Apple introduced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, 10-nm Intel Ice Lake CPU (only in older configurations) and doubled SSD
05.05.2020 0 Comments
After the debut of the 16-inch MacBook Pro at the end of last year and the recent update of the MacBook Air, everyone was waiting for a logical continuation with the update of the mass 13-inch model of the MacBook Pro. And today it happened – literally just Apple showed the world a new 13-inch MacBook Pro. Interestingly, the announcement of the announcement in the media appeared a few hours before the publication of the official press release, so that it turned out to be both expected and unexpected at the same time.
So, by analogy with the recent MacBook Air update, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro of the 2020 model looks exactly like the model of the last generation of the 2019 model that is already familiar to us, and all the changes are concentrated inside. And the main change is the new (old) Magic Keyboard with a “scissor” key mechanism. This means that now absolutely all current Apple mobile PCs are equipped with such a keyboard. The previous notorious “butterfly” mechanism has existed since 2015 – users often complained about sticky keys. In addition, the Magic Keyboard has a physical Escape button, Touch Bar, and Touch ID sensor. On older MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar, there was only a virtual Escape button.
The absence of any external changes means that the new MacBook Pro has the same screen (13.3 inches IPS, 2560×1600 pixels, 500 cd / m2, Wide Color (P3) and True Tone technologies), contrary to rumors of a 14-inch panel with thinner frames, and the previous dimensions (304.1×212.4×15.6 mm with a weight of 1.4 kg).
The new MacBook Pro 13 really switched to 10-nanometer Intel Core 10-generation CPUs (Ice Lake), but such CPUs are offered only in older versions – the quad-core Core i5 or Core i7 with frequencies of 2.0-3.8 GHz and 2.3 -4.1 GHz, respectively. The standard configurations still use the old eighth-generation CPU Core – the quad-core Core i5 (1.4-3.9 GHz) and Core i7 (1.7-4.5 GHz). Also, older modifications are equipped with 16 GB of RAM in the basic configuration (32 GB is optionally available), and the faster LPDDR4X-3733 MHz memory is used. The younger ones are content with 8 GB in the basic configuration (16 GB maximum), and the memory is LPDDR3-2133 MHz.
Another notable improvement – SSD capacity is doubled in all configurations. The base is now 256 GB (you can install a maximum of 4 TB SSDs). At the same time, prices remained at the level of last year's models, which is certainly pleasing. The maximum available version of the MacBook Pro 13 costs $ 1300, for the older version you will have to pay at least $ 2000, but the top version with a Core i7 generation of Ice Lake, 32 GB of RAM and 4 TB SSDs will cost $ 3600.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is now available for order on the Apple website. By the end of the week, the new MacBook Pro will appear in some Apple stores and authorized Apple sellers in the United States, and then in other countries.