Right after the launch of a new MacBook after years, people started talking a lot about the removal of the ports. And different significant changes which confused many. But this article will bump off your confusion, as it has all you need to know about the new MacBook Pro.
Prior to this edition of MacBook Pro, it had different kinds of connection ports. But in the new MacBook Pro, there is only one type of connection ports. As a result, if users want to use different devices to connect with new Apple laptops, they have to use adapter or dongle. The new MacBook Pros do not have the Esc key. Rather it has a Touch Bar. The Touch Bar is a virtual touch strip which changes according to the application a user running. Moreover, because of the addition of the Touch Bar, software developers will get a scope to create more custom shortcuts. The new MacBook is lighter, faster, and thinner than the previous MacBook Pro edition. In the new Mac, you can work 10 hours at a stretch.
Launching the new MacBook Pros, Apple entered the era of new generation USB ports. People are expert in the field says, changes in the USB port is the biggest change in new MacBook Pros.
In the previous edition of MacBook Pro, it had USB-A along with HDMI port to connect with printer and monitor. But, now, all you got is USB-C ports. You have to use USB-C ports for everything like attaching additional screen, photo card reader, and charger. In the entry level MacBook Pro you get 2 ports while a more expensive one has 4 ports.
Surprisingly, Apple put USB-A port in the latest iPhones. As a result, you cannot even connect your iPhone with your new MacBook Pro until you have an adapter. However, Apple actually set a new bar of standard in the related sector by putting USB-C port in the new MacBooks Pros. In long term, necessary laptop related products will be compatible with USB-C ports.
Coders are not happy with the Touch Bar. In fact, physical Escape key was actually important for them. Moreover, they said, not having escape key is a weakness of the new MacBook Pros.
Apple did not bring any changes in terms of RAM. New MacBook Pros have the same 16GB RAM like the previous MacBook Pros had. The processor is almost similar to the old MacBook Pros. But, the new 15 inch MacBook is 10% to 17% faster than the MacBook Pro launched in 2012. Graphics cards play important role in computing task. In new Macs, you get a more powerful graphics card which makes the new Macs at least two times faster than the previous edition of MacBook Pros. Yet, the new Macs have faster device storage too.
Additionally, the new Pros will be adequately powerful for the professionals. Apple said, considering the initial order, MacBook Pros’ demand is higher than other notebooks. Two different sizes made with aluminum body available in two distinctive colors, silver and gray. The 130-inch-MacBook is 13% thinner than the previous Pro edition. As a result, now it is only 14.9 millimeters thick. The new MacBook is only 1.36 KG when the previous one was 1.58 KG.
New 15-inch-MacBook is 14% thinner than the previous one. Additionally, its weight is 1.8 KG. Similar to the previous edition, it has the Force Touch Track Pad too. In fact, it is two times bigger than the previous pad in size.
The new 13-inch-MacBook has two different versions. One has the OLED Touch Bar while the other one does not have any Touch Bar. The one which does not have the Touch Bar 2 GHz dual core, Intel core i5 processor along with 3.1 GHz fast turbo boost, 8-GB-memory and 256 GB flash storage. The other 13-inch MacBook Pros has 2.9 GHz dual core, Intel core i5 processor, and turbo boost 3.3 GHz.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro has 2.6 GHz quad core, Intel core i7 processor, and turbo boost speed capability 3.5 GHz. It has 16 GB memory and 256 GB flash storage.