Apple unveils powerful new MacBook Pros

Today, Apple unveiled a long-awaited update for its MacBook Pro range, bringing with it faster performance and new “pro features” and making it the “most advanced Mac notebook ever”.

Both and 15-inch and 13-inch versions of the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar have been significantly improved with 8th-generation Intel Core processors. The 6-core on the 15-inch model boosts performance by up to 70 percent, while the quad-core on the 13-inch model has doubled its performance.

Additional updates include support for up to 32GB of memory, a True Tone display and an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing.

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“The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Now with 8th-generation 6-core processors, up to 32GB of system memory, up to 4TB of super fast SSD storage, new True Tone technology in its Retina display and Touch Bar, the Apple T2 chip for enhanced security and a third-generation quieter keyboard packed into its thin and light aluminum design with all-day battery life, it’s the best notebook for pro users.”

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15-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights

  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
  • Up to 4TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

13-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

The new updated MacBook Pro is available to order now, with the 13-inch model starting at £1,249 and the 15-inch model starting at £2,349.

 

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