New MacBook FAQ: Everything you need to know!

Apple just announced an update to the MacBook line that is a big little update to the mobile desktop computer line. If you're in the market for a new laptop, this might be the one you need right here, right now. Here's everything you need to know about the new MacBook line.

What's so new about the MacBook line?

It's a small, but big update. Apple has updated it's entire line of mobile desktop computers with three major internal changes.

  • Kaby Lake graphics
  • Up to 50% faster on SSD.
  • Faster standard graphics on MacBook Pro 15-inch

How much will these new MacBooks cost?

Apple has kept the price the same across the board, except for one major price reduction — the MacBook Pro 13-inch.

  • MacBook - $1299
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch - $1299
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch (with Touch Bar) - $1799
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch (with Touch Bar) - $2399

When and where can I buy one?

The new line of MacBooks will be available starting today from Apple's online retail store.


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Lory Gil

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  • On the 12" MacBook, what style keyboard does it use? Is it the 1st or 2nd gen version of the new keyboard?
  • While you are there, can you please inform Tim Cook that 256GB of storage on a machine that costs $2399 is price gouging. The entry level 15" MacBook Pro should start at 512GB and the higher end SKU should have 1TB of storage for $2799. I'm not going to play in Tim Cook's upgrade fun house again.
  • I think it was mentioned that the Macbook Air was also going to get some sort of processor speed bump. I haven't figured out whether they are shipping now too. Do you know if the MacBook Airs on have been speed bumped?
  • Did you publish a draft by accident? This isn't really a FAQ or everything we need to know. "Kaby Lake graphics", really?
  • "Apple has finally put a little more spark in its mobile desktop line making them faster, lighter, and more efficient than anything Apple's ever done before." Lori, how are faster processors and faster SSD chips making the MacBook line "lighter"? That aspect was not highlighted AT ALL in the Keynote.
  • We need a 17" MacBook Pro back. I need a good, big Windows machine and MBPs have the best hardware.