At yesterday’s special event, after presenting the new MacBooks Pro 13 and 15 inches with Touch Bar, Apple said it would also put on the market a 13 ″ model with traditional physical function keys and some lower technical specifications.
The machine, which costs US $ 1,500 in the United States and will arrive in Brazil for R $ 11,500 (cof!), Comes with a 2GHz Intel Core i5 processor (with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz), 256GB SSD, 8GB 1.866MHz memory, Intel Iris 540 graphics and only two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Geekbench 4 result for the entry-level MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2016): https://t.co/wwaBloBttU
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As this is the only one of the new MacBooks Pro that is already available in stores, some tests have started popping up in the Geekbench Browser. benchmark. And they put the machine well matched to the 13-inch MacBook Pro launched last year: in a comparison, the test single-core was even lower (3,556 of the previous versus 3,457 of the new), but higher in the multi-core (6,676 against 6,896). In this case, the comparison is between a fifth generation Core i5 running at 2.7GHz against a sixth generation at 2GHz – this is much more economical in energy consumption.
But this is only the beginning, obviously. The most interesting thing will be to see the gains of the top-of-the-line models, with the Touch Bar – not least because this entry-level MacBook Pro was presented as a good upgrade option for owners of MacBooks Air, and not for those who already had a Pro.