Overnight Apple announced its brand new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pros. The latter is particularly exciting, as its the first 8-core MacBook to hit the market.
Here’s how much it will cost and when you can get your grabby hands on it.
When Intel announced a new line of 9th-gen CPUs a few weeks ago, it was sort of expected that those processors would find their way into a wide range of new and refreshed laptops like those from Asus and Razer. However, since Apple sometimes skips over entire generations of silicon, being able to get those chips in a new MacBook wasn’t exactly a sure thing.Read more
On the lower end of the scale, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with an 2.4-GHz 8th gen quad-core Intel processor, updated graphics and the Touch Bar. It starts at $2,699.
As for the 15-inch versions, the lower end 6-core model starts at $3,499 and comes with Intel’s Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB storage.
If you’re after the 8-core unit it starts at $4,099 for the Intel Core i9 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. Both versions have the Touch Barand retina display with True Tone.
Apple claims that the 8-core Pro will have double the performance compared to older quad core laptops and 40 per cent improved performance than previous gen 6-core models. You can read more specifics on the performance right here.
All of the new models also come with an updated keyboard that is made from new material that will apparently reduce previously reported issues.
Apple’s new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros are available from Apple’s Australian store from today.