Apple is expected to unveil a new batch of products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference set to start on June 22. The event could include new MacBooks in the fold. Part of this is because most recall that a MacBook Pro unveiling happened at WWDC 2019. For now, it would be best to take this with a grain of salt although there is much to expect at WWDC 2020.
Regardless if there will be a new MacBook Pro coming, folks may want to check out the new offer Apple is offering for the MacBook Pro and the Mac Pro. According to Tech Crunch, both computing solutions will get internal upgrades starting today. With regards to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, additional graphics configuration is being offered. The notebook will get an added boost through the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M GPU. The bump in graphics hardware will account for a 75 percent increase in performance compared to the Radeon Pro 5500M.
There will be an expected corresponding cost tied to the graphics upgrade for the MacBook Pro. However, the bump should be worth it. If the Radeon Pro 5500M with 8 GB of HBM2 memory is seen as a $100 premium over the $2,799 price tag, the Radeon Pro 5600M with 8 GB of HBM2 memory will cost a higher $700. That is a notable difference in cost. But for people who want the best and faster-performing machine, that is a reasonable investment to consider.
The offered specs should be proper for professionals who prefer the 16-inch MacBook Pro for their work. The base price for a fully-specked model costs roughly $6,699. This is usually the choice for people who require a high-end professional machine. Video professionals may want to look into this to aid them in their work.
Aside from the graphics upgrade, Apple is reportedly rolling out a new feature so that the Mac Pro can be upgraded easily. This is about a new SSD kit designed for user installation. It will involve 1,2, 4 and 8 TB storage modules that provide Mac Pro owners added flexibility when the need to upgrade the units is needed. For those who need instructions on this, a guide to upgrading can be found here.
Folks who want to avail of Apple’s offer on the 16-inch MacBook Pro can do so now. The SSD upgrade tied up to the Mac Pro is expected to follow soon.