Yesterday Microsoft was dazzling creative minds with their Surface Studio all in one desktop announcement, and today it was Apple’s turn with their newly updated Macbook Pro lineup. The new Macbook Pro line features some killer tech which will no doubt be incredibly useful for creatives, photographers, and videographers in general – none more so than the long-rumored touch bar.
In all there are three new Macbook Pro notebooks for you all to drool over; two 13″ models (one with a touch bar and the other with traditional function keys), and one 15″ model with the touch bar. In all the three models will range from $1499 to $2399 in their base configurations with the 13″ function key model shipping today and the two touch bar models shipping within the next two to three weeks. Pre-orders are of course available now over on Apple’s wesbite for those who want to be first in line for this exciting new Apple tech.
For the photographer crowd, you will all be pleased to see that the new MacBook Pro screens feature DCI-P3 color which offers 25% more color than sRGB, more than enough for the majority of our work. You also get a larger track pad, and more responsive keys making for an all together more enjoyable experience. What’s more? Apple is claiming that the graphics performance is up to 130% faster, meaning processing video and photos should be quick and painless no matter your workload.
However, some may be disappointed in Apple’s decision to remove all ports except several thunderbolt 3 (how many you get depends on your model), and the headphone jack. This means lots of thunderbold 3 adapters will be needed to connect your current peripherals to the new products, which may or may not be a detriment to your workflow if you use a lot of external peripherals.
As noted above, the Macbook Pros are now available for pre-order on the Apple website, here, starting at $1499 in the base configuration of the 13″ model which will be shipping today.