Apple announced the launch of its 13-inch MacBook Pro featuring the new M1 chip. Earlier in March, it had already launched its Intel chip model. However, featuring its own ARM CPU this latest version is cheaper. Apple also launched MacBook Air M1 and Mac Mini at the same event.
MacBook Pro 2020 is an all system Pro device. Speed and power are what makes it extraordinary among all the other Apple devices.
13-inch MacBook Pro Overview
Starting with its look first, MacBook Pro features a 13.3-inch brilliant Retina display. Consisting of Bright LED backlighting it gets its deep blacks and bright whites. Backing that with P3 wide color, it brings 25% more vibrant reds and greens than sRGB. It also consists of 500nits of brilliance and True Tone technology that adjusts to the environment itself.
This device is equipped with an Apple M1 chip. Strange how a small chip takes a giant leap. The M1 chip consists of 2.8x CPU performance with 8-core and up to 5x graphics speed also with 8-core. In addition to that M1 also provides 11x faster machine learning with its 16-core Neural Engine. With all these features the smart meets speed.
It is available in two different colors: Space Gray and Silver. MacBook Pro 2020 has an 8GB memory that is even expandable up to 16GB. Also, it is available with 256GB or 525GB storage space and can be expanded up to 2TB.
The macOS Big Sur holds the power to unlock the potential of the M1 chip. It transforms Mac with major performance benefits and other exciting updates. Hence, macOS Big Sur and M1 together make a good team contributing to making the device snappier.
And with great power comes a great battery. Its all-day battery life supports 20 hours of video playback and 17 hours of wireless web browsing. And all this because of the built-in battery with 58.2Watt hour power. Besides, it also comes with a 61W Power Adapter.
Speaking of its keyboard, it features Magic Keyboard that literally feels like magic with smooth, fast, and efficient touch. Meanwhile, the refined scissor mechanism delivers a quiet and comfortable typing experience. The Touch Bar feature adds commands you need most right where you need them, saving you some time and keystrokes.
Your new MacBook Pro 2020 also cares about your security. Consequently, it a Touch ID for better security you could rely on. From renting a movie or buying apps to accessing locked documents it lies all on your fingerprint, without the help of any passwords.
It also has a 720p FaceTime HD Camera. And because of this HD camera, you can now take full advantage of their latest image signal processor. It has an improved video quality pulling out more details on both shadows and highlights. The impressive video quality is also supported by studio-quality mics.
13-inch MacBook Pro Specifications
- Display: 13.3 inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 500 nits brightness
- Dimension: 1.56 x 30.41 x 21.24cm
- Weight: 1.29kg
- Chip: Apple M1 chip
- CPU: 8-core CPU (4-core performance + 4-core efficiency)
- GPU: 8-core
- NPU: 16-core
- OS: macOS
- Memory: 8GB (Configurable to 16GB)
- Storage: 256 GB or 526GB SSD (configurable up to 2TB)
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Battery: 58.2Watt hour Li-Po battery, 61W USB-C Power Adapter
- Ports: Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 Gen 2
- Colors: Silver, Space Gray
Availability and Price of 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020
MacBook Pro is set to launch in the international market from 17th November starting with $1,299. But unlike MacBook Air, Apple’s website hasn’t yet discontinued supplying MacBook Pro 2020 Intel model. So remember to check the variant when you purchase the device. However, these new models of MacBook might take a little more time to enter Nepal.