Posts tagged with: MacBook Pro

Magic Trackpad is here! iMac and Mac Pro users no longer jealous of MacBook Pro Users

Apple Magic TrackPad

One of the most innovative thing that was included in Macbook and Macbook Pro is their Trackpad, where you can have multi-touch gestures that will do scrolling, flipping and zooming. This is something that no iMac or Mac Pro users can have, Apple released the first ever multi-touch Magic Mouse last year, but the gesture you can use are still quite limited.

Yesterday Apple released their new Apple Magic Trackpad, it is virtually taken out from Macbook Pro and reproduced into this new Apple Magic Trackpad, with bluetooth added. Now you can use the full multi-touch gestures that you normally use on Macbook Pro, swipe, pinch to zoom, scroll and more.

So who will benefit and what use will it have?

With Apple launching this Magic Trackpad, I can see users replacing it for their magic mouse or normal mouse, as anyone who have used Macbook Pro Trackpad will say that it is the best trackpad they have ever use. It can be said to be as easy to use as any mouse but can do more functions like pinch to zoom, swipe and even scroll with 2 or 3 fingers.

So who else will be interested in buying? Home Entertainment System owners! They have been looking for something like that for years!!! If your Home Entertainment System, let’s say a Mac Mini is plugged to your Television, it is not easy to use a mouse. You need to have a mouse pad or a table to do scrolling and pointing. With this Apple Magic Trackpad, you can use it on your lap and scroll and point like any other laptop you have. I believe this will be huge for Home Entertainment System users.

Apple Magic Trackpad can be buy from any Apple Store now or you can go to Apple website to purchase it.

6 Top Web Apps Premium Version at just $58!

You won’t get better deal than this I would think, now 6 Top Web Application that we use in our daily life will only cost you $58!

AppSumo currently have a bundle promotion offering 6 Top Application Premium Version which includes Evernote, Remember The Milk, TimeBridge, MindMeister, RescueTime and Shoeboxed!

So how much will you really save with this bundle? Here’s the break down:

  • Evernote (1Year)                       $45
  • Remember the Milk (1Year )  $25
  • TimeBridge(1Year )                  $135
  • MindMiester (1Year)               $59
  • RescueTime (6 Months)         $36
  • ShoeBoxed(2 months)            $40

Total it will normally cost you $340, but with the AppSumo bundle, you will getting the above with just $58. It is quite a huge deal in my view, especially worth it for Evernote and Remember The Milk which I use in my daily life on my MacBook Pro.

There are only 95 Bundles left for grab and the end date will be 24th of June! So grab it fast! Check out AppSumo here

Back to School Promotion finally back!

Back to School Promotion is finally back! Now you can get a free iPod with every purchase of iMac or Macbook/Macbook Pro!

If you wish to buy Macbook/Macbook Pro, now is the best time as they have just been refreshed, and you can get a new 8GB iPod Touch free! But if you wish to buy iMac, you can also buy, but who knows there might be a refresh of iMac during WWDC?

Check out the FAQ from Apple before buying to see if you are qualified!

5 things you need to know if you are still wondering should you switch to mac

Apple’s Mac sales has been up in recently years, mostly due to the success of iPhone. There are more and more iPhone users each day, and the numbers are still growing. It is true that iPhone has been pushing Mac’s sales, as most iPhone users have great experience using their iPhone.

But some are still wondering if they should switch to Mac, they are worried about many things when switching to mac. Here’s 5 things you need to know if you are still wondering should you switch.

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New Macbook Pro i7 too hot for your lap!

Reports on heats issues for new Macbook Pro i7, it might be too hot for your lap!

PC Authority AU reports that the new Macbook Pro deign ain’t as good as dissipating CPU heat compare to other laptops with the similar hardware. The new Core i7 Macbook Pro ran up to 100 degrees when running Cinebench testing, while a similar hardware Fujitsu laptop ran almost 20 degrees cooler! The temperature are tested on both Mac OS X and Windows, but the temperature ain’t very different, it is hot!

It is a problem for me as the Macbook Pro 2009 is hot when running CPU-heavy programs like Flash or iMovies, it is almost too hot for my lap, what do you think?

Apple’s Macbook fourth in Laptop Reliability

Apple are known for their build quality, anyone who have touched and seen Macbook Pro will feel it is nicely built. But how reliable is it?

Apple is ranked 4th in the recent released Laptop Reliability report from SquareTrade.

Yes, Apple is ranked 4th of the list, but if you look at the percentage. It is not very healthy as it means for every 5 Apple Macbook (Pro) sold by Apple, 1 will actually malfunction. But Apple have one of the better malfunction rates, thanks to their good QA. So better think twice when you are buying a Macbook, if you need to bring it out often, else iMac’s Malfunction rate will definitely be lower!

iPhone now generate most revenue for Apple

Apple first launch iPhone 3 years ago, now Apple’s iPhone generate 40% of the company’s revenue

From the chart above, we can clearly see that iPhone is now earning 40% of Apple’s revenue, and I’m sure it will still be growing. iPhone from first launch, have already sold close to 50million units. Which is superb, next in line is Mac.

With the newly launched MacBook Pro and iMacs, Mac’s sales figure will still be growing, in fact iPhone also helped to increase Macs sales.

Not to forget iPad which was just launch on April, with just 3 weeks into sales, Apple have already sold more than 500,000 iPads in US. It will sure to increase after Apple’s iPad international launch.

Inside of Macbook Pro 15 Inch

The exterior did not change at all, how about inside of it? To be honest nothing much have changed for the new 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch.

The new 15 Inch MacBook Pro still look as neat as all Apple Product, beauty outside + inside, you will never get sick of seeing the inside of it. But nothing have change although new MBP 2010 now have i5/i7 Core, new graphics from NVDIA, but overall still very similar. [iFixit]

Benchmark for new Macbook Pro 15 inch Core i7 – Fast!

Gizmodo have benchmarked the new Macbook Pro 15 inch Core i7, and the result they got was – It’s so fast!

The just released Macbook Pro with i5 and i7 cores are really much faster! According to Gizmodo, it is almost 50% faster than the existing ones.

Benchmarks from Gizmodo

As we all know, encoding of videos are normally most cpu-hunger. So from the chart, i7 really did arond 40% better/fast than the exising core2 duo macbook pro

Close to 50% faster on Geekbench test for i7 Macbook pro 15 Inch

Last but not least, the xBench test was done, overall the results are close to 40% performance increased. It is pretty good!

Overall we can say that the new Macbook Pro are definitely much better in performance than the existing ones. But more reviews to come as we are interested in the improved battery life and the new NVIDIA graphics cards! [Gizmodo]