Cupertino giant, Apple has just added the all-new MacBook Pro to its MacBook portfolio. The company’s new laptop came as a surprise announcement after its massive Apple Keynote announcement back in September.
The new Apple MacBook Pro comes with a 16-inch Retina Display with True Tone. It has a screen resolution of 3072 x 1920, with brightness up to 500 nits. That’s a 226 ppi pixel density, delivering almost 6 million pixels. It’s powered by a 9th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, with a more powerful model equipped with an 8-core Intel Core i9 processor. It has 16GB of DDR4 RAM, with up to 1TB of SSD storage (expandable up to 8TB).
In the graphics department, it’s powered with either an AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 6GB of GDDR6 memory, or an AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 6GB of GDDR6 memory.
Being an Apple MacBook, it is also fitted with the Touch Bar, Touch ID biometrics system, Force Touch trackpad, and Apple T2 security chip. The Magic Keyboard is also new, with a redesigned scissor mechanism and 1mm travel.
With its brilliant 16-inch Retina display, 8-core processors, next-gen pro graphics, even better thermal design, new Magic Keyboard, six-speaker sound system, 100Wh battery, up to 8TB of storage and 64GB of fast memory, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the world’s best pro notebook. Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing
The new Apple MacBook Pro also comes with a new thermal design to dissipate more heat and keep the machine cool. It uses larger impeller with extended fan blades, along with bigger vents to deliver up to 28% increase in airflow. This design lets the machine sustain up to 12 more watts during intense workloads compared to its predecessor.
Powering the MacBook Pro is a 100Wh battery, the largest ever to be packed into a MacBook. That gives it an additional hour of up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing.
Pricing and Availability
Apple’s new MacBook Pro is now listed on Apple’s website, but isn’t available for purchase yet. There are two colours available – Space Gray and Silver. The Intel Core i7 model will be priced at RM10,499, while the Intel Core i9 model will sell for RM12,199.
- Intel Core i7 + 512GB Storage + AMD Radeon Pro 5300M – RM10,499
- Intel Core i9 + 1TB Storage + AMD Radeon Pro 5500M – RM12,199