A maxed-out 13-inch MacBook Pro will cost you a cool $3,599
What you need to know
- Apple released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro today.
- The high-end model comes with a beefy Intel chip and 32GB of RAM.
- And it'll set you back almost $3,600.
It's always fun to take a newly announced Mac and then see how much we can make it cost by ticking every option. Do it with a Mac Pro and you get into luxury car territory and while the new 13-inch MacBook Pro isn't that bad, it'll still cost almost $3,600.
$3,599, to be exact.
You're going to get a lot of computer for your money, though. And who knows, maybe you'll finally be able to run a couple of Chrome tabs at the same time.
Your $3,599 will get you the following specs according to Apple's configurator:
- 2.3GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
- 32GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
- 4TB SSD storage
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
You'll still get a Touch Bar no matter how much you spend. We can't do much about that, unfortunately.
$3,599 is, of course, a ton of money to spend on a notebook computer but it's easier to swallow if it's a business expense and you need all the power you can get. Chrome jokes aside, this thing is really for those who spend their days throwing pixels around in Adobe Lightroom or Final Cut Pro X. It's probably a bit overkill to write text with.
It won't stop me wanting one though!
Apple's new MacBook Pro is here!
It's finally here and there are no butterfly keys in sight!
Faster chips and more storage.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
I don’t think the camera is that big a deal. It gets the job done. They are probably waiting for FaceID module to fit in the lid before updating. Seems like you folks got triggered for nothing. The extra storage and new keyboard are good moves.
"I don’t think the camera is that big a deal." Well you seem to be forgetting that this is considered a premium laptop, and it costs a LOT. Can you imagine buying another premium product to find out they'd gone cheap on a certain part of it? Would you still be saying it's not a big deal if it wasn't the camera but the keyboard or screen? Purchases for the app EpocCam have skyrocketed, it's an app which lets you use your phone camera on your Mac. Maybe if Apple actually listened to their customers, people wouldn't have to find a hacky solution?