Singaporeans are now able to get their hands on Apple’s newest upgrade to their one of their notebooks, the Macbook Pro. The catch, however, is that it will set you back at least S$2,599 (USD$1,799) for the 13-inch model.
Apple made the announcement on May 21st in Singapore that new versions of two of their laptops, the 13-inch Macbook Pro and the new 15-inch model, the 15-inch starting at S$3,499 (US$2,399). The 15-inch version contains eighth and ninth generation Intel Core processors, the first of its kind to be equipped with eight instead of four. Due to this, it is now able to perform twice as fast as its quad-core predecessors and 40 percent fast than the six core models. The processors provide Turbo Boost speeds of up to 5.0GHz. The 13-inch version with Touch Bar widget, features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7GHz. Along with this, the Macbook Pro also boasts an LED backlit Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, True Tone technology, and P3 wide colour gamut support.
Both 13 inch and 15 inch models come with wide-stereo sound, Touch ID, Touch Bar integration, and Force Touch trackpad. With this, SSD storage, Apple A2 security chip, and Thunderbolt 3 ports (capable of charging, data transfer, and connecting up to two 5k displays or four external GPUs) add to the notebooks extensive repertoire. The laptop will run Apple’s latest operating system, macOS Mojave, which offers Dark Mode and Stacks.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro are available through the Apple web store, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple authorised resellers later this week, Apple said.