The stand-out feature of the MacBook Pro has always been the retina display, which has set new standards from generation to generation. Once again, the new edition of the high-performance notebook has a display that provides more vibrant colours, razor-sharp images and a high contrast ratio. Thanks to the outstanding brightness of 500 nits, the display is easy-to-read even in sunlight. Its colour space is 25% broader than with sRGB, meaning that it can show even more colours and that pictures are true to life. This feature is particularly relevant to all those who are involved in graphic design, colour grading and image processing and for whom an exact representation of the colours is important.
The display and components are housed in a metal unibody casing that marries excellent stability and robustness in use with an ultra-thin form. It also features a sophisticated and unmistakeable design with typical Apple minimalism and a pleasant touch and feel, making it a stylish companion for lovers of design. It is very thin, feather light and extremely powerful.
Innovative notebook Touch Bar replaces traditional function keys
One feature of the MacBook Pro is the retina-quality Touch Bar, which is located where the function keys used to be. This Multi-Touch-enabled display revolutionises use, as it adapts to user behaviour. The Touch Bar shows contextual information, to change system settings, search content or get access to frequently used apps for example. Touch ID guarantees secure and simplified use. This fingerprint scanner makes it possible to unlock the MacBook Pro quickly or make purchases without a password. You simply have to place your finger on the sensor. This means there’s no need to go searching for passwords, and the risk of saved passwords being stolen is reduced.
Powerful 15-inch premium notebook with breath-taking design
The MacBook Pro with 15-inch display stands out with its astonishingly slender design. The casing is just 15.5 mm thick and has a minimal weight of 1.83 kg. The seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor together with a dedicated Radeon Pro 555 graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory ensures outstanding performance. It also has an ultra-fast SSD with read speed of 3.2 GB/s. This powerful equipment is ideal for professional image and video processing or for state-of-the-art gaming. The MacBook Pro has four Thunderbolt 3 ports for this purpose, boasting a battery life of up to ten hours. In addition, the Touch ID makes it simpler to manage log-ins with one touch of a finger.
13-inch MacBook Pro: top-notch performance with a compact format
Weighing 1.37 kg and just 14.9 mm thick, the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro is even lighter and thinner than the larger model. It offers an equally sophisticated design, with a sturdy unibody casing and high-quality components. It is perfectly suited for all those who are often on the go and need high performance with a compact format. This top-class model has a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and the ultra-fast SSD with 256 GB allows you to work swiftly. The 13-inch model also comes with the innovative features like Touch Bar and Touch ID as well as four Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Elgato Thunderbolt 3 – use one cable to connect all devices
Thanks to its numerous interfaces, the Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock puts an end to the bothersome tangle of cables and ensures your desk looks tidy. The charging station has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB-C and three USB 3.0 ports. This means that a MacBook Pro can be charged using just one cable with Thunderbolt, while the second Thunderbolt port can be used to connect other devices, e.g. 5K Thunderbolt displays or ultra-fast external storage. If you use an adapter, you can also connect your Thunderbolt 2 devices and benefit from fast data transfer.
Alternatively, up to two displays with 4K resolution can be connected to the display port. Six USB ports in total offer space for lots of other devices like iPads or iPhones, which will continue to be charged even when the MacBook is unplugged. There is also a Gigabit Ethernet connection for a fast and stable wired connection. An audio input and output for connecting a microphone and headphones, e.g. for conference calls, rounds off the dock’s extensive equipment offering.
This and other Apple products as well as notebooks from other manufacturers can be found in our Notebooks category.
Posted on 13.09.2017