Day: February 9, 2011

Compaq’s $499 iPaq vs Apple’s $999 iMac

Compaq’s $499 iPaq vs Apple’s $999 iMac With a titular nod to Apple’s highly successful iMac, Compaq has announced iPaq, a US$499 PC that it claims will make it easier for corporate users to access the Internet. Apple’s legal team has been successful in all its iMac suits recently (see “Judge protects iMac design”). The question is: will the Mac maker strike not on look-&-feel but on similarity of name only? Compaq’s iPaq represents the latest attempt by a major systems vendor to increase market share by offering low-cost devices that attach quickly and easily to the Internet, without...

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New MacBook Pro hits high point in speed test

New MacBook Pro hits high point in speed test Our Macworld colleagues in the US have benchmarked Apple’s latest MacBook Pro models using Mac-specific tools – and the initial results are impressive. In testing conducted by Macworld Lab, the laptops released last Thursday turned in Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Apple overhauled its MacBook Pro offerings with new processors, new graphics, and a new peripheral connector. The new lineup consists of two 13-inch models, two 15-inch models (down from three in the previous generation) and one 17-inch model. The 13-inch models come with...

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Transformers: Devastation’s first trailer is definitely more than meets the eye

Transformers: Devastation’s first trailer is definitely more than meets the eye Activision and Platinum Games have released the first trailer for Transformers: Devastation, which we learned about during E3 2015. As you can see from the trailer below, Platinum Games has combined its over-the-top brawler action with comic-book inspired art for the new Transformers game. We catch a glimpse of several well-known Autobots and Decepticons like Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Star Scream, and more. As we learned back during E3 2015, Transformers: Devastation will focus on five playable Autobots who must fight over 30 variations of Decepticons. Players will be...

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