Macbook Pro Updated to Coffee Lake, Up to 32GB Memory

Report The Mac mini is finally getting an update after nearly 4 years

Macbook Pro Updated to Coffee Lake, Up to 32GB Memory

The iPad, for example, hasn't really had much of an update recently; the new iPad that made its debut this year ain't much special, and the iPad Pro of 2017 is decent but hardly a big redesign of its predecessors.

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All new models are available to order today online and will be at Apple retail stores later this week. The 13-inch MacBook Pro can accommodate up to 8th-generation, quad-core Core i7 CPUs, Intel Iris Plus 655 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB of SSD storage. While many might have requested a new keyboard design that's harder to incapacitate with specks of dust and easier to fix, Apple told The Verge that those issues "have only affected a tiny, tiny fraction of its user base". The new devices are available for purchase right now, starting at $1,799 for the 13-inch model and $2,399 for the 15-inch model. Today, Blackmagic Design announced the Blackmagic eGPU, a high performance graphics processor for pro creative software made in tandem with Apple and created to amplify the MacBook Pro. Amid a slew of hardware upgrades - including support for 32GB of RAM - Apple also relayed that the new machines feature an "improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing". The 15-inch model can be configured with up to 4 TB of SSD storage, while the 13-inch model is limited to a maximum of 2 TB. The aging MacBook Air is the only other option if you need legacy ports, and it's unclear how long that laptop will stick around.

The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar didn't get an update, and neither did the thin-and-light MacBook nor the more low-priced MacBook Air. The Blackmagic eGPU comes with an AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, which is significantly more powerful than the Radeon RX 560x that's in the high-end 2018 MacBook Pro.

"That addresses one of the key complaints with the system and should make life a little easier for users who regularly bring their MacBooks into meetings - or worse yet, the library". Apple is also releasing a leather sleeve for its laptops coming in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and Black. Those Thunderbolt 3 connectors on the 13-inch and 15-inch models can support up to two 5K displays. According to Kuo, the smaller 38mm model will jump from a 1.5-inch display to a 1.57-inch one, while the 42mm model will now feature a 1.78-inch display, rather than a 1.65-inch screen.

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