Apple’s MacBook Pro line of notebooks may have disappointed many of those individuals expecting more from the company, as the first negative attention goes to point at the removal of MagSafe connector and SD card slot, but nevertheless, there is one area that few people can claim the 2016 model comes up short, and that’s raw power.
In fact, HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub for the 2016 MacBook Pro has HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 and USB Type-C ports. Moreover the 13-inch and 15-inch models come with Touch Bar and four Thunderbolt 3 ports and the basic or entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, but has two of these ports, and doesn’t have a HDMI or an USB Type-A ports. For that you have to buy it separately even for charging Apple devices.
The creator of HYPER line of Apple and mobile accessories, Sanho Corporation has also introduced HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub with 4K HDMI support, that allows the USB-C enabled MacBook Pro and the 12-inch MacBook to connect to HDMI displays alongside USB 3.0 accessories.
- Turns a single USB Type-C port into 4 ports (HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, USB Type-C with Power Delivery)
- Connect USB Type-C MacBook and devices to HDMI display, up to 4K video resolution
- Allow USB Type-C MacBook and devices to work with legacy USB 3.0 accessories
- USB Type-C Power Delivery allows you to charge your MacBook/device while using the hub
- Aluminum CNC precision machined enclosure with flexible USB Type-C connector cable
- Available in 4 different colors (Space Gray, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver) that matches the 12″ MacBook and 2016 MacBook Pro
- Also works with Chromebook Pixel.
- Does not support Apple SuperDrive
The folks over at Computerworld have investigated and then concluded the facts that the new 2016 MacBook Pro could be the fastest computer on the planet, thanks largely to its super-fast PCIe-based Solid State Drive (SSD).
When comparison done, the previous early-2015 MacBook Pro were rated for SSD performance consisting of peak sequential read speeds of 1.6Gbps and a maximum write speeds of 1.5Gbps. Those numbers were huge at that time, and benchmarks backed them up. Now, with the 2016 MacBook Pro here, Apple has once again upped the ante.
With the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s own specifications claim sequential read/write speeds of 1.3Gbps and 2.1Gbps, respectively. The 15-inch model increases the numbers however with speeds to 2.2Gbps, and the read speed remain the same as the 13-inch. No matter which screen size you buy, the SSD within the new MacBook Pro is, theoretically at least, really and really fast, even when compared to last year’s MacBook Pro.
Starting with the quad-core Intel i7 chips capable of speeds of 2.7Ghz bundled with 16GB of fast RAM and that storage we just mentioned, the new top-end MacBook Pro should eventually force to be reckoned with. Owners, there will be very little struggles with, perhaps further driving home the fact that few people need desktop machines anymore. With Apple not announcing the Mac Pro, Mac mini and iMac to an extent, possibly the company would agree the actual fact.
The Objective Analysis analyst Jim Handy at Computerworld said that he believes Apple’s decision to go for the PCIe SSD will soon be honored to the rest of the PC market within the next couple of years, so it’s safe that from among-st all of Apple’s decisions for its new flagship notebook lineup, this particular one seems to be the most likely to form a big trend.
The HyperDrive USB Type-C Hub with 4K HDMI Support costs MSRP of US$ 59.95, which is when converted into India currency, should go for Rs. 3999 approx. Currently it is available officially at hypershop.com.
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