Apple has introduced a lower-end model of MacBook Pro without Touch Bar and Touch ID. The company revealed the notebook in the event held to launch the 13inch and 15 inch Macbook Pro models. The low-end MacBook Pro has the same backlit keys, trackpad and stereo speakers with only two Thunderbolt 3 USB-Type C ports for power or other main connectivity such as Ethernet, VGA and more via separate adapters.
The device is much thinner and lighter when compared to the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro. The new MacBook features a 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor with an Intel Iris Graphics 540 GPU. It sports 8GB of RAM with 256GB hard disk like the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro revealed back on Thursday.
The device specs are nearer to the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar which packs a configuration 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, Intel Iris Graphics 550 GPU, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. The new Macbook pro is slim with 14.9 millimeters thickness when compared to the Macbook Air which measures a thickness about 17-millimeter.Keeping this in mind, MacBook Pro ditches the Touch ID support, Touch Bar and a couple of ports and make use of some more cost efficient components.
The lower-end MacBook Pro runs out of the Touch bar and is not excluded from the other improvements in the MacBook Pro line. Features like Multifunctional ports, the larger force trackpad and second-generation butterfly mechanism keys on the keyboard were found.
The device is equipped with a 720p FaceTime HD camera for video calls and stuff. Macbook Pro is backed by a 54.5 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery which lasts up to 10 hours of movie playback and standby time is up to 30 days.
Another trim of 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz) with 16GB of RAM and 516GB/1TB of flash storage. The new low-end 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro comes in Silver and Space Gray colors, starts at Rs. 1, 29,900.