Apple CEO Tim Cook at this year’s Mac event “hello again” made its 2016 MacBook Pro official with Touch Bar and Touch ID. Notebook, that will definitely appeal to those professional users looking for from, function and power-centric features, but Apple has used the same event to introduce a new low cost version of that 13-inch MacBook Pro to make it more entry-level.
Although Apple’s new MacBook Pro is slim, trim and has a stunning screen after all. By the way these models are crazy thin and powerful when compared to the Microsoft’s latest Surface Book i7 specs. Comparison chart will be provided here in our next adjustment.
Now that the first thing first is to note here is, this is still the new MacBook Pro. Yes, it does come equipped with the Pro moniker as part of its name, but it comes with a few major changes and some compromises.
Flagship MacBook Pro comes in 13-and 15-inch variants, complete with Touch Bar and Touch ID, but the product which we are taking care about is the entry-level model of the MacBook Pro, the hardware that does not have the luxury of coming equipped with that stunning new Touch Bar or Touch ID integration.
But nevertheless, the all-new budget-friendly MacBook Pro come with the same stunning looks though, similar to the more well-equipped models of its range and it does come with the same weight and size configurations as well that have been widely discussed on stage.
Apple’s flagship hardware features a 2.0Ghz Intel Core i5 processor, with accompanying 8GB of RAM and an internal storage of 256GB SSD for extremely fast and write speeds for memory base, as well as have two Thunderbolt 3 ports, no USB Type-C ports. There’s the larger, much improved Force Touch trackpad and the integration of the company’s second-generation butterfly mechanism Keyboard.
Why prefer to get this over MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID? There are of course two reasons for that confusion. One, it’s cheaper than compared to the top-end variants with Touch Bar/Touch ID and two, it is available to ship immediately. Another big reason settles behind the scenes is that, if you can’t afford to pick a higher-end model and can’t wait that long for it to ship either, can choose this notebook. After all, it almost has the guts and design of the high-and Pro model, and as said is powerful and thinner than the original 13-inch MacBook Air which almost costs the same.
For Australia, Apple is offering the lowest-priced 2016 all-new MacBook Pro including models with the new Touch Bar and Touch ID sourced from Apple and Authorized Apple Resellers around the country.
New 13-inch MacBook Pro Specifications
- 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
- Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- 8GB 1866MHz memory
- 256GB PCIe-based SSD1
- Intel Iris Graphics 540
- Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
13-inch MacBook Pro models start from A$2,199 without the Touch Bar or A$2,699 with the revolutionary new Touch Bar and Touch ID. 15-inch MacBook Pro models start from A$3,599.
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