MacBook Pro gets faster CPU/GPU/SSDs, non-Touch Bar model now $200 cheaper

Apple has refreshed its notebook lineup during this morning’s keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose. Like its updated 12-inch MacBook, the refreshed MacBook Pro lineup now provides Intel’s latest seventh-generation processors, code-named “Kaby Lake”, that were announced in March.

All MacBook Pro models now include enhanced SSDs, up to 50 percent faster than before.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar starts at $ 1,799. If you need a notebook with a 15-inch display and Touch Bar, that’ll be a cool $ 2,399, at least.

The 13-inchers have Intel CPUs up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz while their 15-inch counterparts include up to 3.1 GHz Core i7 chips with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz.

In terms of graphics, the baseline non-Touch Bar model uses Intel’s Iris Plus Graphics 640. The more powerful Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 is powering other 13-inchers without Touch Bar.

All models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro have been upgraded to Radeon Pro 555 discrete graphics with 2GB video memory. A Radeon Pro 560 GPU with 4GB memory is available as a build-to-order option on Apple’s web store.

Here are the stock MacBook Pro configurations:

$ 1,299 13-inch MaBook Pro

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit 2560-by-1600 display with IPS technology at 227PPI, with 200 nits of brightness and wide color (P3) support
  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$ 1,499 13-inch MaBook Pro

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit 2560-by-1600 display with IPS technology at 227PPI, with 200 nits of brightness and wide color (P3) support
  • 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  • 2x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports

$ 1,799 13-inch MaBook Pro

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit 2560-by-1600 display with IPS technology at 227PPI, with 200 nits of brightness and wide color (P3) support
  • 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
  • 4x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

$ 1,999 13-inch MaBook Pro

  • 13.3-inch LED-backlit 2560-by-1600 display with IPS technology at 227PPI, with 200 nits of brightness and wide color (P3) support
  • 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
  • 4x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

$ 2,399 13-inch MaBook Pro

  • 15-inch LED-backlit 2880-by-1800 display with IPS technology at 220PPI, with 200 nits of brightness and wide color (P3) support
  • 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Discrete Radeon Pro 555 graphics with 2GB video memory
  • 4x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

$ 2,799 13-inch MaBook Pro

  • 15-inch LED-backlit 2880-by-1800 display with IPS technology at 220PPI, with 200 nits of brightness and wide color (P3) support
  • 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage
  • Discrete Radeon Pro 560 graphics with 4GB video memory
  • 4x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

The updated machines are available with 1-day shipping, in Silver or Space Gray.

It’s worth reiterating that the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro model without Touch Bar now costs $ 1,299 instead of $ 1,499. Being a cool $ 200 cheaper actually makes in comparison MacBook Air a tougher sell as it’s only gotten a faster 1.8GHz Intel chip today.

Apple also continues to offer the previous-generation MacBook Pro with a 15-inch screen, Intel’s 2.2GHz quad-core Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz, 16GB 1600MHz memory, 256GB SSD storage, Intel Iris Pro Graphics and two Thunderbolt 2 ports.

It’s available in Silver finish only and costs $ 1,999 a pop.

These updated MacBook Pro models, plus improved iMacs and the 13-inch MacBook Air models with a faster 1.8GHz CPU, are all available to order today on Apple.com.

You can buy them in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday, June 7.


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