13-inch Macbook Pro isn’t like all the rest

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Apple now has a few different options when it comes to the new 13-inch MacBook Pros.
There are machines have the option of function keys, or the Touch Bar, and are available for purchase worldwide.


It was discovered that the cheapest 13-inch MacBook Pro model (the one with function keys) is a bit different to its Touch Bar siblings.
Whilst there is the obvious presence of function keys, the internals are a little different as well.
For instance, the Touch Bar model has two fans instead of one, whilst the function key model has nicer speakers. This is because the speakers are fixed in place with vibration dampening keys, and not just glued down.
Not only that, but the speakers are located underneath the speaker grilles on the machine, whereas the speakers on the Touch Bar model sit alongside its battery towards the front of the case.

Another big difference is that the Touch Bar SSD storage drives are soldered to the logic board. This means that upgrading your storage is basically impossible. In contrast, the function key model’s SSD can be removed.


If you are wanting to purchase a machine that you can use for many, many years down the track, it is advised to upgrade the storage during the purchasing process.

This does mean that your machine may take a little longer to arrive at your door, but you will have the storage you desire.

If you’re still unsure, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist.