Apple has officially announced the release of new MacBook Pro laptops with 8th gen and 9th gen Intel Core processors in India. 6-core and 8-core Intel CPUs will be used on the latest laptops with up to 5.0GHz of Turbo Boost speeds for what Apple likes to call “the fastest Mac notebook ever.” Furthermore, the keyboards on the new laptops have reportedly been updated slightly and should hopefully rectify some of the widespread issues that came about with Apple’s butterfly keyboard design.
New Apple MacBook Pro Price in India
The new 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will have its price start at INR 1,59,990. On the other hand, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is said to start off at INR 1,99,990. All the new laptop variants are reported to go on sale in India later this week via Apple Authorized Resellers.
New Apple MacBook Pro Specifications
The new MacBook Pro models are said to be twice as fast as previous gen quad-core variants, and 40 percent more powerful than 6-core MacBook Pros. Apple hasn’t specified the exact CPU model numbers for the new laptops but has said that the 15-inch MacBook Pro will get both 6-core and 8-core CPUs, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will feature new quad-core CPUs. The new chipsets will allow the 15-inch MacBook Pro CPU’s to go clock as high as 5.0Ghz with Turbo Boost, while the 13-inch laptops will go as high as 4.7GHz on Turbo Boost.
Specifically for the 15-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple has outlined all the benefits of having twice the performance. Music producers will be able to use twice as many Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X during playback of massive multi-track projects. Photoshop edits and filters can be applied up to 75 percent faster. Maya Arnold 3D renders are said to be two times faster now. Xcode compile times are said to be 65 percent faster. Complex fluid dynamic computations in TetrUSS are said to be 50 percent faster. And Final Cut Pro X will apparently be able to handle up to 11 simultaneous multicam 4K video streams.
Not a lot has changed on the new MacBook Pro’s other than their CPUs. You still get a Retina display with 500nits of brightness, and P3 wide color gamut support. There are stereo speakers on these laptops along with Touch ID support and a large Force Touch trackpad. For storage, you have various capacity SSD options. Thunderbolt 3 ports allow for faster data transfer speeds and charging speeds along with support for up to two 5K displays. You even get the option of adding external GPUs if onboard graphics aren’t enough for your workload.