Apple Launches Refreshed MacBook Pro With 8-Core Processor And New Keyboard

On: May 22, 2019

Apple has unveiled a new edition of the MacBook Pro in India. The 8-core laptop has arrived as the most powerful MacBook Pro. It will be available for purchase in 8th-generation and 9th-generation Intel Core processor models later this week through Apple Authorised Resellers in India.

Apple MacBook Pro

Compared to the existing quad-core MacBook, the 8-core editions offer two-fold faster performance. The performance of the newly unveiled MacBook Pro models are 40 percent better than the hexa-core model. The new MacBook Pro comes in 13-inch and 15-inch editions, with a starting price of Rs 1,59,900 and Rs 1,99,900 respectively.

The new MacBook Pro models are equipped with Retina displays, high-speed SSDs, T2 security chip and all-day battery life. The base model of the 15-inch model has a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 2.6GHz. With Turbo Boost, it runs at 4.5GHz. The next variant of the 15-inch model features the 8-core Intel Core i9 processor with a 2.3GHz clock speed. It can reach up to 4.8GHz speeds through Turbo Boost. There is a top-end model with a 2.4GHz base speed and up to 5GHz Turbo Boost speed powered by the same Core i9 8-core processor.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar now has a base model powered by an 8th gen quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with 2.4 GHz speed. Its Turbo Boost speed can reach up to 4.1GHz. The top variant of the 13-inch model has an 8th generation quad-core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.7 GHz.

The new MacBook Pro notebooks come with slightly upgraded keyboards. The keyboard has been designed with a new material in order to reduce problems such as missed key presses and double key presses that were encountered on 2018 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.