Apple has recently released three MacBook Pro variants during the Apple event held on Thursday. Out of three, the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and Touch ID having more spotlight. There is lower-end 13-inch MacBook Pro model without having the Touch Bar and Touch ID.
This 13-inch MacBook Pro model comes with the LED-backlit display with 227 PPI, 500 nits brightness. This display has the resolution of 2560×1600 pixels.
These both models have same Force Touch trackpad, Stereo speakers, and backlit keys. But this has only two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports for power. It also helps in connectivity options for VGA, Ethernet and more with the extensions and adapters. The latest MacBook Pro is the thinker and lighter version than the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The new MacBook Pro is equipped with 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz. It comes with Intel Iris Graphics 540 with 4MB shared L3 cache. The storage segment of this laptop is with 256GB PCIe-based SSD. The RAM of 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory is sported in this model.
When compared with the previous models, Apple definitely killed few technologies it was using. Some of them are mentioned here. You gonna really hurt, there is no MagSafe in the new MacBook Pro. There are no HDMI, SD cards support, and more in this model. You cannot get the MacBook without Retina displays further. There is no Optical Drives.
Apple MacBook Pro Specifications (13-inch)
- Display : 13.3-inch IPS LED-backlit display
- Processor : 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
- GPU : Intel Iris Graphics 540
- RAM : 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3
- Storage : 256GB PCIe-based SSD
- Connectivity : DisplayPort, Charging, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- Features : Backlit keyboard, Force Touch trackpad
- Camera : 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Audio : Stereo speakers, two microphones, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery : 54.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
This latest low-end Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch is available in Space Gray and Silver color variants.
Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage model is starting from $1499. Another model with Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM and 516GB/1TB of flash storage priced about $1799.
Currently, these models are available in the US and we can expect the availability in India soon.