WWDC 2017: The new MacBook and the truth

Apple's updated Apple MacBook Pro was presented with somewhat mixed reactions last year due to their specifications. Instead of using the latest Kaby Lake chip, Apple chose Skylake's previous generation chips.

This is what changed in WWDC 2017, as Apple updated all MacBook and MacBook Pro devices with Kaby Lake chips adding some other improvements.

Adding new chips will not dramatically improve device performance and there is no reason to upgrade if you bought a computer of the company last year. But there are some fine advantages to be mentioned.MacBook

You can read the list of specifications if you want from here and here, you just have to know that the Kaby Lake chip will not offer enormous difference from Skylake. It's somewhere around 10 percent faster, depending on what kind of work you're doing, though Kaby Lake will likely offer the biggest improvement over the Y-series chips in the 12-inch MacBook. It will also offer better integrated graphics and a longer lifespan s, although Apple does not officially mention any improvement in the latter feature.

A big advantage of Kaby Lake that has minimal differences from Skylake in με την ισχύ επεξ is a hardware decoder for DRM-protected 4K videos.

Most 4K shows and movies have extras to prevent piracy and require special hardware for decoding. This is also why there are few computers that can play Netflix in 4K. Apple with upgraded computers supports the feature although you will have to enable the feature before you can play DRM-protected 4K video.

I imagine it is alone time, and while the MacBook Retina isn't 4K, the extra feature will be greatly appreciated.

Another subtle improvement is that Apple has boosted SSDs that will be "up to 50 percent" faster. This is 3,2 GBps read and 2,2 GBps write speeds (tested on 512 GB disks). If you do a lot of photo or video editing, you will welcome those speeds that are probably more noticeable than the processor upgrade.

Meanwhile, the 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with AMD Pro 555 in the lowest configuration.

Pricing remained largely the same, except for the MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar starting with $ 1.299 thanks to a new storage format of 128 GB.

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