Apple MacBook Pro (2016) models with Touch Bar now available starting at ₹1,55,900

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Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
The Retina Touch Bar

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) lineup with Touch Bar that wreaked havoc last month are now available in India. Apple replaced all the commonly used connectivity ports on MacBook Pro (2016) models with USB 3.1 Type-C ports. We can barely wait to see what happens for the new lineup is now available in India.

The new MacBook Pro (2016) lineup features two significant changes besides being the usual – faster and lighter. The first change is the new OLED Touch Bar with an integrated Touch ID. Apple has removed the top row which consisted of Function and Multimedia keys with this new Touch Bar.

The new Touch Bar sits above the keyboard with the new keys offering a similar tactile feel as that of the 12″ MacBook. There’s a Touch ID integrated as a security feature to unlock the MacBook using a finger.

Adobe and Microsoft showed off its upcoming apps compatible with the Touch Bar. Whether it is video or audio editing to image manipulation, the Touch Bar will let you zoom or pan with your fingertips. However, that does sound oddly familiar to what the new larger Force Touch trackpad has to offer.

Several developers will provide updates so that the Touch Bar can be used to show controls as well as more contextual information.

The second change is USB 3.1 Type C ports replacing the usual connectivity ports, including the card reader. That means you will have to buy additional accessories that include adapters, card readers, and dongles.

Apple MacBook Pro (2016)
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) lineup

13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2016) Specifications

Display: 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, 500nits brightness, Wide Colour (P3) gamut
Operating System: macOS Sierra
Processor: Dual-core 2GHz Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
Memory: 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Graphics: Intel Iris 540
Storage: 256GB PCI-e based onboard SSD
Connectivity: Three Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Type C) ports
Camera: FaceTime HD camera
Audio: Stereo speakers, two microphones, 3.5mm audio port
Battery: 54.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Dimensions: 1.49cm x 30.41cm x 21.24cm
Weight: 1.37kg
Price: ₹1,29,900

Apple MacBook Pro (2016)
USB 3.1 Type C Ports

13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2016) with Touch Bar Specifications

Display: 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, 500nits brightness, Wide Colour (P3) gamut
Operating System: macOS Sierra
Features: Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID
Processor: Dual-core 2.9GHz Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
Memory: 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Graphics: Intel Iris 550
Storage: 256GB / 512GB PCI-e based onboard SSD
Connectivity: Three Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Type C) ports
Camera: FaceTime HD camera
Audio: Stereo speakers, three microphones, 3.5mm audio port
Battery: 49.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Dimensions: 1.49cm x 30.41cm x 21.24cm
Weight: 1.37kg
Price: ₹1,55,900 (2GHz Intel Core i5), ₹1,72,900 (2.9Ghz Intel Core i5)

Apple MacBook Pro (2016)

15-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2016) with Touch Bar Specifications

Display: 15.4-inch LED-backlit IPS display with 2880 x 1800 pixels resolution, 500nits brightness, Wide Colour (P3) gamut
Operating System: macOS Sierra
Features: Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID
Processor: Quad-core 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz or quad-core 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
Memory: 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Graphics: Intel HD 530 Graphics and AMD Radeon Pro 450 / 455 with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM
Storage: 256GB / 512GB PCI-e based onboard SSD
Connectivity: Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Type C) ports
Camera: FaceTime HD camera
Audio: Stereo speakers, three microphones, 3.5mm audio port
Battery: 76.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Dimensions: 1.55cm x 34.93cm x 24.07cm
Weight: 1.83kg
Price: ₹205,900 (2.6GHz Intel Core i7), ₹241,900 (2.7Ghz Intel Core i7)

Apple has packed the same 61W USB Type-C based power adapter in both 13-inch MacBook Pro models. However, the new 15-inch model gets an 87W USB Type-C based power adapter. Overall, all new models promise 10-hours of battery life.  Apple’s new MacBook Pro (2016) lineup will be available in Silver and Space Gray colour options.


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