Today, Apple introduced a spectacular update to the MacBook Pro lineup. With a familiar but re-designed all-aluminium unibody, the new Apple MacBook Pro has certainly stepped up the mark. With an all-new revolutionary Touch Bar, Apple has also revised the track-pad, retina display, and audio experience. Alongside the MacBook Pro, Apple also introduced an update to Apple TV, bringing all your favorite shows, games, and movies to one destination. I’m covering more on Apple TV in an upcoming article. For now, take a look through this overview of the new MacBook Pro lineup, which explores the details you might have missed.
Revolutionary Touch Bar
The revolutionary Touch Bar is a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass, built into the MacBook Pro unibody for instant access to the tools you want. Just below the screen, the new Touch Bar replaces traditional MacBook function keys. Apple has truly re-designed our laptop experience, making way for a multi-touch retina strip which adapts to onscreen activity.
Touch Bar merges the gap between tablet and computer. The glass strip display shows you relevant tools you already know how to use. System controls like volume and brightness, with added intelligent typing features and predictive text, give you an unparalleled experience.
The new MacBook Pro lineup brings a huge boost to performance and portability. Whatever the need, you’ll get there faster with cutting edge graphics, high-performance processors, and state of the art flash storage that’s up to 100% faster. With 10 hours of battery life, the new MacBook Pro shows a huge improvement on previous models.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro features a powerful Radeon Pro discrete GPU in every configuration, delivering up to 130% faster graphics performance than the previous generation. Manufactured with a cutting-edge 14nm process, Radeon Pro graphics now deliver up to 2.5x more computing power per watt. With 64MB of embedded DRAM, the 13-inch model provides up to 103% faster-integrated graphics than the previous generation.
The new Retina display in the MacBook Pro is the best ever in a Mac notebook. Featuring brighter LED backlighting and an increased contrast ratio, the new MacBook Pro Retina display delivers much deeper blacks and insanely bright whites. Its larger pixel aperture and variable refresh rate, make the display more power efficient than previous generations. It’s the first MacBook ever to support wide colour for even more vibrant greens and reds.
Apple has completely redesigned the speakers on the new MacBook Pro lineup. With twice the dynamic range and up to 58% more volume, you can expect a rich audio experience. The new MacBook Pro family offers you a tempting choice against competitor notebooks.
Keyboard and Trackpad
Interacting with the new MacBook Pro is an experience made better with Apple’s redesigned second-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard. Meticulously refined for greater comfort and responsiveness, Apple’s updated and LED backlit keys seamlessly support your fingers between the Touch Bar and expanded Track Pad. With new Force Touch, seen in the new iPhone 7 and 7+, Apple has crossed technology barriers to give users a more responsive tack-back experience when navigating the new MacBook Pro.