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USB-C Ports on a 16-inch macbook pro

Power Your MacBook Pro From The Right Side USB-C Ports: Here’s Why

Right-side USB-C ports on a 16-inch MacBook Pro. Photo via hardware zone.com.sg Do you have a recent MacBook Pro? While these powerful notebooks have USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports on both sides, we're going to tell you why you should charge your MacBook Pro using the ports on the right side. On StackExchange and other sites, MacBook Pro users documented...

SSD Cuts Load Time in Half on Xbox One

Xbox One with an OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro SSD I had a very simple question recently, and that was as follows: Is it possible to get faster load times out of connecting a USB SSD to an Xbox One?​ The...

Scared google chrome icon covering Jonathon Morris' face with a 2019 mac pro and two stacks of memory sticks

6,000 Tabs of Google Chrome vs. 1.5TB of OWC Memory. Who Will Win?

We had a simple question: What would happen if we pushed a top of the line, 28-core Mac Pro loaded with 1.5TB of OWC memory, to its limits? Which begged a second question: What exactly is the best way to do that? This latter inquiry was easy enough to answer. We just needed to reach out to our friend, Jonathan Morrison. He would know how to get to the bottom of this. What he devised was elegantly simple...

OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 on a desk with a 16-inch MacBook Pro

Turbocharging the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU

For many professional users, the release of the new Mac Pro is an answer to a lot of requests for a more powerful and expandable Mac in the Apple lineup. But what about those of us who need the portability of the MacBook Pro and still wish to speed up game frame rates and video processing? Fortunately, there’s an answer to expanding these “non-expandable” machines — the OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 eGPU.

OWC Confirms 1TB of Memory in the 8, 12, and 16-Core Mac Pro!

If you were hoping to hit the 1TB level of RAM with the new Mac Pro, you were likely disappointed to see on Apple’s Mac Pro page that you couldn’t purchase the 8-core base model. Instead, you needed to upgrade three levels to the 24-core machine, costing you an additional $6,000 – twice the base price of the computer itself! But all is not lost...

2019 16-inch MacBook Pro: First Impressions and Benchmarks

After years of trying to make an iPad or iPad Pro work as a viable MacBook substitute, I finally decided this year that my next work computer would be a MacBook Pro rather than an iMac. Knowing about the keyboard issues with previous MacBook Pros, I also decided that I'd wait until the 16-inch MacBook Pro was released before making the switch from desktop to laptop. I had my order in to Apple for a "fairly loaded" MacBook Pro within minutes after hearing that it was available, and now I've been using the computer for about a week. In this First Impressions post, I'll provide my opinions on the newest MacBook Pro and also provide a few benchmarks showing just how powerful this portable workstation is.

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