Apple’s new 8-core MacBook Pro runs Photoshop “75% faster”

Announced today, this updated MacBook Pro is the first to come packing eight cores in its processors, doubling the performance of quad-core MacBooks.

It’s more powerful than ever, and this means it’s pitched squarely at professionals in fields like photography and videography, who need a lot of processing power for their work. Apple promises that, compared to a quad-core MacBook, this new machine will be able to run Photoshop up to 75% faster, and will also be able to handle up to 11 simultaneous multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.

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As well as the processors, the rest of the machine has been fully kitted out too, with its Retina display putting out 500nits of brightness and supporting the p£ colour gamut and TrueTone technology, so your images and videos will look better than ever, with rich colours and stunning detail.

Other features include stereo speakers, Touch ID, a Touch Bar and a Force Touch trackpad. The MacBook Pro has SSD storage and Thunderbolt 3 ports that allow the user to connect 5K displays or external GPUs.

The MacBook Pro comes with macOS Mojave, the latest version of Apple’s operating system which has useful features such as Dark Mode, designed to allow you to concentrate more on your current project, and Stacks, which helps you organise a messy desktop.

The new MacBook Pros are available now – the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro are priced at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.