Apple Inc. silently integrated the much-anticipated upgrades into the MacBook Pro line-up. Keeping the basic hardware design intact, Apple touted several internal developments in the 13-inch and 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro models, in a statement released yesterday.
Both 2018 MacBook Pro models are integrated with all-new and faster Intel processors to match the advanced expectations of professionals and developers from an Apple device. In addition, new MacBook Pro is integrated with the third-generation keyboard for quieter typing.
“The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
2018 MacBook Pro Enhanced Display
Earlier seen on iPad Pro, Apple’s True Tone technology has debuted on Mac devices also with the refreshed version of MacBook Pro. Correspondingly, the 2018 MacBook Pro comes with a Retina display of 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide color gamut, showcasing the best visual experience ever on any Mac notebook.
The precise color display in 2018 MacBook Pro is supported by large Force Touch trackpad and innovative Touch Bar and Touch ID, together with extended storage space and integrated dynamic stereo speakers.
The other features compounding the value of the new MacBook Pro are quiet, cooling system, Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or maximum four external GPUs.
Apple T2 Chip Offsets Load on Processor
Apple T2 Chip, another debut configuration in Mac gadget manages the audio system, camera system and SDD. The chip, already present in iMac Pro, reduces the load on the processor and hence increases the efficiency of the new pro notebook.
Moreover, the T2 chip comes with a mechanism which can encrypt all the data mounted on the SSDs, thus delivering enhanced security.
And for the first time ever, Apple community can command “Hey Siri” directly from their 2018 MacBook Pro. With the launch of macOS Mojave this fall, the owners will get access to the world’s most advanced operating system on the latest generation of Mac notebook.
2018 13-inch MacBook Pro
The 13-inch version of the new MacBook Pro features Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, clocked up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost upped to 4.5 GHz. The upgraded process performs twice faster when compared to the old 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro is now integrated with the upgraded graphics chip, that is, Intel Iris Plus 655 with 128MB of eDRAM. Besides this, the revamped 13-inch models hold up to four ports and can support SSD storage up to 2TB.
The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro price starts at 1,299 – same as the previous version. Whereas the 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available for $1,799 (256GB) and $1,999 (512GB).
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro
Moving ahead, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro is mounted on 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors that can tick up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz. The new processor can deliver 70 percent faster performance than its predecessor series.
The recent 15-inch MacBook Pro model raises the DDR4 memory capacity, supporting up to 32GB along with the storage capacity bumped up to 4TB to handle larger-sized projects.
A powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics is integrated into the 15-inch MacBook Pro that can record up to 4GB of video memory in every configuration.
The price of 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar supporting 256GB storage space starts at $2,399 and the one with 512GB is available for $2,799.
2018 MacBook Pro Availability
Both the models are out now on apple.com for purchase. They will also land in Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers by the end of this week.
The Cupertino giant has also introduced leather sleeves for 13-inch and 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue along with a new yet evergreen hue, Black.