To create the new MacBook, every fundamental element of the notebook had to be completely reimagined.
In a quiet mid-summer update to the MacBook Pro, Apple has packed a ton of new goodies in the 2018 revision. The main changes include:
- Coffee Lake processors with quad-core i7 options on the 13-inch and 6-core i9 options on the 15-inch
- Thunderbolt 3 on all four ports on both 13- and 15-inch models
- Radeon Pro GPUs (15-inch models only)
- Super fast PCIe SSDs in capacities up to 4TB on the 15-inch, 2TB on the 13-inch
- Improved display, with a new True Tone display
- 3rd-generation butterfly keyboard
- T2 chip with improved security
2018 MacBook Pro Summary
The flagship is the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, available in two standard specs: a 2.2GHz Core i7 processor, Radeon Pro 555X GPU and 256GB PCIe SSD, and a 2.6GHz Core i7 processor with Radeon 560X GPU and 512GB PCIe SSD. This can be maxed-out with a build-to-order 2.9GHz i9 CPU, 32GB of RAM 4TB PCIe SSD. All models have four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Pricing starts at $2399.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also available in two models: a 2.3GHz Core i5 CPU, Intel Iris 640 GPU, and 256GB PCIe SSD, while the higher-tier model also includes a 2.3GHz Core i5 processor, and a slightly beefier Intel Its 655 GPU. Both models have 8GB RAM. The maxed-out version offers a 2.7GHz i7 CPU, 16GB RAM and 2TB PCIe SSD, but there’s no option for a discrete GPU. All models have four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports. Pricing starts at $1799.
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