Apple introduced the updated MacBook Pro for designers and video editors

Apple Upgrades MacBook Pro With Improved Keyboard, True Tone Display, More

Apple has announced a long-awaited update for the MacBook Pro, giving the laptops a much-needed performance bump but not any meaningful change in design. The jump to 32GB RAM is relatively cheap by Apple's standard at $400.

The Apple MacBook Pro 2018 models arrive with up to 32GB of RAM that is more than enough to execute faster coding and virtual machine emulation.

While the exterior looks similar to the previous model, Apple has managed to upgrade the Retina Display with True Tone technology. It takes ambient light color and brightness into consideration and then adjusts the display's white point and illumination to present a consistent white in every environment.

Apple has refreshed the MacBook Pro line with six-core, eight generation Intel Core processors for more power and higher performance. The 15-inch model can be configured with up to 4 TB of SSD storage, while the 13-inch model is limited to a maximum of 2 TB. Besides this, the revamped 13-inch models hold up to four ports and can support SSD storage up to 2TB. For graphics, it gets a Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of GDDR5RAM.

But more importantly, the new MacBook Pros come with an improved keyboard.

The updated MacBook Pros come ahead of a significant product blitz for Apple.

Not included in the press release is the Blackmagic eGPU, a slick piece of hardware that will let you add a graphics processing unit to your brand new Mac.

"The MacBook Pro 13 is priced from RM7,499 while the 15" version is priced from RM9,999 in Malaysia. The new chips will now offer enhanced system security with support for secure boot and on-the-fly-encrypted storage.

Apple also updated the laptop displays with "True Tone", which the company says will deliver more natural color.

The 13-inch model with Touch Bar and the 15-inch model with Touch Bar have new processors and a few other updates.

The enhanced devices are also part of Apple's Back to School promotion, which starts today and is available to college students, their parents, faculty and staff through the Apple Education Store.

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