Apple announced their new MacBook Pro lineup this week and but they did it very very quietly. I don’t even wanna say their new MacBook Pro as it is just a pinch of a specs upgrade from their previous generation MacBook Pro. They are up with their two different variants (13 inches and 15 inches).

macbook pro 2019

But it’s just a spec bump from the MacBook Pro 2019. Talking about the 13 inches model, all the major upgrade is about the CPU which was 2.3GHz 8th generation Intel core i5 whereas the new model has a 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor. What a serious upgrade from Apple right?

So let’s move towards the 15-inch model where things get a bit interesting. Or say things hit a minimum mark of the word interesting. The 15 inch MacBook Pro has two different models. One with 2.6GHz 6 core 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor and the other with 2.3GHz 8 core 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor which can turbo boost up to 4.8GHz. Personally, I find the i9 variant more interesting as it has got the octa-core processor and octa-core processor in a laptop means it’s going to be an amazing deal. It has got the Radeon Pro 560X GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 memory so video rendering on this device would go like bananas.

The benchmark test won’t show you its thermal limitations because it’s a short test but if you try it in loops you can see a drastic decrease in the performance and it is obvious to be so as it is running in such small chassis.

MacBook pro 2019 new model specs

The other detailed specifications for the 2019 MacBook pro are as below

Touch Bar and Touch ID

2.4GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
256GB Storage (13 inches)

  • 4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage1
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Touch Bar and Touch ID

2.6GHz 6-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
256GB Storage (15 inches)

  • 6GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage1
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

Touch Bar and Touch ID

2.3GHz 8-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
512GB Storage (15 inches)

  • 3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
  • Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
  • 512GB SSD storage1
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

But the main concern comes to pricing. Apple has always been known for its heavy pricing. The very base model of the 2019 MacBook Pro starts from $1799 in the 13-inch variant and goes as high as $6549.00 for the top model.

So if you want a top class experience using your 2019 MacBook Pro, it will cost you a lot. If this same CPU is well cooled it can turbo for days but in the MacBook pro chassis, it can’t do it. Unlike in the previous generation, this laptop doesn’t throttle to the point when it is running below the base clock. Thumps up for that!

The main disappointment for the Apple fans is that Apple didn’t change the chassis. And this is how they are the most profit making company on the planet. In 2016, when they designed the chassis engineering cost, tooling cost, manufacturing cost was super expensive and as long as they can use this same design the more money they can make. Its a smart business decision to keep it going as long as it possibly can and they are not the only company guilty of this. Dell is using the same chassis and their XPS 15 comes into my mind when I think of same chassis using over and over again. But let’s hope for the different chassis with new design next year.

Let’s come to the keyboard. Apple uses the butterfly keyboard which was a huge fail in the previous generations. Users of the previous generations of MacBook Pro had their terrible experience with Butterfly keyboard. This year Apple is still stuck with the butterfly keyboard but with some changes. They claim now there won’t be any problem in their new designed butterfly keyboard but time will tell everything. But the cool parts come here that Apple offers a keyboard repair program and they have extended the keyboard repair program in which you can go and repair your any model of MacBook keyboard repaired for free of cost for 4 years. I have listed the products eligible for keyboard repair program at the end of this article so you can check if your device can be repaired for free of cost or not. I can’t even imagine other brands like Lenovo, Dell or Asus doing this kind of stuff. They have included the new 2019 MacBook Pro models in their list of the devices eligible for the keyboard repair program so I guess even they do have some sort of feeling that the keyboard will get in trouble even if they have tried to fix. So I hope Apple comes with a different style of the keyboard next year which would be a good upgrade indeed.

I am not crazy for this MacBook Pro and if anyone asks me if they should buy one or not I would definitely say them to wait for a year if they want a MacBook Pro or go for alternatives if they can. There are too many devices in the market right now that can compete with the 2019 MacBook Pro so why would anyone like to compromise while paying thousands of dollars. Apple changes its lineup and comes up with a new design every four years and let’s hope we can see the next generation of MacBook with a sleek new design.

Eligible models for Apple keyboard service program

  • MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12­-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook (Retina, 12-­inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13­-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2019)
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