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Everything on Apple MacBook Pro (2017)

On this page, you'll find everything you need to know about Apple MacBook. Curious about the differences between MacBook Pro 13 inches and the MacBook Pro 15 inches? Or do you want to what you can use the Touch Bar for? You can read about it here.

What will you use it for?

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inches (2017)

MacBook Pro 13 inch is the ideal travel companion: compact, thin, and light. It's powerful enough for editing graphic files and also very suitable for making large presentations (for school, for example). Useful when you want to put the finishing touches on something on the train.

  • 2560x1600 pixels (Retina)
  • 1.49cm thin and 1.37kg light
Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches Touch Bar

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches Touch Bar (2017)

MacBook Pro 13 inches Touch Bar has a high clock speed and an Iris Plus Graphics 650 graphics card, which makes it very suitable for editing complex graphic files. Thanks to the compact size, you can easily do this on the go, for example on the train..

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2560x1600 pixels (Retina)
  • 1.49cm thin and 1.37kg light
Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches Touch Bar

Apple MacBook Pro 15 inches Touch Bar (2017)

MacBook Pro 15 inches Touch Bar is a real powerhouse. In addition to a shared graphics card, it also has a dedicated graphics card (with its own memory) and has 4 processor cores. That's why you can effortlessly run demanding programs.

  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • 2880x1800 pixels (Retina)
  • 1.55cm thin and 1.83kg light

Most important features

Touch Bar Apple Macbook Pro

Touch Bar and Touch ID

MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar and MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar feature a dynamic, glass strip. This Touch Bar can be found where the top row of keys is usually located. Touch Bar displays keys and functions that match what you're doing at that moment. If you are typing an e-mail, options appear on the Touch Bar to make text 'bold'. If you edit a photo, the Touch Bar offers filter options or a color palette. On the right of the Touch Bar, you can find Touch ID. Simply place your finger on this fingerprint reader to log in.

Connectors Apple Macbook Pro

Ports

The MacBook Pro has Thunderbolt 3 (or USB-C) inputs besides the headphone jack. With MacBook Pro 13 inches (without Touch Bar) there are 2; the MacBook Pro 13 inches Touch Bar and MacBook Pro 15 inches Touch Bar have 4. That's it! The advantage of these multi-functional ports is that you can charge your device and quickly transfer data (up to 40 gigabit/5GB per second) at the same time. But: quickly putting your USB flash drive in your MacBook is a thing of the past. Fortunately, several converters, extensions, and docks are available.

Configuration options

Graphics card MacBook Pro 13 inches Touch Bar

Graphics card

The MacBook Pro 13 inches Touch Bar has an integrated ('shared') video chip. This chip takes up to 1.5GB of MacBook's memory (RAM). The MacBook Pro 15 inches has an integrated Intel HD Graphics 630 graphics card, Touch Bar, and a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro graphics card with 2GB (Radeon Pro 555) or 4GB (Radeon Pro 560) own working memory.

MacBook Pro 13 inches

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (without Touch Bar)
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 (Touch Bar)

MacBook Pro 15 inches Touch Bar

  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 630 (shared) and
  • Radeon Pro 555 (2GB) (dedicated) or Radeon Pro 560 (4GB) (dedicated)
Processor Apple MacBook Pro 13

Processor

Both the i5 and i7 Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches version have 2 processor cores. That's the standard nowadays. If you're going to edit photos or short videos, I highly recommend choosing the i7 processor. This 7th generation Kaby Lake units have a little bit more computing power than the i5 version. (also 7th generation). The MacBook Pro 15 inches with 4 processor cores (quad core instead of dual core) is considerably more powerful than MacBook Pro 13 inches.

MacBook Pro 13 inches

  • 2.3GHz Intel i5/2.5GHz Intel i7 processor (without Touch Bar)
  • 3.1/3.3GHz Intel i5/3.5 GHz Intel i7 processor (Touch Bar)

MacBook Pro 15 inches Touch Bar

  • 2.6/2.8/2.9/3.1GHz Intel i7 processor (quad core)
MacBook Pro 15 inches without Touch Bar

MacBook Pro 15 inches without Touch Bar

A Retina display of 15 inches but no Touch Bar? A MacBook Pro 15 inches Retina is what you are looking for. This 2015 model has features other than the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, for example other USB ports. Curious about all the differences between MacBook Pro Touch Bar and MacBook Pro Retina? Read the article below.


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