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Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro pricing tipped at $1699

Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro pricing tipped at $1699

The folks at Apple have been tipped to be bringing on the 13-inch version of their lovely Retina-quality display-toting MacBook Pro soon, and with a price tag that jumps $500 over the non-Retina version of the device. The 2,560 x 1,600 pixel display on this device was reported as having started production earlier this year - in August, to be precise - and the announcement of the notebook will quite likely be appearing at the Apple event coming up on the 23rd (next week.) This notebook will almost certainly have the same specification upgrades that the Retina MacBook Pro had in its original iteration as well.

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Steve Jobs tribute MacBooks set up for charity auction

Steve Jobs tribute MacBooks set up for charity auction

Three 3rd-party modified MacBook Pro units were put up for sale this week in limited iterations including a customized top lid with Steve Jobs's own visage reflecting deeply in the Apple logo. The proceeds from each of these notebooks, each of them created by the Apple customizers at Uncover, will be sold for 9500,00 Euro, aka right around 12 thousand bucks here in the USA. This set of three units will be sold with all proceeds going to a couple of charities you're just going to love.

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Modbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion tablet launches with SSD

Modbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion tablet launches with SSD

It's time to get your MacBook Pro action on with a modified tablet design from Modbook Pro, announced today once again in a 13.3-inch iteration for release on October 3rd. The folks at Modbook have a strange situation on their hands, one where they're somehow or another able to side-step the lock-out that exists around Apple's OS X and create tablet computers that are, essentially, MacBook Pro units without the keyboard and a touchscreen up front. Today's announcement also adds an SSD to the mix for you hardcore solid-state lovers.

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Apple takes dip after record-breaking valuation

Apple takes dip after record-breaking valuation

This morning we're seeing Apple take just a bit of a dip in stock value after having yesterday broken the historical world record for market capitalization. This company has seen growth for decades after the late Steve Jobs re-joined the company and brought it back from near-bankruptcy to profitability in the late 1990's. Since then the company saw the birth of the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and the current blockbuster lines of MacBook and MacBook Air - and this newest boost comes from re-envisioned versions of their mobile lineup.

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch and new iMac tipped for September

The month of September may very well be one of some blockbuster releases for Apple, with a brand new iMac and the 13-inch version of the Retina MacBook Pro prepped for release alongside rumored mobile devices galore. This tip comes from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who speaks with Appleinsider on how two benchmarks as well as predictions linked to previous launch times of Mac products leads him to trust that the two mentioned computers will be popping up very soon. Apple has just this week begun to reduce the shipping time for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display after weeks of it being on the market - time to ramp up sales once again!

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Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch appears in Geekbench

Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch appears in Geekbench

This afternoon several benchmarks have appeared in the greater archives of Geekbench (a system we also use for computer reviews) which show a brand new Apple MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display. This is different from the current model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display we've already reviewed in that, one, of course it has a different size display, and two, that it has a significantly lower score in Geekbench than we got - a total of 7806 compared to our 15-incher's 12970. Of course it's all relative, and the important part is the fact that this device may well exist.

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MacBook Pro 2012 family gets price slash at Best Buy

MacBook Pro 2012 family gets price slash at Best Buy

It's certainly not due to low demand that Best Buy has suddenly cut off bits of the price for several Apple MacBook products here in the summer of 2012. The first of these discounts is from the massively powerful MacBook Pro with Retina display, tricked out with 8GB of memory and a 512GB solid-state drive - where normally it'd be $2,799.99, it's now been cut to $2,659.99, that being a $140 USD discount. But why is it such a big deal that Apple products are discounted when essentially every other manufacturer discounts products such as these all the time?

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Google admits MacBook Chrome crash bug

Google admits MacBook Chrome crash bug

Google has admitted that its Chrome browser is the cause of MacBook stability problems, with an incompatibility between the app and the integrated Intel graphics leading to crashes. "Work is proceeding to find and fix the root cause" a Google spokesperson told Gizmodo, though the company does splash a little of the blame onto Apple itself and the way OS X Lion is handling kernel issues.

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