Amid the controversies revolving the butterfly keyboard, Apple has now updated its 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new Magic Keyboard to provide best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook. Along with this, the new line-up, which costs Rs 122,990, also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80 percent faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations.
“Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning Retina display, and all-day battery life in our most portable pro notebook. We’re adding the new Magic Keyboard, doubling the standard storage, and boosting performance, making the 13-inch MacBook Pro an even better value for our customers,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.
The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro now features the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and added to MacBook Air in March. Magic Keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find, whether users are navigating through spreadsheets or playing games. Magic Keyboard also features a physical Escape key, along with Touch Bar and Touch ID, for a keyboard that delivers the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.
Moreover, Apple has also doubled the storage capacity of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with double the storage of the previous generation, with standard storage starting at 256GB all the way up to 1TB, so customers can store even more photos, videos, and files. And for pro users who need even more storage capacity for large photo libraries and video projects, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now offers up to a 4TB SSD.
Besides this, the 13-inch MacBook Pro line-up by Apple now 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 deliver up to 80 percent faster performance over the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro for 4K video editing, faster rendering and smoother gameplay. Additionally, the new graphics also enable users to connect to Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.
In addition to this, 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory is now offered as a standard configuration on select models, and for the first time on a 13-inch Mac notebook, customers can choose a 32GB memory option. With 32GB of memory, users will experience better performance while running multiple virtual machines and up to 50 percent faster performance when editing gigapixel images in Photoshop.
Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro has a sleek aluminium unibody design that comes in space grey or silver and weighs just 3 pounds. Its 13-inch Retina display delivers more than 4 million pixels and millions of colour along with 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide colour gamut. The 13-inch MacBook Pro also comes with speakers that provide incredibly immersive wide-stereo sound, Touch ID for easy login and secure online purchases, Touch Bar with dynamic and contextual controls, and the industry-best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and Multi-Touch navigation.
In terms of privacy, the 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with the Apple T2 Security Chip, the Cupertino-based tech giant’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, which checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD. The T2 also shields Touch ID information, so whether customers are unlocking their Mac, entering an online password, or making online purchases, their information stays safe.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro’s updated version comes with macOS Catalina, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Mind you! macOS has always been at the core of the Mac experience, and with apps such as Safari, Mail, Photos, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, customers have powerful tools to do amazing things. macOS also makes MacBook Pro the perfect companion device to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with built-in Continuity features.
As far as pricing and availability, Apple has already revealed that the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with a price tag of Rs 122,990 and will available Apple Authorised Resellers soon. Besides this, additional technical specifications and accessories are available online at apple.com/in/mac.