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Apple announces new MacBook Pro




At the October 27 event, Apple announced a few new products. A couple of those were new MacBook Pros. There are 3 MacBook Pros. A 13-inch MacBook Pro, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. These join the existing 13-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch MacBook which complete the MacBook line up.

13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar


This MacBook Pro includes a new design that takes inspiration from the 12-inch MacBook. It includes the new 2nd-gen Butterfly Mechanism keyboard. As a result of which, the key travel is laser than the previous generation. It includes a Force Touch trackpad that does not mechanically move but gives the sensation of it moving. This is done by the Taptic Engine which gives haptic feedback. It also has a better Retina display which is better than the previous generation.

Specifications


  • Touch Bar - (nil)
  • Price - from $1499
  • Finish - Silver or Space Gray
  • Display - Retina display (13.3 inch diagonal), 500 nits brightness, Wide color gamut (P3)
  • Processor - 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz (Base Configuration)
  • Storage - 256GB (Configurable up to 512GB or 1TB SSD)
  • Memory - 8 GB (Configurable up to 16GB)
  • Speakers - Stereo Speakers with High Dynamic Range
  • OS - macOS Sierra 

13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

These new Macs include the same design as the 13-inch without the Touch Bar and include all the same features as it. Additionally, it has what Apple calls a 'Touch Bar'. The Touch Bar replaces the normal function row of keys on top of the keyboard. It is a touch bar that dynamically changes depending on what you are doing on the system. The keys on the touch bar can be changed and customized as per your liking in macOS.

On the right of the Touch Bar is a Touch ID button. The same Touch ID that is on iPhone. It can be used to unlock your Mac and also for Apple Pay on the web. It also acts as the power button.

Specifications (13-inch with Touch Bar)

  • Touch Bar - Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Price - from $1799
  • Finish - Silver or Space Gray
  • Display - Retina display (13.3 inch diagonal), 500 nits brightness, Wide color gamut (P3)
  • Processor - from 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Storage - from 256GB
  • Memory - from 8GB
  • Speakers - Stereo Speakers with High Dynamic Range
  • OS - macOS Sierra 
Specifications (15-inch with Touch Bar)

  • Touch Bar - Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Price - from $2399
  • Finish - Silver or Space Gray
  • Display - Retina display (15.4 inch diagonal), 500 nits brightness, Wide color gamut (P3)
  • Processor - from 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Storage - from 256GB
  • Memory - 16GB
  • Speakers - Stereo Speakers with High Dynamic Range
  • OS - macOS Sierra
Learn More at apple.com




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