Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro Updated With 8th-Gen Processors, Touch Bar, Touch ID, and T2 Security Chip

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    Apple today announced it has updated its entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with the latest 8th-generation Intel Core quad-core processors for up to two times faster performance compared to the previous generation. The notebook now also features a Touch Bar with Touch ID, a True Tone display, and the Apple T2 security chip.

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    Pricing continues to start at $1,299 in the United States, or $1,199 for qualifying students through Apple's education store. The base configuration is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 in Space Gray or Silver finishes.

    True Tone automatically adjusts the white balance of the MacBook Pro's display to match the color temperature of the light around you to provide a more natural viewing experience. The feature is similar to Night Shift, but more dynamic, continuously adapting to the surrounding environment.

    This is the first update to the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro since June 2017 and likely corresponds with the mystery FCC filing uncovered by MacRumors last week. Apple also refreshed the MacBook Air today with a True Tone display and a lower starting price of $1,099, down from $1,199.

    The updated notebook is available to order now, with shipping estimated to begin in one business day in most regions.

    With this, Apple no longer sells a MacBook Pro without a Touch Bar.

    Article Link: Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro Updated With 8th-Gen Processors, Touch Bar, Touch ID, and T2 Security Chip
     
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    Title says entry level, but the image is the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

    Edit: Nevermind! Good update.
     
  3. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    TouchBar is standard now? That's gonna go over well here.
     
  4. Tomboman macrumors member

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    Read the title again :)
     
  5. jaxhunter macrumors regular

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    All models of the MacBook Pro now have the TouchBar
     
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    I think the Escape model was given a TB, TrueTone, etc. Interesting to see how many TB 3 ports
     
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    Almost tempting but I’m betting it still has that faulty butterfly keyboard. Not today, Satan.
     
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    So people wanted them to get rid of the touchbar and they just doubled down on it lol
     
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    It is check out the Apple store
     
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    Interesting re: the Air. No longer 1.5 TB SSD available---capped at 1 TB.
     
  13. Pepe4life macrumors 6502

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    Touchbar on everything now? Apple is truly doubling down on stupid
     
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    The entire line up except the mini & MB nothing has been refreshed now. Laptops refreshed for back to school. Maybe they'll kill the regular MB?
     
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    Touch Bar now for $1299?! This is the best news from apple in a long time.

    Perfect time to upgrade my 2017 non-touch bar MacBook Pro.
     
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    Did they update the keyboard to the 4th try butterfly keyboard?
     
  17. Herrpod macrumors member

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    Touchbar is a downgrade, not an upgrade. Apple are so stupid.
     
  18. Cesar Battistini macrumors regular

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    I'm using a MacBook Pro from 2017 and it works perfectly! A small percentage of them are faulty.
     
  19. dannyyankou macrumors G3

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    My bad. This is a nice update. I was looking forward to getting a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and the latest processor, but I don’t need 4 USB ports. Glad I waited :)
     
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    Lmaooo did not see this coming at all. Wow.
     
  21. Ries macrumors 68020

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    All the 2011 also worked perfectly until they didn't after 2-4 years.
     
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    Ancient Air no longer for sale and the base model is 100 bones cheaper.
     
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    Haha small percentage? Ok there. If it was so great, Apple wouldn’t have made 4 revisions of it and is rumoured to replace it altogether later this year.
     
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    But the 13” models still only come with 8GB of RAM.
     

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