Processors Ideal for Next-Gen MacBook Pro Will Debut at CES 2017

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 30, 2016
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With the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro series of notebooks rocking Intel’s Skylake processors, some questioned the decision that Apple took as far as the hardware of these machines go. However, with Intel expected to showcase its powerful set of 7th generation processors in January 2017, we have a lot to look forward to with the next MacBook Pro refresh.

Intel Kaby Lake H-Series of Chips Expected to Power up Next MacBook Pro Lineup and Possibly the New iMac Family as Well

Intel’s Kaby Lake H-series of quad-core processors, which are intended to power high-performance notebooks and ultrabooks will serve as the primary hardware component for the next MacBook Pro refresh. During Apple’s keynote, the tech giant didn’t unveil any new iMac, and according to a leak, these AIO are going to land with the better iteration of processors in 2017.

Kaby Lake’s details have been known for some time prior to its official release, but chips that are suited for mobile and lower-powered computers are only available right now. In short, the Kaby Lake series is expected to launch 5 classes of processors. Two classes of chips will be for devices such as the Retina MacBook and the MacBook Air, one for laptops like the MacBook Pro, and two spanning servers, high-power workstations, and desktops, for the Mac Pro and the iMac.

There is no word if Apple is going to refresh its Mac pro or not, but looking at how there are much cheaper solutions available to the public in the form of Windows 10-powered workstations, we would have to say that the future for this particular product is looking quite bleak. Lots of critics also aimed their crosshairs at the 2016 MacBook Pro for failing to provide RAM upgrades up to 32GB, but we reckon that the upcoming Kaby Lake powered machines will be able to provide such upgrades without any fuss.

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Another difficult thing for consumers to fathom is the fact that every single component, right down to the M.2 PCIe-based SSD storage is soldered to the logic board, so if everything fails, you can kiss your data goodbye. We don’t think that is going to change now, primarily because Apple wants complete control over the hardware of its products.

What are your thoughts on the latest information regarding Kaby Lake series of MacBook Pro and iMac? Tell us your thoughts right away.

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