MacBook Pro: On the 27th October Apple event, the company announced their new MacBook Pro that is thinner, lighter and boosts a Touch Bar. During the introduction of MacBok Pro, Apple CEO Tim Cook said: “This week happens to be a huge week in the history of the Mac, and the history of Apple.”
MacBook Pro Touch Bar
The Touch Bar is the new retina display touchscreen row that has the capability of adapting and performing with any software that the user open on the screen. The retina display panel is built into the area above the keyboard. Touch Bar which is like a mini computer built into the MacBook Pro changes and adapts according to the application you are using. It supports Safari browser, predictive typing and emojis, photo editing or adjusting volume. Macrumours reports that, Touch ID, powered by a dedicated T1 processor, is built into the Touch Bar. The T1 processor features a secure enclave, that allows users to log into MacBook Pro. You can switch user profiles using your fingerprint, even authorize purchases.
The MacBook Pro keyboard is quite similar to the keyboard of MacBook. The keys are of course flatter and more stable. The all new MacBook bears twice the dynamic range, improved bass and has ditched all ports except for the headphone jack and USB-C ports. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering revealed, that the touchscreen keyboard will feature a dedicated key for Siri.
MacBook Pro Features
As predicted, at 13-inch MacBook Pro is thinner and lighter, weighs 5 pounds. According to Schiller, the 15-inch version has a trackpad that is twice as big as the previous version. The later version bears, Intel i7 processors, solid state drives along with Radeon Pro graphics processors. Some of the performance enhancing features of Pro are, faster SSDs, Skylake processors, high-speed memory, advanced thermal architecture, and Thunderbolt 3 support.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro sports 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Graphics, 256GB /512GB of flash storage depending on the model and 8GB of memory. The 15-inch version will feature a 2.6 GHz or 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, a Radeon Pro 450 or 455, and 256GB /512GB of flash storage depending on the model and a 16GB of memory. Additionally, improvements can be made the CPU, GPU (15-inch only), and storage space.
“The Mac is more than a product to us, it’s a testament to everything we do and everything that created Apple. The world’s creative forces use the Mac to push the world forward,” Cook said at the event in an attempted to rekindle interest in the market. IDC estimates that Apple had about 7 percent of the worldwide PC market as of July and Mac revenue has been going flat for around a year, in the quarter ending in September.
MacBook Pro Price
The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,799 and the 15-inch MacBook Pro costs $2,399. Both machines are available in Silver or Space Gray. An entry-level MacBook Pro sans Touch Bar or Touch ID, with ower-end graphics, comes at an affordable price of $1,499.