“This marks the first time that the MacBook Pro has been made available with an eight-core processor”
Apple has refreshed its MacBook Pro line-up with more powerful 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors. The new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops also feature a tweaked fourth generation Butterfly keyboard design. This marks the first time that the MacBook Pro has been made available with an eight-core processor. The new laptops have been claimed to deliver two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent improved performance over the 6-core MacBook Pro. Furthermore, the revised MacBook Pro’s come with Apple’s T2 security chip and improved retina display.
Apple MacBook Pro price
The pricing for new Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch starts at Rs 1,99,900, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar retails at a starting price of Rs 1,59,900. These will be available through Apple Authorised Resellers starting later this week.
Apple MacBook Pro specifications
The 15-inch MacBook Pro is powered by either 6 or 8-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0GHz. While the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7GHz. They also come with Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide colour gamut and True Tone technology. The refreshed MacBook Pro’s also feature stereo speakers with wide-stereo sound, Touch ID for biometric security, dynamic and contextual controls with Touch Bar and a large ‘Force Touch’ trackpad, Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer and runs on macOS Mojave.
In terms of performance improvements, the new MacBooks are said to allow video editors to edit up to 11 simultaneous Multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X, 3D designers can render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold and more. In addition to the upgrades to the internals, Apple also has included a new iteration of the Butterfly keyboard. According to The Verge, the Cupertino giant claims to be using “new materials” in the switch mechanism that will reduce double or missed key presses. However, Apple didn’t reveal if it would use this new design for upcoming MacBooks. The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with up to 2TB storage, while the 15-inch gets up to 4TB storage.