Apple has been working on a new technology called Force Touch, which senses the level of forced applied to the touchscreen, it distinguishes between taps and harder presses and responds by providing an action or control depending on the tap pressure. The Cupertino-based company updated its standard 13inch and 15inches MackBook Pro laptops, which are now packed with Force Touch displays, their prices have been increased just a little bit. However, if you want to spend your savings on a laptop that is as efficient as a decent PC, then make some sacrifices and get ready to welcome one of these two MackBook Pro devices into your lives.
Apple was “born” 39 years ago, founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, it initially developed and sold computers. In a city called Cupertino, located in Santa Clara County, California, the best and craziest tech ideas came to life and the most appreciated and bought products that reached the market were the iPhones, Macs, iPads and iPods, but recently, the collection of gadgets received new members: the Apple TV, Apple Watch and soon, Apple will produce electric vehicles. Let’s not forget that these products are running on Apple’s proprietary software and at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple unveiled its new operating systems: iOS 9 and OS X Yosemite, which will be officially released soon.
The MacBook Pro will be upgraded to the new OS, but more important is the hardware improvement that was made to each of the two models.
Without a doubt, this was the most important addition to both Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops. Force Touch trackpad allows the users to Force click, by pressing on the trackpad and applying more pressure. They will find this feature very useful, the system takes advantage of it in many applications and system features. To learn more about Force click, how it works, and how to adjust the pressure needed to click the trackpad, users can watch a video by going to Apple’s menu and heading to System Preferences, from where they’ll select Trackpad and click the “Point & Click” tab, then place the cursor on the “Look up & data detectors” checkbox. What do you need Force click for? Well, when force clicking on address, you will see Maps preview of the location you’re interested in; when force clicking dates and events, you will add them to Calendar; when force clicking a file icon, you will get a quick look preview of the file’s content; when force clicking a conversation in the side bar, you will see details and attachments; you can rotate photos, zoom maps etc.
MacBook Pro – Specifications
The 13-inch model has a retina display supporting a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, it measures 180x314x219mm, it weights 1.58 kg, and it’s powered by a dual core Intel Core i5 processor, clocked at 2.7GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz) paired with 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, and runs at 2.9GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) and has 512GB of storage, but it can support up to 1TB of flash storage. Also, it has 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory, but the user can configure their laptops to support up to 16GB. The laptop is packed with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 and it has support for 1080p at 69Hz, 3840-by-2160p at 30Hz and 4096-by-2160p at 24Hz. Don’t have high expectations from the 720p FaceTime HD camera, because it doesn’t take extraordinary photos. Under normal use and being connected to the internet, the device lasts 10 hours, when users are watching movies via iTunes, the built-in 74.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery lasts up to 12 hours. The price of the 13inches model starts from $1299.
The 15-inches laptop has a higher native resolution of 2880×1800 pixels, it’s powered by a superior quad core Intel Core i7 processor which is clocked at 2.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz) and which comes with 256GB of internal memory and Intel Iris Pro Graphics, or at 2.5GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz) and which is paired with 512GB of internal storage, but both variants can be configured to support up to 1TB of storage. However, the graphics are either Intel Iris Pro Graphics or AMD Radeon R9. The 15inches MacBook pro has 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory, its dimensions are 180x359x247mm, it weights 2 kg, the camera is the same as on the smaller laptop and the battery is 99.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer, which lasts up to nine hours when browsing the web or watching movies. Those who are interested in purchasing this laptop will pay $1999 on the weaker version and $2499 on the high end variant.