The Good The 2014 15-inch MacBook Pro offers excellent performance and a better-than-HD screen, plus a boost to its specs for the same price as last year's model.
The Bad There's very little new here beyond minor component upgrades, and the entry-level 15-inch Pro is the same price as before, even while several other MacBooks have seen $100 cuts. Higher-resolution screens are no longer a unique feature.
The Bottom Line While the small updates to the 2014 model aren't enough for most existing users to upgrade, Apple's excellent 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro is still our go-to laptop of choice for shoppers at the high end.
Still the best higher-res laptop, but the competition is catching up
Editors' note (June 27, 2017): At this year's 13-inch MacBook Air have been updated with faster, more powerful Intel processors. The new MacBook Pros -- the $1,299 13-inch, $1,799 13-inch with Touch Bar, and $2,399 -- have those new chips, too, along with upgraded graphics hardware., Apple gave its laptop line a modest makeover. The $1,299 MacBook and $999
Otherwise, aside from a RAM bump here and a slight price drop there, the 2017 batch is very similar to the one from 2016, with the same enclosures, ports, trackpads and screens. But be forewarned: Buying a new MacBook Pro may require you to invest in a 13-inch MacBook Pro from 2015 has been discontinued though the $1,999 15-inch model from that year -- an update of the 2014 edition, reviewed below -- remains available for those who want all the ports and fewer dongles.for your legacy devices. Also note that the
For anyone complaining that Apple has not released any new products in the first eight months of 2014, we point you toward ato the Mac line of laptops and desktops.
The Surface Book 2 is on the way to the UK and Australia
Microsoft is bringing its powerful laptop, tablet hybrid to 17 new international markets and preorders start today.
MacBook Air -- the one Apple product that never let me down
The Air is marking its 10th anniversary and I'm celebrating the one Apple product that's never let me down.
PC-phone convergence is happening, but not how you think
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The Razer HyperFlux mouse gets its juice from a magic mousepad
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A case that also charges your MacBook Pro
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The iMac Pro supposedly has an iPhone processor, too
The "most powerful Mac ever" could have a Siri surprise.
Get a Chuwi LapBook Air for $379.99
It's like a MacBook Air that runs Windows -- for half the price. (Even less, if you hit up a cash-back service.) Plus: a classic adventure game for free!