Apple has released an updated version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The latest Macbook features quad-core processor options, significantly more storage capacity and a new keyboard.
According to Apple, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 280 percent faster than previous-generation MacBooks. It comes in four models with basic pricing ranging from 1.299 dollars (1201 euros) to 1.999 dollars (1848 euros), all running on quad-core Intel processors. The two low-end models feature eight-generation processors with a base speed of 1.4 GHz. The two high-end variants use the newer 10th generation chips with a standard frequency of 2.0 GHz.
The 10th generation CPUs also feature the latest version of Intel’s Iris Plus integrated graphics card. According to Apple, high-end MacBooks can run video editing applications up to 80 percent faster when editing 4K video thanks to new silicone.
In terms of storage, the company has doubled the basic capacity of all four models. While the two low-end versions of the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro come with 128 Gigabyte of flash storage, the new versions include 256 Gigabyte. The top-of-the-range models will be shipped with 512 gigabytes, and the maximum storage limit has also been doubled to one terabyte.
On the outside, the redesigned MacBook Pro has just one aspect to set it apart from its predecessors. Apple replaced the failure-prone ‘butterfly’ keyboard in the previous version of the laptop with the Magic Keyboard design found in the latest MacBook Air.
No more Intel in the future
The 13-inch MacBook Pro could be one of the last MacBooks with Intel silicon under the hood. According to recent reports, Apple is developing its own 5-nanometer, 12-core processor for Macs that could come with low-end MacBook models as early as next year. Apple has been using Intel CPUs since 2006.