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Last week, Apple made industry news by announcing new Mac products based upon the company’s new Apple Silicon M1 SoC chip, marking the first move of a planned 2-year roadmap to transition over from Intel-based x86 CPUs to the company’s own in-house designed microprocessors running on the Arm instruction set. Since a few days, we’ve been able to get our hands on one of the first Apple Silicon M1 devices: the new Mac mini 2020 edition. While in our analysis article last week we had based our numbers on the A14, this time around we’ve measured the real performance on the actual new higher-power design. We haven’t had much time, but we’ll be bringing you the key datapoints relevant to the new Apple Silicon M1.

Apple's 2009 MacBook Pro: Battery Life to Die For

Apple's latest MacBook Pro breaks 8 hours in one of our battery life tests. The new MacBook Pro is the best Apple notebook I've ever tested.

113 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/12/2009

Apple's Redesigned MacBook and MacBook Pro: Thoroughly Reviewed

Apple introduced significant aesthetic changes to its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, in addition to completely revamping the hardware platform. When the smoke cleared we looked at battery...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2008

Apple's MacBook/MacBook Pro Redesign: A Discussion of Specifications

Apple introduced some beautiful new notebooks today, but beneath the beauty are both new features and spec reductions. We look at potentials for decrease in power consumption but...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Manveer Wasson on 10/14/2008

Apple's MacBook Pro with 128GB SSD: Performance and Battery Life Investigated

We know what a $999 SSD can do for a MacBook Air, but what about a $4,000 SSD in a MacBook Pro? Armed with Apple's latest Penryn based...

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/15/2008

Apple’s 45nm Refresh: New MacBook & MacBook Pro

Apple's latest notebooks see improved battery life thanks to Intel's 45nm Penryn core. But how do they perform?

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/29/2008

Apple's New Penryn MacBook Pro: Dissected

Today Apple introduced its first MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks based on Intel's 45nm mobile Penryn CPU. Of course we took ours apart.

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/26/2008

The MacBook Air: Thoroughly Reviewed

We've taken the past couple of weeks to thoroughly review the MacBook Air. Curious about how Apple's latest notebook really measures up? Read on and don't worry...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/13/2008

The Truth about MacBook Air Battery Life

Confused about how long the MacBook Air's battery actually lasts? As you'd expect, it really depends on what you're doing. We created some tests to help set expectations.

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2008

The Other Office: Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Review

The latest Office has shipped, brining an Intel-native version of the popular Mac Office suite to the market. What's new in Office 2008? We take a look.

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/5/2008

Inside Apple's MacBook Air

We just got our MacBook Air and wasted no time, we've already taken it apart and answered a couple of questions before moving on to the review itself. ...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/4/2008

The MacBook Air CPU Mystery: More Details Revealed

It turns out that the CPU in the MacBook Air is a little more custom than we thought. It's not a Low Voltage Merom, it's not a standard...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/17/2008

Apple's MacBook Air: Uncovering Intel's Custom CPU for Apple

The MacBook Air just got announced and hidden in the announcement was a revelation of exactly how far Intel would go for Apple. The CPU inside the MacBook...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2008

Apple TV - Part 2: Apple Enters the Digital Home

Last week we showed you what made Apple TV tick, now we find out how well Apple did with its first digital media extender.

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/26/2007

Apple TV - Part 1: Unboxed and Dissected

Apple's first TV entry has finally started shipping. Before our final review, take a look at what powers the Apple TV. Here's a hint: it's more than...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2007

Apple's Mac Pro - Upgrading CPUs, Memory & Running XP

In our final part of our Mac Pro coverage we look at its upgradability and performance under Windows XP.

72 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2006

Apple's Mac Pro - A True PowerMac Successor

Tempted by the new Mac Pro? Read on and find out why you'll want to replace your PowerMac G5.

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2006

Apple's Mac Pro: A Discussion of Specifications

We're still a couple of weeks away from our review of the new Mac Pro, but for those of you ordering systems today you will not want to miss...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/2006

Apple's MacBook Pro: Using it as a Mac and a PC

We take Apple's MacBook Pro for a spin and compare against the PowerBook G4 in OS X as well as its PC competitors in Windows XP. We also...

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2006

Apple Makes the Switch: iMac G5 vs. iMac Core Duo

Seven months ago, Apple announced that they would be adopting Intel processors, thanks to superior performance per watt. With Intel based Mac hardware now, we are finally able...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2006

No More Apple Mysteries, Part Two

What happens if we install Linux on both Apple’s G5 platform and the x86 platform? Can Linux solve the server performance problems that we had discovered in our...

48 by Johan De Gelas on 9/1/2005

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