Apple Launches 2018 MacBook Pros: 8th Gen Core, Up to 32GB of RAM, Third-Gen Keyboard, Quad-Core on 13-Inch and More

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Apple today announced the release of 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models with a wide range of new features, including up to six-core eighth-generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, True Tone displays, Apple T2 chips, quieter third-generation keyboards, and more.


The refresh includes a long-awaited quad-core 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple has not refreshed its 13-inch MacBook Pro models with standard function keys, which remain dual-core configurations.

15-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights
  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
    Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
    Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
    Up to 4TB of SSD storage
    True Tone display technology
    Apple T2 Chip
    Touch Bar and Touch ID
13-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights
  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
    Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
    Up to 2TB of SSD storage
    True Tone display technology
    Apple T2 Chip
    Touch Bar and Touch ID
Starting at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively in the United States, Apple says the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available today through Apple.com and in select Apple retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week.

Article Link: Apple Launches 2018 MacBook Pros: 8th Gen Core, Up to 32GB of RAM, Third-Gen Keyboard, Quad-Core on 13-Inch and More
 
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Appleaker

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A nice surprise, and explains why leaks have suggested it ships with High Sierra.

Myself and others have talked about the 2018 models having DDR4, the new keyboard, and processor bumps in the past but the real surprises are the TrueTone display and new storage configurations, and the T2 chip.

EDIT: Also the 4GB of GDDR5 for every GPU option.
 
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Unexpected, but a nice surprise to be sure. Though for the high price they're charging, will I take a chance on the keyboard. By all reports, the keyboard did undergo some slight modifications, but will a spec a debris still break the keyboard?
 

BWhaler

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No working keyboard?

No sale.

Plus, they are still saddled with the gimmicky touchbar, underpowered ports if you can remember which one, and sub resolution displays. Come on Apple, t’s 2018.

The bottom line is Apple continues to ship sub-par laptops with crappy keyboards
 
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