Macbook Pro refresh is coming to a store near you, but it’s a new model that may be less exciting than the refresh it replaces.
Apple has confirmed that its new 10-inch model is not the new 10.5-inch MacBook Pro, which launched last fall, but the new 11-inch laptop is a “recycle” of the current 10-in-1 MacBook Pro.
That means it’s still a notebook, but with a new matte aluminum frame, which Apple describes as “a sleek, slim design.”
In short, it’s the same laptop, just with a thicker, more premium aluminum frame.
Apple’s not saying anything about the price, or if the new model will be cheaper than the current model, but you can expect it to be roughly the same price, with a slightly smaller display.
The refresh comes in two versions: one with a matte-finished aluminum frame and one with an aluminum frame with a glossy finish.
The new 10+-inch version is priced at $1,199, while the 11+-in.
version is $1 and $1.99.
The 12.3-inch models will start at $2,499, while 12.7-inch versions are $3,799.
Both versions come with a 16GB SSD and a 256GB SSD.
Macs are starting to come with faster SSDs and Intel’s Skylake processors, which make it possible to run high-resolution 4K video in an Apple laptop, but we’ll be waiting until Macs reach full resolution on the new MacBook Pro refresh before we see that.