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Benchmarks: New 13-inch MacBook Pros

While Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pros have faster processors, the performance boost over its predecessors is subtle.

Benchmarks: 15-inch 2.4GHz Core i5 MacBook Pro

We have benchmarks on the new $1799 entry-level 15-inch model with a 2.4GHz Core i5 processor, and our test results show a dramatic improvement over the $1699 Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro it replaces.

Meet the MacBook Pro's Core i5 and i7 chips

The new Core processors used inside the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pros could possibly usher in a new standard in Mac laptop performance.

Mac Pro Audio Update cuts performance lag

Last week, Apple rolled out an update for recent Mac Pro models that tackles a performance issue for users running multiple applications in Mac OS X 10.6.2. Our tests found that Mac Pro Audio Update 1.0 effectively removes the performance lag you might see if you're trying to perform a task while also playing a song in iTunes.

Virtualization: Performance testing

We put the latest version of Parallels Desktop 5, VMware Fusion 3, and Sun's VirtualBox through a series of tests to determine real world performance.

Speedmark 6

The Macworld Lab has been hard at work tweaking Speedmark, our overall system performance testing tool, to better accommodate Snow Leopard and to test the Macs on which it runs.

iMac (Late 2009) benchmarks

Macworld Lab has the new iMacs and we’ve put them to the test.

New DiskTool Pro update includes CPU meter, improved Snow Leopard support

Macware on Tuesday announced an update to DiskTools Pro, the company’s software utility for hard drive management.

Mac mini (Late 2009) benchmarks

Macworld Lab has the Mac minis, and we put them through our benchmark tests. Our result show that the new Mac minis are impressively faster than the models they replace.

13-inch MacBook/2.26GHz (Late 2009)

In bringing the unibody treatment to the white MacBook, Apple has added many pro features while removing FireWire and the infrared port.