It is back-to-school season and guess what, Apple refreshed its Macbook range by launching 2 new upgraded Macbooks in the shape of Macbook Air and Macbook Pro 13.
The products launched on tuesday will go on sale in India from July 25th through all the authorised sellers in the country. Though in the US the sale starts from later this week. The Touch bar variant of Macbook pro 13 gets a hardware upgrade and the new Macbook Air now has True tone retina display. Both the notebooks get the True tone retina display where the screen changes its the color temperature and contrast according to the lighting around you.
With this launch Apple has streamlined its notebook range by phasing out the non- touch bar Macbook pro 13 and the 12 inch Macbook. Older version of the Macbook air is also discontinued as none of these models are available on Apple’s website.
Now the hardware, Macbook air ships with the same 1.6 ghz dual core Intel Core i5 8th generation processor and 8 gb of RAM. The entry level model comes with 128gb Storage. The Macbook Pro 13 , whereas has been upgraded with 8 generation quad core processors, Touch ID, Touch bar and Apple T2 security chip. The entry level Macbook pro gets a 1.4ghz quad core Intel i5 processer.
The 2019 Macbook Air is priced lower than before at Rs 99,900 and students can avail it for Rs 92,704 under the company’s back to school promotion. The all new Macbook pro 13 with all the new hardware is priced at Rs 1,19,900 at entry level but that too can be bought for a lower price by students at Rs 1,11,264 .
The products launched on tuesday will go on sale in India from July 25th through all the authorised sellers in the country. Though in the US the sale starts from later this week.
Apple notebooks are loved among students and the company makes sure to give the higher education students a chance to avail it for lower prices under their Back to school promotion. Higher education students, their parents, faculty, staff and home school teachers can avail this offer through Apple Education Store. Along with the discount, the offer also has Beats studio 3 wireless headphones with it.
Macbook Pro and Macbook Air both will get an operating system update in September, macOS Catalina. Some features include new photo browsing UI, Updated safari app, new Notes and redesigned Reminders app. With the new update Apple killed itunes and split it between Apple music, Podcasts and Apple Tv. In the Podcast, the new feature lets you make you ipad a secondary display for your mac.
So, the entry of the new Macbook Pro 13 puts and end to the time of the 12 Inch Macbook pro, which was in many sense a new design approach and a product for users with different set of needs. This also marks the discontinuation of the non-Touch bar Macbook pro 13, which means in the Macbook pro line up, there is no non- Touch bar entry available now. The company officially discontinued the non-Retina Macbook Air, which means that Macbook Air line-up now starts at Rs 99,900.
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