13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar Replaces the MacBook Air

MBP

Apple showed off its latest MacBook Pro lineup at a special event earlier today, introducing the all new 13” and 15” MacBook Pro models with a Touch Bar and Touch ID.

In addition to these two models, Apple also introduced a cheaper 13″ MacBook Pro model without the new Touch Bar, essentially seen as a successor to the existing 13-inch MacBook Air, which is not only smaller and lighter, but also has a Retina display.

Air

The base model starting at CAD $1,899 has 256GB of faster storage, 8GB of RAM, and a 2.0GHz Core i5. In weight terms, the Pro is marginally heavier, but has exactly the same weight as the first MacBook Air when it launched years ago i.e. 3 pounds. It also features two thunderbolt ports and Intel Iris Graphics 540.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro without Touch Bar is available to order from today, and will start shipping immediately.

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  • Aaron Stamboulieh

    No it doesn’t. They specifically said the 13-inch Air is sticking around.

  • DonatelloNinjaTurtle

    Yeah, that’s the weird thing. Phil went on about how the 13″ MacBook Pro (with traditional function keys) is a good replacement for the 13″ Air. But yet they keep the 13″ Air around and the 13″ Pro that he says is a good replacement is also $500 (USD) more expensive.

  • Eric

    what ever happened to a decent laptop for $1200… basically $2k+ for a laptop? Apple computers are getting expensive…