Apple MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)

I have been buying a lot of USB-C devices recently to prepare for this day.

This coming 1st September 2017, marks my third year in Tech in Asia. Technically, I started work before my official start date, because the previous guy left in August 2014 and I have to do the takeover before that.

After three years, the time has come for my company laptop which is also a MacBook Pro 13″ (Mid 2014) for an upgrade.

During WWDC 2017, Apple announced a processor upgrade for the 2016 MacBook Pros to Kaby Lake, Intel’s 7th generation processor.

I chose the 13″ MacBook Pro (Touch Bar and Touch ID) with the fastest processor of 3.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 and max out the RAM to 16GB. The SSD size remains the same at 512GB (though I was tempted to upgrade it to 1TB at $580 more).

The final price is S$3,578.

The order was placed on 8th June 2017, and I received it on 16th June 2017.

  • Processor: 3.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
  • Ports: Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Display: 13.3″ LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2560×1600 (227 ppi) (500 nits brightness)
  • Audio: Stereo speakers with high dynamic range with three microphones
  • Keyboard: 64 keys including four arrow keys. Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Trackpad: Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac. IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS: macOS Sierra
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.49 (cm)
  • Weight: 1.37kg

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Box
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Box

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Box
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Box

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Box Open
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Box Open

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Box Open
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Box Open

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Box Open
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Box Open

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Box Contents
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Box Contents

Since last year, the new MacBook Pro doesn’t come with the black microfiber cleaning cloth and the Power Adapter Extension Cable (S$28).

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Top
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Top

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Bottom
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Bottom

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Left
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Left

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Right
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Right

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Keyboard and Trackpack
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Keyboard and Trackpack

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) - Touch ID
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017) – Touch ID

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)

Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Inch with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)

PS: Tech in Asia is hiring.

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