At yesterday’s event, Apple released new MacBook Pro. It’s no suspense that the MacBook Pro has been equipped with Touch Bar, a customizable glass strip with multi-touch for convenient operating. Need more features? Let’s keep checking.
As usual, the new MacBook Pro is available in two sizes including 13″ and 15″. The 13″ MacBook Pro measures 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 inches, weighs 3.02 pounds, and the 15″ MacBook Pro is 13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 inches and weighs 4.02 pounds, so as we can see from the images, the new MacBook Pro features a slimmer and lighter profile.
Meanwhile, highly recyclable aluminum enclosure shows off charming metallic luster along with iconic Apple logo, while optional silver and space gray finishes are designed to meet different users’ preferences.
Several months ago, Martin Hajek showed us a concept MacBook with OLED display strip based on rumors. Now the feature has become reality on 2016 MacBook Pro as the brightest idea of the new machine. The multi-touch strip of glass named Touch Bar has been built into the keyboard in order that you can effortlessly access your frequently used functions and commands such as answering your iPhone, making a FaceTime call, customizing system controls, choosing color, access to function keys, inputting emojis and more. ID Touch has also been integrated into the strip, so you can unlock your MacBook or use Apple Pay with the touch of a finger.
The 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is powered by Intel Core i5/i7 dual-core processor with Intel Iris Graphics 550 and comes with 8GB/16GB RAM and 256GB/512GB SSD. Its 13.3″ LED-backlit display features IPS technology, 2560 x 1600 native resolution at 227 pixel density and 500 nits brightness.
The 15″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has an Intel Core i7 quad-core processor with Radeon Pro 450/455/460 GPU, 16GB LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB SSD, and a 15.4-inch LED-backlit display with IPS, 2880 x 1800 native resolution at 220 pixel density and 500 nits brightness.
Based on your demands, you can choose and configure a very own MacBook Pro. Even with the basic configuration, both MacBook Pro models have the ability to deal with those professional applications.
The keyboard of 2016 MacBook Pro has been redesigned with 4x more key stability for better typing experience, and the Force Touch trackpad delivers a large area for comfortable gesture control.
The MacBook Pro comes equipped with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports that support up to 40Gbps data transfer and up to two 5K displays. Thunderbolt 3 is compatible with USB-C in order to connect with more external devices.
Apart from these, the MacBook with Touch Bar also features 720p FaceTime HD camera, stereo speakers with high dynamic range, three microphones, 3.5mm headphones jack, up to 10 hours of wireless web navigation, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and macOS Sierra.
Prices and availability
13″ MacBook with Touch Bar starts at $1799 USD, and the 15″ version starts at $2399 USD. Both sizes have been available. If you’re interested, jump to Apple official site for its more details.