After the debut of the 16-inch MacBook Pro at the end of last year and the recent MacBook Air update, everyone was waiting for an upgrade of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
On May 4, Apple announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro to the world.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 model looks the same as the familiar model of the previous 2019 generation, and all the changes are concentrated inside.
The main change is the new Magic Keyboard with a scissor key mechanism. The previous "butterfly" mechanism has existed since 2015, but users often complained about sticky keys. The Magic Keyboard has a physical Escape button, Touch Bar, and Touch ID sensor. Previous MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar only had a virtual Escape button.
The absence of any external changes means that the new MacBook Pro has the same screen — 13.3 inches IPS, 2560x1600 pixels, 500 cd/m2, Wide Color (P3) and True Tone technologies, and the previous dimensions (304.1x212, 4x15.6 mm with a weight of 1.4 kg).
The new MacBook Pro 13 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 delivers up to 80 percent faster performance over the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro for 4K video editing, faster rendering, and smoother gameplay.
Another notable improvement is that the SSD capacity is doubled in all configurations. The base is now 256 GB and offers up to a 4TB SSD. At the same time, prices remained at the level of last year's models. The available version of the MacBook Pro 13 costs $1300, 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.