MacBook Pro (13-Inch and 15-Inch, Mid 2017)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2017), as well as MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2017) are the subnotebooks engineered, designed and manufactured by Apple. In design they copy the MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016) and MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016), a thin machined aluminum case with Retina display. The entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro features no Touch Bar.

MacBook Pro (13-Inch and 15-Inch, Mid 2017)

MacBook Pro Mid 2017

Both MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2017) and MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017) models ares powered with a dual core Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 graphic core. They feature 8GB of non-upgradeable RAM, a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD). There are iterations with 256GB, 512GB and 1TB SSD.

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2017) has an inbuilt FaceTime HD (720p) and two stereo speakers placed under the keyboard for multimedia. The wireless embraces Bluetooth 4.2 and AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n/ac). The connectivity includes 2 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 gen 2.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2017) with Touch Bar is the top level laptop with two iteration according to the speed of the CPU installed. Both iterations have build-to-order options as well which makes it four iterations in fact. MacBook Pro (15-Inch, Mid 2017) with Touch Bar from the box is powered with a quad-core 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake or a quad-core 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake. See the optional CPUs in the Specifications below. The laptop features discrete graphic cards on Radeon chipset: AMD Radeon Pro 555 or 560 with either 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The storage options include 512GB, 1TB SSD and 2TB SSD.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2017) has an inbuilt FaceTime HD (720p) and two stereo speakers placed under the keyboard for multimedia. The wireless embraces Bluetooth 4.2 and AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n/ac). The connectivity includes 2 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 gen 2.

Release Date

  • Released: June 5, 2017.
  • Discontinued: N/A.

Specifications

  • Codename: MacBook Pro.
  • Processor Speed: 2.3 and 3.1 GHz (MacBook Pro 13-inch) and 2.8 GHz / 2.9 GHz (MacBook Pro 15-inch).
  • Boost Speed: 3.5 GHz (13-Inch) and 3.8 GHz / 3.9 GHz (15-Inch).
  • Processor Architecture: 64-bit.
  • Processor type: Intel Core i5 (7267U) “Kaby Lake”; Intel Core i5 (7360U) “Kaby Lake” (13-Inch). Intel Core i7 (7700HQ / 7820HQ) “Kaby Lake” (15-Inch).
  • Processor upgrade: Soldered.
  • Optional Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz (for MacBook Pro 15-Inch).
  • Optional Processor Boost Speed: 4.1 GHz (for MacBook Pro 15-Inch).
  • Cores: 2 (MacBook Pro 13-Inch) and 4 (MacBook Pro 15-Inch).
  • On-Board RAM: 8GB, 16 GB, PC3-17000 LPDDR3 2133 MHz
  • Video: MacBook Pro 13-Inch: Retina 13.3”, 2,560 × 1,600 (16:10), 227 ppi with Wide colour (P3) gamut, 500-nits (13″). MacBook Pro 15-Inch: Retina 15.4”, 2,880 × 1,800 (16:10), 220 ppi with Wide colour (P3) gamut, 500-nits brightness.
  • Webcam: FaceTime HD (720p)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro 555 / 560 with 2 GB / 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching (MacBook Pro 13-Inch) and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 with DDR3L SDRAM shared with main memory.
  • Graphics core: Yes.
  • Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB SSD/ 2TB SSD.
  • Input\Output: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.1 gen 2, 3.5mm headphones socket.
  • Touch Bar: No (MacBook Pro 13-Inch entry level); Yes.
  • Max. RAM: non-upgradeable.
  • Battery: inbuilt lithium-ion polymer, 76 -watt-hour (15-Inch) and 49.2-watt-hour (13-Inch).
  • Internet \ Wireless connection: inbuilt 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Preinstalled OS: 10.5.7 (9B2324), High Sierra.
  • Dimensions: 11.97 in × 8.36 in × 0.59 in (13-Inch) and 13.75 in × 9.48 in × 0.61 in (15-Inch).
  • Weight: 3.02 lb (13-Inch) and 4.02 lb (15-Inch).

MacBook Pro Mid 2017

Original Price

  • $1299 – MacBookPro 14,1 (13-inch, Mid 2017)
  • $1799 – MacBookPro 14,2 (13-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017)
  • $2399 – MacBookPro 14,3 (15-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017)

Models

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, Mid /Touch Bar 2017)

Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid/Touch 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,3
Model NumberA1707 (EMC 3162)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family15-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017
Released2017
Display Size15.4 inches
Dimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 in
Weight4.02 pounds
Processor3.1GHz Intel Core i7
RAM16GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7, Mid /Touch Bar 2017)

Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid/Touch 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,3
Model NumberA1707 (EMC 3162)
Part NumberMPTT2LL/A
Family15-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017
Released2017
Display Size15.4 inches
Dimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 in
Weight4.02 pounds
Processor2.9GHz Intel Core i7
RAM16GB
Storage256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.8GHz Intel Core i7, Mid /Touch Bar 2017)

Macbook Pro (15-inch, Mid/Touch 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,3
Model NumberA1707 (EMC 3162)
Part NumberMPTR2LL/A
Family15-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017
Released2017
Display Size15.4 inches
Dimensions13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 in
Weight4.02 pounds
Processor2.8GHz Intel Core i7
RAM16GB
Storage256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 3.5GHz Intel Core i7, Mid /Touch Bar 2017)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,2
Model NumberA1706 (EMC 3163)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017
Released2017
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor3.5GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 3.3GHz Intel Core i5, Mid /Touch Bar 2017)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,2
Model NumberA1706 (EMC 3163)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017
Released2017
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor3.3GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5, Mid /Touch Bar 2017)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late/Touch 2016)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,2
Model NumberA1706 (EMC 3163)
Part NumberMPXV2LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017
Released2017
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor3.1GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8GB
Storage256/512GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.5GHz Intel Core i7, Mid 2017)

Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,1
Model NumberA1708 (EMC 3164)
Part NumberBTO/CTO
Family13-inch, Mid 2017
Released2017
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor2.5GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5, Mid 2017)

Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2017)
Model IdentifierMacBookPro14,1
Model NumberA1708 (EMC 3164)
Part NumberMPXQ2LL/A
Family13-inch, Mid 2017
Released2017
Display Size13.3 inches
Dimensions11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 in
Weight3.02 pounds
Processor2.3GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8GB
Storage128/256GB SSD
OpticalNone
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Miscellanea

  • As the entry level MacBook Pro features no Touch Bar, it’s battery life is 14 hours longer than that of other laptops of the family.
  • Apple is persistent in objecting the need of touch screen for laptops, even with the Pro affix in the name.
  • As we can see the only upgrade concerns the CPU and the SSD storage that becomes half faster.
  • The prices for the latest MacBook Pros seems more affordable than some experts predict. Besides, with the new Kaby
  • Lake powered MacBooks Pro in the market, the prices for the previous generations will surely plummet.
  • The MacBookPro 14,3 (15-inch, Mid/Touch Bar 2017) shares the connectivity and wireless features with the 13-inch ‘sibling’ but sports fastest CPUs in the line as well as discrete video cards.
  • It’s still unknown if Apple will toss in the 32GB of RAM option as part of the customized laptop, but the CPU can well support this amount of memory.
  • The MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) with the largest screen also receives the largest battery of all. Surely because it features the fastest and the most energy devouring CPUs of all.
  • The 2 TB of storage is also the largest figure for laptops save the Surface hybrids.

Links

MacBook Pro 2017 Unboxing! & First Impressions! [Video]

Video published by Nick Ackerman on June 28, 2017

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