Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM


A new Mac Mini is finally on the way

The 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro can be spec'ed with either an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor with up to 2.7GHz and double the eDRAM.

Apple gave part of its MacBook Pro line of laptops a speed bump today. The 15-inch receives a six-core i9 capable of 4.8Ghz Turbo Boost mode, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. Don't get too excited yet, though. "It's the best notebook for pro users". Although neither model's configuration page is live yet, expect eye-watering prices if you start ticking option boxes.

As for the Core i7 options, Apple is offering two of those - one that runs on at 2.20 - 4.1GHz and one at 2.6 - 4.3 GHz. It is hard to know what exactly will be delivered there but they will undoubtedly deliver improved performance/power efficiency as is always claimed between processor generations.

Unfortunately, with the launch of the 2018 Macbook pro model, you can no longer purchase a brand new 2015 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro from Apple.

Along with all the hardware upgrades, Apple is bringing the so-called Apple T2 Chip introduced with the iMacs. So we've all just been blindsided by the fact Apple has just unveiled a new MacBook Pro, promising it to be faster and packed with even more features than before.

The 13- and 15-inch models with Touch Bar get eighth-gen Intel processors and True Tone displays. They maintain the 500-nit maximum brightness and 100% DCI P3 coverage that have always been hallmarks of the modern MacBook Pro.

But that's not all.

Additionally, Kuo said Apple may release a new low-priced laptop, similar to the MacBook Air, but likely rebranded in a new way. If you buy one, you may likely never have that problem. On the other hand, the 13-inch MacBook Pro features Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM. It comes inside a small, compact and non-upgradable enclosure designed with Blackmagic. The Blackmagic eGPU features a built-in Radeon Pro 580, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, HDMI 2.0, 85W of charging power and four USB 3.1 connections.

In November of a year ago, Marco Arment, the co-founder of Tumblr and developer behind popular apps like Instapaper and Overcast, wrote a post that spread like wildfire, expressing how many Macbook Pro users felt when Apple announced the new Touch Bar model with its 2016 Macbook Pro refresh. There's the new AMD Radeon Pro chip with 4GB of video memory.

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