Apple's new MacBook Pros get a much-needed performance boost

Isaac Cain
July 15, 2018

If you opt for the base model 15-inch MacBook Pro with just 256 GB of SSD storage, expect to shell out at least $2,399. Flipkart's Big Shopping Days to Start From 16 July; Offers Mobile Discounts, Cashback Deals and More.

As mentioned in our previous report, the 13-inch MacBook Pro can now be obtained with up to quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7.

Apple has unveiled the new 2018 MacBook Pro models, which look very much the same as their predecessors because all of the changes are under the hood. Both still have 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

This focuses on the 2018 MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch models with the Touch Bar and USB C. The design is very similar to the 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models, but Apple adds many new MacBook Pro features that some users will find worth the cost of upgrading. Mi Max 3 Smartphone Confirmed to Launch on July 19; Specifications and Features to Expect. 256GB is now the minimum storage capacity for the new MacBook Pro.

As ever there are two new models that are going to hit shop shelves, a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 13-inch model. First introduced on the iMac Pro, Apple insists the chip delivers, "enhanced system security with support for secure boot and on-the-fly encrypted storage".

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The update is slightly more than an expected specifications improvement for Apple's popular "Pro" laptops. The discrete graphics options are AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM and Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

Apple swoons: "The Blackmagic eGPU is built to make any Mac with Thunderbolt 3 ports a graphics powerhouse". If they have the money to spend, they can finally get their hands on a MacBook Pro which can easily handle their intensive workload without breaking a sweat. Externally, the changes are nearly imperceptible, a major upgrade had on the functionality of the devices. Another upgrade is the keyboard which Apple says is now quieter while typing.

Apart from performance enhancement, Apple has also fitted Pro models with True Tone technology which offers more natural viewing experience owing to sensors. It will be available in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, and Black.

Today, Apple announced a hefty refresh of the MacBook Pro. It will be available in both versions of the 15-inch model.

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