Apple updates the MacBook Pro in big and small ways

Apple updates the MacBook Pro in big and small ways

Apple updates the MacBook Pro in big and small ways

The 13- and 15-inch models with Touch Bar get eighth-gen Intel processors and True Tone displays. One has an 11-inch screen, and the other has a 12.9-inch screen, similar to Apple's current iPad Pro lineup.

The entry price for the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is $2399 (R32,000), also unchanged, which comes with a 6-core Intel processor. Built-in I/O connections drive a Thunderbolt 3 display, support multiple accessories, and charge your MacBook Pro at the same time. The larger 15in laptop gains 6-core i7 and i9 processors, replacing the quad-core versions, which Apple says will be 70% faster. In addition to graphics and computational acceleration, the Blackmagic eGPU is also the flawless docking hub for connecting devices such as keyboards, mice, Thunderbolt monitors, big screen HDMI televisions, high speed storage and more. With the 2018 models, Apple apparently tries to remedy that, as the new models feature bigger batteries with 58 Wh of battery capacity on the MacBook Pro 13 and 83 Wh on the MacBook Pro 15. The Touch Bar, the abandonment of MagSafe, a 16GB RAM limit, a reduction in ports, the move to USB-C (requiring dongles to connect old devices), and the low-travel keyboard from the MacBook... people were frustrated by a lot of Apple's choices on these computers.

Officially, the 2015 MacBook Pro was superseded in late 2016 by the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. As for customers that prefer to purchase these notebooks at Apple Authorized Resellers instead, they have to wait slightly longer as we don't have any exact on-ground release date for the time being. The sentiments shared in his post about the 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro model - titled "The best laptop ever made" - were echoed across the web. However, the new models still use a butterfly keyboard, and those who find them uncomfortable to type on will likely be sad to learn of the retirement of the only non-butterfly MacBook Pro option.


The new MacBook Pros are also part of a Back to School promotion that Apple is announcing today.

Apple iterated on the key design in the 2017 Macbook Pros, and users reported less reliability problems with the keyboard.

The new computers also feature the new Apple T2 chip, which was first used in last year's high-end iMac Pro.

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