Apple Kills Off the Last Non-Touchbar MacBook Pros, Discounts MacBook Air

  • Apple Kills Off the Last Non-Touchbar MacBook Pros, Discounts MacBook Air

Apple Kills Off the Last Non-Touchbar MacBook Pros, Discounts MacBook Air

The old non-Retina MacBook Air was relatively popular among consumers despite its age due to its impressive performance, slim design, and low price tag. For the Air, that's a significant point, as the system received its largest overhaul in a decade just previous year. Our testing is ongoing, but here's an early look at some of the initial results and our first hands-on impressions.

Alongside the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updates, Apple has cut SSD prices across the Mac line, sometimes by as much as half.

Now that the MacBook and previous-gen MacBook Air have been eliminated from Apple's lineup, the new MacBook Air is Apple's entry-level machine.

Apple could increase the screen size of its 9.7-inch tablet by reducing the bezels even further, just as it did with the iPhones and the iPad Pro.

If you need more storage, you can also get the Apple MacBook Air (256GB) for $1,199. Again, that's $100 off and the second-best price we've seen for this config.

Are you disappointed that Apple has stopped selling the old MacBook Air and the 12-inch Retina MacBook? That $1,299 model was a favorite for some, as it excluded the Touch Bar found in more-expensive MacBook Pros.

While the 13-inch Retina MacBook Air comes with plenty of new features, it does not pack the same amount of grunt as the old MacBook Air.

We're now testing both the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, and will report full benchmark results, including battery life, in upcoming reviews.