A Strong Return To Form
HWM Singapore|June 2020
Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020)
Kenny Yeo

AT A GLANCE

PROCESSOR Intel Core i5-1038NG7

MEMORY 16GB 3,733Mhz LPDDR4

STORAGE 512GB SSD

PRICE $2,699

It’s done. The circle is now complete. Apple has finally updated its 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard. Now, the entire range of MacBooks has finally transitioned, leaving behind the almost universally loathed butterfly switch keyboard.

Physical design is unchanged, but it is a little thicker and heavier to accommodate the Magic Keyboard and upgraded internals. The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with Intel’s newest 10th generation processors, double the memory and storage. However, these only apply to the higher-end models with four Thunderbolt 3 ports. The entrylevel models with two Thunderbolt 3 ports will have to make do with the same 8th generation Intel Core processors that the last generation models had, and just 8GB memory. However, even the cheapest 13-inch MacBook Pro will come with at least 256GB of storage.

There were rumours that the 13-inch MacBook Pro would be updated with a larger 14-inch display but that was not to be. Instead, we have the same 13.3inch Retina HD display that supports the P3 colour space with TrueTone technology. It’s a brilliant display but the bezels are looking a little thick in this day and age.

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