MacBook Pro 15” (2018) specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about MacBook Pro 15” (2018) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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MacBook Pro 15” (2018)

Key Features

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
At Glance
Released in Mid
2018
16:10 Retina
15.4”
1800p 60Hz
Weight
4.02 lb
1.82 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-8950HK
6C/12T, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,066
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,806
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
AMD
Radeon Pro Vega 20
4GB HBM2

Availability

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Released2018
Release DateAnnounced on July 13, 2018
Pricing
  • $2,399 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $2,799 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) Price
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$559.95
$589.00 5% OFF
Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR932LL/A) (2018 Model) (Renewed)
Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR932LL/A) (2018 Model) (Renewed)
By Apple
$555.00
$592.00 6% OFF
Mid 2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.9GHz Intel Core i9 (15 Inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
Mid 2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.9GHz Intel Core i9 (15 Inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$685.95
2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$819.99
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch w/ Touch Bar (Mid 2018), 220ppi Retina Display, 6-Core Intel Core i7, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, macOS 10.13, Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch w/ Touch Bar (Mid 2018), 220ppi Retina Display, 6-Core Intel Core i7, 256GB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, macOS 10.13, Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$619.95

Exterior

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Dimensions13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61” (349.3 mm x 240.7 mm x 155 mm)
WeightStarting at 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Display

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Size15.4 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Ports

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Ports
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (3)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport

Internal Specs

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.20 → 4.10 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.30 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H97591.46%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H1,00694.37%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK1,066100.00%
01,066

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H4,47093.01%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H4,49793.57%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK4,806100.00%
04,806
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Memory
16GB
configurable to 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory
Discrete Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD

Connectivity

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Size83.6 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply87W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
OSShipped with macOS Catalina
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Misc

MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Chip
In the box
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 87W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More
Video Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to four displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about MacBook Pro 15” (2018).

Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to Apple, the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 4GB HBM2

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about MacBook Pro 15” (2018).

Non-upgradable storage

MacBook Pro 15” (2018) has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage SlotsMacBook Pro 15” (2018)
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on MacBook Pro 15” (2018) is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryMacBook Pro 15” (2018)
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeDDR4
Speed2400 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-8950HK inside MacBook Pro 15” (2018) has a 40% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-7920HQ inside MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) - Intel Core i9-8950HK
4,806
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) - Intel Core i7-8850H
4,497
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) - Intel Core i7-8750H
4,470
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - Intel Core i7-7820HQ
3,573
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - Intel Core i7-7920HQ
3,410
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3,208
Supports larger memory

MacBook Pro 15” (2018) supports a larger memory capacity than the MacBook Pro 15” (2017). It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

Max system memory size
MacBook Pro 15” (2018)
32 GB
MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
16 GB
Supports faster memory

MacBook Pro 15” (2018) supports a faster memory speed than the MacBook Pro 15” (2017). It supports up to 2400MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

Memory type and speed
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) - DDR4
2,400 MHz
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz