When is the scheduled MacBook Pro 2017 release date? What are the latest upgrades installed in Apple’s flagship laptop this year? Here is a round-up of leaks and reviews related to the new tech darling.
Macbook Pro 2017 release date & specs
Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the new MacBook Pro may come with Intel’s Kaby Lake processor. Kuo is the renowned KGI Securities analyst. Consequently, Apple will most likely start the production of the 12” models in March. Meanwhile, per Hypebeast, a 13” and a 15” variant is expected to arrive quite later, sometime in July.
MacBook Pro now has butterfly mechanism keys for less travel and thinner chassis. The function reportedly improves typing experience from the 12” MacBook range. For one thing, the feedback upon releasing a key is “punchier”.
The 13” model is 14.9mm thick and 17 percent slimmer than its predecessors. Its volume is 23 percent less and currently, weighs at 1.36kg.
On the other hand, the iconic light-up Apple logo is no longer visible on the MacBook Pro. It was already replaced with a chrome metal version of the badge on the casing. The 13” MacBook Air is now the last MacBook in the market with the light-up sign.
15” screen MacBook Pro 2017 release date & price
The largest version might still feature 32GB of RAM. This move aims to meet the expectations of high-end users. It is 15.5m thick and 20 percent less in volume. The 15-incher then weighs at only 1.83kg.
According to Tech Radar, the MacBook Pro is now available for pre-order. How much will it cost you? Below are the expected laptop prices:
- 13” without Touch Bar ($1,499//£1,449/AU$2,199)
- 13” with Touch Bar ($1,799/£1,749/AU$2,699)
- 15-inch MacBook Pro: $2,399/£2,349/AU$2,999)
The 15-inch Pro offers AMD Radeon Pro 450 graphics with 2GB of video RAM. For the resolution, the 13” has 2560 x 1600 while the 15” displays a higher 2800 x 1800 screen quality.
Do you think Apple can catch up to its rivals with the new MacBook Pro? Do you think the Touch Bar is really useful?