New MacBook Pro up to 83% faster than the previous generation

Alonzo Simpson
July 13, 2019

Apple impressed us this week with the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar and uses the latest 8th-generation Core quad-core processors from Intel.

So when you hear that the battery inside this refreshed machine is bigger than the previous entry-level MacBook Pro, with a 58.2Wh capacity compared to 54.5Wh, you probably won't be surprised.

This is part of a product refresh that happened earlier this week, which also saw price changes and small upgrades made to their two remaining laptops, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

Well, it looks like Apple is subtly pushing customers towards the iPad Pro and the upcoming iPad OS, which promises to be more laptop-esque in terms of functionality. Yep, even MacBooks. You can grab the latest model MacBook Air on sale for up to $200 off depending on the color and storage you choose.

If you've been meaning to get a new laptop, now would be a better time than most.

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In addition, the MacBook Air features a thin and light design, with the security of Touch ID, an 8th-generation dual-core processor, wide stereo sound and all-day battery life.

"With a lower Dh4,417.35 student price for the MacBook Air and theupdated 13-inchMacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at Dh5,206.95 for students, there's never been a better time to bring a Mac tocollege".

As for the overall "repairability" score iFixit awarded the new entry-level MacBook Pro, well, it was predictably low: 2/10. U.S. college students get a special price starting at $1,200.

Apple continued its trend of quietly updating its laptop lineup this week, releasing a few hardware updates for its MacBookPro and MacBook Air computers, while killing off the last of the non-touchbar MacBook Pro options.

Apple's back-to-school promotion is available tohigher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-schoolteachers through the Apple Education Store.

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