Apple launches new 2018 15″ & 13″ MacBook Pros with 6-core and 4-core Intel 8th generation processors

Apple updated their line of 15″ and 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros for 2018 today with new 8th generation Intel “Coffee Lake” processors, updated DDR4 memory, True Tone displays, 3rd generation butterfly keyboards, availability of 32GB RAM in some configurations, and updated graphics.

Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs come in quad-core configurations in the new 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros ranging up to 2.7GHz. CPUs in the new 15″ MacBook Pros are 6-core and range up to 2.9GHz. Apple claims are 70% performance improvement in 15″ models and 2x increase in 13″ MacBook Pros.

Addressing criticism of earlier 2016 and 2017 models, Apple now permits a maximum of 32GB of RAM in 2018 Touch Bar MacBook Pros, and the 3rd generation butterfly keyboard has been improved to be smoother and quieter in operation.

Price points for the new Touch Bar MacBook Pros remain the same as before, and the laptops are unchanged visually. 13″ non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros remain unchanged. The following standard configurations are available for order at Apple today:

15″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros:

Touch Bar and Touch ID
2.2GHz Processor
256GB Storage
2.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
256GB SSD storage1
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
MSRP: $2399

Touch Bar and Touch ID
2.6GHz Processor
512GB Storage
2.6GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz
Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
512GB SSD storage1
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
MSRP: $2799

13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros:

Touch Bar and Touch ID
2.3GHz Processor
256GB Storage
2.3GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
256GB SSD storage1
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
MSRP: $1799

Touch Bar and Touch ID
2.3GHz Processor
512GB Storage
2.3GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
512GB SSD storage1
Retina display with True Tone
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
MSRP: $1999

We’ll be updating our 15″ MacBook Pro Price Tracker and 13″ MacBook Pro Price Tracker with the latest pricing information on the new models from Apple’s resellers over the next couple of days.

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