Sunday, 23 September, 2018


Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro

13-inch Mac Book Pro next to 15-inch Mac Book Pro Apple launches faster processors on MacBook Pro
Melba Vasquez | 15 July, 2018, 04:12

Apple has to prove to professionals and consumers alike that it cares about the Mac and that it's worth paying its premium prices.

Editor's note: Apple says the new MacBook Pro keyboard does not address the problems experienced by some owners.

We'll have to wait and see if 2018 MacBook Pro owners report similar issues as 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro keyboards. The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with a quad-core CPU meaning double the performance of its predecessor.

The Pro models start at a mammoth £1,749 for the 13-inch model and £2,349 for a 15 inch device.

While the MacBook Pros themselves haven't been redesigned, they offer more than just spec bumps.

The 15-inch models feature 16GB of more powerful DDR4 RAM and the six-core i7 processor with regular speeds up to 2.6GHz and turbo of up to 4.3GHz.

There are several new configurations for both the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar model. There's Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM. Storage can be maxed out at 2TB.

They will also receive Apple's T2 chip for better system security and "Hey, Siri" capability for the MacBook.

Now, let's talk about pricing. But while the updated MacBooks have an "improved third-generation" keyboard that it promises will be quieter, the company has stayed committed to its key design. The cooling system also enables extremely quiet operation as low as 18dB, vital for those working in video production and audio engineering environments.

Prices start at $2,399 for the MBP 15 and the new computers are available for ordering through the online Apple Store and from physical Apple Stores this week. Also, If you're not a fan of the shallow key travel, you'll be disappointed to know that it hasn't changed. Also shipping now are the $699 Blackmagic eGPU that can turn your MacBook into a VR-capable machine and the leather sleeves for it. "Designed with high-quality leather and a soft microfiber lining for extra protection, the sleeves are a flawless complement to MacBook Pro for users on the go", says Apple.

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