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Macs this fall will offer USB speeds up to 10gbps, and possibly Thunderbolt 3

Code strings in MacOS Sierra imply that USB 3.1 Gen 2 is on the way in new Macs, offering speeds of up to 10Gbps. This might also imply Thunderbolt 3 is on the way, offering a staggering amount of connectivity options.
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The Wolfe could turn your MacBook into a gaming powerhouse, if it’s funded

MacBooks don't offer the best graphics performance, but what if you could plug in an external card? The Wolfe aims to be just that, and it's debuting on Kickstarter.
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After 4 years, Apple may finally overhaul the MacBook Pro

The new Macbook Pro will have a touchscreen display above the keyboard, an AMD "Polaris" graphics chip, TouchID, and USB type-C. It will also be thinner, and potentially come in three colors: gray, gold, and silver.
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Touch too much: The next MacBook Pro may support fingerprint scanning

Rumors that Touch ID will be coming to Apple's MacBook Pro line later this year are growing louder, alongside the murmurs of a new type of function key that will help set apart the MacBook line once again.
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Apple reportedly pulling legacy MacBook Pro from stores in step toward new release

Apple is reportedly clearing its retail stores of its oldest, non-Retina MacBook Pro machine. The move could be part of preparations to reorganize its laptop line-up, with an all-new MacBook Pro expected to land toward the end of the year.
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Apple’s MacOS Sierra documentation hints at Touch ID support, OLED touch bar in MacBooks

Apple's recently released documentation for MacOS Sierra may contain interesting tidbits about its long-rumored MacBook Pro refresh. There appear to be references to an OLED touchscreen, for instance, plus a Touch ID sensor and USB 3.1…
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Is Apple about to ditch the 11-inch MacBook Air for a new 15-inch model?

With Apple's WWDC just days away, speculation is rife about what to expect. While a focus on software is most likely, there's new talk that the Cupertino company could announce a new 15-inch MacBook Air, as well as offer details on a…
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Apple may already have its next-gen MIM hinges for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro

A report coming out of China says that the May revenues of hinge maker Jarllytec surged thanks to MIM hinges it sold to Apple for new 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops. The report follows rumors that Amphenol is also supplying MIM hinges to…
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Leaked images claim to show next-gen MacBook Pro with OLED touch bar

We heard claims last week that Apple is working on an all-new MacBook Pro, and on Tuesday pictures surfaced that appear to show the revamped machine. The images, if genuine, also provide further evidence that Apple will include an OLED…
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Upcoming MacBook Pro update could kill function keys, replace them with touchscreen

Apple may be giving its MacBook Pro line a shot in the arm later this year, with a new touch-sensitive function bar, thinner, lighter design, and Touch ID security.
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Next MacBook Pro said to include OLED ‘touch bar’ to replace some keys

Will Apple ever update its MacBook Pro machine? A usually reliable analyst says to expect a lighter, slimmer design before the end of the year, adding that it'll include an OLED "touch bar" across the top as well as Touch ID support.
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Asus' Zenbook UX501 is the budget alternative to Apple's MacBook Pro, but is it better?

This head-to-head fight pits the venerable 15-inch MacBook Pro against the Zenbook UX501, a similarly-equipped, all-metal laptop from Asus. If you're on the fence, be sure to check out this in-depth comparison.