Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar) – 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 256GB Retina Display, Space Gray (2016)
OK tech-lovers! Now that Apple has announced a whole new line up of new Macs, now is a perfectly great time to invest in a slightly earlier mac model at a discounted price! One particularly popular, best selling option, is the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar), available via a US-based seller on Amazon here. This powerful, super-sleek, best selling laptop varies very little from the 2017 Macbook Pro model just released by Apple, yet it is now being offered by many sellers at a lower price point!
Touch Bar & Touch ID
The revolutionary Touch Bar replaces the usual function keys with a versatile and capable touch interface which automatically changes its display tools and options according to what you’re doing (and also what applications you’re using) at any given time.
This innovative feature not only allows you to control system controls such as volume and brightness, it also allows you to browse through content and effortlessly utilise predictive text, emojis and more via its keyboard-based, interactive, multi-touch-sensitive screen strip.
Touch ID is also a superbly innovative feature which allows for instant access to logins, as well as fast, secure online purchases with Apple Pay.
Whilst the PC-based Windows operating system undoubtedly offers an excellent, professional operating system for PC and Microsoft-based device users, Mac users are also treated to a different yet also superbly smooth, professional operating system for their Mac-based devices.
For those who prefer the Apple way of doing things, the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar), comes with the stylish, smooth-running and stable macOS Sierra operating system. Furthermore, the operating system, macOS Sierra, has been engineered to take full advantage of the hardware, and it is as easy to use as it is stunning.
With an impressive array of apps that you’ll use daily (and likely love), the macOS Sierra operating system offers superb, practical functionality, combined with iCloud support, seamless interoperability between all of your Apple devices, integrated Siri assistance, and a stable and beautiful system outlay, among other features.
Performance, Power & Portability
The Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar) takes notebooks to a whole new level. Featuring cutting-edge graphics, a high-performance processor, speedy SSD storage and a super smooth, sleek and stable operating system, this device is perfect for both casual or professional, business use. The laptop’s top features include:
- a 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with a Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz
- an 8GB 2133MHz memory
- an Intel Iris Graphics 550
- a 256GB PCIe-based SSD
- four Thunderbolt 3 ports
- a Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
- a USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
- a 61W USB-C Power Adapter
A Stunning Retina Screen
With a superb, crisp and colourful display, the Retina Screen features bright, LED backlighting and a high contrast ratio. The screen delivers deep blacks and bright whites, and its large pixel aperture and variable refresh rate make it power efficient, and thus perfectly suited to a professional, portable device.
Providing stunning, vivid and vibrant picture quality, this screen offers superb functionality for graphic design, colour grading and editing. Furthermore, it’s worth pointing out, that the screen’s high quality also offers a very nice user experience when catching up on a spot of Netflix!
The beauty about owning an Apple product, is that there is a huge and growing product market for supportive accessories and add-on paraphernalia for Apple products.
One particularly impressive accessory, for example, is the UAG MacBook Pro 13-inch (4th Gen) Feather-Light Rugged [ICE] Military Drop Tested Laptop Case. Available, via Amazon here, this popular MacBook Pro accessory is an armoured, impact-resistant, durable shell casing which possesses cooling vents for uncompromised air flow for your MacBook Pro. Furthermore, this case has been drop tested to military drop test standards, so if you are prone to the odd clumsy moment (like most of us!), then this sleek case makes for a stylish, top-quality laptop accessory.
Butterfly Keyboard and Force Touch Trackpad
Possibly one of the best aspects to the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar), is the super responsive keyboard and the exquisite, expansive trackpad.
Featuring Apple’s innovative, second-generation butterfly mechanism, the keyboard provides four times more key stability than a traditional scissor mechanism, along with greater comfort and responsiveness.
In addition to this innovation, the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar) features a spacious Force Touch trackpad, which is a significant improvement on earlier versions. The trackpad provides plenty of room to gesture and click, and it is ‘intelligent’ enough to realise when your palm is resting on the trackpad, and thus you are provided with a much smoother typing experience.
Superb Sound Quality
Lastly but not least, the Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar) possesses spectacular sound quality for such a compact laptop.
The laptop offers beautifully balanced, high-fidelity sound that takes listening to new levels with a wide dynamic range and more bass for maximum boom.
The speakers are connected directly to system power, enabling greater peak amplification. As a result, therefore, the speakers make the MacBook Pro the perfect choice for mixing a track on the fly, editing video on location or even simply for enjoying a film on the go.
Currently available via Amazon for $1,698.00 (down from $1,799.00), the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-inch Laptop (with Touch Bar) makes for a decent, discounted alternative to the latest Apple MacBook Pro releases!