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Technology Announcements

04/11/2016
Technology Announcements

Church Resources works to provide you with advice and support when selecting the best Technology Solution for your school and students.

We are pleased to give you the latest update from both Apple and Microsoft and how this will impact your technology selection for the next school year.

We recommend you place your orders now to ensure you get the delivery in time for the next school year.

Here’s an overview six changes from Apple.

  1. There are three new MacBook Pro models.

The all-new MacBook Pro delivers a breakthrough pro notebook experience in a new design that’s thinner and lighter than ever. With the introduction of the Touch Bar, MacBook Pro debuts a revolutionary new way to interact with your Mac. The new MacBook Pro features the brightest and most colourful Mac display, built-in Touch ID and redesigned stereo speakers that deliver high dynamic range. With cutting-edge graphics, powerful processors, super fast SSDs and macOS Sierra, MacBook Pro is the ultimate notebook for professionals and consumers alike.

MacBook Pro (13-inch)

The new MacBook Pro is faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter 1. It has the brightest, most colourful display ever on a Mac notebook. And it features up to 10 hours of battery life 2. It’s a notebook built for the work you do every day. Ready to go anywhere a great idea takes you.

  • Brilliant Retina display
  • Dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540
  • Ultrafast SSD
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • 11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Available in space gray and silver

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1Compared to previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro.
2Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

MacBook Pro (13-inch) with Touch Bar

The new MacBook Pro is faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter 1. It has the brightest, most Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the revolutionary Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch–enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, when you want them. The new MacBook Pro is built on groundbreaking ideas. And it’s ready for yours.

  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID
  • Brilliant Retina display
  • Dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Intel Iris Graphics 550
  • Ultrafast SSD
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Available in space gray and silver

MacBook Pro (15-inch) with Touch Bar

The new MacBook Pro is faster and more powerful than before, yet remarkably thinner and lighter 1. It has the brightest, most Mac notebook display ever. And it introduces the revolutionary Touch Bar — a Multi-Touch–enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, when you want them. The new MacBook Pro is built on groundbreaking ideas. And it’s ready for yours.

  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID
  • Brilliant Retina display
  • Quad-core Intel Core i7
  • Intel Iris Graphics 550
  • Radeon Pro 450 or 455
  • Ultrafast SSD
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Available in space gray and silver

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1Compared to previous generation 15-inch MacBook Pro.
2Battery life varies by use and configuration. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

Apple also made changes to existing models:

  • Discontinued – MacBook Pro 15”: MJLT2X/A.
  • Discontinued – MacBook Pro 13”: MD101X/A, MF840X/A and MF841X/A.
  • Discontinued – Mac Book Air 11”: MJVM2X/A and MJVP2X/A.
  • The MacBook Pro with Retina 13 inch 128GB model (MF839X/A) is still available. Higher storage can be configured for this model, talk to CR to discuss the options.
  • The MacBook (12 inch model) is still available.
  • The MacBook Air 13 inch models are still available. This is now the entry point in the Apple notebook range.

All products are available to order today with delivery to be advised as stocks become available from the supplier. 

Please find all current MacBook models at the apple website for full specification: www.apple.com/au/mac/compare/


 

24 hours before Apples big announcement, Microsoft announced impressive new Surface products:

Surface Book with Performance Base was announced and is a powerful detachable 2-in-1 for users running professional-grade software. The Surface Book with Performance Base will be released on the 8th of December this year.

The star of the show was the new All in One desktop, the Surface Studio. The new 28”Display is designed for the creative process with the ability to be used upright or adjusted flat so you can easily draw on the it like a drawing table. The Surface Studio will not be available in Australia until early 2017.


 

Place your orders now to get your technology in time for the next school year and talk to us about what these announcements mean for your school and students.

 

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