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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch models with Touch Bar launched

Apple has introduced its latest Macbook Pro laptops at it 25th anniversary of portable computers. It comes in three variants that include –

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro  without touch bar
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro  with Touch Bar
  • 15-Inch MacBook Pro  with Touch Bar.

As the name suggests, touch bar is multi-touch enabled and replaces the function key’s row. It dynamically adjusts and display icons according to the current work user is doing on the MacBook.

Apple MacBook Pro  13″ with Touch Bar

It has 13.3-Inch IPS LED-backlit display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen delivers 500nits brightness and 227ppi pixel density. Under the hood is 2.9GHz (turbo boost up to 3.3GHz) dual core Intel Core i5 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache.

The laptop has 8GB LPDDR (2133Mhz) RAM  and 256GB / 512GB PCIe based SSD storage. It has 720p FaceTime HD camera and comes with built-in 49.2 watt-hour Lithium Polymer battery. It is said to offer up to 10 hours wireless web / iTunes movie playback and up to 30 days of standby.

apple-macbook-pro-2017-image-03The Apple MacBook Pro 13″ model features four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports that supports charging, displayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) etc. It has touch bar that integrates with Touch ID sensor and comes with Backlit keyboard with force touch trackpad.

It has Stereo speakers with HDR, three microphones and 3.5mm Audio Jack. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth V4.2 as well.

Apple MacBook Pro 15″ with Touch Bar

There are two models available in this category. They have 15.4-inch IPS LED-backlit display with 500nits brightness, wide color gamut (P3) and 220ppi pixel density. In terms of measurements, it has dimensions of 13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 inches and weighs 1.83KG. It runs on MacOS Sierra.

apple-macbook-pro-2017-image-01The cheaper one sports 2.6GHz (turbo boost up 3.5GHz) quad core Intel Core i7 processor with 6MB shared L3 cache. It can be configured with 2.9GHz (turbo boost up to 3.5GHz) quad core Intel Core i7 with 8MB shared L3 cached. It has 256GB on-board PCIe based SSD (configurable up to 512GB / 1TB or 2TB SSD). It has Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory with automatic Graphics switching to Intel HD Graphics 530 (configurable to Radeon Pro 460 with 4GB GDDR5 memory with automatic graphics switching).

The Premium MacBook Pro 15″ model with touch bar sports 2.7GHz (turbo boost up to 3.6GHz) quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with 8Mb shared L3 cache. It has configurable option of 2.9Ghz (turbo boost up to 3.8GHz) quad-core Core i7 with 8MB shared L3 Cache. It comes with 512GB PCIe based SSD with options of 1TB or 2TB as well. In terms of GPU, It has Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching to Intel HD graphics 530. It can be configured to include Radeon Pro 460 with graphics switching.

Both the models have 16GB LPDDR3 (2133MHz) RAM. It has four Thunderbold 3 (USB-C) ports for Charing, Displayport, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps). It has Full Size backlit keyboard with 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys. These laptops include Touch  Bar with Integrated touch ID sensor and Ambient Light sensor as well.

apple-macbook-pro-2017-image-05The MacBook Pro 16-inch models support Wi-Fi 802.11 ac wireless networking, Bluetooth V4.2 and includes 720p FaceTime HD camera. They stereo speakers with high dynamic range, 3 microphones and 3.5mm audio jack.  Inside is 76-watt-hour Li-Po battery that oofers 10 horus wireless web / iTunes movie playback and 30 days of standby.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch without Touch Bar

It has 13.3-Inch IPS LED-backlit display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen delivers 500nits brightness and 227ppi pixel density.

Under the hood is 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 (turbo boost up to 3.1Ghz) processor with 4MB shared L3 cache and Intel Iris Graphics 540 GPU. It has optional 2.4GHz dual core Core i7 processor (turbo boost up to 3.4GHz) with 16GB RAM, 512GB/1TB storage options.

apple-macbook-pro-2017-image-04The laptop has 8GB LPDDR (1866Mhz) RAM  and 256GB / 512GB PCIe based SSD storage. It has 720p FaceTime HD camera and comes with built-in 54.5 watt-hour Lithium Polymer battery. It is said to offer up to 10 hours wireless web / iTunes movie playback and up to 30 days of standby.

The Apple MacBook Pro 13″ model without Touch Bar features two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports that supports charging, displayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps) etc. It has touch bar that integrates with Touch ID sensor and comes with Backlit keyboard with force touch trackpad.

It has Stereo speakers with HDR, three microphones and 3.5mm Audio Jack. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth V4.2 as well.

Price of Apple MacBook Pro

 

  • 13-inch MacBook Pro without touch bar price starts at $1499
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar price starts at $1799 or $1999 depending on the configurations.
  • 15-Inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar price starts at $2399 or $2799 respectively depending on the configurations.

 

 

Source
Apple

Pawan Lokhandwala

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