MacBook Pro 2018 13 & 15-Inch Specs, Pricing Comparison – Here’s the Hardware You Get for the Money

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Jul 12, 2018
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Apple has finally given what customers were asking for, and it is the new MacBook Pro 2018 models comprising of the 13-inch and 15-inch models. Both machines come with upgraded hardware and to bring you up to speed on their internal specifications and the pricing details that you will have to pay for a particular configuration, here is the latest comparison for all the variants that you can purchase.

MacBook Pro 2018 13-Inch Model

The starting price of the 13-inch model is $1,799 and it gets a quad-core Core i5-8259U with a base clock speed of 2.30GHz and Max Turbo Frequency of 3.80GHz. This chip features a total of eight threads, with the notebook featuring 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at 2,133MHz, 256GB of PCIe SSD storage, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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You can configure this notebook to come with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at 2,133MHz, with a quad-core Core i7-8559U running at a base clock speed of 2.70GHz and a Max Turbo Frequency of 4.50GHz. With the same 256GB PCIe SSD, you get a grand total of $2,299, and if you keep on increasing the amount of storage you have in the notebook you will continue to increase that price tag.

Other features of the notebook include a Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch Bar with Touch ID. Let us move on to the 15-inch MacBook Pro and see what is in store for customers who want the best of the best.

MacBook Pro 2018 13-Inch Model        
Processor Core i5-8259U (quad-core with 8 threads) (add $300 to the overall total if you will select the Core i7-8559U model with clock speed of 2.70GHz) Core i5-8259U (quad-core with 8 threads) (add $300 to the overall total if you will select the Core i7-8559U model with clock speed of 2.70GHz) Core i5-8259U (quad-core with 8 threads) (add $300 to the overall total if you will select the Core i7-8559U model with clock speed of 2.70GHz) Core i5-8259U (quad-core with 8 threads) (add $300 to the overall total if you will select the Core i7-8559U model with clock speed of 2.70GHz)
Base Clock Speed 2.30GHz (2.70GHz for the Core i7-8559U model) 2.30GHz (2.70GHz for the Core i7-8559U model) 2.30GHz (2.70GHz for the Core i7-8559U model) 2.30GHz (2.70GHz for the Core i7-8559U model)
Max Turbo Frequency 3.80GHz (4.50GHz for the Core i7-8559U model) 3.80GHz (4.50GHz for the Core i7-8559U model) 3.80GHz (4.50GHz for the Core i7-8559U model) 3.80GHz (4.50GHz for the Core i7-8559U model)
RAM 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at 2,133MHz 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at 2,133MHz 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at 2,133MHz 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM running at 2,133MHz
Storage (PCIe SSD storage) 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Thunderbolt 3 ports 4 4 4 4
Price $1,799 (add $200 to increase price to $1,999 for 16GB LPDDR3 RAM model) $1,999 (add $200 to increase price to $2,199 for 16GB LPDDR3 RAM model) $2,399 (add $200 to increase price to $2,599 for 16GB LPDDR3 RAM model) $3,199 (add $200 to increase price to $3399 for 16GB LPDDR3 RAM model)

MacBook Pro 2018 15-Inch Model

The starting price of the 15-inch model is $2,399 and it gets a hexa-core Core i7-8750H with a base clock speed of 2.20GHz and Max Turbo Frequency of 4.10GHz. This chip features a total of 12 threads, with the notebook featuring 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz, 256GB of PCIe SSD storage, a Radeon Pro 555X GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 graphics memory and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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You can configure this notebook to come with up to whopping 32GB of DDR4 RAM running at same frequency 2,133MHz, with a hexa-core Core i9-8950HK running at a base clock speed of 2.90GHz and a Max Turbo Frequency of 4.80GHz. With the same 256GB PCIe SSD, you get a grand total of an unbelievable $3,199, and just like before, this is if you keep that 256GB storage, which you obviously will not, since you will be severely limited.

It is strange that Apple chose to incorporate a processor with an unlocked multiplier because knowing the company’s products, you cannot overclock the processor to obtain a higher processor. Other features of the notebook include a Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch Bar with Touch ID.

If you want to check out details hardware specification differences between all possible 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 configurations, we suggest going through the tables for a more comprehensive overview of which model to purchase.

MacBook Pro 2018 15-Inch Model          
Processor Core i7-8750H (hexa-core with 12 threads) (add $400 to the overall total if you select the Core i9-8950HK) Core i7-8750H (hexa-core with 12 threads) (add $400 to the overall total if you select the Core i9-8950HK) Core i7-8750H (hexa-core with 12 threads) (add $400 to the overall total if you select the Core i9-8950HK) Core i7-8750H (hexa-core with 12 threads) (add $400 to the overall total if you select the Core i9-8950HK) Core i7-8750H (hexa-core with 12 threads) (add $400 to the overall total if you select the Core i9-8950HK)
Base Clock Speed 2.20GHz (2.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 2.20GHz (2.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 2.20GHz (2.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 2.20GHz (2.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 2.20GHz (2.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version)
Max Turbo Frequency 4.10GHz (4.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 4.10GHz (4.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 4.10GHz (4.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 4.10GHz (4.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version) 4.10GHz (4.80GHz for the Core i9-8950HK version)
RAM 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz (add $400 to the total if you will select 32GB of DDR4 RAM) 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz (add $400 to the total if you will select 32GB of DDR4 RAM) 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz (add $400 to the total if you will select 32GB of DDR4 RAM) 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz (add $400 to the total if you will select 32GB of DDR4 RAM) 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2,400MHz (add $400 to the total if you will select 32GB of DDR4 RAM)
Storage (PCIe SSD storage) 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB
GPU Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (add $100 to the total for the Radeon 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and make it) Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (add $100 to the total for the Radeon 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory) Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (add $100 to the total for the Radeon 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory) Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (add $100 to the total for the Radeon 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory) Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory (add $100 to the total for the Radeon 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory)
Thunderbolt 3 ports 4 4 4 4 4
Price $2,399 $2,599 $2,999 $3,799 $5,799
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