On Tuesday, Apple announced that the MacBook Pro is getting a boost. The company showed that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar is now available with eight-generation Intel processors, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro now drives 9-generation CPUs, including the first 8-core Mac carrier.
Apple also said that the 2019 MacBook Pro features change to the butterfly keyboard mechanism to help prevent the problems users have experienced in previous MacBook models. The new models are also included in Apple's keyboard service program, which means the company will repair the keyboard for up to four years after the purchase.
Apple offers the new MacBook Pro models at the same price points as those released in July 201
15-inch MacBook Pro
The $ 2,799 15-inch MacBook Pro can be the fastest Mac laptop ever, with its ninth-generation 8-core Core i9 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 5 GHz. Apple says the new MacBook Pro is twice faster than a quad-core MacBook Pro, and 40 percent faster than the 6-core model introduced in July last year. Other specifications include 4GB of Radeon Pro 555X graphics, 16GB of DDR4 memory of 2400MHz and a 256GB of SSD.
The $ 2,399 15-inch MacBook Pro now has a ninth-generation 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, an upgrading from the 8th-generation 2.2GHz 6-core Core i7 CPU introduced last year. Other specifications include 4GB Radeon Pro 560X graphics, 16GB DDR4 memory at 2400MHz and a 512GB SSD.
13-inch MacBook Pro
With regard to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the standard configurations get $ 1,799 and $ 1,999 a new eighth-generation quad-core Core i5 processor.
The $ 1,799 model now features an eighth generation 2.4 GHz core Core i5 processor, replacing an eighth generation 2.3 GHz core-core Core i5 processor in the model released in July last year. The rest of the key specifications remain unchanged: integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, 8 GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory and a 256 GB SSD.
The $ 1,999 13-inch MacBook Pro features the same eighth-generation 2.4GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 and 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory as the $ 1,799 model. The additional cost is for a 512 GB SSD.
The models $ 1,299 and $ 1,499 remain unchanged with the seventh generation 2.3 GHz dual core Core i5 CPUs. These models were introduced in 2017.