MacBook Air 2019 with Touch ID and True Tone display unveiled, 13-inch MacBook Pro gets Touch Bar

“Both the new MacBook models now have a True Tone Retina Display for a better viewing experience”

Apple has launched new variants of the MacBook Air and the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro in India. The former now comes with a True Tone Retina Display, while the latter has been updated with Intel’s 8th-gen processors. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also gets a Touch Bar, Touch ID, a True Tone Retina Display, and the Cupertino tech giant’s T2 Security Chip. The company has also announced a back-to-school offer to provide the new MacBooks to the students at discounted prices. Notably, with the launch of the new MacBook Air and the entry-level Pro model, the brand has killed the 12-inch MacBook model.

Apple MacBook Air and Pro
Apple MacBook Air (2019) and MacBook Pro (2019)

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro price in India

The new MacBook Air has been priced at Rs 99,900, but it will be available to college students for Rs 92,704. The entry-level MacBook Pro is priced at Rs 1,19,900 for the regular buyers and Rs 1,11,264 for the students. As for the back-to-school offer, it starts today and provides a pair of Beats headphones on any eligible Mac or iPad model, apart from education discounts for Apple Care, accessories and other services. Both the new notebooks will be available in the country starting from July 25th through Apple authorised resellers.

MacBook Air, MacBook Pro specifications

The MacBook Air is now capable of automatically adjusting the colour temperature of the screen for more comfortable viewing experience, thanks to the True Tone Retina Display. The notebook features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display, and is powered by dual-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor. The laptop features 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage. The other highlights of the MacBook Air include a Touch ID sensor, Intel UHD Graphics 617, and up to 12 hours of web browsing.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch touchbar
Apple MacBook Pro (2019) 13-inch

As for the new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, it now sports a Touch Bar with an integrated Touch ID sensor. The notebook can be loaded with up to a 1.4GHz 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, and up to 256GB of SSD storage. The laptop sticks with the Butterfly keyboard and two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. Last but not least, the battery life of the new MacBook remains the same as it is rated to offer up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge.