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