Apple today unveiled two new models of MacBook Pro for 2018, along with a range of configuration options. The new MacBook Pros, which come in 13in and 15in screen sizes and replace the existing Touch Bar models, get eighth-gen 'Coffee Lake' Intel processors and have been described by Apple as "the most advanced Mac notebook ever".

The new 13in Pros have quad-core processors and Apple says they offer twice the speed of the previous generation; they also now get the revolutionary T2 subsystem controller chip previously seen in the iMac Pro.

New MacBook Pros 2018: 13in model

Prices start at £1,749/$1,799 in the US, which is the same as the cheapest Touch Bar configuration in the 2017 generation. 

The new 15in model gets six-core processors (with the Core i9 8950K a new option) and up to 70 percent speed gains on the 2017 generation, according to the maker. As with the 13in you get the T2 chip; there's also a new 32GB RAM option and storage goes all the way up to 4TB. Prices start at £2,349/$2,399.

New MacBook Pros 2018: 15in model

Both models come with Touch Bar controls and Touch ID, and the new addition of True Tone displays. True Tone was first seen in the 2016 iPad Pro - it adjusts screen output to compensate for changing environmental lighting conditions.

The updated MacBook Pro models are available right away, if you buy through Apple's website. They will be offered by Apple stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week: we'd recommending calling ahead to check stock.

Here are selected highlights of the two machines' specs. Read our MacBook Pro release date, price & specs article for more details.

New MacBook Pro 13in (2018)

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 2TB SSD storage
  • True Tone display
  • Apple T2 chip
  • Touch Bar

Read more: MacBook Pro 13in (2018) review

New MacBook Pro 15in (2018)

  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM 
  • Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory
  • Up to 4TB SSD storage
  • True Tone display
  • Apple T2 chip 
  • Touch Bar

Read more: MacBook Pro 15in (2018) review