B&H has an Apple 15.4″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $2199 (reg. $2999) as one of its Deal Zone deals for today only. This model has a 3.1GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 4GB AMD Radeon Pro 560 GPU and a 512GB SSD. As my daily driver over the past year or so (and it wasn’t $2199 when I got it), I can personally vouch for this build as a workhorse that handles Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom, Photoshop and Illustrator with solid performance. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
This 15.4″ MacBook Pro spec’d out with a 2.9GHz Core i7 processor, 512GB SDD, 16GB RAM and a 4GB Radeon Pro GPU is $2149 right now at B&H (reg. $2799). It’s been the best-selling laptop over the past two weeks at B&H thanks to this discount. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
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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.
Here’s a one-day only deal that kicked off a couple hours ago… B&H has the 15.4″ Apple MacBook Pro (late 2016 model) for $1799 (reg. $2399). This MacBook Pro has a 2.6GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 2GB VRAM, along with the Touch Bar. B&H also includes a pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth headphones and a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (a $169 value). Check it out while it lasts 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…]