The new 13-inch MacBook Pro on Monday means the butterfly keyboard is finally dead. However, some of the other technical specifications of the device must also be unpacked.
MacBook Prob Update Confirms Butterfly Keyboard No Longer
The updated MacBook Pro doesn’t have a butterfly keyboard, signaling its final demise. Instead, the laptop contains a new magic keyboard with “a redesigned scissor mechanism.” The arrow keys are also found in what Apple describes as a “new inverted t arrangement.” and there is a physical escape key.
[New 13-Inch MacBook Pro Released With Magic Keyboard and More Storage]
Press ID to secure passwords and payment
Another notable feature of the updated MacBook Pro keyboard is its touch bar and touch ID. This feature allows you to do things like entering passwords online and making online shopping much safer. (Use a password manager or Apple keychain tool next to this, please.) The Touch ID informationon is protected by Apple’s own T2 security chip.
MacBook Pro FaceTime still only 720p
One of the other elements of the updated Mac Book Pro technical specifications that caught my eye is that the FaceTime camera is still only 720p. My iPhone XR’s camera can record in 4K – but not on the selfie camera. I appreciate that it is easy to buy a 1080p / 4K camera to plug into a laptop if you need it. More and more people are shooting videos on a phone instead of a laptop. But come on … a “pro” device should surely have at least a 1080p camera on it? While we’re still on video and graphics – the updated MacBook Pro contains Intel Iris Plus Graphics. This means that the device can simultaneously support full native resolution on the built-in screen with millions of colors and an external 6K screen with a resolution of 6016 x 3384 at 60 Hz at over a billion colors. In addition, 4k video editing, rendering and gameplay are all faster and smoother thanks to this and to the 10th generation quad-core processors.
One last thing to note – users can now choose a 32 GB memory option. This is an additional $ 400 at $ 1,799 model. This is the first time that such an option has been available on a 13-inch MacBook Pro.