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Entry-level late 2016 MacBook Pro not so easy to repair

Entry-level late 2016 MacBook Pro not so easy to repair

The new MacBook Pro, with its “hi-tech” Touch Bar, is undoubtedly the highlight of Apple’s closing months in 2016. But as if to balance out the injustice, the entry-level, 13-inch, late 2016 MacBook Pro, yes the one without that Touch Bar, is also being lavished some attention. A preliminary teardown by OWC already revealed some slightly good news, but now iFixit is giving it the full treatment to see exactly what’s in store for both users as well as repair shops. Suffice it to say, it’s not all peaches and cream.

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G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology is a premium storage brand owned by Western Digital and it has unveiled a new product called the G-Drive slim SSD USB-C. This drive brings faster data speeds and USB connectivity that will be perfect for users of the new MacBook Pro notebook with the USB-C port. The external SSD is offered in 1TB and 500GB capacities.

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MacBook Pro price cut and hardware upgrade coming next year tips analyst

MacBook Pro price cut and hardware upgrade coming next year tips analyst

It's only been a few days since the new MacBook Pro notebooks were unveiled. If you want to know what we thought about the 13-inch MacBook Pro, check out our review of the notebook. It's hardly time for more upgrades, but analyst King-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities is already looking at what Apple has in store for next year's models. According to Kuo Apple will both upgrade hardware on the next version and cut prices.

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A simple fix for the new MacBook Pro’s big problem

A simple fix for the new MacBook Pro’s big problem

Courage is a double-edged sword, and while consumers may have taken the death of the iPhone 7 headphone jack in their stride, professionals aren't being so generous with the new MacBook Pro. Apple's decision to ditch almost all the legacy ports on its flagship notebook was done in the name of ushering in widespread adoption of Thunderbolt 3 and enabling a thinner machine. However, while Thunderbolt 3 may undoubtedly be a better connector than the bevy of sockets along the edge of the old MacBook Pro, the Cupertino firm's decision to go slim has frustrated many who have legacy devices to plug in, and who were hoping for a more significant power upgrade.

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Google’s Pixel cords go “Pro” while MacBook wavers

Google’s Pixel cords go “Pro” while MacBook wavers

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL include a set of cords that put the new MacBook Pro to shame. Even Apple's newest iPhone includes a dongle which connects Lightning to a headphone jack. Now, here in 2016, as Google makes its best effort at a consumer-grade phone, they've gone Pro. Meanwhile Apple has released a MacBook "Pro" with some distinctive non-pro features.

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Entry-level MacBook Pro’s SSD can be replaced

Entry-level MacBook Pro’s SSD can be replaced

The highlight of Apple’s MacBook press event is undoubtedly the laptop’s new Touch Bar, and the abundance of Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports. But not all MacBook Pros are created equal, and there is one model that at the expense of a less expensive price tag, eschews the Touch Bar. This entry-level MacBook Pro, however, might have one more advantage in addition to the larger battery. It might also be possible to more easily upgrade its SSD storage. With a bit of work, of course.

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New MacBook Pros limited to 16GB RAM, slower speeds on two Thunderbolt ports

New MacBook Pros limited to 16GB RAM, slower speeds on two Thunderbolt ports

Most are in agreement that the new MacBook Pros Apple unveiled last week are quite impressive, barring any concerns about the loss of USB ports and a future filled with dongles. However, some eagle-eyed users have noticed that the new laptops feature a maximum of 16GB of RAM, a surprise considering the price of the high-end 15-inch model, and concerning for professionals who need the all the power they can get.

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Apple implies it’s done making external monitors

Apple implies it’s done making external monitors

While expectations were high for the new MacBook Pros that were announced this week, among the other possible products that was anticipated was an update to the Thunderbolt Display, Apple's now-discontinued stand-alone monitor. There was no sign of such an Apple-branded display, but instead we were shown a new 27-inch 5K UltraFine Display from LG, co-designed by Apple to work with the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros.

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5 reasons you should care about Thunderbolt 3

5 reasons you should care about Thunderbolt 3

Big news in Apple land this week is the arrival of Thunderbolt 3 on the new MacBook Pro, but there's more reason to be interested in the high-speed, highly-flexible port than simply because you're an Apple fan. While Apple may have been first to the Thunderbolt party back in 2011, the technology itself was actually a collaboration between the Cupertino firm and Intel's, and we've seen it appear on numerous Windows computers as well as third-party accessories too. Even after five years, though, you could be excused for not realizing why Thunderbolt is such a game-changer.

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AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro

AMD details GPU power inside MacBook Pro

Yesterday, Apple unveiled its new trio of MacBook Pros, with AMD's Radeon Pro 400 series featuring in the more premium 15-inch models. Apple shared its own benchmarks showing how the new MacBooks have improved over previous models, but today we're getting a little more information on the power of the 400 series thanks to AMD.

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Eyes-on with the LG 5K display perfect for the new MacBook Pro

Eyes-on with the LG 5K display perfect for the new MacBook Pro

Apple may have delivered on a new MacBook Pro but desktop power-users didn't get the Apple Thunderbolt 3 Display they were hoping for at yesterday's event. Instead, we had the fruits of an unexpected collaboration with LG, in the shape of a co-created monitor that should have sufficient pixels to keep even demanding MacBook Pro owners happy. It's called the LG UltraFine 5K Display, and it looks pretty darn impressive in person.

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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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