MacBook Pro Gets A Massive $300 Discount – Are Skylake Powered Models Incoming?
With Apple’s 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Air getting their own refreshed models, it is high time that MacBook Pro received the same treatment. Numerous discounts on online retailers show that Apple could be prepping to showcase newer MacBook Pro models, possibly at WWDC 2016.
MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Model Carries A $300 Discount – Features 8GB Of RAM And Ample Storage
On Best Buy, Apple’s 13.3-inch MacBook Pro comes with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor based on the Broadwell architecture. While no details have been provided regarding the processor model, it does state that the processor will have a speed of 2.7GHz, leading us to believe that the CPU present inside is none other than i5-5257U. On Intel’s official website, it states that the processor has a total of 2 cores, 4 threads and a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.1GHz, which are the exact same details present on Apple’s website.
Apart from this, this MacBook Pro model also features 8GB of RAM, along with 256GB of flash storage. The dimensions of the notebook have been listed below:
- Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
- Width: 12.35 inches (31.4 cm)
- Depth: 8.62 inches (21.9 cm)
- Weight: 3.48 pounds (1.58 kg)
MacBooks are known for their impressive battery life, and according to Apple, you will experience double digit battery life metrics under the following scenarios.
- Up to 10 hours wireless web
- Up to 12 hours iTunes movie playback
- Up to 30 days of standby time
Other outputs, which you will definitely need for connectivity flexibility options, have been listed below:
- Two Thunderbolt 2 ports (up to 20Gbps)
- Two USB 3 ports (up to 5Gbps)
- One HDMI port
- One 3.5mm headphone jack
- SDXC card slot
- 11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
The graphics chip is an Intel Iris Graphics 6100 and provides support for dual display and video mirroring. What this means is that the machine simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840 by 2160 pixels on up to two external displays. On Best Buy, this particular model is being sold for $1,199.99, giving you a handsome discount of $300. With Skylake processors already present in so many machines other there, it is high-time that Apple finally rolled out its own MacBook Pro models sporting these impressive and energy efficient processors.
Do you guys believe that the next iteration of these notebooks are going to be showcased at WWDC 2016? Let us know your thoughts right away.