Highlights: What You Need To Know
MACBOOK PRO 2020 (13-INCH) Price: $1,299 ($1,799 as tested)
CPU: 1.4GHz quad core 8th gen to 2.3GHz 10th gen Core i7
RAM: 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory to 32GB 3733MHz
Storage: 256GB SSD to 4TB
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus 645, Intel Iris Plus
Display: 13 inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600)
Ports: Two Thunderbolt 3 to four Thunderbolt 3
Size: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches
Weight: 3.1 pounds
13″ MACBOOK PRO 2020
If you have been a Macbook Air user for several years or even recently, jumping onto using this new 13″ Macbook Pro will be a different experience. You will find this to have a day and night difference. Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning Retina display, and all-day battery life in our most portable pro notebook. Many of you might have the 16″ Mackbook Pro in use but just try to put this 13″ Macbook Pro through your work load, have a look at it’s pace and I tell you that you won’t regret doing it. If you need lot of power in a small package, like a powerhouse that doesn’t take a lot of room, then this Mackbook Pro(13-inch) is good to go.
Adding the new Magic Keyboard, doubling the standard storage, and boosting performance, makes the 13-inch MacBook Pro an even better value for you. The design of the MacBook Pro 13-inch may seem dated at this point, as some of you would like to see thinner bezels or even a touchscreen. But if you’re looking for a laptop that’s more powerful than the MacBook Air but almost as portable, the new MacBook Pro 2020 will more than satisfy and is one of the best laptops you can buy. We are going to see about the price and availability of this laptop. Further we will look into the features like
MacBook Pro(13-Inch) Price And Availability
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro has the same starting price of $1,299(Rs.98,428). The entry-level configuration gives you an older quad-core 8th gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, up from 128GB on the previous model. The $1,499(Rs.1,13,582)version doubles the storage once more to 512GB. The Mackbook Pro(13″) was launched at the beginning of this month on 7th May. As of now, Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 price in India starts at Rs. 1,22,990.
The recommend configuration for MacBook Pro 2020 buyers is the $1,799(Rs.1,36,313) model. It includes a more powerful 10th gen Core i5 processor along with faster 16GB 3733MHz RAM, plus 512GB of storage. Another notable thing is that the $1,799 MacBook Pro has four Thunderbolt 3 ports (two on each side), while the $1,299 and $1,499 models have just two ports.If you need a lot of storage, the $1,999 MacBook Pro comes with a 1TB SSD.
Those who want to configure their own MacBook Pro 2020 base model can choose an 8th gen Core i7 processor for $300, 16GB of RAM for $100 and 512GB, 1TB or 2TB of storage for $200, $400 and $800, respectively. If you opt for the $1,799 model, you can jump up to a 10th gen Core i7 chip for $200, 32GB of RAM for $400 and as much as 4TB of storage for $1,200.
It is available through Apple.com and a number of other online retailers. Apple is finally offering modern Intel 10th gen processors on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, as well as faster RAM and double the storage. But keep in mind that you’ll need to pay at least $1,799 to get future-proof performance.
Features And Specifications
Like the 16-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now features a Magic Keyboard, which uses scissor switches to achieve 1mm of key travel. Combined with an Apple-designed rubber dome and new keycap structure, you will find overall typing experience a lot more comfortable.
The Magic Keyboard’s keys feel soft, while the Butterfly keys on older MacBook Pro feel a little tough. You can type a little faster on the new MacBook Pro 2020 and even get more accurate because of proper key spacing. You would really feel yours hands and typing different on the magical keyboard. The Magic Keyboard also includes a dedicated physical Esc key, so it’s no longer hidden in the Touch Bar. Apple has also changed the arrow keys to an inverted-T arrangement, which makes them easier to find by feel.
The MacBook Pro’s 2560 x 1600-pixel display remains unchanged, but it’s still among the best that you can get on a 13-inch laptop. No, there’s not a 4K option, but you’re getting a bright and sharp panel that’s great for editing photos, watching videos and getting work done.
