Apple has give its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup a much needed refresh. Not much for the look, but more of an internal upgrade of sorts, though minor.

The new MacBook and MacBook Pros now boasts Intel’s 7th Generation Kaby Lake processors which uses a slightly tweaked version of the 14nm manufacturing process. This in turn provides a boost in CPU clock speed, and supports native acceleration for encoding and decoding 4K video.

Other key improvements include:

  • A slightly refined butterfly switch keyboard
  • Faster SSDs
  • Faster GPUs for the 15-inch models

The 13-inch models comes with Intel’s Iris Plus GPUs, and will make use of dual core CPUs, while the larger 15-inch models be fitted with quad-core processors and faster discrete AMD graphics cards.

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Photo: The Verge

Both the new MacBook and the non-Touch Bar version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro will have a starting price of $1,299, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar starts at $1,799, and the 15-inch version starts at $2,399.

Source: Ars Technica

Photos: The Verge




Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.