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New MacBook Pros On Thier Way?

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The newest batch of MacBook Pros are on their way and, according to DigiTimes, this means 200,000 initial monthly shipments of the Ivy-Bridge powered 15-inch MacBook Pros. This will be followed up by a 13-inch, thinner Pro in June that might have initial shipping numbers that are as high as 400,000 units.

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MacBook Pro Lion OCZ SSD VS. 7200 RPM Seagate Bootup Comparison

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Some of you may be on the fence about going down the SSD route. Well, we've decided to do a bootup comparison of two nearly identical MacBook Pro models. Both are 2.5Ghz MacBook Pro 15" with 2GB RAM running a fresh copy of Lion. The difference however, is the one on the left has a 7200RPM 500GB Seagate hard drive with those spinning disc platter things that take forever. And on the right, a freshly loaded 120GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD harddrive.

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New PlugBug Charger Innovates Your MBP Charger

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The PlugBug is a small adapter that attaches to your Apple notebooks power adapter and adds a USB charger capable of charging your iPhone or iPad. The add-on couples to your Apple charger, in place of the extension cord or plug adapter, allowing you to leave one of your chargers at home.

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Improved MacBooks to be Released in Late 2011

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Since Intel’s next generation Core i-Series mobile platform will not be rolled out until the second quarter of 2012, Apple is reportedly preparing an update on its professional notebook line scheduled to be released before the holiday season. Insiders spilled that the late-2011 MacBook Pro will have marginal speed bumps to the Core i-Series of Sandy Bridge processors.

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Confirmed: Apple Policy Fails to Determine Eligibility of MacBook Pro NVIDIA GPU Problems

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In July 2008 Nvidia admitted a high failure rate in some of their graphics processors due to a "packaging defect." Hold up now, this reason is not explained in much detail beyond that. But many technicians are attributing this problem to improperly applied heat-transfer material (that silver gook that allows thermal energy to transfer from the chip to your heatsink and cooling fan.) The faulty Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics processor was the GPU chip affected and the problems inevitably resulted in the loss of video or the inability to boot your MacBook Pro entirely. Again, they say a "packaging defect" was the problem. Would it be safe to say the MacBook Pro is the packaging? Nvidia was unavailable to comment on this "packaging problem" as they do not discuss agreements about their hardware partners.

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