You will appreciate that working outdoors in direct sunlight doesn’t block the view to incoming messages and Google Docs. The MacBook Pro 2020’s screen averaged 485 nits of brightness, beating the 4K version of the Dell XPS 13 (301 nits) and the 1080p version (417 nits). The Spectre x360 managed 369 nits.
In terms of color reproduction, the MacBook Pro 2020’s screen registered 114% of the sRGB color gamut, while the 4K XPS 13 and 1080p version hit 107.5% and 114.8% respectively. The Spectre x360 was a bit behind at 109%. The MacBook Pro’s panel has a slight advantage on color accuracy, as it turned in a Delta-E score of 0.24 (where 0 is perfect). The 4K XPS 13 scored 0.3 and the 1080p version notched 0.25.
Design And Ports
The MacBook Pro 2020 is a beefy slab of a laptop given its 13-inch screen size. It measures 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches, making it slightly heavier and thicker than its predecessor (3.02 pounds and 0.59 inches thick). It’s the same old block of unibody aluminum, which looks and feels solid but uninspired. The top bezel in particular is pretty thick.
There’s not much to see here, especially if you opt for the $1,299 or $1,499 MacBook Pro 13-inch. There are just two Thunderbolt 2 ports on the left side of the system and a headphone jack on the right side. The $1,799 model steps you up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports, which allows you to plug in more peripherals at once. We may not see full-size USB-A ports anymore on MacBooks, but photographers would at least like to see a SD Card slot or microSD card slot.
More Storage And Faster Memory You will fancy the superfast SSDs on MacBook Pro, with sequential read speeds of up to 3.0GB/s. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with double the storage of the previous generation, with standard storage starting at 256GB all the way up to 1TB. Now you can store more photos, videos, and files. And for pro users who need even more storage capacity for large photo libraries and video projects, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now offers up to a 4TB SSD. With standard storage starting at 256GB all the way up to 1TB, 13-inch MacBook Pro users can store even more photos, videos, and files.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup now offers up to 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1GHz. Customers who are upgrading from a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a dual-core processor will see up to 2.8 times faster performance. The integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics deliver up to 80 percent faster performance over the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro for 4K video editing, faster rendering, and smoother gameplay. The new graphics also enable users to connect to Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution. With the latest 10th-generation processors, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance for 4K video editing, faster rendering, and smoother gameplay.
Every new MacBook Pro comes with macOS Catalina, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. macOS has always been at the core of the Mac experience and it also makes MacBook Pro the perfect companion device to iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with built-in Continuity features. This allow you to automatically unlock their Mac with Apple Watch; copy and paste images, video, and text straight from iPhone or iPad to a nearby Mac. Security features keep users better protected, and Voice Control lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice.
Audio And Webcam
The stereo speakers on the 13-inch MacBook Pro aren’t as amazing as the ones on its 16-inch sibling, but the top-firing speakers are still impressive for the laptop’s size. If you listen some songs you will find the vocals all nice and clear. The bass is a bit quiet but is still noticeable. The laptop easily produced enough volume to fill up your place.
The MacBook Pro’s 720p webcam is a place where Apple has some catching up to do. It’s color accurate, and picked up the exact shades. But the picture comes a bit grainy, comparable with mid-range Windows laptops. On the Pro line, it would be nice to see Apple switch to 1080p webcams.
The bottom line is that 13-inch MacBook Pro is an update that modernizes the MacBook Pro, adding an excellent keyboard and offering long battery life. Just be sure to check that you’re getting a configuration with the newest processors.
This iteration of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro is iterative in the best way. With the Magic Keyboard, which is far superior to the butterfly model from previous years, this laptop can continue to be Apple’s standard laptop for many students, mobile creatives and office workers.
And that’s the only real change made here besides a simple spec bump. But that spec bump is really most meaningful to those buying models that cost $1,799 and up and come with 10th Gen Intel processors, which should be more battery efficient, work with faster RAM and provide stronger graphics performance. If you’re not buying those models, you need to decide just how much you value the better keyboard. It might be worth holding off until the next model if you can.