Apple MacBook Pro 15 i7 2.9Ghz 512GB Laptops
$3539 - $3599
Platform: Mac OS
Display Resolution: 2880 x 1800 pixels
Internal storage: 512GB
Processor: Quad-core i7
Processor Type: 2.9Ghz
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 560 Graphics (4GB GGDR5)
Screen size: 15.4" inches
Video support and camera: Front
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Surprise! After all the whistles and bells expected, finally Apple released its flagship laptop named MacBook Pro in Australia and it may look a bit different than you remember. Almost two years back, Apple released a redesign of its flagship laptop which would change Apple’s image forever.
This MacBook Pro lands with a lot of core specs – key changes i.e. clock speeds up to 4.8GHz, support up to Intel Core i9 processors and SSD storage up to a 4TB. There is no bigger constant leap with MacBook Pro 2018 range. This new model comes with a Touch Bar.
- 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz.
- The RAM is up to 32GB – DDR4.
- Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration.
- The onboard memory is 4TB – SSD Storage.
- True Tone display technology.
- Touch Bar and Touch ID.
- Apple T2
Apple MacBook Pro Price
The MacBook Pro comes with several configuration options and price varies accordingly. The Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch Price in Australia starts from AU$3499 to AU$3749 for its 6-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The other 15-inches variant with Intel Core i9, 32GB of RAM and a 4TB SSD sets you back around AU$10,339.
Pros of MacBook Pro
- Dazzling overall performance
- Fastest SSD ever in a laptop
- Quieter (and more durable) keyboard
- Key Siri support – built-in
- Awesome speakers
- Exquisite Retina Display gets True Tone
Cons of MacBook Pro
- Below-average battery life
- A bit expensive
- No full-size USB or SD Card Slot
- Graphics performance falls behind the competition.
MacBook Pro Design
The MacBook Pro 15-inches looks a lot like its predecessor in terms of design which is somehow good and bad. On the positive side, an aluminum design makes you feel solid, whereas Touch ID button makes it a cinch to log in with a touch of your fingers. The speakers sound full and rich without any distortion at top volume.
Keyboard – Quieter and Durable
Without a doubt, a keyboard is the most controversial aspect of Apple’s modern MacBook Pro. The keyboard of MacBook Pro 2018’s is quieter and durable, but it should be less susceptible to debris and suck keys. However, the layout is a bit more comfortable as compared to older MacBook Pro.
True Tone Display
Talking about its display, Apple MacBook Pro is well-equipped with 15-inches gorgeous display which doesn’t look any different but True Tone turned on, the display is easier on the eyes. It’s just because the system influences a devoted sensor to vigorously change the white point on the display in order to match the colour temperature in the room.
Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar
Above the keyboard, the Touch Bar also gets the True Tone treatment to match the main display. The 15-inches display comes in handy at times, i.e. for scrubbing via images with your fingers in the photo app, for using music controls in the Spotify app and picking a favourite site to launch in Safari by touching its icon.