Apple has just refreshed its 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup by introducing the Magic Keyboard, double storage capacity, and a faster RAM. The company unveiled the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro on May 4, 2020, sooner than anyone expected. The new 13” MacBook Pro 2020 features powerful quad-core processors, stunning 13-inch Retina Display with a sharp 2560×1600 resolution & 500nits of brightness, macOS Catalina, immersive stereo speakers, and delivers an amazing typing experience.
The lineup includes multiple variants and the higher-end models are powered by the 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1GHz and integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics that claim to deliver up to 80% faster performance than the previous generations. Also, these higher versions are capable of upgrading up to 32GB RAM as well.
The highlight of this latest 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 is the Magic Keyboard that uses the better scissor-switch mechanism for a comfortable typing experience. Apple had been using the Butterfly Keyboard ever since 2015, but the company has now swapped it out completely, starting with the 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch, then with the MacBook Air released in March this year, and finally with this latest MacBook Pro 2020. Now, Apple doesn’t sell any new laptop with the butterfly keyboard mechanism. On the other hand, the Magic Keyboard is faster and more comfortable, thanks to the 1mm key travel. The layout features an inverted-T-arrangement for the arrow keys that makes them easier to find, while you’re working on spreadsheets or playing games. It also has the Touch Bar, Touch ID, and a physical escape key
Price and Availability
The latest 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 starts at $1,299 and the education customers can get this variant at $1,199. This base model includes the Intel 8th-gen Core i5 processor, 256GB of internal storage, and 8GB RAM. The most powerful variant packs the faster Intel 10th-gen quad-core processor, 1TB storage, and 16GB RAM. You can upgrade the memory up to 32GB at an extra $400 and go all the way up to 4TB storage by adding another $1000.
Here’s the list of all the variants along with specs and price
All the variants offer 13-inch Retina Display and weigh around 3.1 pounds. The high-end variants (starting from $1,799) have packed with the Intel Iris Plus graphics to support the Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.
|$1,299||1.4-GHz Intel 8th gen||8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3||256GB SSD|
|$1,499||1.4-GHz Intel 8th gen||8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3||512GB SSD|
|$1,799||2GHz Intel 10th gen||16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X||512GB SSD|
|$1,999||2GHz Intel 10th gen||16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X||1TB SSD|
The MacBook Pro 2020 is already up for the orders on Apple’s website and the Apple store app, starting from the day of its launch. It will be available at select Apple stores and Apple authorized resellers later this week. The first shipments have been scheduled to start from May 7, 2020.