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MacBook Pro Launched with Touch ID in Apple Event

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In an event held in California on Oct 27th, Apple unveiled the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro ever (MacBook 2016). Like previous models, the design of the MacBook Pro 2016 is all aluminum. Making a mark on the 25th-anniversary, Apple announced a 15-inch Variant and two 13-inch variants. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch models are lighter than their predecessors. The 13-inch model actually takes less volume than MacBook Air.

Price of MacBook Pro 2016 in Nepal: 

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with No Touch Bar and Touch ID is priced at Rs. 1,81,500. A more capable MacBook Pro 13-inch is available with Touch Bar and Touch ID pricing starts from Rs. 2,17,800. The 15-inch MacBook Pro (256GB) version is priced at Rs. 2,90,000 and the 512GB version is priced at Rs. 3,38,000.

The new MacBook Pro is officially available in Nepal from 4 different retail stores:

  • Evo Store
  • Oliz Store
  • Sonu Mobiles
  • Future World

Specs of Macbook Pro 2016 in Nepal: 

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13-inch
Specifications
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15-inch Specifications
13.3-inch (2560×1600 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display, 227 PPI, 500 nits brightness 15.4-inch (2880×1800 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display, 220 PPI, 500 nits brightness
2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz, with 4MB shared L3 cache
  • 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 530 and 2GB GDDR5 Radeon Pro 450 GPU
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 530 and 2GB GDDR5 Radeon Pro 455 GPU
RAM: 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

ROM: 256GB /512GB PCIe-based onboard SSD

RAM:16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

ROM: 256GB /512GB PCIe-based onboard SSD

Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)

USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Backlit keyboard, Force Touch trackpad

Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)

USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Backlit keyboard, Force Touch trackpad

Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2
Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, Three microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, Three microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack
Built-in 49.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours wireless web/iTunes movie playback, Up to 30 days of standby time Built-in 76.0-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with Up to 10 hours wireless web/iTunes movie playback, Up to 30 days of standby time
-Price of MacBook Pro 13-inch (without Touch bar and Touch ID):  Rs. 1,81,500

-Price of MacBook Pro 13-inch (with Touch bar and Touch ID):

  • 256GB: Rs. 2,17,800
  • 512GB: Rs. 2,42,000
Price of MacBook Pro 15-inch:

  • 256GB: Rs. 2,90,000
  • 512GB: Rs. 3,38,000

The brightest, most colorful Mac notebook display ever.

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Revolutionary Touch Bar, Apple’s Thinnest & Lightest Pro Design Ever. Source: Apple News Room

According to Apple, the displays has the same Retina resolution, but are both brighter and have a wider color range, and consume 30 percent less power.

New Addition to MacBook Pro: Touch Bar

The MacBook Pro has a brand new enormous trackpad that features Force Touch. Also, the new MacBook Pro comprises a new keyboard which uses the second-generation butterfly mechanism giving 4x more key stability. Also, its the end the functions keys, in place of the function keys is a new OLED strip. The OLED strip is a Retina display and multi-touch (supporting up to 10 simultaneous touches) and it responds to gestures.

Touch ID fingerprint sensor has been included for easier access on the power button(Also a part of touch bar). It will also work with Apple Pay (As Always!).

Touch Sensor
Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and uses sophisticated algorithms to recognize and match it with the Secure Enclave in the new Apple T1 chip. Source Apple News Room

In the event, the power of touch bar was presented as Bradee Evans, design manager for Adobe Photoshop presented how touch bar has and will make Adobe Photoshop a powerful and enjoyable.

Basically, the Touch bar automatically syncs with the software you use. When you are browsing your picture you have related functionality tools and similarly with other apps too. You can slide along and tap.

Running the latest version of Mac OS Siera both will feature 4 USB Type-C thunderbolt port connectors that can be used for charging. 3.5mm Jack remains intact! 🙂 Performance aspect has not changed much while the 15-inch notebook packs a 6th Generation Quadcore i7 processor and a 16GB of RAM. It also packs the powerful AMD Polaris Radeon PRO GPU, dubbing to be twice as fast as its predecessor model. Apple Claims that the battery can last 10 Hours with normal usage.

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