The latest iteration of Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with a host of new features that bring it up to the par previously set by the tech giant’s larger range-topping laptop.
Updates include a “Magic Keyboard,” which was first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and recently added to the MacBook Air. Keys feature a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of travel for extra tactility, while the arrow keys are arranged in an inverted “T” pattern to make them easier to find via touch while gaming. Touch ID offers a quick way to login or make online purchases, and a Touch Bar offers dynamic controls.
Processing speed is an impressive 2.8 times faster compared to the outgoing model, thanks to 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors and Turbo Boost. The integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics card is also 80 percent faster performance for 4K video editing, faster rendering, smoother gameplay, and 6K resolution capability.
Standard RAM is now 16 GB, but a 32GB memory option is being offered for the first time ever on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, meaning users will see better performance when running multiple virtual machines or editing gigapixel images in Photoshop. Storage is also increased two-fold to 256GB as standard, all the way to 1TB.
Other key features include the Retina display, which delivers more than 4 million pixels, millions of colors and True Tone technology for more more natural viewing, as well stereo speakers and the widely acclaimed Force Touch trackpad.
Starting at $1,299, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order today online.