Apple product lovers rejoice! The newly redesigned MacBook Pro is now for sale in India. The new MacBook pro is very light and thin and the most interesting feature is the new ‘Retina-quality’ multi-touch display which replaces the function key present earlier on the keyboard. This new addition is known as the Touch Bar. Without the Touch Bar, the MacBook Pro costs Rs 1,29,900 for the 13-inch, 256 GB variant. If the TouchBar is present the price becomes Rs 1,55,900 for the 256 GB variant and Rs 1,72,900 for the 512 GB version. The bigger MacBook which has a 15-inch display, costa Rs 2,05,900 and Rs 2,41,900 for the 256GB and 512 GB variants respectively.
The tech giant had announced the MacBook Pro at an event on October 27. According to Apple the new MacBook Pro, at 500 brightness nits, has the ‘brightest and most colourful Retina display yet’. This Apple believes to be 67 percent brighter than the last generation. Meanwhile, the 15 inch MacBook Pro has got 14 percent thinner and weighs only 1.83 kg; and the 13-inch device is 17 percent thinner and weighs 1.37 kgs.
Both the variants of the 15-inch MacBook Pro has features the new Touch Bar. The laptop will run on the 2.6GHz/ 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor respectively. The two variants are based on storage options as they feature 16GB RAM and 256GB/512GB SSD storage, and runs on Mac OS Sierra. The MacBook Pro also has Intel HD Graphics 530 and an option for AMD Radeon 450, 455 or 460 processors for Graphics. This device has a battery life of 10 hours. The MacBook Pro has 4 USB-C ports and a headphone jack as well. The company has gotten rid of the MagSafe charger which cannot be plugged into the iPhone. The user cannot connect anything and will have to use adapters.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is a base model and without the Touch Bar, has a Retina display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and is run on a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. MacBook Pro has 8Gb RAM and internal memory of 256 GB and has the Intel Iris Graphics 540. The battery is strong enough to let you work on your laptop for 10 hours. The notebook will run the latest operating system by Apple called the MacOS Sierra. The smaller MacBook weighs 1.37 kg and comes in Silver and Space Grey colour variants.
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There has been a general declining trend in the sales of PCs in the market in recent years, yet Mac computers have been able to somehow float above the water. Yet, even Mac witnessed a decline this year, as research reports said that the sales dropped by almost half a million, which may also have been because of the people holding off for the announcement of new devices by Apple.