Apple has revised both the 13-inch and 15-inch versions of the MacBook. Both are now equipped with a modified keyboard, which should not tie in with the weaknesses of their predecessors. In addition, an 8-core processor can be selected for the larger model.
The 13-inch model will cost at least 1,999 euros. In this basic version, it is equipped with an eighth-generation quad-core Core i5 processor, which is clocked at 2.4 GHz and can achieve a turbo clock of 4.1 GHz. The more expensive version, which costs 2,359 Euros, is equipped with a quad-core Core i7 processor, which achieves a maximum clock rate of 4.7 GHz. It is therefore faster than the cheaper version.
The 15-inch model is equipped with a six-core Core i7 processor, which has a standard clock rate of 2.6 GHz and reaches a maximum of 4.5 GHz. This version costs 2.799 Euro. In addition, two further versions are available: one with an eight-core Core i9 processor with standard clocking of 2.3 GHz and turbo clocking of 4.8 GHz at a price of 3,299 euros, and one with an eight-core Core i9 processor with basic clocking of 2.4 GHz and turbo clocking of 5.0 GHz for 3,519 euros. According to Apple, the fastest version is up to 40 percent faster than the previous year’s model.
Furthermore, the keyboard, which caused problems with the predecessor model, was revised. The Butterfly model is now partly made of other material. However, the butterfly mechanism itself is not changed.
The 13-inch model without touchbar does not have a successor and thus remains at the 2017 level.