16-Inch MacBook Pro To Use Intel’s 9th-Gen Coffee Lake Refresh Processors

Apple hasn’t yet announced it but the 16-inch MacBook Pro is one of the worst kept secrets in tech right now. We know it’s going to have a new keyboard and we know it’s going to have a 16-inch display. And now we know that it will use Intel’s 9th-generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors if a new report by IHS Market analyst Jeff Lin is to be believed.

That, of course, makes plenty of sense. These are the same processors that Apple refreshed the 15-inch MacBook Pro with earlier this year. It will also mean that the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will be configurable with a CPU all the way up to eight cores and a 2.4GHz base speed. The maximum Turbo Boost speed will be a massive 5.0GHz, too.

16-inch MacBook Pro concept by Viktor Kadar

Some have been wondering whether Apple would take advantage of Intel’s new 10th-generation Ice Lake processors, but given the lack of six or eight core options, that was unlikely given this machine’s apparent target audience – high-spending pro users. In fact, recent rumors have this machine starting at around $3,000.

You’ll get a lot of machine for your money, though. Rumors have this being the first of an all-new design with smaller bezels to accommodate that new display without making the chassis any larger than the current 15-inch MacBook Pro. That display will feature a 3,072×1,920 resolution, which equates to a 227 PPI.

Release dates differ depending on who you listen to, but we’d expect the new notebook to be announced in late September or October. Our eyes are definitely peeled.

(Via: Forbes)

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