Why you want to buy 15-inch MacBook Pro 2019

Changes compared to MBP – low, and they all point, almost jewelry. But the result surpassed expectations: it is the most powerful professional laptops from Apple in their history. They are not as powerful as stated in a press release, but even despite this they are the best.

MacBook Pro 2019 is not that much different, but they are there

Between MBP produced before may 21 of this year and those that are issued after that day, worthy of mention only two differences. With perseverance, apparently worthy of a better cause, the company is trying to rehabilitate keyboard type “butterfly”. Dozens, if not hundreds, of the world’s best engineers and thousands of man-hours of hard work – and now, for the third time, proposed its enhanced version. Judging by the vacancies on the Apple website and some other features, Apple came to the conclusion about the necessity of sharply and thoroughly to invest in testing and trials. It has been almost six months since the release of the keyboard-butterfly generation IV (or gen 3.5), complaints have not disappeared – but they became in times less. The second change is the replacement of the processors of the 8th generation processors of the 9th, Coffee Lake Coffee Lake to Refresh. In fact, the triple update Kaby Lake is twofold. But the essence of things and its real manifestation is not the same thing.

It would be possible to stop, but it is actually not so simple. After July 2018, started selling last year’s MBP 15, they have been changes, obviously not from a good life and not from a desire to please customers. The negativity around the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which had been accumulating for several years, apparently exceeded some invisible barrier, and sales of new products was disappointingly low. Estimated “for” and “against”, the representatives of the main target audience of the big MacBook Pro, or decided to hold off on buying (expensive, not too impressive and a little scary to make contact with the notorious keyboard), or even go with a Mac. The same professional programs there are on the other side, if personal preferences get in the way, ignore them. In November 2018 and March 2019 Apple something fixed, these fixes MacBook Pro inherited the may 2019. Differences between MBP MBP 2018 and 2019, as a result, more than two.

Changes without interrupting production

14 Nov 2018 Apple unexpectedly went to meet those who the power of the graphics subsystem of the MacBook Pro seemed insufficient, and who refused to communicate with the eGPU from Blackmagic (developed with the participation of Apple) because of the not too favorable reviews in the press and the lack of attractiveness of the AMD Radeon Pro 580. On that historic day in the Configurator of the more expensive options (2 of $ 799, with Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz and AMD Radeon Pro 560Х) there was a section “graphics processors”, with two options: AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega AMD Radeon Pro 20, both with 4 gigs HBM2 memory. Funny, it happened exactly when the era HBM2, much higher than the GDDR5 in almost all important characteristics, is over. First GDDR5X, significantly cheaper type of memory with close to HBM2 parameters, struck her a painful, though rarely fatal blow, then it was finished off a new type of memory, GDDR6. HBM2 is a memory with high bandwidth and multi-layered layout, in addition has a high price). The war between graphics memory continues, developed HBM3 and HBM4, whichever one of them won, we win.

HBM2 is a memory with high bandwidth and multi-layer layout

AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega AMD Radeon Pro 20, though not the brightest star among mobile graphics processors had an immediate impact on sales. They came out of the unconscious state and slowly returned to an acceptable level. Shareholders ceased to torment Tim cook is stupid and inappropriate questions, the developers MacBook Pro breathed a sigh of relief. Replacement AMD Radeon Pro on AMD Radeon 560Х Vega Pro 16 costs about $ 250, AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 – 350. Naturally, the media considered these proposals seriously enough, but for notebook it is very good. Even more interesting one seemingly insignificant detail: when you install any Radeon Vega Pro model ID of the computer changed MacBookPro15,1 MacBookPro15,3. That is, except replace the GPU design, I made some serious changes, but since the autopsy report “genetically modified” MBP no published, but Apple itself doesn’t like to put inside their products to the public, details of the changes are unknown to me. If you know them, please give credit in the comments.

Ever since Apple became firmly solder in the motherboard of their laptops and even flash memory, high prices for this configuration item began to touch all. Before that, the same amount of flash memory you can purchase from third-party sellers that cost two times cheaper. In the initial configurations were installed on the drives with a volume of 256 or 512 GB. For many this is not enough. Those who need a mobile laptop with a high volume of drive the idea of connecting external drives is not very inspiring. The original 256 GB configuration for $ 399 2 can be replaced by a 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB or 4 TB for 200, 600, 1 200 and 3 000 dollars. 4 TB cost more than the MacBook Pro, even if you increase the size of the RAM included in the initial configuration of 16 GB up to 32 (for $ 300). In configuration 2 799 dollars installed a 512 Gigabytes flash memory, for many this is an acceptable volume, but not for all. Upgrade to 1 TB, 2 TB or 4 TB treated at 400, 1 000 and 2 800 dollars.

March 19, 2019 Apple suddenly decided to hear the groans and gnashing of teeth, and all these options are much cheaper than before. In the “cheap” option for installing 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB or 4 TB now asked for 200, 400, 1 200 or 1 600 dollars “expensive” for 1 TB, 2 TB or 4 TB – 200, 600 and 1 400. In the same options MacBook Pro 2019 the same amounts of flash memory cost the same amount. It is more expensive than free trade, but not significantly. Occurring somewhere in the media allegations that Apple uses flash memory chips is much higher quality are without Foundation. The same. Independent suppliers of these chips check them out no worse than Apple – but now it’s something like essays on unavailable foreign countries. If you need Mac, and portable. In some professions, Mac – the inevitable.

Central and graphics processors MBP15 2019

Color solution the same

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro would be incorrect to call the “new model”, he and MacBook Pro 2018 the same IDs model. The configurations with AMD Radeon Pro 555X or AMD Radeon Pro 560X is MacBookPro15,1, and configurations with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 or AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 – MacBookPro15,3. MBP samples in 2018 and 2019, the same graphics processor, both discrete and integrated: Intel Graphics UHD 630. Of course, switching between discrete and integrated GPU under full control of the operating system, the opinion protein application to your computer no one is interested. Though in a new good computer problems because of this, it seems, does not arise.

In MBP 2018 was used 6-Core Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz (i7-8750H), Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz (i7-8850H) and Intel Core 2.9 GHz i9 (i9-8950HK). Coffee Lake, 8-th generation, good but not out of the ordinary. More about them can be found here. In the “cheap” version of the MBP 2019, 2 for $ 399, 6-core Intel Core i7 2.6 GHz (i9-9750H), 9 MB cache third level, Turbo Boost maximum clock frequency of 4.5 GHz. In the “expensive” version – 8-core Intel 2.3 GHz Core i9 (i9-9850H), L3 cache – 12 MB, the maximum frequency is 4.8 GHz. Another processor, 8-core Intel 2.4 GHz Core i9 (i9-9950HK), it is possible to replace the processor in any of the standard configurations. In the “cheap” it will cost $ 300, and “expensive” is 200. In last year’s MBP to replace i9-8950HK cost 400 and $ 300. The cache of the third level in i9-9950HK – 12 MB maximum clock speed in turbo mode – 5 GHz. The letter “K” in the alpha-numeric designation processors (i9-and i9 8950HK-9950HK) indicates that it is capable of overclocking (overclocking). In MacBook Pro the ability to implement difficult, if not impossible, chose them for another reason: they are forced.

By the way, is not saved if they ID MacBookPro16,1 for 16 – or 16.5-inch MacBook Pro? And will this MacBook Pro at all, and whether it will be called Mac th, and the CPU architecture which will be inside him?

Continuation of the series about the MacBook Pro, the previous part of the series here.

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