The new MacBook Pro 13 (2020) with Apple Silicon is finally here and we are going to talk about its specs, price and release date. It is the first professional Mac with an ARM processor, created by the company itself. In MacBook Pro, power, autonomy and security are the main characteristics that define this generation.
Not only that, but the efficiency of these processors also allows these computers to boast an unprecedented autonomy: up to 20 hours of video playback, 10 hours more than its previous generation.
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MacBook Pro 13 (2020) specs
The new Apple M1 processor is the absolute star of a team that does not change in terms of design and retains both format and classic elements of this range as the famous Touch Bar.
The changes are on the inside, with the new eight-core M1 chip that Apple says is “up to 2.8 times faster than the previous generation” (of 13-inch MacBook Pro). That allows us to gain performance in all kinds of scenarios, from the compilation that developers work with to photo editing or video transcoding.
Although the processor figures are promising in terms of power, they are even more promising in terms of autonomy. According to Apple, in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, we have up to 17 hours of web browsing via Wi-Fi, but their claim is up to 20 hours of video playback also. Apple says this device has the longest battery life that a Mac has ever had.
The new processor of this equipment will also play a leading role in an area that is crucial today: video conferencing. According to Apple, the image signal processor or ISP of the new M1 allows for a more precise and detailed video broadcast, as well as correcting and improving the image in poor lighting conditions.
In that scenario, “studio quality” microphones also contribute to better video conferences, both for recording and for making calls through the equipment.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro has two Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support that allows these laptops to be connected to Apple’s Pro Display XDR monitors, for example, and used with their native 6K resolution without any problems.
MacBook Pro 13 (2020) price and release date
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro can be pre-ordered starting today but it will be shipped next week, and it will have a $1299 price tag.