All that is known about MacBook Pro new generation four days before the official presentation
October 27, Apple will officially unveil the new MacBook Pro that will get the most radical update in the last four years. Completely redesigned computers from “professional” series of Mac laptops come out in thin and light body with the 13 – inch and 15-inch displays.
Fresh lineup of portable computers will be presented in a new form, which is close to the 12-inch MacBook. The latter, as known, are characterized by an ultra-slim body, absence of a luminous logo of Apple and a USB port.
A distinctive feature of the new MacBook Pro will be the touchpad above the keyboard Magic Toolbar, which is a elongated touch OLED display. It will be located above the keyboard and replace the top row of function keys f1-f12. A similar solution is already used by some producers, such as ASUS, HP and Lenovo. But Apple is going to make Magic Toolbar is customizable, i.e., for each active application functional touch buttons will have their own.
New laptops will be even thinner and lighter MacBook Pro, current generation. This will be achieved thanks to new display fixtures, metal parts which are manufactured by extrusion method, which allows to create parts of a very small size. The thickness reduction also will contribute to a new keyboard. Keys will have a smaller stroke, in 12-inch MacBook. Apple States that in conjunction with the new domed elements it provides “balance and stability”key.
MacBook Pro will be deprived of a standard USB port in favor of A USB-C Thunderbolt 3. The device will be equipped with faster processors Intel Kaby Lake, and in the top configuration — GPU AMD Radeon 400 the architecture of Polaris, made at the 14-nm process technology.
The expected update will bring in the design of the MacBook Pro the most radical changes over the last few years. The last “significant” upgrade, the company abandoned the DVD drive, moved hard disk to SSD and increased resolution displays. It happened in 2012.
Despite the enthusiasm of fans of the brand, many users have a negative attitude to the future changes in the MacBook Pro lineup. The main complaint concerns the rejection of the model of the USB connectors. Although new models of the professional line will be three-connector more than the 12-inch MacBook, no other ports at the same time, including standard USB is not provided.
“USB-C has not yet received wide distribution and it is the main factor that plays against the new series of MacBook Pro says James Ala. – There are many peripheral devices which are not compatible with the new standard.”
Some users consider switching to USB-C is premature. “Only one USB-C is stupid, writes a Twitter user Eric KSU. – No user wants to bother with adapters and the adapter”.
To buy adapter USB-C/USB for 1300 rubles, but if the user wants to make the laptop more functional, it will have to fork out for digital multi-port USB adapter-C. Yes, it allows you to simultaneously connect your MacBook device with standard USB connector, HDMI monitor and cable for charging, but also will cost 5500 RUB a Very controversial decision is seen in the rejection of the power connector MagSafe, saved the lives of many thousands of Apple laptops.
Fans are unhappy that the new MacBook Pro will be used more thin keyboard with butterfly mechanism. They do not share the opinion of Apple, which claims that the innovative technology provides more clear and stable operation when you press any part key. “We don’t need keys-butterfly, and so we have the perfect keyboard”, – wrote in Facebook josé Abraham Cervantes Posadas.
Of course, not all criticize the changes in the design of the new MacBook Pro. What do you think about the new line of Apple laptops? Not a hurried if the company with the transition to USB-C?