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MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Putting the video to the test

We've seen couple of reports recently about the MacBook Pro with Retina Display's video, one about its ability to run at 2880 by 1800 resolution, the other about connecting external displays. We decided to test both.

Lab Tests: Apple boosts performance in new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros

Macworld Lab's results for these new systems are in. To see the differences in performance, the Macworld Lab turned once again to its all-around system performance benchmarking suite.

Lab Tests: Processor, graphics boosts improve MacBook Air performance

Macworld Lab has gotten a hold of all four updated MacBook Air models. Our tests find that they outperform their predecessors on the strength of new Intel processors and faster integrated graphics.

Lab Tested: The new iPad 2 and old iPad 2

The current iPad 2 has a new 32nm processor, a change from the 45nm processor used when the iPad 2 was first released. Does the change affect performance?

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.