Apple has announced new versions of its MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The major update in both the 13-inch and 15-inch model is the new 8th-gen Intel processors but Apple has also included other new features.
Inside the 15-inch model is a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor or Core i9 processor clocked at up to 2.9GHz and reaching up to 4.8GHz with Turbo Boost. It can also be configured to up to 32GB of RAM and 4TB of SSD storage.
The 13-inch model with Touch Bar can be configured to come with a quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor clocked at up to 2.7GHz and reaching up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost. Apple says it also now supports double the eDRAM, 16GB RAM max, and up to 2TB SSD.
Both models now come with a True Tone display for a more natural viewing experience. There is also an Apple T2 chip for better security which also brings “Hey Siri” to the Mac. Another upgrade is the keyboard which Apple says is now quieter while typing.
Apple has also announced new leather sleeves for the MacBook Pros. It will be available in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, and Black. The sleeve costs $179 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro and $199 for the 15-inch model. The 12-inch MacBook also gets new sleeves in the same colors above for $149.
Pricing for the new MacBook Pros starts at $1799 for the 13-inch model and $2399 for the 15-inch model.