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Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2020) Review

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The keyboard that was once a source of controversy in each Apple MacBook is gone. 

The new, for 2020, 13-inch MacBook Pro was the last Mac notebook that was waiting to be upgraded with the brand latest Magic Keyboard, following its debut to the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 2020 MacBook Air. This Magic Keyboard ditches the extremely small keys of the old model, and adds travel distance and stability to please users who use laptops to type throughout the day. 

The upgrades are worth it when you can manage them, but the majority of users will be happy with the base configuration instead, which includes the Editors’ Choice for best Mac laptop.

Two Main Models, One New Keyboard

Apple sells two major models that include the 13.2-inch MacBook Pro. Physically, they’re almost identical. Both feature the latest Magic Keyboard and a thin mini-screen with a touch interface that is in front of the keyboard dubbed the Touch Bar. They share the same measurements: 0.61 by 12 by 8.4 inches (HWD) and 3.1 pounds. The most obvious way to distinguish them from one another is how many ports. The basic configuration comes with just two USB Type-C ports on the left side. The upgraded version, which comes with 2 USB Type-C connectors on the right, giving an overall maximum of four.

On the inside The differences on the inside are much more noticeable. The entry-level model utilizes the identical eighth Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors that power the earlier model of 13 inches MacBook Pro. Our review model has a new 10th Generation “Ice Lake” processor that’s available in the Core i5 and Core I7 versions. Along with a fresh design for the CPU and features, it also has a new design for the display. 10th Generation chips also bring other advantages, including more efficient graphic processing as well as memory, both of which aren’t available on the basic MacBook Pro.

Typing ‘Magic’

With the fact that all Mac laptops feature The Magic Keyboard, shoppers on budgets should also be looking at using the MacBook Air. The Air is an excellent option for basic computing however it’s missing some features that are only available on MacBook Pro. A few are naive, such as for instance the Touch Bar. This small touch screen can replace the function keys row However, the function it provides is dependent on the application you’re using.

As Ever, Sharp: The Retina Display

Other features that are nearly identical in both the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro such as that of the Retina Display. It’s a 13.3-inch display with a high native resolution, which is somewhere within the range of full HD as well as 4K. (It has a resolution of 2,560 x 1600 pixels.) Colors are stunning, and text is crisp. I particularly like the True Tone feature, which optimizes the color balance of the screen to match the characteristics of the lighting around the laptop.

Silver or Gray Color Options

Its MacBook Pro is available in the dark Space Gray aluminum finish of our test unit A traditional color scheme that’s been in use for a number of years. It’s modern and stylish but it’s not an eye-catching appearance. You can also purchase the MacBook Pro in a lighter Silver finish. Its MacBook Air also offers both of these finishes. And it comes with the third Rose Gold finish, as well, which is sure to make heads turn.

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