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Apple MacBook Pro Retina (July 2018)

Vastly improved performance over 2017 model, 6 CPU Cores..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (June 2017)

Improved performance over 2016 model..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (late 2016)

Touchbar, wide gamut, unrivalled SSD..

Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2016)

An iPad-sized laptop, refreshed..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina (2015)

Evolving the platform with a hyper fast SSD..

backup

Protecting your data from drive failures, theft, fire, flood, and dinosaurs..

Thunderbolt peripherals

Reviews of Thunderbolt products..

How To Guides

How to perform useful tasks and upgrades..

USB-C Accessories

Chargers and other specialty USB-C devices..

Password Managers and Encryption

Use high quality passwords, identities, logins conveniently..

Upgrading Your Mac

When and Why to Upgrade Your Mac..

Optimizing Photoshop CS4 Performance

How to configure a Mac to maximize Photoshop CS3/CS4 performance..

Optimizing Mac Performance

Learn about Activity Monitor and understand how CPU cores, processes, memory use, and software scalability affect performance..

Choosing and Configuring a Mac

An in-depth look at how to find the right Mac setup for you.

Solid State Drives, Various

SSDs and thumb drives..

OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 3G Solid State Drives

Fast and durable, enterprise-grade solid state drives..

Solid State Drives (SSD)

Choosing and using solid state drives..

Special Report: Virtual Memory on Apple MacBook Pro

Virtual memory performance on the Apple MacBook Pro 2010/2009 with solid state drives and hard drives..

Apple 12-Inch MacBook (2015)

An iPad-sized laptop..

Apple MacBook Pro Retina Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro Retina Display..

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Quad-Core (June 2012)

Apple’s 2012 MacBook Pro (non Retina)..

Apple MacBook Pro Quad-Core (February 2011)

A review of Apple’s first quad-core laptop..

2010 MacBook Air for Photographers?

How does the 2010 MacBook Air fare in the context of photography?.

Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 (April 2010)

A review of Apple’s first Core i7 laptop..

OWC Portable Dual-Drive RAID-0 or RAID-1 Mini Enclosures

Dual-drive externals for travel or compact backup..

Drives and Expansion and Various

Reviews of various hardware and software..

Laptop Hard Drives

Technical performance data..


Blog posts

2018

2018-09-04 Reader Comments: Configuring the 2018 MacBook Pro as as Desktop Replacement

2018-09-03 Video Presentation: Configuring the 2018 MacBook Pro as as Desktop Replacement

2018-09-01 Amazing Deals on the Brand-New Apple 2018 MacBook Pro: What to Get for a High School or College Student

2018-07-28 Reader Comment: Which Mac for Video?

2018-06-23 Laptop and/or Desktop for College Student?

2018-06-22 OWC Savings on *Factory Sealed* Apple iMac 5K

2018-01-19 This Site Will be Down Jan 19 for an Hour or Two for Server Upgrade (UPDATE: Upgrade done)

2017

2017-11-26 How to not Waste/Lose a Huge Chunk of Cellular Data for Personal Hotspot : Disable Background Downloading

2017-10-06 Out of Space on your 2010-2015 MacBook Pro? SSD Prices Highly Attractive for Upgrading SSD Capacity

2017-09-04 Deals on Apple MacBook Pro: My Thoughts on Deeply Discounted 2016 Model vs 2017 Model

2017-09-03 Reasons that ECC Memory Matters

2017-08-11 MacOS Bug: Kernel Task Uses Most or All CPU Cores Continuously (Ambient Temperature Too High)

2017-07-29 My Sprinter Photography Adventure Van Project: Which Mac? Experience Report / Proving it Out? MacBook Pro = Not so good for big jobs

2017-06-17 Deals at a Glance for Apple Macs and More

2017-06-15 Deals on Apple Macs

2017-04-15 Getting Your Devices and Data Over the U.S. Border

2017-01-11 FOR SALE: Lloyd’s Apple Laptops, NEC Display

2017-01-03 A Powerful Argument for a Small Laptop

2016

2016-12-30 Bought the 2015 MacBook Pro: Best Model for My Usage at a Big Savings

2016-11-08 2016 MacBook Pro: Pros and Cons Abound

2016-11-02 2016 MacBook Pro: USB-C Might Offer Massive Runtime via External Batteries

2016-11-02 2016 MacBook Pro: High Sales + Schiller on the Omission of an SD Slot

2016-11-01 2016 MacBook Pro: What Options I Ordered, and Why

2016-10-30 The 'Killer' Feature of the 2016 MacBook Pro : Best Laptop Display Gamut Yet?

2016-10-27 New Apple MacBook Pro (updated with comments, updated again with solutions)

2016-06-02 Deals: Rebates on Apple MacBook Pro Retina, Macbook, MacBook Air

2016-05-26 The Drive I Use for Backup in the Field

2016-03-15 OWC Introduces 480GB and 1TB SSD Upgrades for 2013 and Later MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina

2015

2015-12-16 400GB SSD for $99: Old Dog Laptop? Puppy It! Or 1.6TB Thunderbolt SSD? Easy as Pie.

2015-08-25 A simple and extremely compact way to store extra stuff on a laptop: SD cards

2015-08-16 For Nearly Two Years, the OWC Envoy Pro EX Delivers the Portability and Backup Speed For Travel

2015-08-07 Green Charging: Buy Lots of Potatos

2015-07-21 MagSafe Connector Disconnects? Fix it with the NewerTech Snuglet

2015-07-20 Power On the Road: Power Inverter for Everything, MagSafe Charging for Apple Laptops

2015-06-28 OK, So Up in the Mountains in a Canyon, Whadya do for Power for a Laptop?

2015-06-18 Mini Review: 2015 Apple MacBook

2015-04-09 MacBook Pro: What Could be Coming Next?

2015-03-27 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a New One: Wow!

2015-02-20 Adware = Malware (Lenovo and https)

2014

2014-05-19 Special: 4TB for $165, also, 1TB Laptop Drives

2014-03-19 Price Drop on OWC SSDs

2013

2013-12-22 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a Young Puppy, Make Lightroom or Photoshop Fly

2013-10-03 Making an Old Dog of a Laptop Run Like a New One: Wow!

2013-05-12 Convenient Fast SSD for Travel: OWC Mercury Envoy Pro EX USB 3.0 Slim SSD

2013-05-08 Adobe Creative Cloud: A Time-Wasting Chat

2012

2012-06-04 Imprecision on Adobe Cloud

2011

2011-10-09 Backup and Backup Drives for Photographers

2011-08-01 MPG Pro Workstation and MPG Pro Laptop Programs NOW AVAILABLE

2011-06-30 MPG Pro Workstation and MPG Pro Laptop Programs on Hold Due to New California Affiliate Law

2011-01-15 MPG Pro Workstation and MPG Pro Laptop Can Ship Overseas to Most Countries

2010

2010-12-29 Two Compact and Portable Choices for Mirrored or Striped External Storage

2010-11-30 Reviewed: Seagate 500GB Momentus XT Hybrid Laptop Hard Drive

2010-08-07 New Sites for diglloydTools, MPG Pro Workstation, MPG Pro Laptop, MPG Pro One

2010-06-22 Dual internal Drives in a MacBook Pro with “OWC Data Doubler” Bracket

2010-05-30 How to save 8GB of space on your MacBook Pro boot drive!

2010-05-29 Speed and reliability in your MacBook Pro When Traveling — Solid State Drives (SSD)

2010-04-14 OWC and DIGLLOYD offer ultra-high-performance MPG Pro Laptop

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