13-inch Apple MacBook Pro gets quad-core CPU, loses function keys

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Apple quietly introduced a new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro, making it the most affordable quad-core macOS laptop you can buy new. Starting at USD 1299, the computer is powered by an 8th-generation 1.4GHz Core i5 or 1.7GHz Core i7 processor and comes with a TrueTone Retina display, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, […]

Rumor: 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro coming in September?

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It is being widely reported that Apple will continue its 2019 new hardware parade in September with the unveiling of a 16-inch MacBook Pro. The laptop powerhouse will, if rumours are to be believed, exist in a class of its own within the company’s lineup. Everything we know about the computer so far is its […]

Apple recalls 15-inch MacBook Pros (2015) over battery fire hazard

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Out of nowhere, Apple has began recalling some of its 15-inch MacBook Pros sold between September 2015 and February 2017. A danger of overheating batteries has been identified in these models. Therefore, Apple is urging all owners of the “MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) model to check its serial number on this page and […]

Intel Core i3 shortage may drive up prices on budget music production laptops

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We don’t intend on scaremongering, but the facts are there and they have to be brought up. Citing a recent forecast, DigiTimes reports an impending shortage of Intel processors in the second quarter of 2019. Apparently, Intel’s production capacity is unable to meet demand, on the 14nm node in particular. Due to increased demand for […]

New MacBook Air delivers macOS & Thunderbolt to musicians for USD 1199

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As the rumors foretold, Apple today announced a brand-new MacBook Air. After eight years of waiting, the groundbreaking laptop receives a successor equipped with modern Apple technology, such as a high-resolution Retina display (no True Tone, though), USB-C/Thunderbolt ports, and Touch ID fingerprint-scanning protection. While the computer does pretty much look like a 13.3-inch MacBook […]

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation: the hardcore music producer’s laptop?

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Lenovo has announced a new workstation-class laptop in its ThinkPad series — the P52. A typical ThinkPad on the outside, the P52 can be configured as a music and video production monster on the inside. The laptop uses 8th Generation Intel Xeon and Core CPUs with up to six processing cores and supports up to […]

Rumor: Apple’s upcoming USD 999 MacBook pushed to second half of 2018

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Recently, we brought you rumours that Apple is busy working on an affordable new MacBook to replace the aging MacBook Air in its line-up. It was speculated that its release date would be sometime this summer. However, new information from Chinese suppliers claims that the computer is being delayed for the second half of 2018. […]

Apple macOS 10.14 rumour round-up: iOS and macOS apps united at last?

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Apple updates macOS, its desktop and laptop operating system annually, like clockwork. There’s no information on how Apple will name the next macOS version. However, it is certain that the version number will be 10.14. Here are the most relevant rumoured changes for musicians in the next version of macOS: Running iPad Apps Allegedly, Apple […]

Intel intros 6-core Core i9-8950HK laptop CPU with improved multi-core performance

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Intel officially launched its latest high-end Coffee Lake Core i9 laptop processor. Likely to go into next generation MacBook Pros (the higher end models, possibly exclusive to the 15-inchers), the CPUs are made on a 14nm process. The Core i9-8950HK features 6 cores and 12 threads, along with the ability to turbo boost up to […]

Apple MacBook Pro 2018 rumours: A better laptop for musicians?

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The Apple MacBook Pro is so ubiquitous on stage and in the studio that calling it a musical instrument in its own right is well-deserved! However, its latest incarnation, which surfaced back in 2016 (and got updated to newer-generation processors last year) proved a bit of a disappointment for some. Apple essentially forced USB-C on […]