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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2018 (MR932, MR942, MR962, MR972)

We have collected and analyzed 25 expert reviews and 24 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 89/100 and users rate it 100/100. The average review date is Sep 5, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1012657 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2018)

 

With the addition of an Intel Core i9 processor, the sleek 15-inch MacBook Pro is now one of the most powerful desktop-replacement laptops you can buy, making it an excellent choice for well-heeled, on-the-go creative pros.

Excellent battery life. Core i9 processing muscle. Sleek, thin all-metal design. Beautiful display with automatic color-temperature adjustment. Roomy SSD.

High starting price, and painfully expensive as configured. Limited I/O options.

Bottom Line: With the addition of an Intel Core i9 processor, the sleek 15-inch MacBook Pro is now one of the most powerful desktop-replacement laptops you can buy, making it an excellent choice for well-heeled, on-the-go creative pros.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

2018 MacBook Pro packs Core i9 power into its 15-inch frame

 

This high-end 15-inch laptop includes an Intel Core i9 CPU and other upgrades that finally live up to its "Pro" moniker.

The latest 15-inch MacBook Pro offers major internal upgrades to the CPU, RAM, storage and display. The Core i9 version delivers a worthwhile speed boost on processor-intensive tasks.

The basic design hasn't been updated, keeping the same advantages and flaws. Adding the new high-end options drives the cost way up.

The 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop delivers the serious computing muscle that power users and creative pros crave -- but everyone else should wait for the rest of the line to be updated.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

New MacBook Pro review: the heat is on

 

New processors, new keyboard, and True Tone displays

Powerful processors ; Thin and light design ; True Tone display

Polarizing keyboard design ; No SD card slot ; Difficult repairability

So you have to separate what you wish Apple would do from what it has done. And after the software update, what Apple has done is deliver a very good laptop, one I think you can trust. But increasingly, it’s getting harder to love.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018) Review

 

Sept. 24 Update: Apple's released macOS Mojave! Check out our review to see if you should update now , or wait until it's more convenient.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid-2018) review

 

Same body, big leap in power

Fantastic design ; True Tone works well when you want it ; Touch Bar is improving ; Very good performance

Expensive ; Lack of ports ; Keyboard still feels a little flat

The MacBook Pro 2018 15-inch is a powerful pro notebook with a fantastic design. However, in its bid to appeal to the mass market, it might turn off some professionals.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff, J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X) Laptop Review

 

Handbrake Deluxe. Apple finally ships the MacBook Pro 15 with the new Intel processors. They feature 6 cores and should increase the multi-core performance significantly. At least in theory, because a comparison with the predecessor shows that the...

excellent case ; very good screen ; huge trackpad with great precision ; usually quiet cooling solution ; high Wi-Fi transfer rates & Bluetooth 5.0 ; good speakers ; Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 with DisplayPort 1.4 (AMD GPU)

insufficient power adapter ; fans running while idling and loud under maximum stress ; neither USB-A, HDMI, nor SD-reader ; very expensive especially the upgrades

Similar to the current MacBook Pro 13 2018, it took two comprehensive software updates to fix some of the problems after the launch. Besides general improvements including the battery runtime, they were focused on the poor performance utilization of...

Jul, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Adam Shepherd , Connor Jones (itpro.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 15in (2018) review: Power never looked so good

 

Apple takes its rivals to school with a truly outstanding laptop

Gorgeous looks; Superb performance; Excellent display quality

Touch Bar and Siri are still a little pointless

Apple’s latest 15in MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops we’ve ever tested, and our favourite to boot. Combining raw power with stylish portability, it’s everything you could ever want in a 15in notebook.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 2018 15-inch review: Loaded for performance

 

Apple MacBook Pro 2018 review: The MacBook Pro 2018 packs a punch with the most powerful processors, loads of really fast memory and a display that adds value to your workflow.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Apple MacBook Pro 15in with Touch Bar (2018) review

 

The Mac marks its return with the 2018 MacBook Pro as a powerful machine

Sleek and lightweight design ; Blazing fast with every application ; Colour accurate screen, with great sound

Touchbar still not of much use ; Dongle-life continues with no SD-card slot or USB-A ; As expensive as a second-hand hatchback

The 2018 MacBook Pro defies logic but embraces power and beauty like no other laptop.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : David Price (macworld.co.uk)

MacBook Pro 15in (2018) review: An absolute beast (with a price to match)

 

The MacBook Pro has been upgraded for 2018 with new hardware. So much so that you could spend over £6,000 on one. But should you?

What do you want us to say? Yes, it's an amazing laptop, and yes, you could buy a car for less money. The design is thoroughly lovely, even though it's the same design we first saw in 2016, and really not all that different from the one we got in 2012....

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of microphones:3

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):83.6
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time:30

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Grey / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:500
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:2880 x 1800
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon Pro 555X / AMD Radeon Pro 560X
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Touch Bar:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 4500
Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 45

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:N
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
ExpressCard slot:N
Headphone outputs:1
S/PDIF out port:N
SmartCard slot:N
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:87

Processor

Bus type:DMI
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.1 / 4.3 / 4.8
Processor cache:9
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i9
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.6 / 2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-8750H / i7-8850H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:12
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:134899 / 134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:iMovie\nGarageBand\niBooks\nSafari\nFaceTime\nTime Machine\nPhoto Booth\niTunes\nGame Center
Operating system installed:macOS Mojave

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 4000 / 512
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 256 / 4000 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:240.7
Height :15.5
Weight:1.83
Width:349.3