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Sharp 15.6-inch 4K2K IGZO display ideal fit for MacBook Pro Retina update

Sharp 15.6-inch 4K2K IGZO display ideal fit for MacBook Pro Retina update

Sharp has begun sampling the first ever 15.6-inch 4K2K displays for notebooks, using the company's IGZO technology and delivering a whopping 2,840 x 2,160 resolution that some suspect will turn up in the 2014 MacBook Pro. The new panels, Sharp says, run at 282 ppi compared to the current mass-produced maximum of around 235 ppi from a 3,200 x 1,800 display.

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MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for September

MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for September

After the WWDC 2013 boost given to the MacBook Air range with Intel's 4th generation Core processor technology, it would appear that the end of Summer is appearing as the most likely landing spot for this team-up with the MacBook Pro. What better time to bring this Haswell action in a FULL reboot than the push for both Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems in the second half of this year? It may well be the (still unofficial) September 10th event where this all goes down.

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MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for October arrival

MacBook Pro Haswell refresh tipped for October arrival

The MacBook Air has already seen its glory day with a Haswell upgrade last month at WWDC 2013, but the MacBook Pro was disappointingly skipped over and still has yet to get the new chips. However, it's reported that we may see new MacBook Pros come our way in October during Apple's annual fall event.

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2014 MacBook and iPad IGZO display switch tipped

2014 MacBook and iPad IGZO display switch tipped

Apple's 2014 MacBook refresh will see the company switch to IGZO displays, it's reported, reducing power consumption while simultaneously improving clarity. The switch, which isn't expected to take place until the first half of next year, will see Apple raid the production lines of Sharp and LG Display, ETNews reports, with the iPad also potentially in line for the screen technology.

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MacBook Pro reboot appears in benchmarks for 13 and 15-inch iterations

MacBook Pro reboot appears in benchmarks for 13 and 15-inch iterations

Those of you waiting for the next-generation MacBook Pro line will do well to keep eyes tuned to the benchmark world this week where two new models have appeared with GeekBench, a 15-inch reboot popping up today. This set of new devices do not yet have one whole heck of a lot of details attached to them as such, but what we can see is telling. Both devices, for instance, work with a custom build of Apple's newest desktop operating system OS X Mavericks.

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Novena Laptop shaping up to be open-source MacBook Pro Lite

Novena Laptop shaping up to be open-source MacBook Pro Lite

Way back in December, you might remember that we discussed a new project from Andrew "Bunnie" Huang that would see the possibility of massed-produced open-source ARM-based laptops that would cost hundreds less than a typical OEM laptop. The project has seen great strides since its introduction, and Huang made some upgrades to the hardware involved in order to give the laptops better performance.

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Dear Apple, here’s what I want from the new Thunderbolt Display

Dear Apple, here’s what I want from the new Thunderbolt Display

The Apple Thunderbolt Display is long overdue a makeover. Revealed in July 2011, the 27-inch monitor has watched generations of MacBook come and go - and, until this year at least, the Mac Pro stagnate with no compatibility whatsoever - and, despite the iMac aesthetic it originally echoed being significantly upgraded last October, still languishes with its original design. Sometimes, with Apple, you have to be patient. The company has, for the most part, a yearly refresh cycle, but the Thunderbolt Display is (in tech terms) old. Still, that arguably just gives Apple the chance to do something particularly special with the new Thunderbolt Display - so here's my wish list.

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Apple hybrid port patent tips slimmer MacBooks sharing sockets

Apple hybrid port patent tips slimmer MacBooks sharing sockets

Apple could further slim its MacBook Air and Pro range by combining ports, a new patent application suggests, developing hybrid USB and SD card reader ports that save notebook space without sacrificing connectivity. The newly published patent, simply titled "combined input port", describes a single connector that, thanks to offset pins inside, could work with both a regular USB plug or the contacts on a memory card, depending on which the user required at the time. However, the same arrangement could also be used for combining any other mixture of ports, such as Thunderbolt, Apple points out.

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Best Buy issues Macbook Pro battery recall over fire hazard

Best Buy issues Macbook Pro battery recall over fire hazard

Third-party batteries may be a cheaper alternative than going the official route, but they're not always the best route to take when it comes to powering your expensive hardware. Such is the case with a batch of ATG replacement batteries for the Macbook Pro, which Best Buy is recalling due to a risk of catching on fire. The batteries are also being sold at Partstore.com.

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WWDC 2013 Hardware Expectations: MacBook Air, Retina Pro, Mac Pro refresh

WWDC 2013 Hardware Expectations: MacBook Air, Retina Pro, Mac Pro refresh

Monday will be the day that Apple brings its yearly developers conference to the city of San Francisco once again, with plenty of software updates in the wings: but what about hardware? Here in the week before WWDC 2013, several devices have been tipped or otherwise leaked, with upgrades and refreshes of devices we've seen in the past looking to be the stars of the main event keynote. This will mirror last years' event in which several notebooks were given upgrades and the Mac Pro was given a boost behind the scenes.

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MacBook Pro Retina reboot tipped with slimmer design and 1080p camera

MacBook Pro Retina reboot tipped with slimmer design and 1080p camera

It's probably a good bet that we'll see MacBook refreshes at WWDC this year, including an update to Intel Haswell chips in all of the machines. However, it's rumored that we'll also see a slimmer MacBook Pro Retina model, as well as a better FaceTime camera, possibly boosting it up to full 1080p.

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MacBook refresh incoming at WWDC as new SKUs leak

MacBook refresh incoming at WWDC as new SKUs leak

At last year's opening keynote during WWDC 2012, Apple introduced a refreshed line of Macs, so it would make sense for the company to do the same this year, and it seems that's exactly what's going to happen. According to a set of leaked SKUs, Apple has plans to refresh at least one of its MacBook lines with new models.

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