Apple refreshes 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard

After a year of speculation and rumors, Apple has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard and tenth generation Intel processors.


Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro for 2020

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses Apple’s updated Magic Keyboard, which debuted on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The Touch Bar is also used throughout the range, as was the case with the previous model it replaced. As with this 16-inch MacBook Pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has a touch of physical exhaust.

Keyboard on the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, including the physical escape key
Keyboard on the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, including the physical escape key

The 13-inch MacBook Pro family now offers 10th generation quad-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1 GHz. Apple says customers switching from a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a dual-core processor will see performance up to 2.8 times faster.

As with the relatively minor Mac mini refresh in March, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with double the storage of the previous generation, with standard storage from 256 GB up to 4 TB.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro screen is the same as the previous model, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, at 227 pixels per inch, a brightness of 500 nits, with wide color support and True Tone technology. The video chipset for the 8th generation Intel chip models is the Iris Plus Graphics 645, the 10th generation models using the more powerful Intel Iris Plus Graphics package.

Eighth generation models support an external 5K display running at 60 Hz. Or two external 4K displays at 60 Hz. New Intel Iris Plus graphics on tenth generation models allow users to connect to the Pro Display XDR at a full resolution of 6K.

As with the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt 3 ports on low-end eighth generation models, including four on the high end, supplemented by a single headphone jack. Wireless communications are provided by Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 in all areas.

Configurations start at $ 1,299 with an eighth generation 1.4 GHz quad-core i5 i5 processor with Turbo Boost speed up to 3.9 GHz, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and an eighth generation i7 model is also available. A tenth generation 2.0 GHz quad-core i7 model with turbo speeds up to 3.8 GHz, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of retail storage for $ 1,799.

A fully optimized configuration with a tenth generation 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 processor with 4.1 GHz turbo, 32 GB of RAM and 4 TB of storage costs $ 3,599.

Orders have already started for the new model, and the first orders will start arriving “later this week,” according to Apple.

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