Published: Sat, July 13, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

MacBook Air gets price cut as entry MacBook Pro adds Touch Bar

MacBook Air gets price cut as entry MacBook Pro adds Touch Bar

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.

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While some might lament the death of Apple's lightest computer (personally, I was eyeing the next 12-inch to be my next laptop), to Apple's credit the thought process has become much simpler.

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.

Here's the catch. There's a good chance that both MacBook Air laptops will drop in price on Prime Day.

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The MacBook Air was revamped with a True Tone display a year ago that gives it the ability to auto-adapt its colour temperature to make it easier on the eyes.

Attention budget-savvy shoppers: With a new MacBook Air hitting the market this week, retailers are dropping the prices of 2018 models.

Looking under the hood of the new entry-level MacBook Pro, it appears that the notebook is powered by a custom variant of Intel's U-series processors. It also now features the TouchBar navigation panel, Touch ID, True Tone Retina display and the Apple T2 Security Chip. At present, Apple doesn't offer a quad-core processor option for the MacBook Air. That discount brings the 128GB version down to just $999 and the 256GB model down to $1,199.

YOU CAN GET EXTRA MONEY OFF: The updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are part of Apple's Back to School promotion which is available to higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home-school teachers through the Apple Education Store.

The newest MacBook Air has a gorgeous 13.3-inch retina display and features Touch ID, while weighing in at just 2.75 pounds.

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