After a pretty long time, Apple has finally updated their computer section. However, this time, Apple has made a significant change since the new MacBook Pro is more developed as compared to previous models. From the specifications to overall appearance – everything looks awesome. Not only that but also, Apple has included plenty of features those cannot be found in other laptops. If you are interested into the new MacBook Pro, do read on to know more about everything.
New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar: Specifications, Features, and Price
Body and Build Quality
There is no doubt on the build quality of any Apple laptop since they use hard material to wrap up the components. This time, Apple has used complete metal on all over the body, which has made the laptop even better in terms of quality and hardness. The look of the new MacBook Pro is much better than previous models – older models are not bad either. Actually, Apple launches two MacBook Pro having 13-inch display and a 15-inch screen. The 13-inch model weighs 3lb and the other one weighs 4lb those are actually lighter than other laptops. On the other hand, you can find bigger touchpad as well as keys those will let you type faster. The best new thing you can find is the Touch Bar, which has been on the news since past couple of weeks and Apple has made it real. You can find a Touch Bar above the keys that changes according to the software or program you can running on your laptop. You can make certain changes using that Touch Bar. You can get these laptops in two different colors i.e. Silver and Space Gray.
Display and Other Hardware
The display quality is much better than previous since you will get brighter Retina display. Talking about specifications, you will get 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The 16-inch model comes with 15.4-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels.
Regarding the processor, the 13-inch model (without Touch Bar) sports 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache. The Touch Bar model has 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache. The 15-inch model features 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache. Both of the models of 13-inch variant come with 8GB of RAM but the 16GB of RAM is included into the 15-inch model. Generally, you will get 256GB SSD. But, some variants come with 512GB SSD as well.
MacBook always features a good front facing camera and this time; there is no exception since you are about to get a 720p camera with these MacBook Pros. Apart from that Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc. can be found in these devices. You can find four Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging, DisplayPort etc.
Talking about the graphics, you will get Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching with the 15-inch model without Touch Bar. The 13-inch models have Intel Iris Graphics 540 and 550 respectively. Regarding audio, you will get Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, two microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack, etc.
The 13-inch model without Touch Bar has 54.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery, and the Touch Bar model has 49.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery. The 15-inch model has 76.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery.
The very last but not the least thing is software. You will get macOS Sierra along with all the Apple software including Calendar, Contacts, Keynote, iTunes and all.
The prices of the 15-inch variant are $2399 and $2799 in the US. The 13-inch model costs around $1499, $1799 and $1999 respectively in the US.