Apple today revealed their next-generation 15″ and 13″ MacBook Pros. The new models are thinner and lighter than before with a new aluminum design featuring an enhanced keyboard with retina, multi-touch Touch Bar and Touch ID. Available in Space Gray and Silver, the MacBook Pros have trackpads twice as large as before while doing away with the optical drive. Four Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, ports are included with each model allowing, for the first time, for the power cord to be plugged into the computer on either side. Retina displays are brighter and more color-rich than before.
The 15″ MacBook Pros feature Intel Core i7 Quad-core CPUs with 2133MHz memory, Radeon Pro Polaris graphics, up to 2TB SSDs (50% faster than before), and all new speakers.
The 13″ models feature dual-core i5/i7 Intel Core CPUs and Intel Iris graphics in addition to the aforementioned SSDs and speakers.
15″ MacBook Pros start at $2399 for models with 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, Radeon Pro 450 graphics, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
13″ MacBook Pros start at $1799 for models with 2.9GHz dual-core i5 processors, Intel Iris 550 graphics, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
The new Touch Bar MacBook Pros are available for order today and will ship in 2-3 weeks.
Apple also introduced a 13″ MacBook Pro with traditional function keys and two Thunderbolt 3 ports for $1499. It includes a 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Intel Iris 540 graphics, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. This particular 13″ model is meant to replace the 13″ MacBook Air and is available to ship right away.
Further details on the new MacBook Pros are available on Apple’s MacBook Pro page.