Jun 06, 2017 12:03 PM EDT
The opening keynote for the 2017 WWDC Apple event has just finished. Among the announced hardware was the 15-inch MacBook Pro changes on its refresh this year.
According to Engadget, it's been only seven months and nine days since Apple has first unveiled its 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Now, the company wants a refresh for the MacBook Pro as announced on the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference through the opening keynote.
Trusted Reviews reported that the biggest change with the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 is the addition of the Intel's 7th generation chipset, the Kaby Lake processor. It's not only the 15-inch MacBook Pro that is entitled to the change, but the entire MacBook Pro line starting from the 13-inch non-touch model has received significant changes on its processing power.
However, the amount of RAM of the 15-inch MacBook Pro and its entire MacBook Pro line remains the same. On the other hand, its price is still at $2,300/$2,799 even though its processor speed had jumped from 2.6 GHz to 2.8 GHz. Moreover, its last year's graphics card which is the Radeon Pro 450, Intel HD Graphics 530 or Radeon Pro 455, Intel HD Graphics 530 now jumps to Radeon Pro 555, Intel HD Graphics 630 or a Radeon Pro 560, Intel HD Graphics 630.
Other than the processor and graphics cards of the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 and the entire MacBook Pro line, nothing much has changed for the refresh. Meanwhile, previous reports claim that there would be an in-house chip that would be sent out to improve the performance of the MacBook Pro when it comes to sleeping and stand-by modes. Unfortunately, Apple does not mention anything about the said chip at the WWDC 2017 event.
The new refresh of the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 is now available from Apple stores. Still, Apple fans can enjoy its existing features such as the Touch Bar, Retina Display and Thunderbolt 3 just like before.
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