May 21, 2015

Apple intros 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad & new iMac with Retina 5K display



15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch trackpad

Apple has updated the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, faster flash storage, longer battery life and faster discrete graphics. Apple also introduced a new $1,999 configuration of the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, quad-core processors and AMD graphics, and lowered the price of the top-end iMac with Retina 5K display to $2,299.

The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro features the amazing Force Touch trackpad that brings a new dimension of interactivity to the Mac. With built-in force sensors and a Taptic Engine that delivers haptic feedback. The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display also features up to 2.5 times faster flash storage than the previous generation. In addition, MacBook Pro with Retina display discrete graphics deliver up to 80 percent faster performance using new AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics.

Force Touch trackpad

The updated 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and Force Touch trackpad comes in two starting configurations:

  • 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz), 16GB RAM, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, and Intel Iris Pro Graphics for $1,999 (Php99,990).
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz), 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe-based flash storage, Intel Iris Pro Graphics, and AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB of GDDR5 for $2,499 (Php124,990).

With a resolution of 5120 x 2880, the new $1,999 (Php103,990) iMac with Retina 5K display has 67 percent more pixels than a 4K display, and features a 3.3 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost Speeds up to 3.7 GHz and AMD Radeon R9 M290 graphics. The new iMac also includes 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage, as well as four USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports that deliver up to 20Gbps each, twice the bandwidth of the previous generation.

iMac with Retina 5K Display

The top-end iMac with Retina 5K display now starts at $2,299 (Php118,990) and features a 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics and a 1TB Fusion Drive.


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