Apple updates its MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch models


Cupertino-based technology giant Apple has announced that it has updated its MacBook Pro lineup with enhanced security features, larger memory and a faster core processor. The newly launched MacBook Pro models sport a touch bar. While the 15-inch model with Touch bar comes with 8th gen Intel core processors, the 13-inch model with Touch bar comes with 4-cores.

The new processor is said to accelerate the performance of the 15-inch model by up to 70% and the performance of the 13-inch model supposedly gets doubled with it.

While the newly launched 13-inch MacBook Pro is priced at Rs 1,49,900, the 15-inch MacBook Pro model costs Rs 1,99,900. Both the models of MacBook Pro are available at select Apple authorised sellers.

Speaking about the launch, Apple’s senior vice president Philip Schiller said, “The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we’ve ever made. Now with 8th-generation 6-core processors, up to 32GB of system memory, up to 4TB of super fast SSD storage, new True Tone technology in its Retina display and Touch Bar, the Apple T2 chip for enhanced security and a third-generation quieter keyboard packed into its thin and light aluminium design with all-day battery life, it’s the best notebook for pro users.”

The newly launched models of Apple MacBook Pro come with 32GB of onboard memory, a keyboard that enables quieter typing. Additionally, it’ll be the first time that Apple’s voice assistant Siri will be available on Mac laptops.

The MacBook Pros without touch bar made headlines in April because of its battery related issues. The technology giant soon announced that this issue had nothing to do with security and announced worldwide free replacement of these batteries.

The 15-inch model of the new MacBook Pro is powered by 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors clocked up to 2.9 GHz. It has Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory and 4TB of SSD storage.

On the other hand, the 13-inch model is powered by Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors clocked up to 2.7 GHz. It comes with Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM and had up to 2TB of SSD storage.

Both the models come with True Tone display technology and house Apple T2 Chip.

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