Apple recently unveiled many new things at WWDC on June 6. Out of all the products, one product that caught our eyes is the new MacBook Pro. Yes, Apple has added one more Macbook Pro to its family. The MacBook is priced at 1299$ and has some great upgrades over the previous model.
The new base model of the Laptop (Non-touch bar model) bags a dual-core Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake Processor with a Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz. Since the Kaby Lake Processors are well known for its power efficiency, users can expect some extra battery life from the Laptop. The Apple website states up to 10 hours of normal usage. Like the others, the laptop in integrated with an 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 Graphics Processor. Most of the specs are as same as the other laptops of the entire Line Up of Macbooks.
We still don’t know if the upgrade to the touch bar is really worth it for a normal consumer. There just aren’t many applications which do much with the touch bar and until there is some revolutionary change in the usage of the touch bar, in our opinion, it is not worth the upgrade for a normal user.
The biggest catch to this MacBook Pro is that it has a 128GB PCIe-based onboard SSD. Although, most of the users won’t have a big problem with this issue since a user can roam around with a Portable Hard Drive since they have become very very cheap.
We think the new 1299$ Macbook Pro is worth the price taking all aspects like build quality and warranty is taken into considerations. Also, the Apple Care protection pricing plans have been reduced with additional accidental protection which is worth the money, so if anything goes wrong, Apple has you covered for 4 years of your usage. Paying 1299$ for a Macbook Pro is not a hefty amount if you are looking for a great laptop in the long run with a 4-year warranty.