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MacBook Pro 2018 Price, Specs, and Overview

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In what can be described as the quietest product launch ever from Apple, the Cupertino–based tech giant, last month, released new models to its MacBook Pros line of laptop PCs. Earlier generations of the MacBook Pro had amazing design, software and hardware properties but the MacBook Pro 2018 features has been dubbed “the most advanced Mac notebook ever” by Apple. Ladies and gentlemen, ready to see what the most powerful MacBook Pros are made of? — briefly though.

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MacBook Pros are renowned for their particularly stunning and slim aesthetic and   its good to see that the 2018 versions aren’t any different. The MacBook Pro 2018 come in the same dimension, design, and weighs exactly the same as their predecessors. Again, like the versions before them, the MacBook Pro 2018 is available in 2 different screen sizes: 13- and 15-inches respectively.

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Another notable design feature of the MacBook Pro 2018 is the revamped keyboard. Apple describes the keyboard on the new Mac as a “third-generation keyboard” which has a silicone membrane that helps take noise made by the keypads during typing down a notch. Aside keeping the keys quiet, the silicone membrane design also eliminates dust interference with the keys.

Right above the keyboard is the Touch Bar; a touch-sensitive screen with 2170 x 60 pixels resolution that, depending on the app that’s currently in use, displays context-sensitive buttons and shortcuts. The Touch Bar was first introduced in 2016 MacBook Pros and it has been received with mixed complements and reactions. Next to the Touch Bar is the PC’s fingerprint scanner.

The 13- and 15-inch models of the MacBook Pro 2018 all come with a total of five(5) ports: four (4) Thunderbolt 3 USB-C portd for super fast transfer speed and one 3.5mm headphone jack.

Display

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Just like the design, not much modification was made to the new MacBook Pros’ displays when compared to it’s predecessors. The only new thing to get excited about the display is the “True Tone” features which automatically adjusts the screen colour to match the surrounding environment ambient light.

Processor

The 15-inch MacBook Pro ’18 comes in 2 different models on processor and storage basis: first one has a 2.2GHz six-core Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) with 16GB of DDR4 RAM while the second is powered by a 2.9GHz six-core Intel Core i9 (8th Gen) with discrete Radeon Pro (4GB of video memory) with 32GB of RAM. Per built-in storage, the Core i7 model of the 15-inch model is available in either 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB or 4TB options while the core i9 model: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB.

MacBook Pro 2018

The 13-inch model on the other hand also comes in 2 processor and storage models: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) with 8GB RAM and a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) model with 16GB RAM. Regarding built-in storage, both models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018 are available in four options: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB.

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Overall performance will blow users away as Apple says the new MacBook Pros will offer twice the speed of the previous generation.

Battery

The 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro has a built-in 58 WHr and 83.6 WHr battery respectively. While Apple says longevity can reach up to 10 hours, don’t be disappointed if you don’t get that much out of your battery because everything boils down to manner and intensity of usage.

Macbook Pro Price and Availability

Expensive: just about the right word to describe the MacBook Pro machines. The 13-inch model with the lowest spec comes in at $1,799 (in the US) or £1,749 (in the UK). The 15-inch model, on the other hand, starts from $2,399 (US)/ £2,349 (UK).

MacBook Pro 2018 (15-inch) Key Specifications

  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
  • Up to 4TB of SSD storage
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

MacBook Pro 2018 (13-inch) Key Specifications

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

MacBook Pro 2018 13-inch, 15-inch Specs

Here are a few specs of the MacBook Pro 2018 13in, 15in:

General Features

  • OS: macOS High Sierra
  • Processor: 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, with 64MB of eDRAM (13-inch), 2.2GHz, 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz,4.3GHz with 9MB shared L3 cache
  • GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (13-inch), Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Memory: 8BG (13-inch), 16GB
  • Colours: Silver % Space Gray
  • Dimension: 149 x 341 x 214 mm (13-inch), 155 x 349 x 247 mm
  • Weight: 1.37 kg (13-inch), 1.83kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2560 x 1600 (13-inch), 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2880 x 18000
  • Keyboard: Full-size backlit keyboard
  • Pointing Device:

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128, 256, 512 GB (13-inch), 256, 512 GB
  • Optical Storage:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Yes, 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • USB Ports: Yes, USB 3.1
  • HDMI: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Ports: Yes
  • DisplayPort: Yes
  • VGA: Yes
  • Ethernet (RJ-45):
  • SD Slot:
  • Mic/Headphone:
  • WLAN: Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology (13-inch), Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC:
  • Docking Connector:
  • Mobile Broadband:

Other Features

  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • True Tone technology
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilitie

Battery

  • Battery: Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Use Time: up to –

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article MacBook Pro 2018 Price, Specs, and Overview was written by Olanrewaju Sodiq. The article was last modified: August 24th, 2018

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