• Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros

    4 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Own a MacBook Pro but need more graphic processing power? Then you need to check out this latest Apple product. Technically, it's a Blackmagic product. Blackmagic is a cinema company, and it worked closely with Apple to create a new product for MacBook Pro users who need more graphic processing power. That product, an external GPU, is based around a Radeon Pro 580 with 8GB of video memory. It should give you 2.8-times faster graphics performance on the 15-inch MacBook Pro and 8-times faster on the 13-inch model. The Blackmagic eGPU features two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3 ports, and...
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  • Apple's updated MacBook Pros are a long-awaited step in the right direction

    Apple's updated MacBook Pros are a long-awaited step in the right direction

    4 days ago - By The Next Web

    It's time to give credit where it's due. Today's MacBook Pro announcement, for the first time in years, made me excited again to be an Apple fan. Apple has always made great phones. The iPad is arguably the best tablet on the market. Apple Watch is, um, the best of a series of wearables without true utility outside of fitness tracking. And then there's “Magic” accessories like the mouse, trackpad or keyboard. Each offers exceptional integration and a sort of cult love that make it hard to use anything else once you've become accustomed to one. But when it came...
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  • MacBook Pro 2018 vs Surface Book 2: the most premium pro laptops compared

    MacBook Pro 2018 vs Surface Book 2: the most premium pro laptops compared

    4 days ago - By TechRadar

    With Apple's newest MacBook Pro laptops now up for sale, it's time to see how these new devices stack up against Microsoft's Surface Book 2 line, perhaps their closest competitors. Both companies have developed very different ideas of what a pro laptop should be, but are nevertheless in a battle for the same crowd. The MacBook Pros of 2018 may have the advantage now when it comes to pure power, having been released long after Microsoft's latest laptops, and addressing nearly every disgruntled fan's concern. However, the Surface Book 2 remains a more complete package for the creative, with...
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  • Apple is leaving non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros to die - and that sucks

    Apple is leaving non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros to die - and that sucks

    4 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Apple surprised the world by launching the 2018 update of its MacBook Pro. While these new six-core laptops are powerful, we were disappointed to learn that the entry-level models were completely out of luck.
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  • There are cheaper and better alternatives to the new $700 device Apple is selling that gives more power to Mac laptops

    There are cheaper and better alternatives to the new $700 device Apple is selling that gives more power to Mac laptops

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple introduced a $700 device on Thursday called an "eGPU," made by a company called Blackmagic, that can give a 13-inch MacBook Pro better performance than any 15-inch MacBook Pro that Apple sells.
    An eGPU is an enclosure that houses a graphics card, and you can plug it into a MacBook Pro with a USB-C cable, just like you would plug in your laptop's charger.
    Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pros don't come with graphics card, which are useful for power-hungry tasks, like photo and video editing, as well as playing games. That's a privilege reserved for the 15-inch models. Adding an eGPU to the...
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