13-inch MacBook Pro Gets an Update Today

As rumored Apple released an update to the 13-Inch MacBook Pro. In November 2019 Apple released the 16 Inch MacBook Pro where they went back to the scissor keyboard design. Updated speakers with support for Dolby Atmos. Better performance with less thermal throttling, better cooling, and a bigger screen that still almost fits the same chassis like the previous model. I used it for a while , and share my thoughts about it here: 16 Inch MacBook Pro Review: I Am Returning It

People speculated in Apple making the same treatment to the 13 Inch MacBook Pro as they did to the 16 Inch. But that was not the case this time. The 14-Inch MacBook Pro will have to wait it seems.

The notebooks come with 10th-generation Intel processors and have 16GB 3733MHz memory on some configurations.

The cheapest, base model still use 8th-generation Intel CPUS.

Magic Keyboard

Not surprising, Apple changed the keyboard back to the Magic Keyboard they used on earlier models. It has also added an physcial escape key next to the touch bar.

magic keyboard 13 inch macbook pro with physical escape key

Lets check out the specs:

13-Inch MacBook Pro (2020) Maxed out Specs

Here are the top tier specifications you can configure the machine with. This will set you back a sum of $3,599, but the 4TB SSD contributes a lot to that price point. If you can live with less, storage there are other more sensible upgrade options. Storage can always be added externally or in the cloud nowadays. Except you really need the blazing transfer speeds SSDs can give you.

  • 2.3GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • 32GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
  • 4TB SSD storage
  • Integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics
  • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports

13-Inch MacBook Pro (2020) Base (cheapest) Specs

This is the standard cheapest configuration pirced at $1,299. Please note that you get the 8th‑generation Intel on this model. The minimum storage you now get is 256GB and memory is at 8GB. Of course, as you saw above it is possible to configure the computer with better components. If you do that, you have to dig deeper in your bank account.

  • 1.4GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

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