New Apple Mac Pro Priced at $2,999

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Apple’s new cylindrical design Mac Pro will come in at a tidy $2999 for the base model, which is honestly somewhat less than most of the professionals in the market for a new Mac Pro thought it would be after the powerhouse was teased back in the summer. The base model is equipped with a 3.7GHz Quad-Core Xeon E5 processor, while the high-end model starts out with a 3.5GHz 6-Core Xeon E5. [Read more…]

Florida’s Legislature May Have Banned All Smartphones and Computers

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Oops. Florida pass a law with the intent of banning Internet cafes due to the illegal gambling that occurred in some of them. Over 1,000 Internet cafes were shut down when the law was passed.

The problem, however, happens to be that the plain language of the law appears to ban all smartphones and computers. The law defines slot machines as “any machine or device or system or network of devices” that can be used in a game of chance. Accordingly, the definition of slot machine is likely too broad to pass Constitutional muster and, if the Internet cafe owners who have sued the State of Florida convince a judge of the same, the law would be struck down as overly broad.

[via Yahoo]

Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro Notebook Cyber Monday Deal

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B&H has the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4″ for $1,599.95.  This is not the Retina model, but still a solid deal on a great MacBook Pro.  There is a limited number, so act fast.  Head over to B&H for the deal.

Product Highlights

  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M 1GB Graphics
  • 15.4″ LED-Backlit Glossy Display
  • 1400 x 900 Native Resolution
  • Slot-Loading SuperDrive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • FaceTime HD Camera, Built-in Microphone
  • May Ship with OS X Lion or Mountain Lion
  • Free upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion (where not included) valid until 01/30/13

Retina Macbook Pro 13-inch and iMacs Coming Soon?

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The iPhone 5 may not be the only excitement on the Apple front, as new rumors point to new 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina and iMac Retina models being shipping from suppliers now.

Sources in the “upstream supply chain” report that a 13.3-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display should launch in the September to October time frame in order to target back-to-school and holiday shoppers.

[via DigiTimes]

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch Retina Display Review Roundup

The all new 15-inch MacBook Pro went through huge changes for the latest revision with the 2,880 x 1,800 Retina display and thinner, lighter frame headlining.  That is certainly not all, though, including new ports, omitted hardware, and flash memory standard. [Read more…]