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Apple MacBook Pro 2018 : Why this powerful laptop is what many pros have been waiting for

Apple fully refreshed its line-up of laptops back in 2016 with the introduction of the radically new MacBook Pro.

This device came packed with upgrades including stunning new look, updated keyboard and the interactive Touch Bar which transforms as you switch between tasks and software.

With a sharper Retina screen, lighter design and much-improved processor the general consensus has been hugely positive but things have just got even better for those wanting to buy a new MacBook.

Apple has just pushed out a big update for its top-end laptops which add key improvements such as an eye-pleasing True Tone screen and overhauled keyboard for much quieter typing.

However, perhaps the most important addition to these new machines lies under the aluminium hood.

The US technology firm has made some hugely significant improvements to the performance of its latest MacBooks with the 15-inch model seeing speeds that are up to 70 percent faster than its predecessor.

This added grunt comes via an 8th-generation6-core Intel Core processor on the 15-inch MacBook Pro and an 8th-generation quad-core Intel Core processor on the 13-inch model.

On the larger laptop, there’s also the ability to add up to 32GB of DDR4 memory which will allow users to run more apps simultaneously.

Another bonus for professionals is the ability to configure the new Macs with a massive 4TB of storage which should mean the end of carrying around extra external hard drives.

From the spec sheet there’s certainly plenty to be excited about but what are these new portable powerhouses really like to use? In real-world situations such as video editing, special effects, photography and app design the MacBook Pro is setting new standards for speed and efficiency.

One app developer told us that he is seeing huge savings in time with the new Pro able to render projects at much faster speeds.

So the new MacBook Pro seems to be making an impression on the creative industry who are demanding more power for more intensive tasks.

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