Apple MacBook Pro upgrades: Good and the Bad

After months of shoutout by Apple fanatics, the Cupertino giant has finally dropped the much-needed hardware upgrade to MacBook Pro series.

Apple MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pros 2018

Here’s the good and the bad summed up for you.

The Good

Both the 15-inch and 13-inch laptops now come with 8th generation Intel chipsets.

The bigger model for the first time gets a 6-core Intel Core i7 processor or Core i9 processor clocked at up to 2.9GHz and reaching up to 4.8GHz with Turbo Boost. You can configure the notebook up to 32 Gigs of RAM and 4 TB of storage. Yes, you read that right, 4 Terabytes SSD.

Coming to the 13-Inch variant, it is now powered by a quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor clocked at up to 2.7GHz and reaching up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost. The expansion limits are 16 GB RAM and 2 TB SSD.

Both models feature a True Tone display for a more natural viewing experience. The audio quality has also been improved as claimed by Apple. Along with that security has been bumped up with the new T2 chip.

The Bad

The most obvious complaint from all corners is the same design. You have the same wide bezels on all sides, with no sign of trimming in future. Still, the overreliance on USB Type-C connector with no extra ports is a pain.

The screen resolution is still stuck at the same PPI. These are Pro models and 4K resolution support seems an apt feature request.

And lastly, the keyboard. Apple engineers need to sit down and do something about these so-called “Quieter Keyboards”. They just aren’t enough tactile, and reliable.

Anyhow, it was a much-required upgrade for the MacBook Pro lineup and the one which will get more upvotes than downvotes. Let us know which feature you will appreciate seeing in the next hardware upgrade in the comments section below.

Pankaj U

Pankaj is a tech blogger with interests in mobile, PC, apps and more.

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