Macbook Pro Updated to Coffee Lake, Up to 32GB Memory

Angelica Greene
July 16, 2018

"The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a statement. It can also be configured to up to 32GB of RAM and 4TB of SSD storage.

The company on Thursday announced the revamped 13- and 15-inch laptops which start at $1,799 and reach a whopping $6,699 for the most tricked out model.

It comes with Apple's own T2 system on chip for security features, plus a True Tone Retina display that adjust the white balance based on the ambient lighting and viewing circumstances. Most notably, Apple has not fully changed the design of the laptops' keyboards, which have drawn serious complaints from consumers who find them unreliable. That's $2,400 more than the best 2017 MacBook Pro you could buy.

Apple did indicate that the new MacBook Pros are part of a broader Back to School promotion that begins today that includes a pair of qualifying Beats headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac or iPad Pro for college. The T2 chip also enables users to interact with Apple's virtual assistant using the wakeword "Hey Siri", similar to iPhones. "The MacBook Pro 13 pushes a resolution of 2560×1600 while the 15" version does 2880×1800.

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On the pricing front, the 13-inch model of the Apple MacBook Pro 2018 comes with a price tag of Rs 1,49,990 while the larger 15-inch model costs Rs 1,99,990. Instead Apple has insisted that only that "a smaller percentage of the keyboards in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro models" have demonstrated the sticky key issue. Storage tops out at 2TB on this variant.

Apple also released new leather sleeves for its MacBook lineup. The 15-inch receives a six-core i9 capable of 4.8Ghz Turbo Boost mode, and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.

Prices start at $2,399 for the MBP 15 and the new computers are available for ordering through the online Apple Store and from physical Apple Stores this week. The price of secondhand models that are four to five years old remains surprisingly robust.

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