MacBook Pro surprise upgrade: New Intel chips, more RAM but no keyboard fix

From CNET: The Apple MacBook Pro is getting a midsummer update -- but it's a specs-focused, under-the-hood component refresh that leaves the familiar 2016-era design unchanged.

The 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Apple's TouchBar secondary display are getting updated Intel CPUs, new RAM and storage options, True Tone screens, a new T2 subprocessor for security and encryption and hands-free Siri. The controversial butterfly keyboard, meanwhile, is getting tweaked a bit -- but it won't be completely overhauled.

The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro model without the TouchBar is unchanged for now, as is the rest of the Mac lineup, including the 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Air and desktop Macs.

The two updated MacBook Pros keep the current starting prices of $1,799 (13-inch) and $2,399 (15-inch). And Apple is offering two new accessories: A third-party external GPU option, and new laptop sleeve cases.

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