Apple reveals the new 13-inch MacBook Pro earlier than we thought — this one bid adieu to the infamous Butterfly Keyboard and goes with the Magic Keyboard mechanism. It comes with 10th Gen Intel processors as an alternative with an asking price of $1,299.
Does this look like an upgrade to the current 13-inch MacBook Pro series? Definitely. And is it something more? Well, it looks like. Apple is consistently ditching the butterfly keyboard in all of its new laptops, which it played around with coming from the 2015 MacBook but didn’t work out. Then, over the last six months, Apple switched its whole lineup with the scissor-switch mechanism.
Now that the laptop is already announced, rumors on a screen somewhere around 14-inch no longer exists. The 13-inch display supports up to 500 nits of brightness and the P3 wide color gamut. It keeps two or four Thunderbolt 3/USB-C connectors along with a headphone jack. Like it or not, you are getting the Touch Bar as well and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner plus a physical Esc key.
Apple acclaims a Turbo boost up to 4.1Ghz thanking the 10th Gen Intel processors. The Intel graphics offer full 6K resolution with the Pro Display XDR, while you can upgrade the RAM up to 32GB and the storage up to 4TB.
On the other hand, the base $1,299 variant also carries 256GB storage. But you have to settle at 8GB RAM and miss the 10th Gen processor. Though, you can make a 16GB RAM upgrade at $100.
You can order the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 via Apple’s website. It will be shipped to select Apple Stores and Authorized Resellers in the following days. Apple is also offering a $100 discount on base model to students. Stay tuned as we’ll get you updated as soon as the laptop hits the Nepali market.