Apple’s launch event showcases some best products, and this one is big. MacBook Pro is live and available in the markets, now.
This is Mac’s best version till date. For almost 25 years Apple has been redefining notebooks. They have introduced “touch bar” which changes the game totally! It has two sizes, 13″ and 15″ and comes in two colors, silver and space gray.
MacBook Pro 13-inch
It has two versions- one with touch bar and another one with the function key.
It is a full aluminum body and metal edge on all sides. The 13″ notebook is 17% lighter than the previous laptop. It also weighs only 3 pounds. Has a force touch trackpad which is 2x larger than the previous one. It also supports an all new keyboard design with touch bar and touch ID. The keyboard is void of functions keys as it in the touch bar. It has the best Mac display ever. It is 67% brighter, with 67% higher contrast ratio and also 25% more colors panel. Also, it has two Thunderbolt 3 ports. These ports are highly intuitive, and all the ports can be used for charging. 13″ with touch bar has four Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Processor and Graphics
It comes with Intel Core i5/i7 dual-core processor with up to 2133MHz memory. Supports 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, which is without the touch bar. The one with Touch bar supports 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5. The graphics card is Intel Iris with 64MB eDRAM which is 2x faster. 13″ without touch bar has Intel Iris graphics 540 and the one with touch bar have Intel Iris graphics 550. Moreover, it has the 2nd-gen butterfly mechanism.
Memory and Storage
Both the Mac Book Pro 13″ with Touch bar and without Touch bar has 8GB memory with 256GB SSD.
MacBook Pro 15-inch
The body is the same as 13″. This one is 15.5mm thick which is 14% thinner. Also, it is 20% less in volume. The 15″ versions weigh 4 pounds. It has a new advanced thermal architect with all new speakers design. This will give 2x the dynamic range. It also includes the touch bar and touch ID. This version has four Thunderbolt 3 ports which have 40GB/s bandwidth, 10GB/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.2.
Processor and Graphics
It has 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with up to 2133MHz memory. Radeon Pro 450 graphics is supported in the 15″ version. Radeon Pro comes with 14nm GPU and Polaris architect. Has up to 4GB VRAM which is 2.3x faster.
Memory and Storage
The superfast SSD of 256GB has a speed of 3.1GB/s up to 2TB which is 50% faster. It comes with 16GB storage capacity.
This is a new feature introduced by Apple.
- It is very responsive and intuitive. It has a multi-touch functionality with ten inputs of touch.
- One can customize the touch bar according to their user interface. Just slide or drag-and-drop the fun4 you want on your Touch bar.
- Detailed file searching with the help of Siri
- Includes all system functions like brightness.
- It’s near to the keyboard which shows quick word suggestions while you type.
- You can edit your gallery and photos from the touch bar itself. It has many functionality keys to give you the best user experience.
- It also has a “touch ID.” Just long-press and it logs in the user. Different users can get access to just their fingerprints. This one is the fastest user switch ever. You can also unlock by using the touch ID.
- Siri key is included in the touch bar.
- Photoshop made a whole lot easier to use with this touch bar. Just slide on tap to control and manage the app. It has a wide variety of functions keys from brightness to photo editing options and filters.
- Has an excellent playback control which will be highly useful for the DJs out there. Mixing of audios has never been so easy.
- Also, supports the email functionality. One can send an email with just a tap and can also change its font and color theme.
- Full set of emoji is available with different categories sorted. Whenever you type a word, it shows an emoji suggestion.
- For the browser, get new tabs option, recently visited bookmarks and more on the touch bar itself for faster navigation.
- Pictures are now available in full-screen mode with a various option of switching through the gallery. You can also navigate without having to exit the full-screen mode.
- Add as many displays as you want by connecting it to the TV through the port.
- MS Office will integrate themselves according to the touch bar.
Microsoft will release an updated version of Office especially for Mac with touch bar in the coming month.
Price and shipping date
You can order the notebooks from today itself. The 13″ MacBook Pro without Touch bar will start from $1499 and ships today itself. 13″ MacBook Pro with touch bar starts from $1799 and will ship within 2-3 weeks. 15″ MacBook Pro starts from $2399 and will also ship within 2-3 weeks.
You can order them here.