Apple launches new MacBook Pros with updated keyboard

Apple rumoured to be releasing a linewide hardware refresh this year

Apple rumoured to be releasing a linewide hardware refresh this year

Apple has just announced its new lineup of MacBook Pro 2018 notebooks, and many people were hoping that the new keyboard included with the device would address the issue of "sticky keys", where the keyboards would not accurately record key presses in some instances.

The company says that the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster, while the 13-inch model is twice as fast. You can configure it with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and with up to 4TB of SSD storage.

The new models - one 13-inch model and one 15-inch model, both with Apple's Touch Bar - have new eighth generation Intel chips that Apple said should dramatically increase performance.

Apple offers a $300 upgrade to an even better Intel processor - here from a 2.6GHz Core i7 chip to a 2.9GHz Core i9 - and storage upgrades to 1TB (an extra $400) or 2TB (an extra $1,200) for the same $4,299 price as last year's specced-out machine. For the first time in India, the company is allowing buyers to choose from a range of CPUs that would power the new line of MacBook Pro the company just listed.

Now, if you got yourself a brand new 2017 MacBook Pro recently, it is likely that you are bummed and disappointed that there are better and faster models of the same laptop now available for the same price. It still retains a large Force Touch trackpad and in terms of connectivity, both models come with 4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports as standard.

While the exterior looks similar to the previous model, Apple has managed to upgrade the Retina Display with True Tone technology.

Back to School with MacBook Pro The new MacBook Pro is also part of Apple's Back to School promotion starting today and available to college students, their parents, faculty and staff through the Apple Education Store.

macOS Mojave Coming this Fall This fall, MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world's most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. Which is Apple-speak for "its borked but we can't fix it, so we are making it your problem".

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