∞ Apple MacBooks top all Consumer Reports laptop categories

If you were wondering how good Apple’s MacBook line of portable computers are, the answer is simple — they are the top computer every category on Consumer Reports.

Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air scored a 62 out of 100 taking the top spot in the small laptop section. Scoring a 56, Gateway came in second while HP came in third with a 49.

Read the rest of this story

∞ Mac sales up 27 percent in second quarter

Apple’s Mac sales are showing an incredible surge for the second fiscal quarter, according to a new report on Monday.

In a note to clients on Monday, financial analyst Gene Munster said U.S. Mac sales are up 27 percent over last year’s second quarter. Munster based his analysis on data provided by market research firm, NPD.

Read the rest of this story on The Loop

∞ Apple's Mac market share grows 18.9% in first quarter

Overall PC shipments fell in the first quarter of 2011 in the United States, but Apple gained.

In fact, Apple’s market share gains were the highest among the top companies, according to a new report from market research firm, Gartner.

Apple shipped 1.25 million Macs in the first quarter of 2010 and 1.49 million in the first quarter of 2011. The company’s market share grew from 7.3 percent in 2010 to 9.3 percent in 2011.

Read the rest of this story on The Loop

∞ Macworld benchmarks new MacBook Pros

Apple’s new MacBook Pros are already out in the world, and Macworld Labs director James Galbraith has posted some benchmarks showing how they actually do. “In testing conducted by Macworld Lab, the laptops released Thursday turned in Speedmark scores between … Continued

∞ Apple updates MacBook

Apple added a speed boost and longer battery life to its MacBook line of computers on Tuesday as the company quietly released an update to the notebooks. The price remains the same at $999. Looks like a good time to … Continued