Apple launched its new 13-inch MacBook Pro in May. The new MacBook Pro 2020 brings upgraded hardware and a redesigned scissor mechanism keyboard. Currently, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 is available for pre-booking in Nepal.
There are 4 variants based on storage: 8GB/256GB, 8GB/512GB, 16GB/512GB, and 16GB/1TB. The price of the base variant 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 is Rs. 205,000.
So, let’s see what MacBook Pro 2020 has to offer!
MacBook Pro 2020 Specifications
- Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
- CPU: 1.4GHz 8th Gen/2.0GHz 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
- GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645/Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- Memory: 8GB/16GB RAM, 256GB/256GB/512GB/1TB SSD
- OS: macOS 10.15.5
- Ports: Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports/ Only 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports on 1.4GHz model, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Keyboard: Full-size backlit keyboard with TouchBar and Touch ID
- Battery: 58.2 watt-hour battery, 61W USB-C Power Adapter
- Misc: 720p FaceTime camera. Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
- Colors: Silver and Space Grey
Apple MacBook Pro 2020 Price in Nepal: Rs. 2,05,000 to Rs. 3,09,000
Apple MacBook Pro 2020 Overview
Build and Design
If there’s something that remains the same, it’s the design of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. It looks elegant and premium with a solid unibody aluminum chassis. But, it still has the chunky bezels like 2019 models.
The 13-inch Macbook Pro is as minimal as it comes. There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side and a headphone jack on the left.
You can charge the laptop via one of the Thunderbolt 3 port and use the other one for peripherals. But the upper range model with 2.0Ghz 10th Gen i5 processor does come with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Then we get dual speakers that flank the keyboard and for as long as we know, these have been the best speakers on any laptops.
Though there are no changes in its design, the most awaited change comes in the form of the new Magic Keyboard. This replaces the 4th gen Butterfly switches. Magic Keyboard features a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1mm of key travel for a comfortable and stable key feel, while the new inverted-“T” arrangement for the arrow keys makes them easier to find, whether users are navigating through spreadsheets or playing games.
Nothing has changed with the touchpad, it is still one of the best trackpads you can get on any laptops.
Touch ID and Touch Bar
Touch ID sensor and Touch Bar made their way to entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro since 2019 and it’s still the same on the 2020 version. Touch ID makes it easy to unlock your Mac with a single press without needing to enter a password.
Touch bard could be interesting or a gimmick for you based on your preferences. It looks great on paper but it adds needless complexity to the MacBook.
The display on the 2020 13-inch Macbook Pro is the same display from the previous gen. It includes a 13.3-inch IPS Retina display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, along with P3 color gamut support which is essential for accurate colors for photographers and digital creatives. It also comes with Apple’s True Tone technology which alters the colors of the display according to the ambient light you’re working in.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 boasts an impressive 500 nits brightness and has one of the most color-accurate displays on a laptop.
The biggest difference with the 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with what’s underneath the hood. But, this only applies to the upper-tier model which starts at Rs. 2,79,000.
The base 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with the same 1.4GHz quad-core 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor used on 2019 versions. But the base variant now gets 256GB storage instead of 128GB. Then there’s 8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory.
The upper-tier models come with 10th-generation Intel CPUs and integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics. Also, these models come with 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory.
These 10th-gen CPUs are, of course, faster than the previous 8th-gen chips, but they are also bundled with integrated Intel Iris Plus GPUs with up to 80 percent faster graphics.
These GPUs, unlike the Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 GPUs found in the 8th-gen Intel configs, support the ability to connect to one of Apple’s high-end Pro Display XDR monitors at full 6K resolution.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 comes with a 58.2 watt-hour battery. The battery is the same as the previous model. This thing can last about 10 hours during normal usage. So, it’s more than good for colleges and offices. You don’t even need to carry a charging brick.
However, there are other ultraportable Windows laptops with more battery life.
The latest version of macOS is 10.15 known as macOS Catalina.
There have been some changes from the previous version which is known as Mojave (10.14). Apple has eliminated the iTunes app and is now split into three apps: Music, Podcasts, and TV.
Then there a new sidecar feature that lets you turn your iPad into a display for your Mac. macOS Catalina also steps up the security in macOS. Apple’s security protocol named Gatekeeper checks all your apps for known security issues. New data protections also require apps to get your permission before accessing the documents.
MacBook Pro 2020 Price in Nepal and Availability
There are 4 configurations of 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 available in Nepal.
|MacBook Pro 2020 in Nepal||Price|
|13" 1.4GHz 8th Gen i5/8GB/256GB||Rs. 205000|
|13" 1.4GHz 8th Gen i5/8GB/512GB||Rs. 235000|
|13" 2.0GHz 10th Gen i5/16GB/256GB||Rs. 279000|
|13" 2.0GHz 10th Gen i5/16GB/512GB||Rs. 309000|
The base variants of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 do not offer any change except the new Magic Keyboard. So, if you’re not bothered by it, you can opt for the 2019 version which is available for cut-price.
But, the upper-tier models come with the new 10th Gen Intel processor and Iris Plus graphics which offer a much-needed performance boost. So, you should definitely get the new version if you need the performance. Plus, the new GPU on the 10th Gen Intel processor also has the ability to connect to Apple’s Pro Display XDR monitors at full 6k resolution.
To prebook the 2020 MacBook Pro models, please visit the online shop of EvoStore.
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