Apple's new line of MacBook Pros for 2018 feature the latest 8th-generation Intel Core processors. The 15 inch model can be configured with a 6-core 2.9 GHz Core i9 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz, while the 13 inch model can be equipped with a quad-core 2.7 GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz. The new MacBook Pros also have a True Tone display, and a third generation keyboard that's quieter and should prevent crumbs from getting stuck in the keys.
The 15 inch MacBook Pro models can now support 32GB of RAM and a 4TB SSD. It also has Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory. If that's not enough, however, Blackmagic has designed an external GPU that can connect over ThunderBolt 3. Those upgrades are costly, however — to upgrade the SSD from the base 512GB to 4TB costs $3,200 alone.
Other than the performance boost and the quieter keyboards, Apple's MacBook Pro line remains unchanged. They still have the Touch Bar with Touch ID, Retina display, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. With the top-of-the-line fully configured MacBook Pro costing $6,699, Apple is making it clear these computers are meant for serious professionals.
The new 13 inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,799, and the 15 inch starts at $2,399.