pro

The new Mac Pros released at WWDC 2012 represent a speed bump, plain and simple.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Hardware

Here's our list of the best Mac hardware of the year.

The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Software

The Macworld staff reveals our top software picks of the year.

New Mac minis deliver serious performance

The latest Mac mini models maintain last year's external design while overhauling what's inside and lowering the price of entry. The result is mighty appealing...as long as you don’t need an optical drive.

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.

Faster than ever: Macworld Lab speed tests the mid-2011 iMacs

Macworld Lab has tested the rest of the new iMacs released this week, with the latest models demonstrating a significant boost over the desktops they replace. But not much differentiates the performance of the four new iMacs among each other.

Lab Report: New 27-inch Core i5 iMac/3.1GHz speed results

Macworld Lab has all four standard configuration models, and the results for the $1999 27-inch iMac are in. The results do not disappoint, with the new iMac besting the previous generation of iMacs, including a couple of build-to-order (BTO) configurations.

12-core Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

The 12-core Mac Pro is certainly not for everyone. It is expensive and unimpressive when performing everyday computing tasks. However, for anyone who makes a living working on high-end applications that can use and abuse the 24 virtual cores, the amount of time saved on processor-intensive tasks results in the 12-core Mac Pro being a bargain.