Apple have announced their long awaited update to their range of MacBooks. There are 3 in the range. They are all available in Space Grey and Silver. They are thinner and lighter than ever, ranging from 1.37kg (3.07lb) for the 13" model to 1.83kg (4.02lb) for the 15" model. The trackpad on all models is bigger than ever, making gestures really easy and powerful. The keyboards incorporate Apple's latest butterfly mechanism, meaning you can type with accuracy and ease. Shown below are the standard specifications but all MacBooks can be configured with more storage, RAM, etc.
The first is a 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina with a standard keyboard.
This model has a 2GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB of flash storage. Graphics are handled by by an Intel Iris 540 chip and there are 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C), which cater for everything from charging to external displays, via adapters. It is available in Space Grey and Silver. The Retina display is brighter and clearer than ever, bringing colours to life and allowing you to work longer with less fatigue.
The second MacBook Pro is also a 13" Retina display model but also incorporates Apple's new 'Touch Bar'
This model has a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. There are 2 variants. One has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage as standard, the second having 512GB of flash storage and 8GB of RAM. It uses the Intel Iris 550 graphics chip and has 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. The addition of Apple's new Touch Bar put's the MacBook Pro into a whole new category of notebook. The 'Touch Bar' is effectively a Retina display that changes dependent on what you are doing. The keys offered will depend on the applications you are using, giving you the options you need, when you need them. This truly is a revolution in notebook design and supports Multi-Touch. You can see more about the Touch Bar on the Apple website.
Finally, the third model is Apple's flagship MacBook Pro. This is a 15" Retina display model with Touch Bar.
The 15" MacBook Pro model is available in 2 variants.
The first is a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 256GB of flash storage as standard. It uses the Radeon Pro 450 graphics chip with 2GB of RAM on board. It also has 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, the Touch Bar and Touch ID.
The second is a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 512GB of flash storage as standard. It uses the Radeon Pro 455 graphics chip with 2GB of RAM on board. It also has 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, the Touch Bar and Touch ID.
We think you will agree that this is Apple's most exciting range of MacBooks ever!