MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-Inch, Mid 2018) – Full Information, Specs

The MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018) was first introduced on July 12. Powered by a brand new 8th generation “Coffee Lake” 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor, presented just a few months prior to the MacBook’s release, the laptop is configured with six independent processor cores on a single silicon chip. Like its predecessor, the 2018 version is equipped with a butterfly mechanism keyboard together with the touch-sensitive “Touch Bar” adaptable to various applications. The MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018) features a 15-inch Retina display with the resolution of 2880x1800px at 220ppi. The newly introduced MacBook offers twice as much RAM as its predecessor, with its 32GB of RAM built-to-order option (the standard standing at 16GB).

MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-Inch, Mid 2018)

The new MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2018) models with Touch Bar deliver more power to pro users.
The new MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2018) models with Touch Bar deliver more power to pro users.

The MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018) display newly includes the True Tone function, signifying the color balance would now be at its most consistent – the 2018 release is the first of the MacBooks to be configured with True Tone. The computer’s previously introduced butterfly keyboard includes a membrane placed underlying each key that way preventing stuck keys and unwanted liquids from entering the keyboard.

Design wise, the 2018 model stays alike to the 2016 one with its smooth matte surface. However, the Apple logo on the lid that used to light up on the earlier MacBook models is now simply mirrored.

The MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018) is open to various upgrades suggested by Apple, for instance, an upgrade of the processor or wider RAM for an extra cost on top of the already high original price of the computer. The two starting configurations of the 2018 MacBook Pro are the 2.2GHz Core i7 with its 256GB of SSD storage and the 2.6GHz Core i7 model with 512GB, additionally presented with an advantageous graphics set up.

Through the various tests undertaken by the latest model, it has proven itself to be a long-lasting laptop, running around 10 hours against the standard premium laptop average of approximately 8 hours.

Specifications

AboutManufacturerApple
Official NameMacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2018)
TypeSubnotebook computer
Form-factorLaptop
LaunchIntroducedJuly 12, 2018
DiscountedStill Available
BodyDimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 inch (349 x 241 x 16 mm)
Weight4.02 lbs (1.83 kg)
BuildAluminum
Physical buttonsPower, Touch ID
KeyboardFull-size backlit keyboard with 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
TrackpadForce Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
DisplayTypeLED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology
Size15.4 inches
Resolution2880 x 1800 pixels
Aspect ratio16:10
Pixel Density~ 220 ppi
MultitouchNo
PlatformOSmacOS
ArchitectureIntel’s architecture
CPU– 2.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 9MB shared L3 cache
– 2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz, with 9MB shared L3 cache
– 2.9GHz 6-core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, with 12MB shared L3 cache
GPU– Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 630
– Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 630
– Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 630
– Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory and Intel UHD Graphics 630
MemoryMemory16 / 32 GB RAM
Storage256 / 512 GB or 1 / 2 / 4 TB SSD
CameraFront720p FaceTime HD camera
BackN/A
SoundLoudspeakerStereo speakers with high dynamic range
MicrophoneThree microphones
CommsUSB4 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2
WLAN802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n compatible
Bluetooth5.0
3.5 mm jack3.5 mm headphone jack
Card readerNo
DisplayPortYes (native DisplayPort output over USB‑C)
ThunderboltYes (VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported over USB-C using adapters)
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for:
– Charging
– DisplayPort
– Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)
– USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
FeaturesBatteryBuilt-in 83.6-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
– Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
– Ambient light sensor
MiscColorsSpace Gray, Silver
PriceStarting at $2399

Models

MacBook (15-inch, 2.9GHz Intel Core i9, Mid 2018)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2018)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro15,1
Model NumberA1990 (EMC 3215)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family15-inch, 2018
Released2018
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 in
Weight4.02 pounds
Processor2.9GHz Intel Core i9
RAM16GB
Storage256GB/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (15-inch, 2.6GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2018)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2018)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro15,1
Model NumberA1990 (EMC 3215)
Part NumberMR942LL/A, MR972LL/A
Family15-inch, 2018
Released2018
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 in
Weight4.02 pounds
Processor2.6GHz Intel Core i7
RAM16GB
Storage512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook (15-inch, 2.2GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2018)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2018)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro15,1
Model NumberA1990 (EMC 3215)
Part NumberMR932LL/A, MR962LL/A
Family15-inch, 2018
Released2018
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 in
Weight4.02 pounds
Processor2.2GHz Intel Core i7
RAM16GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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Special features

Best Mac notebook display ever now features True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience.
Best Mac notebook display ever now features True Tone technology for a more natural viewing experience.
  • The MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018) is configured with four USB-c Thunderbolt 3 ports; the laptop has no separate charting port so one of the USB slots would inevitably have to double up as a charge connector. The laptop does, however, include its standard headphone port.
  • A further improvement can be seen in the laptop’s connectivity by way of advancing its Bluetooth to the 5.0 version as compared to the previous Bluetooth 4.2 in the MacBook’s 2016-17 predecessors.
  • The laptop’s touch bar introduces its innovative fingerprint sensor, allowing quick and easy login, as well as Apple Pay authorization.

Miscellanea

MacBook Pro now delivers faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation.
MacBook Pro now delivers faster performance for complex simulations and data manipulation.
  • While the MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018) has received generally positive reviews and has performed well on various benchmarking tests (specifically, Geekbench and Cinebench), the laptop has encountered some backlash directed at its increasingly high price – it has been pointed out by some that it is possible to acquire a car for a lesser fee than the MacBook Pro 15,1 (15-inch, Mid 2018).

Links

2018 i7 15″ MacBook Pro Review – More Than a Spec Bump [Video]

Video published by AppleInsider on July 28, 2018

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