Innovation has always been a hallmark at Apple.
The new MacBook Pro is no different.
Available soon, Mac fans will find that the device has many new features and improvements that should keep this laptop in high demand for both personal and business use.
Start with the design both inside and out. The Pro has an aluminum body, a solid-state design, and a Core i7 processor. It is more powerful but thinner and lighter than its predecessors. Try 17% slimmer, a significant difference.
There are two sizes available. A smaller 13-inch version weighs just three pounds. The 15-inch version weighs just four pounds.
Some fans have been clamoring for an Apple touchscreen app, and the new Pro offers it, but in a different way.
Apple has created The Touch Bar. It replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of the keyboard. This can provide automatic adjustments for system controls such as volume and brightness. Provides interactive ways to adjust or navigate content and type with features like emoji and predictive text.
Speed has also been improved. The Pro is said to deliver graphics at a 130% faster rate than before.
The retina display has become an Apple standard, and some new enhancements bring even more vibrant colors than before. Brightness increases by 67 percent.
Audio is enhanced with totally redesigned speakers. Apple promises 58% more volume and two and a half times more bass. The Pro will let you mix a track on the fly, edit videos on the spot, and enjoy a movie as you make your way to your destination.
For the first time, Touch ID is available on a Mac. This enables instant access to logins and fast and secure online purchases with Apple Pay.
The MacBook Pro has a better feel. The keyboard is more comfortable and responsive. The Force Touch Trackpad has been expanded to give your fingers a little more room to work.
Those in need of extensive business applications will find four USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports included on devices of both sizes.
You will need a new Thunderbolt 3 adapter if you want to use a hard drive. Once connected, you can integrate data transfer, charging, and video output into a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gbps of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2.
The device offers 3.8 GHz with Turbo Boost Processing. Users can expect up to 10 hours of battery life.
And of course users will get the MacOS operating system. It can connect with all Apple applications, iCloud, iPhone 7, Apple Watch and other functions.
Prices tend to run towards the high end. They start at around $ 1,500 for the 13-inch model with 256GB of storage and no Touch Bar or Touch ID. The “Touch” features start at the mid-tier model that costs $ 1,800. Add more storage to 512GB and the price will hit $ 2,000.
The 15-inch has similar price hikes. The base model without the Touches costs $ 2,000. Mid-range and high-end models with both Touches start at $ 2,400 for the 256GB model and go up to $ 2,800 for 512GB of storage.
Overall, the MacBook Pro has formidable computing power, excellent build quality, and the long-lasting battery you’d expect.
It’s an attractive replacement for those looking for a Mac-quality high-end desktop in a laptop. Although it has an attractive price.