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Today at its October 2016 Town Hall event Apple announced an entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro to replace the MacBook Air. The new entry-level Pro will not include the new Touch Bar in the other two MacBook Pro models.

The new entry-level MacBook Pro will ship with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and is 12 percent thinner than the current MacBook Air. It’s also 13 percent smaller in volume while staying the same weight. While it’s smaller, Apple’s Phil Schiller says the new entry-level MacBook Pro is faster than the MacBook Air in “every way.”

It has a 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, a 3GB / s SSD, a Force Touch trackpad, the new 2nd generation butterfly mechanism keyboard and starts with 256GB of storage. The entry-level MacBook ships starting today and is available starting at $1,499.

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