Apple appears to be working seriously on taking its MacBook Pro laptops to a new level at a time when desktop and laptop sales have dropped drastically over the years. A new research report has claimed that the company's 2017 version of MacBook Pro could potentially come packed with a 32GB RAM, and that too at a cheaper price.
The Cupertino giant is tight-lipped on its upcoming MacBook Pro, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed in a research report that the MacBook Pro might see growth in 2017 with the company likely to opt for a price cut of both the existing and new laptops.
Kuo is of the opinion that the MacBook Pro to be released in the second half of 2017 will come with 32GB RAM though it depends on the time Intel launches Cannonlake processors.
"The new MacBook to be launched in 2H17 may support 32GB DRAM, eventually attracting more core users; this depends on whether or not Intel ships Cannonlake CPU on time in 2017, which features 15-25 percent less power consumption of LPDDR 4, versus the existing LPDDR 3," MacRumors quoted Ming-Chi Kuo as saying.
"If Cannonlake doesn't enter mass production as expected, the new models launched in 2H17 will adopt Coffee Lake, which continues to adopt LPDDR 3, and maximum DRAM support will also remain unchanged at 16GB," he added.
Apple's current MacBook Pro comes packed with 16GB RAM, and the company's marketing chief Phil Schiller had earlier said that increasing the RAM without upgrading the processor would drain battery.