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First impressions of the new 15-inch MacBook Pro

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The new MacBook Pro keyboards are quieter.

We’ve had a top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook Pro review unit in hand for an hour or two, and in that time, that’s the main thing I can tell you.

I’ll give you a few more impressions, of course, but “pro” machines require quite a bit of testing to judge, and we intend to take our time with it. Is it fast? Of course it’s fast: it has a six-core Intel i9 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 4TB of storage. As shipped, this machine would run for $6,699 (though $3,200 of that is the SSD).

We’ll hold off a more in-depth review after we’ve spent the next week or two putting it through its paces. We’re especially interested in performance editing 4K video, battery life, and overall speed doing intensive tasks.

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