Don't-Miss MacBook Stories

New MacBook Pros (Late 2011) feature updates that boost performance and value

Last week's low-key MacBook Pro updates won't cause any buyer's remorse for anyone who bought the laptops introduced earlier this year. But if you've got an older model, these latest MacBook Pros introduce processor and graphics improvements that make already attractive portables an even greater value than before.

Core i5 MacBook Airs approach perfection

With the new MacBook Air models introduced in July 2011, Apple's smallest notebook has arrived dead center in the company's product line. This is the laptop OS X Lion was designed for.

Undock 1.0.3

Undock helps laptop users get going faster by automatically unmounting drives all at once. No longer will you have to manually eject every removable drive in order to pack up and go.

Henge Docks Docking Station for MacBook & MacBook Pro

Got a MacBook but miss the big screen, small footprint, and cable organization of an iMac? Henge Docks' laptop Docking Station can get you there with style and sturdiness...and a few screws.

MacBook Pros (Early 2011)

It’s been nearly a year since Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro line. That’s a longer-than-usual gap between updates, but the new MacBook Pros sport several changes under the hood, including new processors, new graphics processors, and a new peripheral connector. It all translates into performance jumps worth the wait.

Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results

Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith has the details.

Swiftpoint Limited Swiftpoint Mouse

The Swiftpoint Mouse won't replace your desktop mouse, but in cramped travel quarters, it shines, giving you a usable, comfortable input device that even works on your MacBook's palmrest. The company has even anticipated the biggest obstacles to such use, and has included features and accessories to address them.

Rib & Hull 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve

Poland-based Etsy shop Rib & Hull offers a variety of felt, leather, and canvas sleeves for laptops and media devices. Its newest offering, the 11-inch MacBook Air Sleeve, gives Apple’s tiny laptop sleek, moderate protection from outside dangers and bag bumps.

Tom Bihn Ristretto for 11-inch MacBook Air

Tom Bihn has tweaked the company's Ristretto messenger bag for Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air. Top-notch construction quality and room to bring along an iPad make this a great bag, though Tom Bihn's approach to storage pockets may not be for everyone.

Stash Messenger Bag for 11-inch MacBook Air

Beautifully crafted, Stash's $115 Messenger Bag for 11-inch MacBook Air emanates class, charm, and durability. The bag combines a custom, vintage-fabric exterior; leather accents; and canvas interior to provide a sturdy-yet-fashionable accessory for working professionals, students, and consumers alike.

Booq Viper Hardcase 11 for MacBook Air

If you're looking for a sleeve for protecting your new 11-inch MacBook Air inside a larger bag, or a case for carrying the Air and a few small items between meetings, the Viper Hardcase 11 is a nice option that offers quite a bit more protection than the typical sleeve—at the price of un-Air-like bulk.

Osprey Flare

If you’re looking for a light, featured-rich pack that you can take to work and then unload and take to the woods, the Osprey Flare is a great option.

Moderate Embarrassment laptop messenger bag

Crumpler's Moderate Embarrassment is a fun and protective messenger-style laptop bag.

Fossil Lizette Messenger

Fossil’s Lizette Messenger is a nice hybrid between fashion-forward and real-world-useful, offering a surprising amount of space for your gadgets without awkwardly bulking up your bag. Unfortunately, the Lizette's strap leaves something to be desired for long commutes.

Watts 1.1.1

Watts is a nifty utility that provides detailed information about your MacBook's battery, improves on Apple's menu-bar battery item, and reminds you to calibrate (and walks you through the process of calibrating) your battery.