Apple has introduced new 2016 MacBook Pros at the MacBook event in Cupertino. As before, there are two models of the MacBook Pro line: one with 13 inch and one with 15 inch display. The housing, which has barely changed its design, is still coated with aluminum. Apple calls it the “gold standard” among the laptops.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 percent thinner than its predecessor and weighs a seventh less than the 2015 MacBook… If the 2015er 13 “MacBook Pro was still 18 mm thin, it is now only 14.9 mm. The 2016 is thus thinner 17 percent. And has 23 percent less volume than its predecessor.


The new 15 “MacBook Pro

14 percent thinner than its predecessor, so Apple has designed the new 15 “. Instead of 18 mm it is only 15.5 mm thin, and thus bottom line 14 percent thinner than the previous model. It weighs a ninth less than the 2015 model.

The New Touch Bar

The most important innovation concerns the keyboard of the devices. Over this, as is often rumored in the run-up, there is a glazed, touch-sensitive bar with an OLED display. She is called Touchbar. The display can be controlled by individual apps, both pre-installed by Apple as well as those of third-party vendors. This causes other buttons for App functions to appear depending on the active app.


The New Force Touch trackpad

The trackpad is twice as big as its predecessor. Apple donated the keyboard to the second generation of the already 12 “MacBook proven keyboard with butterfly mechanism,” more responsive “.

Touch ID Support

As with the iPhone, Apple also donates to the MacBook Pro 2016 the fingerprint sensor.

Faster is always better

At the connections Apple goes radical ways. HDMI? USB 3.0? Thunderbolt? Everything gone. Instead, the designers equip the MacBook Pro with four USB C connectors. But they also bring advantages. So all connections support Thunderbolt 3, and you can load the notebooks over each port.

Inside the MacBooks of course clocked Intel chips. The small Pro gives it optionally with a Core i5 or a Core i7, the large only with the Core i7. As a graphic card, Apple installed a Radeon Pro with a Polaris architecture in the 15-inch model. It offers up to four gigabytes of video RAM and should be up to 2.3 times faster than the counterpart in the current generation. There are up to 50 percent faster SSD memory. A maximum of two terabytes of memory is possible.

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