Here’s What You Need To Know About the Apple MacBook Pro 2018 13-inch Without Touch Bar
Earlier this month, tech giant Apple previewed their 2018 versions of MacBook Pros with new features and improvements. The 2018 MacBook Pro are upgraded machines with enhanced features and specs. They come equipped with the latest hardware from Intel and have provisions for expanding power options. The top-notch performance delivered by these devices are perfect for coders as well as creative artists. Digital art, music, photography effects, and video-editing become much easier with the 2018 MacBook Pros. The new iterations include an updated 13-inch non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro. The latest 13-inch model of the company’s acclaimed laptop is not just lightweight and thin, it also packs incredible power under the hood.
Performance and Specifications
The 13-inch 2018 non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro features the latest 8th generation Intel processor to deliver enhanced performance and more efficient functioning. The latest version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, without the Touch Bar, runs on i7 having a speed of 2.3 Ghz. It has 8GB of DDR4 Ram with a 256 GB SSD. The RAM can be upgraded to 16GB and storage increased up to 2TB SSD, for an additional charge. The quad-core processor of the device delivers twice as much speed as the earlier versions, making it perfect for handling large data sets, executing complex simulations, producing multi-track audio projects or rendering advanced level film editing, or image processing. The superb performance level of the new 13-inch MacBook pro enables users to build codes and run several virtual machines faster than ever before. 3D models for 4D cinemas exhibit smooth real-time performance while gaming brings out more responsive performances and vivid details even in graphics-intensive games. The laptop runs on macOS High Sierra.
A significant hardware upgrade is the addition of the Apple T2 chip. This T2 chip is a dedicated security chip, first introduced on the iMac Pro, to handle encryption. It handles secure boot and encrypted storage abilities. The T2 chip also controls the FaceTime camera, consolidates the system management controller, SSD controller, and audio controller. This chip also enables Hey Siri commands on the new laptops.
This model comes with two Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C ports. Thunderbolt 3 is the most versatile and powerful port currently in use. It combines ultra-high bandwidth with the ultra-versatility of the industry standard USB C for a new universal port. The Thunderbolt effortlessly integrates data transfer, charging, and video output in a single connector. The port is capable of delivering up to 40GB/s of output. Moreover, the Thunderbolt 3 is a reversible port, so there is no hassle of figuring out the right side when using the port.
Coming to the display, it is without doubt the best ever seen in a MacBook Pro. The 13.3 inch screen has a full native pixel resolution of 2560x1600. The screen has a vibrant LED backlighting with a high contrast ratio which makes colours pop. Blacks appear deeper while whites are brighter than ever. The display supports P3 Wide Colour for more intense greens and reds than sRGB. The display has 500 nits of brightness and True Tone technology, which make viewing on this device an immersive experience.
The 54.5 WHr battery on the 13-inch non-touch bar MacBook Pro provides up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 10 hours of video playback on iTunes. Other additional features include Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, 720p FaceTime HD camera, high dynamic range stereo speakers, and two microphones.