Apple was expected to unveil the next-generation MacBook Pro 2016 at the WWDC 2016 conference held last June. While the tech giant had many interesting things to share and discuss, the MacBook lineup was not one of them.
The?latest news is that Apple will be launching the MacBook Pro 2016, along with the second-generation Apple Watch 2, and iPhone 7 sometime in September this year.
Meanwhile, the market research bigwig IDC recently noted that Apple?s worldwide computer sales figures have dropped staggeringly behind the ASUS.
As it turns out,?Apple?s ranking with regards to computer sales number is a worrisome fifth spot. However, experts say the sharp drop in sales could predominantly be because of the anticipation of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016.
Apple fans and tech enthusiasts may be waiting to know what is in store for the 2016 version and make the purchase plans accordingly. Perhaps, Apple will catch-up with the competitors once the device hits the store shelves in September.
In the meantime, eBay is selling the powerful predecessor with a significant discount of $300 for a limited period of time. The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro can now be purchased for just?$799.99. In comparison,?Apple Store is offering the same computer for a whopping $1,099.
Along with the free shipping service, eBay is also tossing in a 1-year manufacturer warranty with the discounted MacBook. The seller, ?Electronic Valley,? has a solid 99.6 percent positive rating on eBay. As of today, 117 units of this discounted MacBook Pro have been sold. EBay?s MPN number associated with this variant is ?MD101LL/A.?
As for specifications, the 13.3-inch LED-backlit screen is complemented by 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution. Under the hood, a dual-core (Intel Core i5) SoC, running at 2.5 GHz, powers the device. The graphics, on the other hand, is taken care by Intel HD 4000 GPU.
The 13.3-inch MacBook Pro comes backed by 4GB of RAM and 500GB of internal storage space. Software-wise, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite runs the notebook out of the box.
This particular model supports 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Thunderbolt and dual USB 3.0 ports. Keeping the lights on is a built-In Lithium-Polymer 64Wh battery cell, which is capable of giving up to 7 hours of battery life.