Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro got a quiet update last month. In addition to a new quad-core CPU, the base 2019 MacBook Pro also picked up Apple's Touch Bar.
At $1,299, it's far from cheap. However, Best Buy currently has the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) (opens in new tab) on sale for $1,199.99. That's $100 off and the first big price cut we've seen for Apple's newly minted laptop.
Even better, if you're a student with an edu e-mail address, you can sign up for Best Buy's newsletter and save an extra $100, which brings your MacBook Pro purchase to $1,099.99. That's one of the best Apple deals we've seen this month.
Keep in mind that a new report indicates that a slim bezel 15- or 16-inch MacBook Pro could be in the works for this fall. However, if you don't need the extra screen real estate, the 13-inch model is among the best laptops you can get.
MacBook Pro 13" (2019): was $1,299 now 1,199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro sports a new quad-core CPU and Touch Bar support. The stylish notebook also offers a sharp display and solid battery life. It's now at its lowest price ever.
The new MacBook Pro features a 13-inch Retina display, 1.4GHz Core i5 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. As we mentioned before, it also sports Apple's Touch Bar in addition to Touch ID.
Sister site Laptop Mag reviewed the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019 and loved its solid battery life (10 hours and 39 minutes), fast performance, and bright, colorful display. Despite its outdated bezels, Laptop Mag rated the MacBook Pro a 4 out of 5.
The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro has the same solid unibody aluminum chassis as it predecessors. At 3 pounds and a svelte 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59-inches, the Macbook Pro won't weigh down your backpack while you're walking across campus.
Connectivity-wise, the MacBook Pro sports two strategically placed Thunderbolt 3 ports on its left side. This enables you to charge your system and use one other peripheral at once. There's a 3.5mm jack on the right side for connecting headphones or speakers.
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There's no telling how long this MacBook Pro sale will last, so be sure to snag one and save yourself a Benjamin while you can.