At Apple’s ongoing WWDC 2017 event, the Cupertino company revealed that it is updating its whole range of MacBooks with faster Intel processors. Yes, this includes even the rather dated 13-inch MacBook Air; seems like Apple is retaining the Air as the most affordable MacBook machine.
Last year’s MacBook Pro laptops will have their processors upgraded to Kaby Lake ones. Interestingly, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is also receiving more powerful discrete GPUs with more video memory, although Apple did not elaborate further. Not surprisingly, the 12-inch MacBook will come with Kaby Lake processors now too; it will also ship with faster SSDs.
Beyond these changes, however, the 2016 MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook laptops are virtually unchanged. They still come with the same designs, displays, and connectivity options. What’s particularly new, however, is the fact that Apple is introducing a new (and more affordable) base model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which retails at $1,299 (about RM5,540). Unfortunately, the company did not reveal the specifications of this new model yet.
Surprisingly enough, Apple is also updating the ageing 13-inch MacBook Air with a faster processor; a higher-clocked 1.8GHz one instead of 1.6GHz, to be specific. It remains to be seen if this new processor is also Kaby Lake-based, but we reckon it’s not.
These updated MacBook laptops are shipping today in the US. Chances are, they will be made available in Malaysia sometime in the near future too.