7 reasons you should buy the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro instead of Apple's new 8-core monster laptop
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- Apple debuted new-and-improved MacBook Pro models this week.
- The 15-inch MacBook Pro can now be configured with an eight-core processor, which is beefier than the six-core chips from previous MacBook Pro models.
- But if you're in the market for a professional Apple laptop, it's wise to forget about the new eight-core MacBook Pro and choose Apple's standard 13-inch MacBook Pro instead.
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Apple has unveiled an 8-core MacBook Pro for the very first time.
But you probably shouldn't buy it.
If you're in the market for a professional-grade laptop that runs the Mac operating system, here's why you should consider Apple's baseline 13-inch MacBook Pro (with no Touch Bar) instead of the new 15-inch, eight-core laptop behemoths.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is thinner and lighter than the 15-inch models — and size and weight is a big deal when choosing between laptops.
You can save over $1,000 by choosing the 13-inch MacBook Pro over the 15-inch models.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has a comparable display to the 15-inch model.
The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models have identical battery life.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has an identical FaceTime HD camera to the 15-inch models.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro has impressive specs that stack up well to the beefier eight-core, 15-inch models.
Both computers run the same operating system, MacOS.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is the perfect Apple laptop. If you really need more power for the work you're doing, you should consider a desktop computer instead.
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