MacBook Pro prices slashed amidst strong competition

When Apple released its revamped MacBook range towards the end of 2016, it offered some impressive new features, including a bigger trackpad, faster processors and the brand new interactive Touch Bar.

These popular portable computers also came with enhanced speakers, brighter screens and USB-C charging – as well as an upgraded keyboard.
But even the best computers encounter serious competition in the fast-paced tech industry. Since it was launched in October last year, the MacBook has had its fair share of competition, including the launch of faster and improved laptops in June this year.

Although the latest PCs are only marginally more powerful than their 2016 counterparts, these earlier laptops are now available at some really impressive discounts.

Currys, for example, has just dramatically reduced the price of the 2016 MacBook Pro model featuring a Touch Bar. You can buy one of these from as little as £1,299 – a saving of around £450 on the normal price.

And if you are prepared to compromise on the Touch Bar you can have it for £1,099, or £350 less than the normal price.
Both of these machines boast 8GB of RAM, 13-inch Retina Displays and 256GB of hard drive space.

Should you require something with significantly more power, the 500GB MacBook Pro (which also comes with a Touch Bar) will set you back £1,649, compared to the normal price of £1,949.

All of these computers are likely to run on MacOS High Sierra, which features a plethora of new features to make things more efficient and faster.
These include enhanced searching from Spotlight and updates to Mail and Safari, alongside a new photos app with upgraded picture editing facilities. There is also a better way to save files which should help to preserve precious space on your machine’s hard drive.

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