Apple finally reveals the new redesigned MacBook Pro at its event in Cupertino, California. The new designed MacBook Pro is thinner and lighter compared to the existing models. The key factor of the new MacBook Pros is the Touch Bar’ with Retina Display above the keyboard. Apple replaces the existing function buttons with on-screen keys as a new innovation.
The new MacBook Pro’s on-screen keys will show functions as per the app you’re using. Like it’ll show copy, paste and other formatting option while working on a Word document. While using any web browser it’ll show functions like new tab, favorites, search bar and more. The Touch Bar learns from the input and shows relevant suggestions on the small display screen.
Apple has also added a Touch ID power button just above the delete’ key on the keyboard. This button behaves as a fingerprint scanner, allowing the user to login to the system with juat a touch. Different users can quickly switch between accounts by simply resting the finger on Touch ID sensor.
In addition to all these, Apple has replaced the USB ports with the new Thunderbolt 3.0 ports (similar as USB Type-C). There are four of them in the new MacBook Pro and they can be used to connect other peripherals as well as for charging. Apple has retained the 3.5mm audio jack while there is no external microSD card slot.
Apple MacBook Pro specs:
The MacBook Pro will be coming in two sizes – 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display. The new MacBook Pros are offered in silver and space gray color options.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is 14.9mm sleek. It comes with a 13.3-inch LED-backit display running at a resolution of 2560x1600pixels. There are two variant under this, one with the no touch bar and the other one with it. Apple MacBook Pro without Touch Bar runs Intel’s Core i5 dual-core processor paired with 8GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 540 and 256GB onboard storage. There is 10-hour battery life with it as similar like the older versions. In terms of connectivity, you get Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and two USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports on one side and a 3.5mm audio port on the other side. It can be said as a replacement of the Old MacBook Air laptops, because company is shutting the series.
Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features the 13.3-inch display and is powered by Intel’s latest Core i5 dual-core processor clocked at 2.9GHz paired with Intel Iris Graphics 550, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. An option 512GB storage is also available. The 15-inch Macbook pro is priced at 1799 USD.
The 15-inch MacBook pro is sleek at 15.5mm smaller and lighter toh the older MacBook’s. It also features a trackpad with pressure sensitive Force Touch feature to simulate a click. It has a 15.4-inch display and is powered by Intel Core i7 quad-core processor paired with Radeon Pro 450 graphics, 16GB of RAM and 256GB storage. An option for higher storage configuration is also available. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is priced at 2799 USD.