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Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Review – Australia

Last updated on October 20th, 2019

Apple has just announced a long-awaited MacBook Pro in Australia giving the laptop a much-needed performance bump out without making a lot of changes in terms of design. This new MacBook Pro 2018 comes in the same 13” and 15” sizes as last year’s MacBook Pro 2017, include pro-focused upgrades such as huge onboard memory, hefty RAM, brighter displays, noiseless keyboard (often requested by users) and the ability to compile code faster.

This Apple MacBook Pro 2018 lands with 2 different displays – 13” and 15” – both with Apple’s Touch Bar – have new 8th generation Intel chips which dramatically increase performance (said by Apple). Further, Apple says, 2018 MacBook Pro’s 15” model sports a six-core i7 or i9 processor (up to 70% faster), whereas 13” model is twice as fast with a Quad-core i5 or i7. In terms of built-in storage, 15” model comes with 4TB solid-state drive and 13” model maxes out at 2TB.

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Apple macBook pro Review

What else? Let’s find out in our Apple MacBook Pro review in which we’ve described its key specifications along with its global release date and price.

15-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights

  • The 15” MacBook Pro houses a whopping 32GB of DDR4 memory.
  • There is a powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of a video.
  • The brain behind 15” MacBook Pro is 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 up to 2.9GHz with up to 4.8GHz Turbo Boost.
  • The onboard memory is 4TB (SSD Storage).
  • A True Tone display technology is being used.
  • It also has T2 chip and Touch Bar as well as Touch ID.

13-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights

  • The brain behind 13” MacBook Pro is Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 up to 2.7GHz with up to 4.5GHz Turbo Boost and double the eDRAM.
  • It’s equipped with Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM.
  • As for storage, it boasts up to 2TB of SSD storage 2.
  • Same True Tone display technology has been used as 15” model.
  • It also has T2 chip and Touch Bar as well as Touch ID.

Apple MacBook Pro Release Date

Happily, Apple didn’t make you wait long to buy MacBook Pro 2018. Apple released its new MacBook Pro laptop on Thursday, July 12, 2018, and immediately after its announcement, it is available to purchase all over the world.

The new Apple MacBook Pro release date in Australia was also July 12 and now started landing on shelves across Australia.

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Apple MacBook Pro Price

Apple released only 2 configurable MacBook Pro models – 13” with Touch Bar and 15” with Touch Bar. The Apple MacBook Pro Price in Australia starts from AU$2,699 for its 13” Quad-Core 8th Generation Core i5 Processor, 8GB/256GB model, whereas Core i7 Processor with 16GB/2TB sets you back around AU$5,599.

The upper variant with 15” screen, Core i7 Processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD costs AU$3,499 and Core i9 Processor with 32GB of Ram and 4TB SSD hard goes for whopping AU$10,339.

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) SpecificationsApple 13" MacBook ProApple 15" MacBook Pro
MEMORY128GB PCle-based onboard SDD

RAM: 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
512GB PCIe-based onboard SSD

RAM: 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
WEBCAMERA720p FaceTime HD camera720p FaceTime HD camera
CONNECTIVITY802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible

4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
BATTERY54.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery76.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
OPERATING SYETEMmacOS SierramacOS Sierra
CPUIntel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz)

Up to 2.5GHz dual-core
Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz)

2.9GHz quad-core
CHIP & GPUIntel Iris Graphics 640Radeon Pro 560
DISPLAY13.3 inches

2560 by 1600 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1680 by 1050, 1440 by 900, 1024 by 640 pixels
15.4 inches

Native resolution: 2880 by 1800 pixels (Retina); scaled resolutions: 1920 by 1200, 1680 by 1050, 1280 by 800, 1024 by 640 pixels
RELEASE DATE2018, July2018, July
DIMENSIONS30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49cm34.93 x 24.07 x 1.55cm
WEIGHT1.37 kg1.83kg
COLOURSpace Grey, SilverSpace Grey, Silver
ACCESSORIESCharger + AU/NZ Compliant Generic AttachmentCharger + AU/NZ Compliant Generic Figure-8 Power Cable (White)
PRICEAbout AUD$2,700About AUD$5,600

Are you one of those looking for a colour coordinate on the go? You’re in luck as Apple also released some fancy and sensational leather sleeves for MacBook Pro 2018. However, prices for these sleeves are to be confirmed, but there will be 2 versions available – Black, Midnight Blue, and Saddle Brown.

What do you think about Apple MacBook Pro 2018? Would you get your hands on one with immediate effects or will wait forever for a new laptop? How about its features i.e. True Tone Jumps, Quiet Keyboard, Siri, Blackmagic eGPU, and the rest of the Mac line? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments and don’t forget to share if it helped you even a little.

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the authorStaphanie Kyle
Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.

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