MacBook Pro is a line of high-performance laptops from Apple Inc. which targets professional users. It is the successor to the PowerBook G4 model, the company's first product line to include Intel processors, and was presented at the MacWorld 2006 technology fair on January 10, 2006.
The latest version of the new Macbook Pro
, the one that follows the Macbook Pro 2015
, maintains the same overall design and materials of construction assumptions as compared to the previous generation. The new MacBook Pro
2016 is a small engineering work, a miniaturization exercise performed flawlessly by the American firm. Built entirely of aluminum, its unibody body has a thickness of only 1.49 centimeters and a total weight of 1.37 kilos. The size reduction compared to the previous version is more than appreciable, it's even 12% smaller in volume terms than the equivalent version of MacBook Air. In short, Apple has achieved the portability of an Air, and the power of the Pro range in one device.
The result was a stylish portable, careful to the last detail, but still robust and resistant. The screen maintains the same sizes, you can acquire the Macbook Pro 13 inch
, and the MacBook Pro 15 inch
, both of them have a resolution of 2,560x1,600 pixels, as its predecessor. The new MacBook Pro retina
display is outstanding at all levels.
The new version of the Apple MacBook Pro
was a victim of the insistence and tendency of the market: the touchscreen. The reaction arrived in the form of an OLED touchscreen with 2170x60 pixels resolution, which replaced the usual row of function buttons and shows the shortcuts and controls most suitable for the current application. Also, hidden in the power button and perfectly concealed in the Touch Bar, the MacBook Pro 2016's Touch ID fingerprint sensor arrived, fast and precise, which eliminates the need to enter credentials.
The new keyboard of the device features larger, individually illuminated keys - with a light sensor that disables illumination when it is unnecessary - and a smaller space between them and the second generation of the butterfly mechanism, a system that improves response and multiplies the typing stability.
The trackpad increased its size significantly, 46% compared to the previous model in this version with a 13-inch screen. The trackpad incorporates Force Touch technology, so the trackpad does not sink physically, yet it generates the sensation through the haptic motor.
Inside the latest MacBook Pro, we find an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor at 2.9 GHz with 4 MB shared Layer 3 cache, 8 GB of RAM memory LPDDR3 integrated at 2,133 MHz and 256 GB SSD PCIe disk, for the most basic version.
The Macbook Pro has an impeccable design, it is small, lightweight and very robust, a screen with a professional level of brightness and color gamut, an extremely fast SSD disc, two speakers that deliver upper-quality sound and the best fingerprint reader you can find in a laptop. A huge and comfortable trackpad, as well as a great new and efficient keyboard. The price of the MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar starts at 1,999 euros in its version with Intel Core i5,8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. Although a refurbished MacBook Pro
is an option at a lower price.