The Macbook Pro 13-inch is a powerful machine that most consumers aim to have as their daily drivers.
The fully equipped version of the Macbook Pro 13-inch costs up to AU$3,200 dollars, which isn’t an affordable price point. Apple just recently released a refreshed version of the Macbook Pro 13-inch.
Tech enthusiasts were quite excited about the recent updates introduced to it. Although the release of the Macbook is just a refresh, users have to dole out more to get the best version of the coveted laptop.
Minimal power for the entry-level price
Just like any other pricing scheme, the entry-level price gets the entry-level specs. Nevertheless, the Macbook Pro 13-inch at $1,999 already comes with the new magic keyboard. The upgrade is a welcome thought because Apple has finally decided to revert to the scissors mechanism from the butterfly keyboards.
Moreover, the entry-level price already provides a standard 256GB internal memory, which is double the previous entry-level Macbook Pro 13-inch’s price last 2019. Unfortunately, this year’s refresh Macbook will not come with the newest Intel 10th Gen chips.
Instead, it will ship with just the Intel 8th Gen chips. These were the same brains that ran last year’s refreshed models. Users will have to shell out an additional whopping $1,000 to get the newest Intel 10th Gen chips.
The additional payment will also provide additional 512GB internal memory and 16GB or RAM for a more powerful machine.
MacBook Air may be the better option for many
The refreshed release of the Macbook Pro 13-inch may not be for everyone. Not many people can find TouchBar’s benefits. Some decide to do away with it just to get the lower price of the lineup.
For some, the Macbook Air may be the better option. The entry-level price of Apple’s latest Macbook Air is identical to the $1,999 price tag of the Macbook Pro 13-inch base model.
The difference lies with the fact that the entry-level price tag of the Macbook Air will already provide what the Macbook Pro 13-inch base model does not. The former will ship with the latest Intel 10th Gen chips. Also, the Macbook Air will have 512GB of internal memory.
Considering the factors at hand, the Macbook Air is better designed for users that need better computing power. Overall, the Macbook Air provides a better value despite not having the TouchBar and the TouchID.