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Demand for new MacBook Pro models tepid due to high prices, disappointing specs

Demand for new MacBook Pro models tepid due to high prices, disappointing specs

Noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sees slow demand for Apple’s recently released MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models, as the notebooks ship at higher than expected prices and present disappointing specifications to core Mac users.Kuo in a note to investors obtained by AppleInsider on Monday said initial demand for the new MacBook Pro models “seems tepid” in the days after Apple unveiled the laptops at a special media event last week At least part of the blame falls on higher than expected prices, with flagship 13- and 15-inch Touch Bar models starting at $1,799 and $2,399, respectively.By contrast, last year’s 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh sold for $1,299 in March, while the larger 15-inch variant started at $1,999 in May.In addition to high customer costs, Kuo believes key design changes are a major disappointment to core users.

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This external drive for Apple’s new MacBook Pros costs more than a new MacBook Pro

This external drive for Apple’s new MacBook Pros costs more than a new MacBook Pro

It’s a tale as old as time.Apple announces a new device, and a rush of accessories that work with it immediately come out.So it goes with Apple’s new MacBook Pros, which have abandoned any and all legacy connectors for four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports (and one 3.5mm headphone jack).

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Just how ‘pro’ are the new MacBook Pro and Surface Studio? Not very…

Just how 'pro' are the new MacBook Pro and Surface Studio? Not very...

Photo: AppleWe’ve known what “professional” computers have looked like for at least 40 years, and neither the new Apple MacBook Pro 15 nor Microsoft’s Surface Studio fit the bill.Both products sacrifice performance, functionality and upgradability for appearance.This is not to say they can’t be used for professional purposes.

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AMD reveals Radeon Pro 400 series GPU specs, as used in new MacBook Pro

AMD reveals Radeon Pro 400 series GPU specs, as used in new MacBook Pro

Following the announcement of the new Apple MacBook Pro, AMD has launched the Radeon Pro 400 series of power-efficient graphics cards for laptops.The range spans the Radeon Pro 450, the Radeon Pro 455, and the Radeon Pro 460, all of which are available in various models of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro.All are based on AMD’s latest 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture, as used in desktop gaming cards like the RX 480, and all have a thermal envelope of less than 35W.

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KGI: Apple to drop MacBook Pro prices, introduce new 32GB RAM option in 2017

KGI: Apple to drop MacBook Pro prices, introduce new 32GB RAM option in 2017

Apple may have just announced its latest MacBook Pro refresh, but a new note from reliable Apple analyst King-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is already offering a look at what Apple has in store for next year’s models.According to the note, Apple is planning both a price cut as well as an internal hardware refresh for its MacBook Pro lineup.The report is overall optimistic about the 2017 MacBook lineup, noting that Apple tends to overprice at the start of a new MacBook generation before gradually lowering the price in the following year.

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