Apple has added new hardware to the MacBook Pro models just introduced -- including 8th-generation Intel Core processors. The 15-inch model has 6 cores (i9 or i7) and is expected to deliver up to 70 percent more performance than its predecessor, while Apple says the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is about twice as powerful with its 4-core (i7 or i5) features.
The larger model has also been expanded in terms of RAM, supporting up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, while the AMD Radeon Pro GPU is supported by 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The 13" model is still set to LPDDR3 memory, maximum 16GB RAM is possible. In addition, an integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics 655 with 128MB eDRAM. SSDs with up to 2TB (for 13") or 4TB (for 15") can be selected for configuration.
Incidentally, Apple is not separating itself from the touch bar - on the contrary, only the variants with touch bar are updated. The Apple T2 chip is also on board for more system security. The Retina display is extended by True Tone technology. MacBook's exterior dimensions don´t change compared to its predecessors. The power supply should last up to 10 hours.
The updated MacBook Pro models are available today for prices from 1,999 Euros including VAT and 2,799 Euros including VAT.