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Consumer Reports updates its MacBook Pro review with a recommendation

After retesting with a bug fix, the new MacBook Pro is now “well within the recommended range in Consumer Reports ratings.”

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New MacBook Pros stop Apple's skid in worldwide PC shipments

Apple's new MacBook Pros have put the brakes on a free-fall of Mac shipments globally, though they haven't provided the boost the company was looking for.

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Apple resolves the MacBook Pro battery life issues found in Consumer Reports testing

A bug is Safari may be the culprit that affected the new MacBook Pro’s battery life during testing by Consumer Reports, who will revisit their findings.

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The 'Late 2016' MacBook Pro isn't exciting, but still leads by example

Apple's latest MacBook Pros might not be as pedestrian as they seem.

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Mac’s share falls to five-year low

Apple's Mac share of personal computers worldwide fell to a five-year low in last month.

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Dell taunts MacBook Pro users with an updated XPS 15 that sports new hardware

The updated XPS 15 features latest-generation Intel and Nvidia chips and a larger battery too.

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OWC’s DEC expansion module makes the MacBook Pro thicker but a lot more useful

The OWC DEC takes a unique approach to provide its functionality by using a module that sits flush with the bottom of the laptop.

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Thanks to Neonode's AirBar, the MacBook Air has a touchscreen—kind of

Neonode launches a version of its AirBar for the 13-inch MacBook Air, which gives it “touch” capabilities via projected beams of infrared light.

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Apple's 10 biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016

New iPhones, new MacBooks, and new Apple Watches were bright spots in an otherwise gloomy year of sliding iPhone sales and a legal battle with the FBI.

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MacBook Pro is the first Apple laptop to lack a recommendation from Consumer Reports

Issues with battery life prevented the new MacBook Pro from getting the thumbs-up.

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How Microsoft rebounded to outshine Apple

As more consumers grow disenchanted with Apple, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to cash in on the growing popularity of Surface devices.

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Mac desktops: Pipeline Tim becomes Roadmap Tim

Tim Cook says that new Mac desktops are on the way, according to Apple’s roadmap. But haven’t we heard this before from the CEO of Apple?

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Apple answers MacBook Pro battery gripes -- by yanking time-remaining estimate

Apple responded to complaints about too-short battery life in its new MacBook Pro by removing the time-remaining estimate from macOS.

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Microsoft says MacBook Pro owners are switching to Surface

The company claims that “disappointment” in the new MacBook Pros is driving creatives to the Surface.

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Microsoft brands new MacBook Pro 'disappointment,' touts boost in trade-ins for Surface

Microsoft today boasted that more customers than ever before traded in an Apple laptop for one of its own Surface-branded devices.

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New MacBook Pros plagued by complaints about battery life and graphics glitches

Craig Federighi promises that macOS Sierra 12.2.2 will fix the MacBook Pro's GPU problem.

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Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro: Fight!

We pit the newest and best PC laptops against Apple's latest models in a knock-down, drag-out benchmark brawl.

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Macbook Pro vs Surface Book i7

The latest versions of the Surface Book and Macbook Pro both offer top-notch performance at the same price, but which device offers better features and more value?

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