September 18, 2018
The new 2018 MacBook Pro has been updated with 8th generation 6 core Intel processors and the option to upgrade to 32GB of ram. The new 6 core processors are rad but it’s the option to configure it with 32GB of memory that’s got me excited. Considering MacBook Pro laptops are geared toward designers or content creators who use applications like Adobe Creative Cloud suite or Final Cut, it makes sense to get as much ram as possible. The last generation wasn’t capable of handling more ram due to architecture. The move from DDR3 to DDR4 allowed for the bump. If you use heavy apps go with the max amount of ram because you can’t upgrade later due to Apple soldering the memory chips on the logic board. If you’re on the fence between the Core i7 2.6 or Core i9 2.9 check out some reviews online. Initially there was an issue with thermal throttling but that has been fixed with an update. There are a lot of synthetic reviews out there that show the i9 being faster but not by much. With real-world usage you probably won’t notice a difference between the two. Overall the addition of 6 core processors and 32MB of ram makes the MacBook Pro a worthy upgrade from previous models for pro users who use apps that take advantage of the extra cores and memory.