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New MacBook Pro: the first reviews and impressions [video]

On Thursday, Apple presented new MacBook Pro with an extra screen at the top of the keyboard. Panel Touch Bar has replaced a number of function keys of the MacBook and will display information about the system or the corresponding buttons fast action in different applications.

The main feature of the new laptops, as expected, became the OLED panel. “Takbar” has replaced the function keys F1—F12. As noted by the reporters who managed to get my hands on a device, the panel automatically adapts to the used programs: for example, when editing text on the mini-screen shows various tips or corrections, and in-app messages are a quick answers. In addition, the right side panel is a fingerprint scanner Touch ID, which you can use to make purchases through Apple Pay.

Struck by a huge Force Touch trackpad, which became much wider and now takes up most of the space under the laptop keyboard. The MacBook Pro uses a keyboard with a modified mechanism butterfly keys, first used in the 12-inch MacBook. Journalists praised the image quality: the laptop display is brighter and provides higher contrast. Built-in speaker become louder and feature a doubled dynamic range.

MacBook Pro new generation will be produced with 13 and 15-inch display, as well as in two colors: steel and black. Laptops are significantly decreased compared to the previous generation. So, version with display 13 inches is 14.9 mm thick and weighs 1.3 kg, and 15-inch 15.5 mm and 1.8 kg.

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