Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Major differences from the previous model include new 10th-generation Intel processor options for some models and double the base storage for all, Apple announced Monday. That takes the two lowest-priced models from 128GB of storage to 256GB; the midtier model from 256GB to 512GB and the high-end base configuration from 512GB to 1TB. Prices for the four default configurations remain at $1,299, $1,499, $1,799 and $1,999. They start at £1,299 in the UK and AU$1,999 in Australia.
The two lowest-priced models go from 128GB of storage to 256GB; the midtier model from 256GB to 512GB; and the high-end base configuration from 512GB to 1TB. The new top-end cap for storage is now 4TB, up from the previous 2TB.
- The 13-inch MacBook Pro adds 10th-gen Intel CPU options for the two highest-end configs.
- All models double their base storage.
- Every current MacBook now has the new Magic Keyboard design. Yes, that means the butterfly keyboard is officially dead.
- Cost: $1,299 (£1,299, AU$1,999) and up, available to order today.
But note that the two lowest-priced models are keeping their old eighth-gen Intel CPUs. Upgrading to the 10th-gen chip is not currently an option until you hit the $1,799 level.
Also new to the 2020 13-inch Pro is Apple's Magic Keyboard, the latest reworking of the MacBook keyboard, as already found in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air.
See how the new configurations break down in the chart below:
New MacBook Pro 13 configurations
|CPU||1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor||1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor||2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor||2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor|
|RAM||8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3||8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3||16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X||16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X|
|Storage||256GB SSD storage||512GB SSD storage||512GB SSD storage||1TB SSD storage|
In March, I tested the Magic Keyboard version of:
More than anything else, the new Magic Keyboard is what makes the latest Air such a winner. Yes, it solves a problem largely of Apple's own making, but the end result is highly satisfying ... The new keyboard is positively delightful, which is not praise I offer lightly.
This is the first new Mac announcement since thein March.
Previous leaks and rumors had pointed to the 10th-gen Intel switch, but also a 14-inch display, much like the old 15-inch MacBook Pro replaced its screen with a 16-inch one, while keeping the same general footprint. That was not to be, at least not this time. Apple is also endlessly rumored to be on the verge of with a processor of its own design.