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Apple launches 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard: price, specifications

Apple today has updated its 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard. In addition, the new model comes with double the storage for all standard variants, as well as 10th-gen Intel processors. Other key features of the previous-gen MacBook Pro are also on offer, including the Touch Bar, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a 13-inch Retina display, among others.

The new MacBook Pro has been announced not long after Apple launched the updated MacBook Air. Just like the Pro, the 13-inch MacBook Air also received the Magic Keyboard, more storage and the latest Intel processors as part of the update package.

13-inch MacBook Pro specifications and features

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with the Magic Keyboard and double the storage

The Magic Keyboard is the mainstay of the MacBook Pro 13-inch, having been originally introduced on the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The new keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm key travel, inverted ‘T’ arrangement for the arrow keys, physical Escape key, Force Touch trackpad, Touch Bar and Touch ID fingerprint sensor for securely logging in and making online payments.

As for the performance, the 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with up to 10th-gen quad-core Intel Core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.1GHz. As per Apple, customers who are upgrading from dual-core processors on a MacBook Pro will see 2.8 times faster performance. The new MacBook Pro also comes with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, which offer up to 80 percent faster performance compared to the previous-gen Pro, making it ideal for 4K video editing and gaming. The new MacBook Pro can also connect to a Pro Display XDR at 6K resolution.

The RAM has been upgraded to 16GB on select models, and Apple is also offering the option of 32GB RAM. As for the storage, the base model now comes with 256GB, and goes all the way up to 1TB. There’s also a 4TB SSD option for users who might require the additional storage. Apple’s T2 security chip is also part of the package for data encryption on the SSD.

The 13-inch Retina display comes with True Tone technology, 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide colour gamut. The new MacBook Pro weighs approximately 1.4kg. As for the software, the MacBook Pro runs macOS Catalina.

13-inch MacBook Pro price in India

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is priced starting at Rs 1,22,990 in India and will go on sale via Apple Authorised Resellers soon. It will be available in a choice of space grey and silver colours. Buyers will also get access to one year of Apple TV+ on the Apple TV app for free.

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Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.