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Apple gives its MacBook line a performance bump and a price cut

Apple just announced its current MacBook Pro line last fall, so the machines in it still count as new computers. But here at WWDC, the company announced some tweaks for them and the 12″ MacBook. They include support for Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors, 50% faster solid-state storage, and faster graphics on the base model … Continue reading “Apple gives its MacBook line a performance bump and a price cut”

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Apple just announced its current MacBook Pro line last fall, so the machines in it still count as new computers. But here at WWDC, the company announced some tweaks for them and the 12″ MacBook. They include support for Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors, 50% faster solid-state storage, and faster graphics on the base model of of the 13″ MacBook Pro. And the starting price for the Pro line is now $1299, down from $1499.

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And hey, even the MacBook Air—a laptop many people keep expecting Apple to discontinue—is getting a faster processor.  

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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