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MacBook Pro 2018 — the fastest notebook on the market

Journalists Laptopmag tested the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and found that it is the most powerful laptop money can buy.

Configuration test Laptopmag, costs 2499$. For the money the buyer receives an Intel Core i7 of the eighth generation, 16 GB RAM, graphics Intel Iris Graphics Plus 655 and the SSD 512 GB.

In almost all tests, except for graphics, MacBook Pro leaves the competition behind. Geekbench 4 laptop scored 18 055 points in the multicore test. The closest competitor, the Dell XPS 13 reached 14 180 points. The average premium laptops are gaining 9930 points in Geekbench multi-core test 4.

Apple has always installed fast SSD in their computers and laptops. The new MacBook Pro is no exception. SSD drive 512 GB took two seconds to copy the file size is 4.9 GB. In the test BlackMagic Disk Speed Test, the average write speed is 2519 Mbps.

This is the fastest SSD that is installed in laptops. Competitors write speed on average 270-400 Mbps. It should be noted that this high speed is due to not only a good SSD and a faster file system APFS.

The next challenge was to convert 4K video into Full HD using the Handbrake program. MacBook Pro 2018 coped with this task in 16 minutes, 57 seconds. Better with this task only managed Dell XPS 13. The rest took at least 16 minutes to complete the conversion.

Then reporters started Microsoft Excel to check the work with office programs. They discovered a large table and activated a macro that transfers data from one cell to another.

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In this test, MacBook Pro 2018 took third place, behind the Dell XPS 13 and Asus ZenBook 13. But it is interesting that this task MacBook Pro 2017 did that in 2 minutes, 24 seconds, which means a substantial increase in performance the new model is.

Journalists run the game Dirt 3. At a resolution of 1650 × 1050 pixels (more on the MacBook can not stand) and minimal graphic settings, the MacBook Pro 13 is shown the image with a speed of 38.8 per K/c.

Laptops from other manufacturers handled it much better, despite the fact that the game was opened in 1920 × 1080 pixels. The winner was 13 Asus ZenBook with the Nvidia graphics MX150.

Overall processor performance of the MacBook Pro is impressive. He was also the fastest SSD. Owners of older Apple laptops should notice a performance increase.

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