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Hands on with the Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter

Macworld Lab received an early production model of the GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter and we ran a few tests using a Seagate 500GB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable drive with three different adapters.

Mac mini with Lion Server ideal for SOHO and SMB

The Mac mini server was already a great machine. The latest version, the Mac mini with Lion Server, is even better.

Thunderbolt: How devices affect each other on a daisy chain

Macworld Lab tested different daisy-chain scenarios to find out if certain devices and device placement affects performance. The results are surprising.

MacBook Pro updates and Speedmark 7

We take the occasion of our MacBook Pro review to discuss Apple's new laptops and Macworld Lab's updated Speedmark 7 tests.

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.

Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworld’s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, we’ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increased files sizes that some tests use, and changed our 3D game test to a more recent title.

Customized Core i7 Mac mini offers iMac-like performance

Want iMac-like performance, without having to buy an iMac? You can get such a machine from Apple if you customize the new Mac mini. Macworld Lab has tested a build-to-order Mac mini, and the results are very close to that of a standard configuration 21.5-inch 2.5GHz Core i5 iMac.

Lab tests: Build-to-order Core i7 MacBook Airs

With the performance reports of the new standard-configuration MacBook Airs already posted, the Macworld Lab has turned its attention to benchmarking some optional, build-to-order (BTO) configurations of Apple’s latest line of ultra-portable computers.

Core i5 MacBook Airs zoom past predecessors

Macworld Lab has received and benchmarked every standard configuration of the new Core i5 MacBook Airs released last week. We’ve found that the new processors push the Airs to new performance heights.

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.