Wednesday, 28 June, 2017

At WWDC 2017, Apple proved it hasn't forgotten about its pro users

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Javier Burns | 09 June, 2017, 09:34

The high-end model has the new Touch Bar, which replaces the physical function keys with a touchscreen that displays digital keys and settings.

That's making it increasingly hard not to scoff at the term "Retina display" when looking at the MacBook Pro's 2,560 x 1,600 and 2,880 x 1,800 pixel counts on the 13 and 15-inch models, respectively. The 12-inch MacBook is Apple's thinnest laptop, measuring 0.52 by 11.04 by 7.74 inches (HWD), and weighing 2.03 pounds. Not only did Apple relay that a completely redesigned Mac Pro was on the way, but Phil Schiller made a point of noting that the company was working on iMac configurations developed "specifically with the pro customer in mind".

The recent specifications published by Apple for its new iMac Pro 2017 reveal certain interesting aspects for upcoming AMD Vega Pro lineup. Apple also offers a Space Gray color on the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models.

MacBook Air? MacBook? MacBook Pro with Touch Bar?

However, by the time we see the next MacBook Pro these issues may very well be moot, but that still assumes everyone will have upgraded their just-fine smart devices and cameras by then to follow suit.

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Here's what you need to know. One major drawback: The MacBook only has one port, a new type of port called Thunderbolt that's used for charging the computer and plugging in accessories. On the other hand, as seen in our testing of previous iterations of the MacBook, the MacBook Pro's Core i5 processor should help it perform faster on our benchmark tests, and in real-life situations.

For it's third generation in three years, Apple's mighty little 12-inch MacBook has gotten some updates.

There's also a better entry level price on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, that start at $1,299 now. As someone who has typed hundreds of thousands of words across both previous generations of the 12-inch MacBook, I'm very pleasantly surprised by how good this keyboard feels. Having the extra port is vitally important when you're using an external device like a USB-C SSD and the charger simultaneously. The world's most powerful Mac also sports all the ports you could want, including four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a SDXC card slot, a USB 3 and, for the first time on any Mac, a 10GB Ethernet port. As a quick refresher, Apple's flagship MacBook Pro was derided for being overpriced and under-powered, with many users lamenting the fact that Apple's pro-oriented machine could only support 16GB of RAM.

The $1,299 price point is attractive to power users, as that is the point where you'll start to pay for premium features like all-aluminum clamshells, and higher-than-full-HD screens, as well as more memory, storage, and power than budget and midrange laptops.

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