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How to use benchmarks to cut through marketing hype

Does deleting large files or defragmenting your drive really make a difference? Run some tests and find out.

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Lab Tested: New 21-inch 1.4GHz Core i5 iMac benchmarks

Macworld Lab takes a look at the new iMac Apple released earlier this week.

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MacBook Air review: A little faster, a little slower, a little more affordable

The new 2014 MacBook Air offers a small speed increase in processor speed, but it's still a good value. (This review has been updated to include the $1099 11-inch MacBook Air with 256GB of flash storage.)

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Lab tested: New 2014 MacBook Air benchmarks

Macworld Lab has the new MacBook Air that Apple released last Tuesday. While we saw an improvement in most of our tests, our storage-based test results made us take notice.

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Lab tested: The Mac Pro Daisy Chain Challenge

How many storage devices can we connect to a single Mac Pro? Enough to create a 100TB RAID array.

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Connecting two Macs using Thunderbolt

Macworld Lab took two new Mac Pros and used IP over Thunderbolt to connect the two machines together. How does the file transfer performance compare to gigabit ethernet?