Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 22-05-2019
Apple has updated the MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time.
According to Apple, the updated MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core for what Apple calls “the fastest Mac notebook ever.”
The 15-inch MacBook Pro now features faster 6- and 8-core Intel Core processors, delivering Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7 GHz.
Along with the new processors, MacBook Pro features a Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide color gamut and True Tone technology. It also comes with stereo speakers, touch ID, contextual controls with Touch Bar and a large Force Touch trackpad.
MacBook Pro also features SSD storage, the Apple T2 Security Chip for enhanced security and Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs.
Other changes include a lightly updated keyboard with Apple saying it’s now building a part of the mechanism with a new material, which should reduce problems. The design however is still the same as the third-generation keyboard used on the 2018 MacBook Pros and MacBook Air.
All the new Macs come with preloaded with macOS Mojave
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro retails for $1,799 (R25,850) and $2,399 (R34,500) respectively.