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Apple’s New MacBooks: Unfortunately, I Won’t Upgrade my MacBook this Year!

Apple has finally launched new MacBooks— they announced a 13-inch and a 15-inch Macbook pro.

 

First off, the major focus for this year’s MacBooks is the performance! The new MacBooks have been boosted with better processing power. For example, you now have an updated eight generation Intel core processor!! There is also the fact that the 15-inch model can now accommodate a six-core chip, so you get six-core Intel 8th generation ‘Coffee lake’ processors’ with a clock speed of up to 2.9 GHz, a turbo boost of up to 4.8Gz and a massive RAM boost of up to 32GB of DDR memory (Only limited to the 15-inch MacBook). The 13-inch wasn’t left behind! Apple updated it with a quad-core chip and a 2.7 GHz clock speed boost, which offers two-times faster performance — according to Apple. The graphics, batter, and storage also took it a step up, you now have a choice of AMD Radeon Pro 555X or Radeon Pro 560X GPUs with true tone (I wish they offered NVIDIA MaxQ GPUs, though)— there’s also a 4TB boost in storage for 15-inch and 2TB for 13-inch.

However, if you are looking for a near-bezel-less MacBook or any significant change with the design:

You still get the same bezel, same resolution, same touch bar—although Apple now uses T2 chip for the Touch ID which accommodates real-time data encryption and allows you to invoke Siri by speaking instead of hitting a specific key combo. Butterfly keyboard has also been retained, but Apple has made it quieter, so no more clacky sound when typing. You still have 4 USB type-c ports, the camera is still 720p, and the cost of getting one is still:

Overall, I think these are impressive updates specs wise! But the lack of radical redesigns is a slight bummer, especially for people like me who are coming from last year’s model! Of course, I’d take performance over design, but at the moment, I am having no ‘serious’ issues with the 16GB performance on my MacBook, so next year it is!

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3 comments on “Apple’s New MacBooks: Unfortunately, I Won’t Upgrade my MacBook this Year!

  1. Ibrahim Rildwan says:

    was actually expecting something bigger sha. lemme just give em 7.5/10

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, WHEN I HEARD OF 4TB MAXED OUT SSD, I WAS LIKE, THE PRICE WILL BE OVER THE BAR, AND SURELY THE BEST SPECED 2018 MACBOOK PRO OS OVER 6 000 USD 💵, ALMOST SAME AS TGE LATEST iMAC PRO.
    PERFORMANCE WILL OF COURSE BE BETTER WITH THIS. THE 15′ 32GB RAM 4TB SSD ONE IS THE ONE I NOW OWN IN MY DREAM…

  3. My problem is not the performance nor the design but the money. This one that you have to pay through your nose is no no for now. Let me go and clean my HP very well. That PC has been saving my ass…..😂😂😂

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