Apple announces new MacBook Pros with 8th Gen processor and more

16 July, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro With Improved Keyboard, True Tone Display, More

Apple has to prove to professionals and consumers alike that it cares about the Mac and that it's worth paying its premium prices.

Apple also released new leather sleeves for its MacBook lineup.

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro series with new hardware.

For more on Apple's new and improved MacBook Pro, starting at $1,799 United States dollars (13-inch) and $2,399 USD (15-inch), follow to the company's website. You can also activate Siri in new MacBook Pro models by saying "Hey Siri" just like your iPhone and iPad. The new MacBook Pro models feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors and uses Apple T2 chip, first introduced in iMac Pro. With 13-inch and 15-inch variants there's something for everyone.

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Pricing and Availability: The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID, a 2.3GHz 4-Core Processor, 256GB Storage, and 8GB of RAM starts at $1799. It packs Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics with 655MB of eDRAM. The laptops come with 256GB SSD as the starting storage option and can be configurable up to 1TB and 2TB PCIe SSD.

The new MacBook Pros also get Apple's slick True Tone technology, which adjusts color temperatures based on your surroundings to provide a more natural viewing experience on your screen. Another feature ported from iOS includes being able to invoke the "Hey, Siri" phrase to activate Siri instead of a keyboard shortcut.

The new MacBook Pro models also feature the T2 chip made by Apple for enhanced secure boots and help in encrypted storage.

Let's talk about these keyboards.

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One of the updates on the new MacBook Pro models is Apple's third-generation butterfly keyboard, which the company says is "quieter" than the previous keyboards on older MacBook Pros.

Nonetheless, more than the price bump, prosumers are finally going to be happy that they at least have a choice.

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