MacBook Pro 2016 is the latest apple produced in the market and the last major exterior change the MacBook Pro received was during June 2012, with the introduction of the 15-inch version Retina-display. These computers launched in 2012 were thinner and lighter than the original aluminium unibody MacBook Pros from 2008.
MacBook Pro 2016 13-inch model is 14.9mm thick, and it is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. It also weighs the same as the Air, at 1.37kg. The 15-inch version is also thin at 15.5mm, and weighs 1.83kg. The new MacBook Pro has seen the exit of the function key on the keyboard, which is replaced by a new ‘Retina-quality’ multi-touch display – known as the Touch Bar.
The new MacBook Pro also sees the integration of a larger Force Touch trackpad. The new Touch ID feature on the MacBook Pro allows users to quickly unlock the Mac and use Apple Pay on the web.
Apple claims the new MacBook Pro features the company’s ‘brightest and most colorful Retina display yet’ with 500 nits of brightness, which the company claims is 67 per cent brighter than the previous generation.
13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar features a Retina display with a 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and powered by a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor. The macbook has 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and comes with Intel Iris Graphics 540. The battery life on the notebook is claimed to be 10 hours.
MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar will be coming in two variants priced at $1,799 and $1,999 respectively, and will feature a 13-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. Both the new macbooks will be powered by a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor coupled with an Intel Iris Graphics 550 card, and those will be coming with 8GB of RAM and 256GB/512GB SSD storage respectively.
15-inch MacBook Pro will have two variants with touch bar and, powered by a 2.6GHz/ 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, and will be priced at $2,399 and $2,799 respectively. It will be feature 8GB RAM and 256GB/512GB SSD storage. The new macbook pro features Intel HD Graphics 530 as well as option for AMD Radeon 450, 455 or 460 processors for Graphics.