On Thursday, October 27, Apple introduced a new generation of MacBook Pro laptops line of “professional“. The event, which for a long time, rumors circulated, held at Apple headquarters in Cupertino.
New MacBook Pro became a staple of Apple’s presentation. As expected, the computer is equipped with touch OLED-panel, located above the keyboard, as we have seen the same concept of apple keyboard in our earlier posts. Laptop Touch panel received the name of “Touch Bar” and replaces the top row of function keys F1-F12.
Of course, Apple would not have to work on this technology, only to abandon the mechanical keys in favor of touch. The most useful option Touch Bar application will be transferred frequently used functions on the mini-screen. According to Apple, in many cases it is much more convenient than the usual function keys.
The touch panel display can also be used in many ways such as commands for any application. This can be used for music experience when using iTunes, frequently visited sites or the navigation controls for Safari, customizable elements of the control panel for other applications such as Finder, Logic Pro and Pages.
As we noted at Apple, the second display of MacBook Pro speeds up any action. The messengers and mail works predictive feature that allows you to type messages and use emoticons quickly. This functionality is already offering iPhone keyboard and iPad.
Touch Bar in sync with all the native applications on MacOS – from GarageBand to the terminal. Panel Setup is as simple transfer similar to the Finder button.
The touchpad is integrated with biometric module Touch second generation ID. The fingerprint reader is located right at the edge of the Touch Bar and allows online payments to confirm and unlock Mac with a single touch, as it does on iOS-devices
New Apple laptops have become thinner current models. According to Apple, it is the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever. This was achieved also thanks to the new monitor fastener, metal parts which are manufactured by extrusion method to create the items are very small in size, the thinner keyboard mechanism “butterfly”. Special technology provides a clear and stable operation by pressing any of the keys.
The thickness of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is just 14.9 mm it has become 17% thinner, and its volume by 23% less than the previous model. Furthermore, it has become easier to 200 g, and weighs 1.37 kg. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro has a thickness of just 15.5 mm it has become 14% thinner, and its volume is 20% less than the previous model. He also became 200 g lighter and weighs only 1.84 kg.
MacBook Pro has lost all standard ports in favor of the four connectors USB-C Thunderbolt interface 3 and a 3.5mm audio jack. The device is equipped with the best displays on the Mac, pointed to Apple. They brighter by 67% and 25% saturated.
New models of Apple laptops got powerful 4-core Intel Core i7 processors of the sixth generation, and in the top configuration – graphics chips Radeon Pro with the architecture of the Polaris, made on 14-nm process technology.
Apple for a long time did not make significant changes in the lineup On Mac, which is why, according to most experts, many users prefer to do only the most necessary purchases the Mac, postponing the update before the release of new models do. Expected update has brought the MacBook Pro design of the most radical changes in the past few years. In the last “major update” the company refused to DVD-drives, has moved from the HDD to SSD and increased resolution displays.
13-inch MacBook Pro is available today at a price at £999 ($1,119). It is equipped with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz and acceleration Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz, 8 GB of memory and flash drive 256 GB.
Finally, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a touch panel Touch Bar and Touch ID sensor is available for £1,999 ($2,099). It is equipped with 4-core Intel Core i7 processor with a clock speed of 2.6 GHz and acceleration Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz, 16 GB of memory and flash drive 256 GB