As we well know, Apple this week took advantage of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 to slap its line of Macs. Only two models were left out of the upgrade party, the Mac mini (which has been missing Apple for more than 950 days) and the Mac Pro (the latter, as Apple has already made clear, will be completely revitalized and should reach the market, along with a new professional display created 100% by Apple – and not the result of a partnership, such as LG UltraFine 4K and 5K – sometime in 2018).
The main change was due to the implementation of the seventh generation of the Intel Core processor, known as “Kaby Lake”. On the MacBook, in addition to the arrival of the new chips, Apple placed new SSDs up to 50% faster and a keyboard with a second-generation butterfly mechanism (equating it to the MacBook Pro in that sense); on the MacBook Pro, as we said, the changes were in the chips and GPUs that became a little more stubborn – the news of the iMac we will comment on another opportunity, when we encounter the entrails of the 27 ″ model. ?
We have to agree that there were few changes in the notebook line, right? And this was confirmed by iFixit, which disassembled the new laptops from Apple and found that, inside, they are practically the same – unlike the 21.5 ″ iMac with 4K screen, which brought one or another relevant internal novelty.
New 12 ″ MacBook
On the MacBook, the highlight is the change in the keyboard mechanism.
Note that the mechanism now has a more circular shape than that found on the 2016 MacBook (which has an “X” shape).
New 13 ″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
On the 13 ″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, nothing new, either. As we can see below, the big change is due to a darker color for the fans – otherwise, everything is practically the same. ?
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As almost nothing has changed, the “repairability” note has also remained the same for both machines: 1/10 on the repair scale (10 is the easiest to repair) since, on both Macs, the processor, RAM and flash memory are still soldered to the logic board and the battery is still glued, complicating a possible replacement.
Cash price: from R $ 8,819.10Installed price: up to 12x R $ 816.58Colors: space gray, silver, golden or rose goldLaunch: 2017
Cash price: from R $ 8,819.10Installed price: up to 12x R $ 816.58Colors: space gray or silverLaunch: 2017