New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch) Review

Apple Inc. is one of the leading giant tech companies in the world. They manufacture and develop smartphones, computers, operating systems, laptops, etc. The quality maintained throughout the year is remarkable.

This new Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch model has been quite popular lately in the market for its features. This high-end laptop has everything you could ask for in a laptop. Let’s talk about its features, pros, and cons to know more about it.

T2 chip security

This latest Macbook Pro is equipped with the T2 chip to increase its security. This second-generation chip, with the help of a secure enclave co-processor, will secure the boot, your documents, and encrypt your storage. Also, it will allow you to consolidate the system management controller, audio controller, etc.

Storage and memory

The advanced solid-state drive (SSD) comes built-in this model. The SSD in this MacBook is of 512 GB that can be expanded up to 2 TB. The read and write speed of these drives are 3.2 Gb/s, which is significantly faster than normal hard drives. Also, it comes with an 8GB DDR4 2400MHz memory that is very fast and helps execute many things at once. This can also be upgraded to 32 GB.

Touch Bar and Touch ID

The touch bar has replaced the old fashioned function keys in the MacBook. It also comes with four gestures. Start by tapping it to move tabs between the safari browser. Then touch and hold if you have opened a picture and want to see in its original resolution.

Try flicking your finger through the touch bar to increase/decrease brightness and volume as well. Lastly, slide through it to choose any font color while photoshopping.

Just like the iPhone, this MacBook Pro also comes with a Touch ID to use your fingerprint to secure your laptop and documents. Now only you can unlock your laptop and protected documents by using your fingertip.

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What Do We like

Brilliant retina display

The brilliant Retina display with over 3 million pixels is extraordinary. The true tone technology helps you see every image and video with great detail, and the vibrant color will enhance your movie viewing experience. The display has 25% more colors than sRGB and comes with 500 nits brightness to deliver you better results.

Force Touch trackpad

The smooth trackpad is not any ordinary trackpad. It is very spacious and supports multi-touch. Also, this trackpad is engineered to support many gestures for zoom in or out, etc.

Battery back up

Apple has always made sure that the battery life is longer than any other laptop. This Macbook Pro will also provide you with up to 10 hours of battery back up if you are using it for your work purposes. This can also last for up to 7-8 hours of video playback continuously.

Keyboard

The keyboard of a laptop should be soft and smoother for a more exceptional experience. This MacBook Pro uses Apple’s butterfly mechanism in the keyboard and has made sure that the keys are four times more stable than a traditional scissor mechanism. Typing on this keyboard won’t make any noise, ensuring you a quieter workspace.

Performance

This latest MacBook is filled with tons of features that are beyond comparison. The 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor of 2.4GHz is very advanced and handles every task flawlessly. It can be boosted up to 5 GHz using turbo booster.

8GB DDR4 2400MHz ram ensures better performance of the laptop without lagging. It lets you multi-task and work on virtual machines smoothly. The lightning-fast storage device and the Intel Iris Plus graphics 655 combined makes the laptop very powerful. 

Speakers

The speakers built-in this Macbook Pro is excellent. The loudness and clarity of sound are perfect for you to listen to any music or watch any movie. This high-fidelity audio with a wide dynamic range will provide you with more bass and much better amplification.

What We Don’t Like

Weight

The only minor drawback of this laptop would be its weight. It weighs around 2.3 kgs, which is quite heavier according to its price range. Apple does not make heavier laptops, but this might be an exception.

Conclusion

This MacBook has many more features such as Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C with a speed of up to 40Gbps. You can customize the most used apps too. The compatibility of this laptop is perfect for any work environment. The price justifies the performance and its specifications as well. Go for it undoubtedly, as its one of the finest.

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Koushik Mondal
 

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