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MacBook Pro vs Razer Blade Pro: stranger things have happened

MacBook Pro vs Razer Blade Pro: stranger things have happened

The strangest thing happened yesterday: Apple released a MacBook Pro with a feature I'd have expected from a company like Razer. While Razer just released their own Razer Blade Pro with a 17-inch display and highest-end gear inside, the MacBook Pro had a new, extra display. This display has touch capabilities working with a variety of apps, and will be ready for games (and such) soon. Does this mean that Apple is taking more chances than the proprietors of the gaming cult?

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New MacBook Pro 13 first look: Entry-level Touch Bar envy

New MacBook Pro 13 first look: Entry-level Touch Bar envy

After a long - some might say interminable - wait, Apple’s new MacBook Pro is here, and it’s proving to be controversial. Unveiled this week is the Cupertino firm’s vision of how touch and notebooks can co-exist, and it’s a very different interpretation compared to the 2-in-1’s and convertibles we’ve seen in Windows land. Not all the new MacBook Pro models are created equal, however, and it’s the new, $1,499 entry-level model which has landed first on the SlashGear test bench.

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Apple early-adopted itself into a dongle nightmare

Apple early-adopted itself into a dongle nightmare

Apple has a dongle problem, and it only has itself to blame. The company's new MacBook Pro line-up, with as many as four Thunderbolt 3 ports, finds itself on the cutting-edge of notebook connectivity, but it's a rare owner indeed who will be quite so modern in their digital lifestyle. Just as an ethernet adapter was par for the course with the old MacBook Pro, so even more dongles and connectors are likely to feature in the laptop bag of the typical new MacBook Pro user.

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New MacBook Pro hands-on

New MacBook Pro hands-on

Somehow both familiar and fresh, the new MacBook Pro is more than the sum of its parts: there's some witchcraft in here, too. I've spent some hands-on time with Apple's new flagship notebook, just announced at the company's Cupertino HQ in California today, and it's the upgrade many Mac users have been waiting with middling degrees of patience. More importantly, it feels like the final piece of Apple's argument against touchscreen notebooks and 2-in-1s.

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Apple MacBook Pro event wrap-up: Touch Bar, Apple TV, Touch ID

Apple MacBook Pro event wrap-up: Touch Bar, Apple TV, Touch ID

Now that Apple's MacBook event has concluded, it's time to look back on what all was announced during the presentation. As it turns out, Apple covered a surprising amount of ground during this event, announcing a handful of new products and taking time to demonstrate the new features of these next MacBooks in-depth. In case you missed, here's a run down of everything Apple announced.

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Apple just solved cord-cutting’s biggest problem

Apple just solved cord-cutting’s biggest problem

Apple's event was exciting for MacBook lovers, yes, but that's not what caught my eye: it was the new "TV" app. Apple aims to unify its customers' video experience via this new app, which is coming to tvOS and iOS by the end of the year, and in doing so it has made cable-cutting a whole lot more convenient. Rather than jumping between a bunch of different video apps, the "TV" app does all the work for you, taking all the content you could ever want and making it more convenient than ever.

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New MacBook Pro price and release detailed

New MacBook Pro price and release detailed

Can hardly wait to get your hands on the newly unveiled MacBook Pros? Apple has detailed the pricing and availability, and as you probably expect, it involves some waiting...unless you want the cheapest of the three models. The non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro is available (as in, it is shipping) as of today, while you'll have to wait two or three weeks for the 13-inch model with Touch Bar to start shipping, as well as the 15-inch model (which only comes in a Touch Bar variety).

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New MacBook Pro by the numbers

New MacBook Pro by the numbers

Apple's latest entries into the MacBook Pro lineup are here, and with those new notebooks obviously comes a bump up in performance. Just how much of a boost will users get? Apple shared some benchmarks that compare the performance of these new MacBook Pros to that of their predecessors, and the results are fairly impressive.

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MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch Bar gives consumers a third option

MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch Bar gives consumers a third option

The two new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar are being joined by a separate MacBook Pro 13-inch model that does not feature the Touch Bar, giving those who hate the idea of replacing the physical function keys something to enjoy. This model will feature two Thunderbolt ports rather than the four found on the other two MacBook Pros, as well as other 'lesser' specs that are joined, appropriately, by a smaller price tag.

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New MacBook Pro: 5 things you need to know

New MacBook Pro: 5 things you need to know

Just as the fates foretold, Apple has revealed the new MacBook Pro at its event in Cupertino today. It turns out that most of the rumors we heard prior to release are true. The new MacBooks will feature the oft-rumored Touch Bar that serves as a touch-enabled replacement for traditional function keys, but there's more changing with this new iteration. With that in mind, here are five things to know about the new MacBook Pro.

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The new MacBook Pro goes all-in on USB Type-C

The new MacBook Pro goes all-in on USB Type-C

Apple has taken the wraps off both the new 13-inch and the new 15-inch MacBook Pro, and there's a lot to be excited about. As expected, Apple has fully embraced USB Type-C ports on its new laptops, something it did first with the controversial 12-inch MacBook model. Don't worry, though, there's more than one port, and you probably won't miss the old ports at all.

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Apple Touch Bar detailed

Apple Touch Bar detailed

Apple has just unveiled the new MacBook Pros this morning, and as has been predicted, the laptop's row of function keys has been replaced with a touchscreen running above the remaining keyboard. It's official name is the "Touch Bar," and it offers context-sensitive buttons on a Retina display that supports gestures as well as taps. Plus, Touch ID has been integrated into the power button, on the far right.

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