In probably one of the quietest product announcements ever, Apple launched its 2018 MacBook Pros complete with upgrades that deliver faster performance compared to last year’s Pros. Only the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch Bar got updated with the newer processors, True Tone displays, and a “quieter” keyboard design. There are no upgrades to the chassis, just the internals receive a spec bump.
The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with a 6-core processor on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance than last year’s models. According to Apple the newly improved MacBooks will be able to handle heavyweight tasks like data manipulation, simulations, multimedia processing, etc., with ease.
The 15-inch model will now have 32GB DDR4 RAM and a larger battery making it a complete powerhouse. Storage capacities have also been doubled, from 2TB to 4TB for the 15-inch variant and 1TB to 2TB in the 13-inch variant.
The new Pro models now have True Tone display technology which offers a natural viewing experience. The light sensors automatically adjust color temperature to make the display color look closer to what it would look in real life. All models also feature an improved third-generation Butterfly keyboard for quieter typing.
T2 chips, which debuted in iMac Pro, are also a new addition to MacBook Pro. The new chips will now offer enhanced system security with support for secure boot and on-the-fly-encrypted storage. You can also activate Siri in new MacBook Pro models by saying “Hey, Siri” just like your iPhone and iPad.
Its powerful Radeon Pro graphics, large Force Touch track pad, revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, dynamic stereo speakers, quiet Apple-designed cooling system and varied connectivity options are what make the MacBook Pro the ideal notebook.