Apple has given their MacBook Air and entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro an update just in time for the back to school season.
“College students love the Mac — it’s the notebook they rely on from the dorm room to the classroom, and the No. 1 choice among higher education students,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “With a lower $1,319 student price for MacBook Air and the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster performance, Touch Bar and Touch ID at $1,569 for students, there’s never been a better time to bring a Mac to college.”
The new MacBook Air now comes with Apple’s True Tone technology to its 13-inch Retina display. This should give the laptop a more natural viewing experience.
The updated MacBook Air has the latest 8th Gen Intel dual-core processor, Touch ID, up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD and a battery that should last all day.
The new entry-level MacBook Pro also gains True Tone in its Retina display, 8th Gen Core i5 or i7 processor, Touch Bar and Touch ID, stereo speakers, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB SSD.
With this refresh, Apple has gotten rid of their non-Touch Bar MacBook Pro and the 12-inch MacBook.
The new entry-level MacBook Pro starts at $1,699 CAD (or $1,569 CAD for college and university students) and the updated MacBook Air starts at $1,449 CAD (or $1,319 CAD for college and university students).
Both laptops are included in Apple’s Back to School promotion which starts today. With any purchase of an eligible Mac or iPad, you’ll get a pair of Beats Studio 3 Wireless headphones.
The new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will also be updated to macOS Catalina when it launches this Fall.