Apple upgrades processors in MacBook Pro, 8-core 15-inch model now available

Apple upgrades processors in MacBook Pro, 8-core 15-inch model now available

Apple  announced on Tuesday that the MacBook Pro is getting a speed boost. The company revealed that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is now available with eight-generation Intel processors, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro now sports ninth-generation CPUs, including the first 8-core Mac laptop.

Apple also said that the 2019 MacBook Pro features changes to the butterfly keyboard mechanism that should help prevent the problems that users have experienced in previous MacBook models.

Apple is offering the new MacBook Pro models at the same price points as those released in July 2018.

15-inch MacBook Pro

The $2,799 15-inch MacBook Pro could be the fastest Mac laptop ever, with its ninth-generation 8-core Core i9 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 5GHz. Apple says the new MacBook Pro is two times faster than a quad-core MacBook Pro, and 40 percent faster than the 6-core model that was introduced last July. Other specs include:

  • 4GB Radeon Pro 555X graphics
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage

The $2,399 15-inch MacBook Pro now has a ninth-generation 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, an upgrade from the eighth-generation 2.2GHz 6-core Core i7 CPU that was introduced last year. Other specs include:

  • 4GB Radeon Pro 560X graphics
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage

As for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the $1799 and $1,999 standard configurations get new eighth-generation quad-core Core i5 processors. The $1,299 and $1,499 models remain unchanged with seventh-generation 2.3GHz dual-core Core i5 CPUs.

via Macworld https://www.macworld.com/article/3396662/apple-upgrades-processors-in-macbook-pro-8-core-15-inch-model-now-available.html#tk.rss_all
link : https://www.macworld.com/article/3396662/apple-upgrades-processors-in-macbook-pro-8-core-15-inch-model-now-available.html#tk.rss_all
May 21, 2019 at 07:09PM

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