X
CNET logo Why You Can Trust CNET

Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is ready for its closeup

Apple's biggest laptop gets the latest Intel CPUs and better AMD graphics.

CNET staff
apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4193
1 of 11 James Martin/CNET

The main upgrade to the 2017 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is its seventh-generation "Kaby Lake" Intel Core i processor. 

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4194
2 of 11 James Martin/CNET

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro retains the OLED touch bar across the top of the keyboard, like the previous model.  

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4220
3 of 11 James Martin/CNET

The other big 2017 upgrade: better graphics. The baseline 15-inch MacBook Pro features the Radeon Pro 555, while the $2,799 model boasts the Radeon Pro 560. (It's £2,699 in the UK and AU$4,099 in Australia.)

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4225
4 of 11 James Martin/CNET

The starting US price is $2,399 for the 2.8GHz seventh-generation Core i7 version. (It's £2,349 in the UK and AU$3,499 in Australia.)

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4201
5 of 11 James Martin/CNET

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro maintains the same look as last year's model. 

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4202
6 of 11 James Martin/CNET

In addition to the Touch Bar, the 15-inch MacBook Pro features a Touch ID fingerprint reader, similar to the iPhone's.

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4203
7 of 11 James Martin/CNET

Unlike pre-2016 MacBooks, the Apple logo no longer lights up when in use.

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4230
8 of 11 James Martin/CNET

You'll still need dongles for older peripherals: The 2017 MacBook Pros have four Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports. The power adapter is also USB-C.  

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4191
9 of 11 James Martin/CNET

If you still need legacy ports, the older 2015 MacBook Pro -- with USB-A, HDMI and Thunderbolt 2 ports -- is still available.

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4227
10 of 11 James Martin/CNET

The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is essentially identical in appearance to last year's models -- weighing 4 pounds (1.83 kg) with a thickness of 15.5 mm. 

apple-macbook-pro-touch-bar-15-inch-2017-4197
11 of 11 James Martin/CNET

All of the new MacBooks, including the 15-inch MacBook Pro, will get more features later this year with "High Sierra" -- the next version of the MacOS operating system. 

More Galleries

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
mandalorian-3-social.png

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

62 Photos
Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV
Audi Activesphere concept

Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV

51 Photos
Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)
yamaha01.jpg

Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)

16 Photos
CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)
dia-de-los-muertos-3318-001.jpg

CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)

9 Photos
2007 Los Angeles Auto Show: concept cars
conceptss01_440.jpg

2007 Los Angeles Auto Show: concept cars

14 Photos
Best sound bars under $300
polk-magnifi-mini-15.jpg

Best sound bars under $300

18 Photos
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke reports for diesel duty
2018 Ford F-150 diesel

2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke reports for diesel duty

22 Photos