Apple's updated MacBook Pro has 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, offering up eight cores for the first time in a MacBook Pro, delivering two times faster performance than a quad-core model, and 40% more performance than a six-core.
This, the fastest Mac notebook ever, also boasts powerful graphics, Retina display, fast SSDs, Apple's T2 security chip, an all-day battery life, and macOS.
"Whether it's college students mastering a course of study, developers building world-class apps, or video editors creating feature films, we're constantly amazed at what our customers do with their MacBook Pro," says Tom Boger, Apple's Senior Director of Mac Product Marketing. "Now with eight-core processors for an incredible performance boost, along with its stunning Retina display, fast storage, all-day battery life, and running macOS, MacBook Pro continues to be the world's best pro notebook, and we can't wait to get it into our customer's hands to see what they do next."
The 15-inch MacBook Pro delivers Turbo Boost speeds up to 5GHz, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7GHz.
When compared to the fastest quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Pro with 8-core processors is up to two times faster, allowing music producers to play back massive multi-track projects with up to two times more Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X; 3D designers can render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold; photographers can apply complex edits and filters up to 75 per cent faster in Photoshop; developers can compile code up to 65 per cent faster in Xcode; scientists and researchers can compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 per cent faster in TetrUSS; and video editors can edit up to 11 simultaneous multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.
MacBook Pro's Retina display offers 500 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide colour gamut, and True Tone technology. It also comes with immersive stereo speakers with wide-stereo sound, Touch ID, dynamic and contextual controls with Touch Bar, and a large Force Touch trackpad. With Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, you can charge and connect up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs.
All new Macs come with macOS Mojave that includes features like a new desktop design that stacks and organizes files into groups, a redesigned Mac App Store, and more.
The new 8-core MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 and $3,199 for the 13" and 15" models, respectively.