MacBook Pros, iMacs Leap Ahead

Apple just upgraded the MacBook Pro line. The previously released “Touch Bar” laptops had almost no change in computing power from the generation before, leaving few motives to purchase. This latest upgrade using the “Kaby Lake” chip boasts a twenty percent increase in performance. MacLab can now whole heartedly recommend these MacBook Pros. Break out the adapters and get ready for USB-C, the single connector of choice on these laptops because it’s here to stay.

The iMac still has plenty of ports for your cabling pleasure, thank goodness. This new iMac family even upgrades the Thunderbolt 2 port to Thunderbolt 3. Processing power has increased across the board and so has graphics performance. It’s a great time to buy an iMac.

2 Responses to “MacBook Pros, iMacs Leap Ahead”

  1. James Walker August 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    I have an iMac version 10.11.6, OS X EL CAPITAN. I need to replace my router and I am checking on a new modem that can handle xfinity internet. My netgear router that broke down on me and I need another one that can give me full service or a combination.

    What is your suggestion?

    • Glenn August 14, 2017 at 7:42 am #

      You could do this a couple of different ways. A: get a modem/router combination or B: get a modem and router as separate boxes. I prefer B. In either case check Comcast/Xfinity’s website for a compatible modem. There are many out there. For a separate router, consider a full unified threat management device (UTM) which is an advanced firewall and has web filtering and malware protection. We recommend Kerio Control units. The modem is fairly simple to install, the UTM/firewall a bit more advanced.