Apple Introduces 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch Trackpad & New £1,599 iMac with Retina 5K Display

 

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This week has seen Apple introduce the updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics, which delivers even more performance and capabilities to the MacBook Pro line. This week has also seen Apple introduce a new £1,599 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display which features a rather impressive 14.7 million pixel display, quad-core processors and AMD graphics. They’ve also just lowered the price of the top-end iMac with Retina 5K display from £1,999 to £1,849.

“The response to the new MacBook and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has been amazing, and today we are thrilled to bring the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage and longer battery life to the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers love the groundbreaking iMac with Retina 5K display, and now with a new lower starting price, even more people can experience the best desktop we’ve ever made.”

The updated MacBook Pro with Retina display features the new Force Touch trackpad that was introduced on the new MacBook a few months ago. The trackpad brings a new level of interactivity to the Mac. The Force Touch trackpad now allows you to click anywhere with a uniform feel and customise the amount of pressure needed to register each click. The trackpad supports a range of new gestures, including the new Force click. API’s are also avaialble for third-party app developers to incorporate the new Force Touch capabilities into their apps. The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display also features up to 2.5 times faster flash storage than the previous generation, with throughput up to 2GBps, and offers an additional hour of battery life, with up to 9 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 9 hours of iTunes movie playback. In addition, MacBook Pro with Retina display discrete graphics deliver up to 80 percent faster performance using new AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics for editing video in Final Cut Pro X, rendering 3D images in pro graphics apps or playing high-resolution games.

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The brand new £1,599 iMac with Retina 5K display has 67 percent more pixels than a 4K display. and features a 3.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 3.7GHz and AMD Radeon R9 M290 graphics. This new iMac also boasts 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage as well as four USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports that can deliver up to 20Gbps each, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation. The top-end iMac which has just received a price cut, features a 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive.

Keep your eye on our Apple Store as we’re due to take delivery of these products within the next week.

Exclusive New Range of ASUS Self-Build Motherboard Bundles

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just added even more components to our range, say hello to our new selection of self-build motherboards.

We’ve teamed up with ASUS and CORSAIR to develop a range of self-build PC bundles that are exclusive to dabs.com. From basic to high performance, Intel or AMD processors, we can guarantee a self-build bundle to suit every need – whether it be for gaming, professional or powerful home computing purposes.

“We’re all about equipping our customers with the essential components they need to get the best out of their computing experience,” explained Tony Harris, Head of Consumer Marketing at dabs.com. “By empowering people with the right tools, this gives them freedom to create their own custom PC – which coupled with the exclusive partnership with ASUS means our customers get excellent value for money.”

You can now choose from several fantastic self-build bundles – Supreme 2, Ultimate 4, Gamer 7, FM Performance 2, Performance 4, Home Office 1 and Super Value 1. For avid gamers, the Intel® ASUS Ultimate 4 bundle includes the Maximus VII Ranger motherboard, Core i7-4790K plus 8GB Vengeance Pro Memory – for increased throughput and less CPU usage for the ultimate gaming experience.

With plenty of great deals to choose from, dabs.com is the one-stop shop for all things technical – for more information visit the website here: Self-build bundles.

ASUS self build bundles

Online storage…Is it worth it?

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Recently there has been a massive uproar about online storage security, with celebrities Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlet Johannson to name a couple, suffering nude photo leaks onto the web. It has spawned another debate about how much it costs to maintain your right to have that storage. What happens to the images if you just stop paying?

As some of you may already be aware, Apple’s iCloud storage system has recently changed its price plan, and allows just 5GB free storage, before you have to start paying a monthly fee.

Now for smartphone users it may be a worthy investment to pay for more cloud storage. However in the long run it would be cheaper to just buy a hard drive and store all your private photos, videos and files on.

At dabs.com we see the pros and cons to both sides of the argument. Online storage can be very convenient and easy to use without having to transfer files to physical hard drives.  But, do you fully trust the security measures the large cloud storage companies have in place to protect your data?

So we thought we would try to help and point you in the right direction to some products that may help you to solve your storage concerns.

Check these out!

http://www.dabs.com/category/components-and-storage,other-drives–optical–usb-/11268?q=encrypted

http://www.dabs.com/category/components-and-storage,hard-drives,external-hard-drives–desktop-and-portable-/11157?q=encrypted