New MacBooks Coming

The “cheap” MacBook Pro—a 13-inch model starting at a mere $1,299—has been refreshed with an 8th-generation, 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, a welcome upgrade from the 7th-generation, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core chip the laptop previously enjoyed.

The laptop’s look and size haven’t changed—nor has its meager two USB-C ports—but the updated MacBook Pro has a new keyboard that features “upgraded materials” and an Apple Touch Bar with Touch ID for fingerprint-based sign-ins. It’s unclear what the “new materials” are and how they will affect the keyboard’s performance or durability, but the Touch Bar is notable since its inclusion on the entry-level Pro means there are no non-Touch Bar Macbook pros anymore.

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