Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros

Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros

Apple low key launched a new MacBook Pro line this week, with some high key features that we know you're going to love!

The Macbooks come with 8th-generation Intel processors, making the 15-inch model up to 70 percent faster and the 13-inch model up to two times faster.

The updated MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will now be configurable with up to 32 GB of RAM, compared with a maximum of 16 GB of RAM previously.

Availability Starting at £1,749 and £2,349 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available today through Apple.com and in select Apple retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers later this week. The 13-inch model will top out with quad-core processors.

Apple says the new Pros will deliver faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation.

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"The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we've ever made", said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. As well as speedier processors, they each get upgraded RAM, storage options, batteries, and quieter keyboards.

It is also reported to be the first eGPU to support Thunderbolt 3 displays like LG's 5K monitor. The new Retina display with True Tone technology offer support for the P3 wide colour gamut.

Add in the fact that Apple clearly has a reliability problem with its current MacBook Pro keyboards and the older 2015 model was a real alternative for many.

The company said that the Apple T2 chip, first introduced in the iMac Pro, will provide better system security and also bring voice assistant "Hey Siri" to the Mac for the first time. The 12-inch MacBook also gets new sleeves in the same colors above for $149. "The MacBook Pro 13 pushes a resolution of 2560×1600 while the 15" version does 2880×1800.

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