2019 MacBook Pro Base Model Gets Touch Bar And 8th-Gen CPU, 2019 MacBook Air Gets True Tone And Price Cut

Apple today refreshed a couple of its notebook lines, with the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air on the receiving end of some love. The MacBook Pro now has improved processors and a Touch Bar, while the MacBook Air gained a True Tone display.

Starting with the MacBook Pro, Apple upgraded the entry-level model. Priced at $1,299 the new, cheapest MacBook Pro can be picked with the Touch Bar with Apple killing the non-Touch Bar machine.

That also means that Touch ID and the Apple T2 security chip are also included for the first time.

Apple also brought True Tone to the 13-inch MacBook Pro while keeping the same $1,299 asking price. If you’re a college student you can slash $100 off that price, paying just $1,199, too. No matter what you pay you’ll get the same 1.4GHz Intel 8th-gen CPU with 8GB of memory and a 128GB SSD.

As for the MacBook Air, Apple added support for True Tone while also receding the price to $1,099. Again, students can save an additional $100 and pay $999. As part of this price drop Apple also killed off the 12-inch MacBook, too.

Apple continues to refresh its Mac lineup more regularly than previously, especially in its notebook lineups. CPU bumps have become commonplace and Mac fans will be hoping that continues. However, neither of these refreshes include the rumored new scissor keyboard, with the updated butterfly keyboard employed instead.

All of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pros can be ordered now via the Apple online store.

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