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First Look: Apple Thunderbolt Display

The Apple Thunderbolt Display may just be the most clever display ever. Macworld Lab received the new display Friday morning, and immediately we set out to test the new features. What we found is that this display is a great example...

09/16/11

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Even more Thunderbolt results

Macworld Lab has done more Thunderbolt testing. We look at Lion versus Snow Leopard performance, MacBook Air performance, and update our eSATA comparison results using a 6Gbps ExpressCard from StarTech.

09/08/11

Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

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...

09/05/11

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...

08/29/11

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Review: Canon Pixma MG5320 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer

CD/DVD printing distinguishes this mid priced multifunction printer in a crowded field. Inks are reasonably priced.

08/22/11

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WD My Passport Essential 500GB USB 3.0

The My Passport Essential gives you plenty of hard drive space in a compact and lightweight device, making it much more convenient to keep your important information as close as your pocket.

08/16/11

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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...

07/29/11

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.

07/27/11

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...

07/22/11

More Thunderbolt speed results

In our ongoing look at Thunderbolt performance, we tested two more configurations, as requested by Macworld readers. The first involves the new Promise Pegasus R6 Thunderbolt array configured as a RAID 0; the second is with Target...

07/15/11

Thunderbolt RAID provides boost over eSATA

Macworld Lab recently saw how dramatic an improvement Thunderbolt performance is over FireWire 800. In response to that report, Macworld readers want to see how Thunderbolt performance stacks up against other interface...

07/14/11

Thunderbolt RAID dramatically faster than FireWire 800

The first Thunderbolt-based RAID array has finally arrived, and Macworld Lab has some test results for Promise's Pegasus R6 system. As expected, the R6 is pretty darn fast -- and not just by a few measly megabytes per second.

06/29/11

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iStoragePro iT2PKTV Pocket View

iStoragePro’s iT2PKTV Pocket View RAID array sports several interface options, effortless hard drive removal, and a useful LCD screen menu, making it a good choice for those who like to keep updated on the state of their device.

06/22/11

Lab Report: Core i7 SSD iMac is the fastest Mac we've tested

At $2699, it might be expensive, but the 27-inch iMac we customized with a 3.4GHz Core i7 quad-core processor and a 256GB SSD is the fastest Mac we’ve tested to date.

06/10/11

SSD gives new 21.5-inch iMac signifcant speed boost

In our ongoing effort to provide benchmark data to help you choose the right iMac, we now present test results from a 21.5-inch 2.7GHz Core i5 iMac with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). You can use these results to compare with the...

06/08/11

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Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II

If you think bigger is better when it comes to storage space, you might be interested in Western Digital’s My Book Studio Edition II , which combines two 3TB drives in a RAID 0 setup for a whopping 6TB of data storage.

06/08/11

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Brother HL-2280DW

The included color scanning feature distinguishes this basic small-office monochrome laser, but its toner costs are higher than average.

06/06/11

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Epson WorkForce 840

There's no skimping on this small-office MFP, which offers speed and paper capacity to spare, plus sharp output and affordable inks.

06/01/11

MacBook Air SSD upgrade provides big storage, mixed speed results

If you can afford it, OWC offers storage upgrades to the mid-2010 MacBook Air. The Mercury Aura Pro Express is available in capacities ranging from 180GB for $470 to a 480GB model for $1580, which is $20 less than the price of the...

05/24/11

Difficulties abound when upgrading a 2011 iMac's hard drive

If you've never been under the hood of the aluminum iMac, it's not for the casual user. Here's a quick rundown of the steps involved and how a new hurdle in the 2011 models may further dampen your enthusiasm for DIY upgrades.

05/18/11

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