Apple updates MacBook Pro line-up – Up To 6-Core Processors And Quieter Keyboards

Apple earlier today update their entire MacBook Pro line-up, and the updates cover both the 13-inch and 15-inch models, and includes hardware, security and performance upgrades.

While the outgoing non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pro will retain similar specs, Touch Bar models can now be obtained in Intel’s 8th generation Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core processors. 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM remains standard for both models, and you can configure it up to 16GB. As for storage, while the base model comes with 256GB of fast SSD storage, it can be configured up to 2TB.

As for pricing, the outgoing non-Touch Bar model still starts at RM5659, while the new Touch Bar models will start at RM7499. Depending on models and options, it can go all the way up to a whooping RM15,264.

As for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has made Intel’s 8th Generation Core i7 6-core processors as standard for all variants, with the option to go full out with Core i9 processor. Both also comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, with the option to upgrade to 32GB. Apple has also opted for AMD’s Radeon Pro 555X and 560X graphics for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and both are equipped with 4GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. While the cheaper model comes with 256GB of memory and 512GB for the upgraded model, you can have it up to 4TB of SSD storage.

The new MacBook Pro 15-inch will start at RM9,999 for the base model, and stepping up a notch will cost you additional RM1,600 at RM11,599. Depending on the options, the price will go all the way up to a whopping RM28,486.00

Both models also get a bump in battery capacity to cope with the immense power, and with that, usage time estimates are pretty much similar to outgoing models. New models also come with True Tone support for their main display and the Touch Bar, which adjusts colour temperature based on surrounding lighting.

There’s also an update to Apple’s butterfly keyboard, which is said to be quieter.

Along with the new MacBooks, Apple has also introduced a new leather sleeve accessory. It’s available for both sizes and in 3 colours – Midnight Blue, Saddle Brown and Black. The sleeve will costs you RM719 for the 13-inch model, while the 15-inch will costs an additional RM80 at RM799.

All the above mentioned MacBooks and accessories are now available for purchase at Apple Malaysia’s online store starting today, and delivery is expected to commence not far from now. It’s still unknown on when will these arrive at a local Apple reseller store near you for the time being.

Source: Apple Malaysia


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