MacBook Pro 2018 – features, specifications, and price

Yesterday, Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro (with TouchBar) product lineup with top-of-the-line hardware. Here’s all you need to know about the latest laptops by Apple.

Features

1. Eighth-generation Intel processors   

The new models of MacBook Pro with Touch Bar come with the powerful eighth-generation Intel Core processors.

The 15-inch model boasts of Intel’s six-core i7 processor with up to 70 percent faster performance. Buyers can also opt for an Intel Core i9 upgrade.

The 13-inch model, on the other hand, comes with a quad-core i5 or i7 Coffee Lake processor with 50 percent faster performance.

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The new CPUs make the new laptop lineup perfect for video editing, image processing, simulations, audio projects, etc. However, this increase in performance will also deteriorate the battery capacity to a slight extent.

2. More memory

Both laptops come with a stock SSD storage of 256GB. The 13-inch model offers expandability up to 2TB of storage while the 15-inch model offers expandability up to 4TB giving you full freedom to store a large amount of data locally.

As far as RAM goes, the 13-inch variant has an LPDDR3 RAM of 8GB. The 15-inch model has 32 GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

3. Powerful graphics cards

The 13-inch model comes with Intel’s Iris Plus 655 integrated graphics card while the 15-inch model comes with the powerful Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB VRAM.

4. Hey Siri

The new MacBooks are the first Apple laptops to be equipped with an additional T2 chip.

For the uninitiated, the T2 chip is responsible for starting Siri with the phrase “Hello, Siri” and for storing encrypted data.

5. True Tone Display

The new MacBook Pro also receives support for Apple’s True Tone technology, which is available exclusively available on iPad Pro and iPhone X.

This display technology automatically adjusts the color temperature depending on the ambient light conditions.

6. Other features

Other knick-knacks include –

  • Force touch trackpad
  • Touch ID
  • Touch Bar
  • Dynamic stereo speakers
  • Silent cooling system
  • Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer
  • Connection of up to two 5K screens or four external GPUs

Specifications

13-inch MacBook Pro 

  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • Intel Iris Plus 655 integrated graphics  with 128MB of eDRAM
  • 256GB of SSD storage expandable up to 2TB
  • True Tone screen technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

15-inch MacBook Pro 

  • 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors with six cores
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Radeon Pro graphics with 4GB of video memory
  • 256GB of SSD storage expandable up to 4TB
  • True Tone screen technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Price and Availablity

The 15-inch variant of MacBook Pro can be yours for $2,799 whereas the 13-inch model will leave your pocket lighter by $1,999.00 (VAT included).

Both laptops are already available on the official website of Apple and in several Apple Stores as well.

If your local Apple Store isn’t carrying these products right now, it will do so in the coming weeks.

Apple has already started shipping the products to buyers who ordered the product beginning today. If you were waiting for the new MacBook to drop, go ahead and get yourself one.

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