Apple has announced new mid-2018 models of its MacBook Pro product line. The update now gives Mac users up to a 6-core i9 processor. The 15-inch model gets up to 4TB of flash storage and 32GB DDR4 RAM as configuration options. They also get a bump in batteries to take on the DDR4 memory.
The keyboard has been improved and hopefully addresses some of the problems the last-gen models experienced. Configuration options range from $1799 for an entry-level 13.3″ MacBook Pro to $6699 for a fully-loaded 15.4″ MacBook Pro. You can dig more into the specs and order them from Apple.com or here at B&H Photo.
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Apple updated the MacBook Pro this week, along with a number of other products in its lineup. The notable upgrade points include a Intel’s faster seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors, along with updated graphics.
The graphics bump from the Intel Iris 540/550 to the Intel Iris Plus 640/650 in the 13″ models. The MacBook Pro 15″ models jump from the AMD Radeon Pro 450/455 to the Radeon Pro 555/560.
Overall, the jumps appear in specs and performance seem to be rather mild. Geekbench shows up to a 20% jump over the 2016 model performance in dedicated tests; however, the difference in real world benefits are likely negligible.
When Apple announced the new MacBook Pro, I was eagerly waiting to see what the replacement for my MacBook Pro that I bought in 2011 would be. Then, Apple did what Apple does and showed off a computer that is competely foreign to the workflow that I’ve built largely around Thunderbolt over the past five years or so. [Read more…]
I had an aging MacBook Pro. It’s a 2011 model, which I believe is the first model with Thunderbolt. And while the Thunderbolt connectivity has been great, the internal 5400RPM hard drive has gotten slower and slower over the years.
After hearing plenty of reports on the benefits of upgrading to an internal SSD drive in these MacBook models, I finally bit the (surprising affordable) bullet and picked up a Crucial 512GB SSD for a little over $200. [Read more…]
Additionally, Premiere Pro now supports the new GT 650M graphics card that is found in the new Macbook Pro models. Premiere Pro can use either OpenCL or CUDA for GPU processing on the GT 650M.
Premiere Pro CS6 also received Windows 8 certification with this update.
You can download the update from within Premiere Pro CS6 by choosing Help > Updates, or via the Adobe Application Manager.
[via Adobe Blogs]