Reasons to Buy the 2018 MacBook Pro & 5 Reasons Not To


Many of us were hoping Apple to update the MacBook Pro lineup during WWDC this year.

With a 6-core chip, 32GB RAM, AMD's Radeon Pro 580 GPU, and 4TB storage, the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro is a delight for power users. The 12-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch sleeves sell for $149, $179, and $199, respectively.

APPLE HAS QUITELY UPDATED its 13in and 15in MacBook Pro laptops with Coffee Lake CPUs, always-on Siri and a new version of the firm's controversial Butterfly keyboard. Also, storage can reach up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSD, but RAM remains limited to 16GB of LPDDR3-2133.

Both computers feature Retina displays with True Tone technology that is supposed to properly match colors to ambient lighting conditions.

This new third-generation keyboard wasn't created to solve those issues, Apple says. The quartet also feature the Touch Bar interface and Touch ID authentication, enhanced with a dedicated secure enclave chip, the Apple T2. Apple claims that the latest redesign does not fix the sticky key issue, but this likely has more to do with the fact that the company does not want to admit fault while a lawsuit is ongoing. They are compatible with the 2016, 2017, and 2018 "Thunderbolt 3" MacBook Pro laptops. Meanwhile, users will also be able to activate Siri hands-free on the new MacBook Pro.

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Add that to the base 13-inch model without a Touch panel Bar updates are not received.

The 15-inch model received a MacBook Pro 6-core Intel Core i7 or i9 8 generation. But with Apple now having introduced the 2018 MacBook Pro, it seems that Apple now feels the time is right to let the older model go. Interestingly, consumers don't have to wait long to purchase them in Malaysia though as these new notebooks are available for order through Apple Malaysia's website. This is possible due to Apple's specialized chip which is being referred to as the "T2".

Leather sleeves for the MacBook will now be available in black for the first time apart from Saddle Brown and Midnight Blue. Prices for 15-inch model starts from 2 $ 399 (62 300 UAH).

'The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made, ' crows Apple's Philip Schiller of the launch.