Apple has announced the newest version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro is getting the brand new Apple Silicon M1 chip. That means Apple's own apps should run smoother and more efficiently.
But there are some other changes that you should know about. Here's everything you need to know about the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
New Apple Silicon
Of course, the biggest news is the inclusion of the new Apple made M1 chip that powers the entire 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The bottom line is this should be faster and more powerful than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, but instead of intel, it will have the M1 chip.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will have the following storage options:
- 256GB SSD
- 512GB SSD
- 1TB SSD
- 2TB SSD
What about RAM?
You have got the following two options for the ram in the new 13-inch Macbook Pro:
- 8GB unified memory
- 16GB unified memory
What ports do we have?
The new 13-inch Macbook Pro (late 2020) will only have two ports Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports. There is no version with four ports available at the moment.
They will still connect to all the USB-C accessories, hubs, and other peripherals you have currently, and still support the super-fast transfer speeds that Thunderbolt provides.
Apple states that the new MacBook Pro should have up to 20 hours of battery life which is a pretty big improvement over the previous model.
Obviously, your mileage will vary with usage and configuration, but by all accounts, the M1 chip has seemed to provide some power efficiency to the new hardware.
What about the design?
There have been no huge changes in design. Apple stating that it all fits in the same 3-pound chassis that the old MacBook Pro fits in.
This means the Touch Bar is still around and the Magic Keyboard that was introduced earlier this year is still on the laptop as well.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at $1,299
When can I get the new 13-inch MacBook Pro?
You can order them starting today and they will be available on Friday.
Of course, if you want a new MacBook Pro today, or don't want to risk jumping on the M1-chip train right now, you can always check out the best MacBook deals.
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