On the occasion of the upcoming school season, Apple has recently updated the new version of the MacBook Pro to $ 1299. The cheapest MacBook Pro available on this market has been abandoned by Apple for nearly two years, and the 2019 version has given it a lot of valuable improvements.
Add Touch Bar and Touch ID like expensive machines
Previously, compared to the high-end versions, the cheap MacBook Pro was omitted by the Touch Bar and Touch ID fingerprint sensor to save costs. Instead, these machines have the usual function key (F1-F12) cluster.
However, with the 2019 version, the cheap MacBook Pro is now also equipped with Touch Bar and Touch ID. Thus, users will not need to spend 1799 USD as before to get these two features anymore.
True Tone screen
True Tone technology enables the device's screen to adjust the color temperature to the surrounding environment to make the eyes feel more comfortable. This feature first appeared on the MacBook Pro generation in 2018, and is now integrated in the new version of the cheap MacBook Pro.
Quad core Intel chip
Compared to the previous version with the Intel Core i5 7-generation chip with two cores, the new version of the cheap MacBook Pro owns an 8-generation Intel Core i5 chip with four cores. Specifically, this chip runs at 1.4GHz and can be Turbo Boost to 3.9GHz. With double the multiplier, the new MacBook Pro is expected to give significant multiplier performance over the older generation.
The new cheap MacBook Pro has the same price compared to the previous generation of $ 1299 for the version with 128GB SSD. If users want to upgrade to a version with 256GB SSD, they will need to spend another $ 200, ie $ 1499.