Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro gets updated with Magic Keyboard

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Ever since Apple introduced the butterfly keyboard system on its MacBooks, it has been dealing with criticism for the same. Well, it seems that era has come to a close now, even as the company has removed it from the last remaining MacBook to have it – the 13-inch Pro model. Apple will be equipping all new models of the laptop with the scissor-switch-based Magic Keyboard from here on.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro retains its predecessor’s 13.3-inch LED-backlit IPS display, which offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a peak brightness setting of 500 nits. Two Thunderbolt 3 ports make their way onto the machine, which now has the Touch Bar as standard for all models.

The new MacBook happens to be the beneficiary of the quad-core 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor clocked at 2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz). Up to 16 GB of RAM is accessible, along with 1TB of SSD storage. There is a 32GB RAM option available in the US, but it’s not to be found on the product’s India page.

Moreover, Intel’s Iris Plus Graphics are onboard as well, with a claim of being able to deliver 80 percent faster performance over the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro model. The Magic Keyboard uses a unique scissor mechanism that gives the keys 1mm of travel. Additionally, the arrow keys get an inverted-T arrangement. Apple’s Apple T2 security chip is present on this laptop as well.

The base model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro will cost Rs 1,22,990 in India. Instead of the 10th gen processor, it adopts an 8th gen Intel Core i5 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz. But given the current lockdown status in the country, there’s no telling when you’ll be able to buy this machine.