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Here Are The Specs Powering The First VR-Ready iMac Pro

Here Are The Specs Powering The First VR-Ready iMac Pro

At its WWDC Developer conference this year, Apple announced a refresh of its AIO iMac series and MacBook line of notebooks to go with the newly announced High Sierra version of macOS. The MacBook Air isn't being left behind either; it's getting a more powerful 1.8GHz processor to keep pace with other slim laptops on the market.

The Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop that lacks the Touch Bar features an aluminium casing and an LED-backlit display. You also have four colors to choose from: Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray, and Silver. On the other hand, as seen in our testing of previous iterations of the MacBook, the MacBook Pro's Core i5 processor should help it perform faster on our benchmark tests, and in real-life situations. However, most users should consider the base MacBook Pro as the primary choice, since you'll receive a larger, brighter screen and more computing power for the same amount of cash. The support for Face time HD camera, makes the device, even more desirable. It's therefore not Retina, nor as bright as the MacBook Pro at 300nits.

Apple upgraded the processors across its entire MacBook lineup for 2017, but little else changed from the 2016 lineup.

Apple has acknowledged that it needs to do better and on Monday it addressed some of these concerns by unveiling a new iMac Pro with super-fast Intel Xeon chips, Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Radeon Vega graphics processor, and up to 128 GB of pre-installed RAM. According to benchmarking scores taken from several Geekbench 4 results, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro that is configured with the latest i7 processor clocked in at 2.90GHz (it's the i7-7820HQ chip for those that are wondering) obtained an average single-core and multi-core scores of 4,632 and 15,747 respectively.

Both sizes (10.5 inch and the 12.inch) come with 64GB of memory, but you can also choose to buy the model with a higher storage volume - either 256GB or 512GB.




The company also says the keyboard of the new MacBook also received an upgrade to be more like the MacBook Pro, which means it should be more responsive. We're now testing the Core m3 version of the MacBook and will report on benchmark and battery life results in a future full review.

The base configuration of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro has a 2.8GHz Core i7.

Everything has been streamlined, allowing you to charge and transfer data using the same ports, but there are disadvantages too, such as not being able to plug in an SD card without a dongle.

That's something Apple hasn't done a thing about since the original USB-C dongles for USB Type-A, VGA, Thunderbolt 2, and AV. Both models offer a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Starting from £1,049 for the 21.5in iMac or £1,749 for the 27in 5K model, they're now pretty damned powerful.


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