Apple MacBook Pro 2017 Mass Production Starts On Third Quarter 2017; Laptop To Arrive In Two Variants Featuring Intel Kaby Lake Processor [VIDEO]
The Cupertino-based company, Apple Inc., has reportedly slated the mass production of its forthcoming MacBook Pro 2017 on third quarter this year. The said device is anticipated to have an improved processor as it might be engineered with Intel's Kaby Lake chipset.
According to Mac Rumors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku stated that the upcoming 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 models will start mass production in the early third quarter of this year. If this will be proven, the upcoming laptop from Apple Inc. is anticipated to be manufacturing stage in July.
As for the specs, Tech Times noted that Intel just unveiled the seventh generation Kaby Lake processors at the recently concluded CES 2017. Also, this newest chipset from the American multi-national company is expected to power the MacBook Pro 2017.
One of the advantages of Kaby Lake is that it was created using the same 14nm process as Skylake. This basically means that it performs at higher clock speeds than its forerunner. It will also be more competent when it comes to 4K video handling and high-performance gaming.
If the user's needs encompasses surfing the internet and watching occasional Netflix and YouTube videos, then the owners will perhaps wouldn't have to upgrade to the new MacBook models fortified with the Kaby Lake processors. But then, if the consumers will do a lot of video work in their profession or if they are a video games enthusiast, then Apple's application of the Kaby Lake processors with the MacBook Pro 2017 should be something to be excited about since these chips are intended for video.
It was also notable that the chips have the HEVC 10-bit decode ability, which could let its users play back 4K ultra HD videos without any trouble. They also have the VP9 decode capability that will enable owners to easily watch 4K videos while accomplishing other responsibilities from the same computer.
Aside from the faster Kaby Lake processors and increased memory, the features and overall look of the Apple MacBook Pro 2017 is predicted to be similar to its predecessors. Moreover, the laptop is anticipated to be in mass production during the third quarter this year but it is not yet certain when it will hit the market shelves.