Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Oct 2016 19:17 UTC

Apple today announced the all-new MacBook Pro, confirming that the new computer will come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, in both Silver and Space Gray color options. The MacBooks are thinner and lighter than their previous generations, come with a Trackpad that's larger than the ones on the previous MacBooks, and have a redesigned keyboard for better typing.

Apple calls it "the most powerful MacBook Pro ever," and the 13-inch model features a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage. The 15-inch version has a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz, 16GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage. Both computers reach "up to 2.3 times the graphics performance" of the previous generation.


No new iMacs (more than one year since last update), no new Mac Mini (two years since last update), no new Mac Pro (three years since last update). Apple totally cares about the Mac, folks.

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Close, but no cigar. What Lenovo did there was simply having an artist's tablet with a keyboard light underneath. It's not the same thing as the Touch Bar would be at full size. The full Touchbar would be a real screen with a real touchscreen, not just a pressure sensitive area. Sure, the ideas are similar, but implementation matters, and what Lenovo did there, is as half-baked as the current Apple touch bar.

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