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New Apple MacBook Pro models are 100 percent faster. Yes, you read it right

Dale Davies |
Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever.

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The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance — ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or doing advanced image processing or film editing. The new MacBook Pro can compile code faster and run multiple virtual machines and test environments easier than before.

With the option to add up to 32GB of memory on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, users can run more apps simultaneously or load larger files into memory. And with up to a 2TB SSD on the 13-inch model and up to a 4TB SSD on the 15-inch, MacBook Pro gives customers the flexibility to work with large asset libraries and projects wherever they go. Now with True Tone technology, the display and Touch Bar deliver a more natural viewing experience.

Also new to MacBook Pro is the Apple T2 chip, first introduced in iMac Pro. With the Apple T2 chip, MacBook Pro now delivers enhanced system security with support for secure boot and on-the-fly encrypted storage, and also brings “Hey Siri” to the Mac for the first time. This fall, MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave. A new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content.

The new Stacks feature organizes messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups. Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first time. Starting at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available now. The final verdict: Apple created a beast. Go and buy one.

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