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Apple launches new MacBook Pro (2019) with Intel 9-generation processors up to 8 cores and keyboard improvements

Amelia Fort

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Apple decided that today was a good day to update its MacBook Pro range, which remains intact in the aesthetic and design section, as the improvements come in the interior, which highlights the possibility of having a powerful MacBook Pro 15 inches with Intel Core i9 8-core , the first time we are offered this capacity in an Apple notebook.

The last generation was presented 10 months ago, in July 2018, and again focuses on two sizes of MacBook Pro, 13 and 15 inches, both with Touch Bar and the option to choose an Intel ninth generation processor . Apple also highlights that they have incorporated a new butterfly keyboard that solves the problems of the previous generation .

MacBook Pro 2019 datasheet

MACBOOK PRO 2019 13-INCHMACBOOK PRO 2019 15-INCH
SCREEN13.3-inch IPS retina15.4-inch IPS retina
RESOLUTION2,560 x 1,600 pixels with 227 ppi2,880 x 1,800 pixels with 220 dpi
TECHNOLOGY ON SCREENTrue Tone, wide color range P3 and 500 nitsTrue Tone, wide color range P3 and 500 nits
PROCESSORIntel Core i5 8th generation with four cores at 2.4 GHz; Intel Core i7 8-generation option with quad cores at 2.8 GHzIntel Core i7 9th generation with six cores at 2.6 GHz; Intel Core i9 9-generation option with eight cores at 2.4 GHz
STORAGESSD drive from 128 GB up to 2 TBSSD drive from 256 GB up to 4 TB
MEMORY8 GB of RAM16 GB of RAM
GRAPHIntel Iris Plus Graphics 640Radeon Pro 555X with 4 GB GDDR5 and Intel UHD Graphics 630
PORTS2 USB-C (3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3) and 3.5 mm jack4 USB-C (3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3) and 3.5 mm jack
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0
CAMERAFaceTime HD at 720pFaceTime HD at 720p
DRUMS58 watts / hour for 10 hours of autonomy (theoretical)83.6 watts / hour for 10 hours of autonomy (theoretical)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT1.49 x 30.41 x 21.24 cm and weight of 1.37 kg.1.55 x 34.93 x 24.07 cm and weight of 1.83 kg.
AVAILABILITYMay 21, 2019May 21, 2019
PRICEFrom 1,999 eurosFrom 2,799 euros

The versions without Touch Bar continue without receiving updates

It is curious that Apple is unveiling new MacBook Pro that are updated in specifications, but the biggest innovations are only in the 15-inch model, which will receive the ninth generation of Intel processors and the option to choose a Core i9 of eight nuclei.

Meanwhile, the 13-inch model of MacBook Pro remains with the octave generation processors and even the Intel graphics. Of course, they receive an update in the turbo frequencies for a slight jump in power.

As for the version of MacBook Pro without Touch Bar there is nothing , it remains for sale the model that went on sale in 2017, which still retains the same seventh generation processor and the second generation butterfly keyboard, of which Several problems were reported by the users.

Apple emphasizes keyboard improvements
After the problems caused by the keyboard with third generation butterfly mechanism, which we met in the MacBook Pro 2018 , for these new laptops Apple says that there are changes in the mechanism , but does not offer details, only mentions that they have increased the reliability of the keyboard in these new equipment.

In fact, Apple also announced the extension of its free repair program for MacBook Pro keyboards, launched almost a year ago, covering devices up to four years old.

New MacBook Pro 2019, price and availability

The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar go on sale today in the Apple Store with prices that start at 1,999 euros for the 13-inch model, while the 15-inch starts at 2,799 euros.