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Apple made a few changes to its MacBook product line last week and released two updated models for its lineup. The updated MacBook Air added a True Tone screen and lowered the starting price by $ 100 to $ 1,099. Otherwise, it is the same outdated model from 2018 that came out last fall and included a Retina display, Touch ID, butterfly keyboard, and Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.
In the 13-inch MacBook Pro ($ 1,500 at Best Buy) Apple overtook its entry-level model. For $ 1,299, you now get a quad-core Intel processor (instead of a dual-core processor) and the Touch ID and Touch Bar features previously reserved for models from $ 1,799. These more expensive models offer faster Intel processors and four Thunderbolt ports instead of two – but hey, it's a nice upgrade if you can do without an escape key.
But with these two new models, four victims came out of line. To help optimize the buying process, Apple has decided to:
- The "classic" MacBook Air with full-size USB ports, dedicated video output, and even an SD card slot. The ports were more versatile, but the processor and non-retina display were outdated. Nevertheless, it had its fans – and it was sold for 999 US dollars.
- The 12-inch MacBook, the smallest and lightest model in the 2019 product line, except for the lack of true-tone screen.
- This older dual-core MacBook Pro. Although slower than its siblings, the so-called "MacBook Escape" has created a niche for people who have avoided the Touch Bar instead of a reliable old set of function keys (including this magnificent escape key).
The new MacBooks are prepared and ready for the early school season (students will receive a discount of $ 100 and even some free Beats headphones on some models). If you are not finished with the controversial Butterfly keyboard, you can buy all four devices that are no longer available from the retailers listed below. Current prices range from $ 440 (overhauled) to over $ 1,000 (brand new), depending on your storage configuration.
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The Classic MacBook Air
This non-retina screen model is still available through buyers in the Education Channel. But consumers still find it – both new and used.
Yes, there was only one USB-C port. It was not enough if you worked work-oriented and it was the originator of this controversial butterfly keyboard in 2015. But in some ways it was also a great "Writer's Laptop". We're skipping the older (slower) Core M, Core m3, and M5 models and just linking them to the newer "Core i5" versions below.
13-inch MacBook Pro (without touch bar)
You can not handle a touch bar? The venerable "MacBook Escape" may still be yours.
MacBook Air 2018
This is the updated MacBook Air that was introduced last fall. All you really miss compared to the new 2019 model is the True Tone screen.
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