Studies of an entry-level MacBook are doing the rounds, however now a refresh of the MacBook Pro may be within the offing. A brand new MacBook Professional laptop computer mannequin was noticed on GeekBench with spectacular scores, and was listed to be operating on the newest Intel Espresso Lake CPUs. If that is true, this would be the first time Apple will combine Espresso Lake CPUs into its laptop computer lineup. To recall, Apple refreshed the MacBook Pro lineup last year with Kaby Lake CPUs and added a brand new 13-inch variant as nicely.
The GeekBench listing means that the brand new MacBook Professional 15,2 runs on the Intel Core i7-8559U Espresso Lake processor (a 14nm processor which contains a TDP of 28W, a base frequency of two.7GHz, and a most turbo frequency of four.5GHz). It packs 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and runs on macOS 10.13.6 with construct quantity 17G2110. That is identical because the developer beta model of macOS Excessive Sierra that was launched days in the past.
The brand new MacBook Professional mannequin scores 4448 in single-core take a look at, and 16607 in multi-score testing. That is anticipated to be an upgraded mannequin of the 13-inch MacBook Professional launched final yr, and if the scores are true, it’s a notable improve. The 13-inch variant earned a 4600 single-core rating, and 9500 multi-core rating.
This improvement comes as a shock as a recent report suggested that Apple has no plans to release a major upgrade for its MacBook Professional lineup in 2018. Previously as nicely, Apple has been identified to not refresh its MacBook lineup steadily. The corporate often maintains the identical chassis and design, and as a substitute upgrades internals similar to processor, RAM, storage, and GPU. This means that Apple will probably not make any modifications to the ports, look, and dimensions of the MacBook Professional in 2018.