Apple has just refreshed its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with touch bar. These MacBook Pro models are getting updated Intel Processors, New RAM / storage options and better display. There is no change in entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro model without the TouchBar.
Apple has moved to the current-gen, six-core Core i7 and Core i9 processors for 15-inch model. These processors can run at 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, and the GPUs are Radeon Pros with 4GB of video memory. The 13-inch model now brings eighth-gen, quad-core i5 and i7 models with clock speeds ranging up to 2.7GHz / 4.5GHz Turbo Boost.
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The 15-inch MacBook Pro has been upgraded from 16GB DDR3 RAM to 32 GB DDR4 RAM. Storage capacities have been doubled as well, from 2TB to 4TB in the 15-inch and from 1TB to 2TB in the 13-inch.
Apple’s controversial butterfly keyboard has also received some tweaks but it has not been completely overhauled. New keyboard is noticeably quieter keyboard. Apple claims that the new keyboard has slightly different key feel
In both models, battery capacity has been increased to compensate extra power consumption due the new processor and RAM.
New models come with True Tone displays that allows the screen to change its color temperature based on the color temperature of the room. The touch bar also supports True Tone.
Thanks to new T2 Chip, these laptops will also support “Hey Siri” voice command to invoke the digital assistant just speaking. Previously, you required to click a button.
In India, Apple will be pricing the 13-inch MacBook Pro and the 15-inch MacBook Pro at Rs 149,990 and Rs 199,990 respectively. If you are interested, you can buy it from Apple authorized resellers later this month.
Along with the upgraded Apple has also introduced a new leather sleeve for both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The new sleeve is designed with high-quality leather and soft microfiber lining. You get Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and, Black color options.