The new MacBook Pro is now in the market. It is available for pre-order. This MacBook Pro feels and looks so awesome that for a moment it is hard to believe in such perfection. It has a matte finish which means that the touch bar and every other thing feels more physical. The design distractingly bright but rather blends in. MacBook has always been labeled tacky by users so this is great work on the body image. It seems that the touch bar and brightness are right on point with the backlit keyboard. There is no haptic feedback but other than that the device seems perfect.
It also has filter application for Photos and email sorting in main mail. There is also an option of rearranging buttons which are to be found in the options on the menu tab. The neat thing about this is that dragging buttons down from the screen to the Touch Bar has instantaneous movement of the keys on second screen as well.
MacBook Pro touch ID can be used to switch it on or off
The touch ID works well. MacBook Pro automatically powers on when users open it. Holding the touch ID will turn the computer off. The Touch Bar has the tap and hold feature so now, users can hold a bunch of buttons to get functions faster. The keyboard is identical to the butterfly keyboard found in the small Mac. A beautiful retina display is the basics of a good gadget and MacBook Pro has not let us down. The trackpad is massive and the palm-rejection software on point. Since, our palms are going to be resting on the thing all the time this is very useful.
The laptop weighs three pounds. It isn’t that light but feels a bit lighter than the previous MacBook Pro. Part of the Apple’s new thermal management system is vents on both left, right and on the bottom of the laptop. It also doesn’t have wedged shaped as expected by many MacBook enthusiasts. There is a regular 3.5mm headphone jack.
The laptop comes with a 4 Thunderbolt/ USB-C ports. It is likely to cause people some consternation but seems like they will get a hang of it just fine. Apple is aiming to sell a series of laptops that only use USB-C. This means that the sale of cables and accessories will reach sky high.
The models are pricey so better save up
The 13 inch model is on preorder sale for $1499 but this is basic with no touch bar, two USB-C ports, a 2.0 GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor and a 256 GB SSD. It then jumps to a $1799 where you have a Touch Bar, two more USB-C ports and a 2,9 GHz Core i5 processor.
The $2899 version has maximum specs of 3.3 GHz dual core i7, 1TB SSD and 16 GB RAM.
Every 15 inch model has the touch bar and starts with a price of $2399 for the base 2.6 GHz quad-core i7 processor, a 16GB RAM, a 256 GB SSD and a 2 GB AMD Radeon Pro 450 graphics card.
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The most powerful MacBook Pro that Apple has up for sale is $4299 with the specs of 2.9GHx quad core i7, 2 TBSSD for storage and a 4 GB Radeon Pro 460 coupled with 16 GB of RAM. The 13 inch model is available for purchase today and will start shipping next week. The touch bar models are up for orders but Apple will start shipping in late November.
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