Apple Mac Pro, MacBook Pro win InfoWorld 2007 Technology of the Year Awards

Apple’s Mac Pro and MacBook Pro have been selected as InfoWorld’s 2007 Technology of the Year Award winners in the “hardware” category:

Best Desktop/Workstation: Apple Mac Pro: Apple’s 64-bit Mac Pro workstation leverages Apple’s in-house hardware and software engineering to create a system that stands well apart from the crowded Woodcrest field. Mac Pro is designed for expandability, long life, and quiet operation, and it’s completely compatible with Apple’s system management software.

Best Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro: MacBook Pro is both elegant and powerful, thanks to a 2.66GHz [sic: actually up to 2.33GHz] 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 3GB of RAM, an AMD/ATI X1600 GPU, dual-layer DVD burner, long-life battery, and plethora of ports. And with OS X Tiger, every iota of that power is focused on your work.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Andy P.” for the heads up.]

Related MacDailyNews articles:
Computerworld: Apple’s new 17-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo ‘about as future-proof as they come’ – November 27, 2006
Washington Times: Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro portables are ‘superb values’ – November 21, 2006
Apple now shipping 17-inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo units – November 13, 2006
PC Magazine Editor’s Choice: Apple Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo; best mainstream laptop – November 07, 2006
CNET: Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo ‘provides great overall computing experience, at a premium price’ – November 03, 2006 (We dispute the “premium price” bit within the article)
Computerworld: Apple’s new MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo ‘one cool customer, fastest Apple laptop ever’ – November 02, 2006
Apple MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo dissection photos – October 30, 2006
Why MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo units are limited to 3 GB RAM – October 30, 2006
Apple redesigns, hides iSight indicator on MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models – October 28, 2006
Apple does it again: New Macbook Pros much cheaper than Dell – October 25, 2006
Yager: New Apple MacBook Pro is ‘mobile landing pad for Leopard in plenty of time for Macworld Expo’ – October 24, 2006
Apple MacBook Pro notebooks go Intel Core 2 Duo; up to 39-percent faster – October 24, 2006

InformationWeek: Apple’s new Mac Pro blows away the competition – November 15, 2006
Review: Apple Mac Pro 2.66GHz dual-core Intel Xeon – October 13, 2006
PC Pro crowns Apple Mac Pro fastest ‘PC’ – October 04, 2006
AnandTech upgrades and tests Octo-Core ‘Clovertown’ Apple Mac Pro – September 13, 2006
Wired’s Kahney: Apple’s Mac Pro ‘speaks power’ with ‘a weapon aesthetic, like an expensive handgun’ – September 05, 2006
MSNBC: Apple Mac Pro is the ultimate desktop computer – August 28, 2006
Apple Retail Stores can build-to-order customized Mac Pros on site – August 26, 2006
Computerworld hands on: Apple’s new Mac Pro is ‘one screamer’ – August 18, 2006
Thurrott pits Apple Mac Pro vs. similarly configured Dell, figures out the Mac is less expensive – August 18, 2006
AnandTech: Mac Pro vs. PowerMac G5 – August 16, 2006
Apple Mac Pro Quad Xeon 3.0GHz benchmarks – August 16, 2006
Apple Mac Pro dissection photos – August 16, 2006
Ars Technica reviews Apple Mac Pro Quad Xeon 64-bit workstation – August 11, 2006
Apple Mac Pro Quad-core Xeon easily beats Power Mac G5 Quad – August 11, 2006
OWC offers Apple Mac Pro memory upgrades; rebate trade-in of Apple factory memory – August 11, 2006
Benchmark duel: Apple Mac Pro vs. Power Mac G5 – August 10, 2006
Apple unveils new ‘Mac Pro’ featuring quad 64-bit Intel Xeon processors – August 07, 2006


  1. l have to totally agree with you… even through l carn`t get a mac yet the macs are very elegent and sexy…. Just wish l could buy one hehehe just have to stick with my pc for the time being…

  2. “anks to a 2.66GHz [sic: actually up to 2.33GHz] 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU”

    Wishful thinking, or do they know something we don’t? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. For those of you thinking about getting a new Mac.

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    The discounts are not huge, but saving $200 or more on a Mac + printer bundle is nothing to sneeze at.

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