In may, Apple introduced a new 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, which is now powered by the new Force Touch trackpads. Journalist House Esposito has published a preliminary review of the updated model and compared different models of Apple laptops. 3-minute video posted on his YouTube channel.
15-inch “Proshka” is presented in three configurations: Quad-core Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz), 16 GB of RAM, flash drive 256 GB graphics and Intel Iris Pro; Quad-core Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz (Turbo Boost to 3.7 GHz), 16 GB RAM, USB flash drive 512 GB graphics AMD Radeon R9 M370X and with Quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 2.8 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz) and flash storage up to 1 TB.
The video shows the unpacking of 2.5-gigahertz version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro and compare performance with other models. The performance of computers was estimated in the popular GeekBench 3 benchmarks, Disk Speed Test, BlackMagic and CineBench R15.
The GeekBench 3 test, which evaluates the performance of CPU and RAM, did not reveal any major differences between different models. The performance of a 2.2 GHz version of the MacBook Pro were at the level of 3441 and 13214 points in single-core and multi-core modes, respectively. The model with processor 2.5 GHz showed the result 3682 14348 and points, and with a 2.8 GHz chip – 3941 and 14654 points. The read speed of the SSD has exceeded 700 MB/s and write speeds reached 1800 MB/s.
The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is available in Russian online Apple store. PC configuration Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz is sold at a price of 139 990 rubles, the version with an Intel chip Core i7 2.5 GHz – 172 990 rubles. Top configuration with an Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz will cost 187 390 rubles.