A refresher for the MacBook Pro lineup has just been done by Apple. Now, the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro has been gaining improved performance thanks to an Intel 8th Generation processor embedded into the device as well as more varied RAM options.
The MacBook Pro 13 now gets two extra cores with Kaby Lake-R generation, so the Intel i5 and i7 processors now have four cores. According to Apple, the updated MacBook Pro should deliver twice the performance of its predecessor with the Intel 7th Generation processor.
In addition, Apple also claims that the Core i5 variant can reach a maximum of 3.8 GHz with Turbo Boost and keep the base frequency of 2.3 GHz. Meanwhile, the Core i7 model has a 2.7 GHz clock and reaches a maximum speed of 4.5 GHz also with Turbo Boost.
Meanwhile, Iris Plus 655 graphics are integrated into 128MB eDRAM which has twice the capability of the previous model. Regarding storage can reach up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD, but RAM remains limited, ie 16 GB LPDDR3-2133.
Unlike the MacBook Pro 13, for Apple MacBook Pro 15 variants slightly different attention. This device is also planted Intel 8th Generation processor, but users can also get Core i9. Yes! Can be said Apple actually also offers a variant that is provided Core i9.
The Core i9 comes with 6 cores, 12 threads, 2.9 GHz bases and a 4.8 GHz Turbo Boost frequency. As for the Core i7 option, Apple offers two options, which run at 2.20 GHz – 4.1 GHz and the other 2.6 GHz – 4.3 GHz.
Associated with the two options, Apple promises there is a performance increase up to 70% compared to previous generations. About RAM, Apple offers upgrades to 32 GB DDR4-2400 combined 4 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
Graphic options are AMD Radeo Pro 555X with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM and Radeon Pro 560X with 4 GB GDDR5. Apple also brings the so-called Apple T2 Chip introduced in iMacs. This chip adds an extra layer of security and Siri support to MacBook Pro.
Not only that, Apple’s refresh also impacted the Retina Display in both MacBook Pro models. Apple added more True Tons and screen panels with a wider color gamut and up to 500 nits of brightness.
Along with the upcoming MacBook Pro 13 and 15, Apple also released a slipcase with a choice of Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and Black colors. In addition, Apple also released eGPU (external GPU) for MacBook Pro.
The device comes with Thunderbolt 3 connector on 13-inch and 15-inch models supporting up to two 5K screens. In addition, this enclosure is also equipped with Radeon Pro 580 with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Other connector support is 4x USB 3.0, and HDMI 2.0.
About the price, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Core i5 dibanderol start from the price of US $ 1,799 or about Rp26 million. Meanwhile, i7 model price is higher US $ 300 or about Rp30, 2 million. 15-inch MacBook Pro variant Core i7 sells for US $ 2,399 or approximately Rp34, 5 million.
While the 15-inch MacBook Pro variant Core i9 dibanderol for US $ 2,799 or about Rp40, 3 million. If you are interested in using the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro in which embedded Radeon Pro 560X, you should get an additional charge of US $ 100.