New MacBook Pro Gains Force Touch Trackpad, Faster Storage Michael Kwan May 19, 2015 News Are you in the market for a new laptop and you’ve got at least a couple thousand dollars to spend? Apple has just announced the new MacBook Pro with a 15-inch Retina Display and it boasts several significant upgrades that are more than skin deep. For starters, it gains the Force Touch mechanic from the Apple Watch and has implemented it in the trackpad. With Force Touch, you can push the trackpad down just a little further for a secondary click, opening up possibilities for additional interactive functionality. It’ll let you preview links or look up definitions in Safari, plus preview Calendar events. You may have already played around with the Force Touch trackpad on the 13-inch MacBook Pro back in March. This could become as much a part of your Apple way of life as multi-finger gestures. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro is also gaining some new PCIe-based flash storage that’s said to offer up to 2.5 times the performance of the outgoing model. The $1,999 base configuration for the new MacBook Pro comes powered by a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 quad core processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage, and Intel Iris Pro. Toss in an extra $500 and you’ll get the 2.5GHz Core i7 instead, plus AMD Radeon R9 M370X discrete graphics and 512GB of PCIe flash storage. Keep moving up the scale and you’ll find up to a terabyte of storage and even beefier processors. Via TC Share This With The World!