Mac mini may get update within the year

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Unfortunately, these updates only affect the models with Touch Bars and there's no word as to if or when Apple will update the non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros.

Here's the pick of the offers. Rumors have been swirling for a while that Apple may redesign the MacBook Air and come out with a new, sub-$1,000 laptop in the near future.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro now tops out at 2 TB of SSD storage, a 2.7 GHz (4.8 GHz with Turbo Boost) i7 quad-core processor, and 16 GB of RAM.

As ever there are two new models that are going to hit shop shelves, a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 13-inch model.

Besides that, the two models also come Retina displays that feature 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide color gamut.

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Apple on Thursday announced a long-awaited update for the MacBook Pro, giving the laptops a much-needed performance bump, but not any meaningful change in design.

Prices in the United States for the new MacBook Pros start at $1,799 for the 13-inch model, $2,399 for the 15-incher.

Both 13- and 15-inch models - with their signature Touch Bar touchscreen menu atop its keyboard - now have 8th-generation Intel Core processors, giving up to 70 and 50 per cent faster performance, respectively. "It's the best notebook for pro users". The 15-inch is available with an 6-core 8th gen Intel i7 of i9 processor, with 2.9GHz speeds and Turbo Boost that ups that to 4.8GHz.

That's a lot of coin to throw at storage, especially when compared to the price of external storage, but if you want fast internal storage, then you can't say Apple hasn't given you the option. Arguably the most polarizing among these tweaks is the butterfly keyboard-the 2015 MacBook Pro predates that mechanism, making its traditional keyboard a preferred alternative for many users. Apple has also added "Hey Siri" support to its new MacBook Pro models. But while the updated MacBooks have an "improved third-generation" keyboard that it promises will be quieter, the company has stayed committed to its key design. The discrete graphics options are AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM and Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory. Apple's Macbook Pro keyboard design has been under fire recently for its rate of failure and high cost to replace. If you buy one, you may likely never have that problem.

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