After years of waiting, Apple finally made it official: A new MacBook Pro is finally on the way. And after years of feeling stagnant, Apple has stepped in with some pretty major upgrades to freshen up the Pro and draw back the laptop faithful.
Coming in both 13 and 15 inch sizes, and weighing just three and four pounds, respectively, this is the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro we’ve ever seen. And that’s just the beginning, as everything has been reengineered. The display is much brighter and has sharper contrast. The trackpad is twice as big and uses more Force Touch. The speakers have twice the volume. And the keyboard uses the butterfly switches Apple uses elsewhere, but with an upgrade. Needless to say, this new laptop’s also got the fastest chip — an Intel i5 or i7 — and faster flash storage, and apple claims gains of speed up to 130% on 3D graphics. They even rolled out an image of their first and latest laptops back to back, just to show how much progress has been made: