Review of Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Touchbar 2018 (8th Gen Intel) Series
Based on the latest Intel mobile processors, Apple has officially refreshed their MacBook Pro line-up with powerful CPUs that perform far better than their predecessors. The new MacBook Pro 13 2018 with TouchBar now comes powered by quad-core processors, offering double the performance than the previous models. Users do get the option to upgrade to choose the Intel i5 processor that’s clocked at 2.3 GHz or the Intel i7 CPU that runs at a default speed of 2.7 GHz. The Intel Core i5 can be boosted to 3.8 GHz and features 128MB of e-DRAM. The Intel i7 chip can be turbo-clocked to 4.5 GHz speeds. The Intel i7 also features the same e-DRAM space as the Intel i5. The resolution of the 13-inch IPS display is 2560 x 1600. This resolution is more than enough to represent the best in image quality and sharpness and the IPS display ensure great viewing angles. The MacBook Pro 13 with TouchBar 2018 comes with either 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage. You will be able to upgrade them to 1TB or 2TB SSD storages. The 8GB LPDDR3 is used here and is opted over DDR4 for power saving options. Users can configure the RAM to a total of 16GB LPDDR3.
The Intel processors powering the MacBook Pro 13 2018 also comes with the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 for handling high-resolution video content. The display has a brightness of 500 nits and P5 wide color gamut brings the best of colors. Additionally, the true-tone color technology ensures that you get the best display results in different working environments. The laptop also features four Thunderbolt 3 ports that are based on the USB Type-C. They are used for charging and as a Display Port. The speed of the Thunderbolt port can go up to 40 Gbps. The USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports can go up to 10 Gbps speeds. The keyboard that comes with it has about 65 keys in total including 4 arrow keys. The Touch Bar also features the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The Force Touchpad helps in precise control and other pressure-sensing capabilities. The WiFi system has support for 802.11 a/b/g/n standards and also support for Bluetooth 5.0 data transmission. The camera on the front is capable of 720p FaceTime HD sessions.
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 also features stereo speakers with high dynamic range. The device also features a 3.5mm headphone jack and three microphones. The battery of the laptop is also capable of delivering about 10 hours of web surfing, or 10 hours of iTunes movie playback or 30 days of standby. The built-in battery of the laptop is 58 watts per hour lithium polymer. The laptop runs on the latest Mac OS Sierra operating system. The device has a thickness of 11.97 inches, the height of 0.59 inch and weighs about 1.37 kg. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 with TouchBar 2018 brings in the advantage of T2 chip to enable secure boots and help to encrypt the storage. Users will now be able to use Siri on the MacBook Pros, just as you would with an Apple iPhone.
Q: What is the weight of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 with TouchBar 2018?
A: The weight of the laptop is 1.37kg.
Q: What are the different storage options available?
A: The new MacBook Pro 13 2018 models come in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB SSDs.
Q: Does the Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 come with a fingerprint scanner?
A: Yes, the laptop comes with the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
Q: Which are the different processor options for the Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018?
A: The Apple MacBook Pro 13 2018 with Touch Bar is powered by the quad-core Intel i5 or Intel i7 processors.
Details of Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Touchbar 2018 (8th Gen Intel) Series
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) is a well-designed laptop, with a host of excellent features and Apple’s innovative touchbar, which greatly enhances the user experience. This along with its upgraded processing power ensures that it will appeal to a wide variety of people
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) comes in a variety of different colours and is beautifully designed, as most Apple products are. It measures 1.49 x 30.41 x 21.23 cm and weighs 1.37kg which makes it lightweight and easy to carry around with you.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) comes with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology. This gives it a 2560-pixels by 1600-pixels screen resolution, which allows it to show everything in excellent detail and makes it HD-ready.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with an intelligent Touch Bar with an integrated Touch ID sensor, that reads your fingerprints. The touchbar is a wonderful piece of technology, which intuitively adjusts to what you are doing on the machine, providing clever shortcuts and greatly enhancing the user experience.
The laptop runs with a macOS High Sierra, which is easy to use and provides a good overall user experience.
Processor and Storage
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with touchbar is equipped with an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, which ensures that the operating system runs smoothly, and it can multi-task with ease. There are various storage options, depending on the model you select, with the choice of either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) features Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, which allows you to do a whole host of different things.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with touchbar (8th Generation Intel) has two Thunderbolt 3 (USB?C) ports, which allow you to connect it to a variety of things.
Keyboard and Trackpad
Full-size backlit keyboard with: 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys, alongside a Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities;
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with touchbar comes with the ability to connect to 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless and 4.2 Bluetooth connectivity.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) features a 720p HD camera, which allows you to do all the video conferencing and remote socializing that you want.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) features two stereo speakers with a high dynamic range, three microphones and a 3.5 mm headphone jack
The 13-inch MacBook Pro touchbar (8th Generation Intel) features a built-in 54.5 lithium-polymer battery, which offers around 10 hours of video playback without the need for a charger.
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