Apple Announces MacBook Pros with OLED strip

Oct

28

2016

Apple on Thursday announced MacBook Pros that have an OLED touch strip on the spot where normally sit the function keys. The 13 “- and 15” -MacBook Pro have also supports Touch ID, to allow, among other payments Pay.

Apple calls the touch sensitive strip where the new MacBook Pros equipped with the Touch Bar. This strip is not attached to the standard functions of the keys are normal at this spot. The elongated screen can display different views, depending on the use. Thus, the Touch Bar icons of frequently used web sites and open tabs show to open it quickly. While browsing the web can show the controls of Safari and when mail button Mail. For almost any Apple program playback is different, but also third parties are working on support for the Touch Bar, such as Microsoft with its Office suite.

In addition, the Touch Bar quick type give suggestions while typing and lists of emoji’s, where the user can scroll through. When using the app’s Photo shows the OLED display thumbnails of photos and editing. With the fn key to access the standard functions. Siri has established a standard button on the strip. Users can order and choice of Touch Bar items adjust itself.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016

In addition to the strip is in the right fingerprint reader for Touch ID support. This authentication module works in conjunction with Apple Pay include: the OLED strip shows how much the user has to pay before he or she identifies with a fingerprint. For Touch ID Apple has integrated a new T1 chip with the Secure Enclave. Different users have access to the same MacBook Pro Touch ID: they open directly their own account.

The MacBook Pros have become thinner and narrower and the thickness of the bezel has been reduced slightly. In addition, the laptops weigh less than their predecessors. The keyboard has again become flatter: Apple Pro models hetzelde keyboard and 12 “MacBook features The keys have very little travel, but the butterfly mechanism should ensure stability and feedback The touchpad is underway.. : it is now twice as big Furthermore, the maximum brightness of the screen is increased to 500cd / m 2..

Apple has cut the number of connectivity options, but not as rigorous as for the 12 “MacBook. There are the Pro’s four USB type c connections with Thunderbolt support provided. Each of the ports can be used to power the laptop power . there is also a 3.5mm mini jack for audio. Unlike the iPhone so Apple keeps track of the laptop onto the connector.

In the case of the MacBook Pros are Skylake Intel processors. The 13 “MacBook Pro is available with Core i5 and Core i7 dual cores. The GPU is the integrated GPU of Intel chips with 64MB eDRAM. The 13” laptop is 14,9mm thick, 17 percent thinner than the previous . The weight is 1.36 kg.

Of the 13 “laptop will be two versions: a cheaper model has not Touch Bar, has a slower Core i5 and must make do with two instead of four USB ports c Apple suggested during the announcement of this model MacBook Air. replaces.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016
Apple MacBook Pro 2016
Apple MacBook Pro 2016

The 15 “-MacBook Pro gets Core i7 quad cores with AMD Radeon Pro GPUs based on the Polaris architecture. The video card may have 4GB of VRAM. Apple provides this model to 2TB SSD storage. The sequential read rate would be 3 , 1Gb / s. Apple claims to have redesigned the fans in the 15 “-MacBook Pro to keep the system cool. There are also newly designed speakers. The 15 “-MacBook Pro is 15.5mm thick, where the previous 18mm thick. The weight has been reduced to 1.8 kilograms.

The last time Apple reported to be significant changes MacBook Pro line was in 2012 and the last update was in March 2015. The announcement comes in the week that it was 25 years ago that Apple PowerBook introduced his first laptop.

The cheaper 13 “MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and Touch ID is for sale immediately from 1699 euros. The version with Touch Bar is about two to three weeks for a starting price of 1999 euros. The 15” MacBook Pro gets a starting price of 2699 euros . This price applies to the version with 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, 16GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage. He is about two to three weeks available. The prices are much higher than those of the previous generation. The MSRP of the previous cheapest 13 “MacBook Pro was 1449 euros, that of the 15” notebook was 2249 euro.

Apple has stopped the 11 “MacBook Air. The 13” -Air remains still for sale, with 8GB RAM.

Apple MacBook Pro 2016
Apple MacBook Pro 2016
Apple MacBook Pro 2016

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