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The new 8-Core MacBook Pro

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Apple introduces first 8-core MacBook Pro, the fastest Mac notebook to date for your photo and video editing on-the-go, or even replacing your desktop.

The MacBook Pro is no stranger to photographers or video editors, in fact, it is a dream machine for most. Today, Apple announced the arrival of the faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors MacBook Pro, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time.

MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook, according to its press release.

These new processors, combined with powerful graphics, the brilliant and colourful Retina display, super-fast SSDs, the Apple T2 Security Chip, all-day battery life and macOS, make MacBook Pro the world’s best pro notebook.

If your are one of the following professionals, these are your numbers:-

2X for Music producers – playback massive multi-track projects with up to two times more Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X.

2X for 3D designers – to render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold.

75% for Photographers – to apply complex edits and filters up to 75 percent faster in Photoshop.

65% for Web Developers – to compile code up to 65 percent faster in Xcode.

11 + 4 for Video editors – to edit up to 11 simultaneous playback streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.

50% for Scientists and researchers – to compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 percent faster in TetrUSS.

MacBook Pro is more powerful than ever for crunching codes, processing high-resolution images, rendering 3D graphics, editing multiple streams of 4K video and more. The 15-inch variant now features faster 6- and 8-core Intel Core processors, delivering Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7 GHz.

Along with these powerful new processors, it comes with a stunning Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide colour gamut and True Tone technology, for a natural, true-to-life viewing experience. It also features a pair of incredibly immersive stereo speakers with wide-stereo sound, the security and convenience of Touch ID, dynamic and contextual controls with Touch Bar and a large Force Touch trackpad. MacBook Pro also features blazing fast SSD storage, the Apple T2 Security Chip for enhanced security, and powerful and versatile Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs.

Starting at RM7,849 and RM10,499 respectively, available today through apple.com/my, the Apple Store app and Apple Authorised Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/my/mac.

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