Apple Announces the Most Powerful Mac Workstation Ever (Plus MacBook Updates)

12 June, 2017, 19:01 | Author: Patty Aguilar

At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, the company introduced a new category of the iMac lineup: the iMac Pro. The new iMac are much faster than the previous generations', packing new processors, new graphic technologies, high storage capacity and remarkable band width connectivity.

Finally, both the iMac and MacBook Pro saw entry-level price drops to $1,299 for the 4K iMac and 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar.

The main new feature in the new MacBook is that it sports seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors. All the 27-inch models now come with a Fusion Drive as standard, as does the top-end 21.5-inch version.

Apple's all-in-one iMac has gone Pro with powerful new processors and graphics created to meet the needs of professional users. Moreover, it also comes with a new display that is 43 percent brighter.


Apple's updated iMac and MacBook computers are available immediately online and in stores from tomorrow.

This includes interactions with the Apple Pencil, which Apple says will feel more "fluid" than ever, as well as reducing battery consumption. This narrative can arguably be traced back to the company's 2013 Mac Pro design and only picked up steam following the release of Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar. The discrete graphics will also be updated; the 2017 MacBook will have a 2GB Radeon Pro 555 or a 4GB Radeon Pro 560 replacing the 2GB Radeon Pro 450/455 or 4GB Radeon Pro 460 on its predecessor. So what is the price of the new Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook and iMacs? It also yields an 80 percent increase in the desktop's cooling prowess, which "allows for upgraded internals without making more noise", according to Apple.

The refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar model now has a 128GB SSD storage and is listed at Rs 109,900 (base model). The Radeon Pro 500 series makes use of the critically-acclaimed "Polaris" GPU architecture, delivering the flawless balance of performance and operating efficiency that makes them ideal for All-In-Ones.

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