As expected, Apple today announced an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. While some had predicted the updated MacBook would be a 14-inch replacement for the 13-inch model, the laptop’s screen dimensions remain at 13-inches.
The new lineup also offers 10th-generation processors for up to 80%t faster graphics performance and makes 16GB of faster 3733MHz memory standard on select configurations. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order today, starting at $1,299, and $1,199 for education.
The new MacBook sports the new Magic Keyboard, first introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and added to the MacBook Air in March. Magic Keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel remedying the issues faced by users of the “butterfly” keyboard used in previous 13-inch MacBook Pro models. The 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.
“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. Today 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. “With these updates, our entire notebook lineup features the Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook, offers twice the standard storage than before, and delivers even more performance.”
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. Pro users can take advantage of the 13-inch MacBook Pro now offering up to a 4TB SSD.
Up to 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1GHz are now available. 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 delivers up to 80% faster performance over the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro for 4K video editing, faster rendering, and smoother gameplay. The new graphics also enable users to connect to Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.
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, a 32GB memory option is also available.
Pricing and Availability
Starting at $1,299 (US), and $1,199 (US) for education, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order today on apple.com and in the Apple Store app. It will begin arriving to customers and will be in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options, and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.