13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 with Magic Keyboard available for pre-booking!

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inches (2020) launched
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The MacBook Pro 13-inch is here and finally, the highly disliked Butterfly keyboards are gone for good. The first official MacBook Pro of 2020 comes with some necessary upgrades in terms of the storage and keyboard. However, apart from that, not a lot has changed. So, let’s dive into what this new 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 brings to the table and get to know about its specifications and its price in Nepal. Currently, in Nepal, it is only available for pre-booking, however, it will go on sale soon.

13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 Overview

First of all, allow me to start with the keyboard upgrade. Cause that’s one of the major upgrades with this one. We saw the 16-inch MacBook Pro last year with the Magic Keyboard. And that trend has continued into this year’s models too. The Magic Keyboard comes with a stable scissor mechanism beneath each key. That spells for optimized key travel i.e. shorter travel time and a low profile. As a result, users will have a comfortable and precise typing experience.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inches (2020) Magic Keyboard

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Another major upgrade in this year’s MacBook Pro is the bump in storage. The base model now comes with 256GB SSD, up from 128GB of the past models, and goes up to 4TB. Furthermore, the RAM options available are from 8GB to 32GB. And that’s about it for the upgrades.

Other specifications include a 13.3-inch retina display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. The brightness tops at 500 nits and the technology used here is the True Tone display. As for the chipset, users can choose between 8th Gen Intel Core i5/i7 and 10th Gen Intel Core i5/i7.

Not much of a performance upgrade

The use of an 8th Gen Intel chipset in the base variant has visibly upset many. Well, that and getting a 13-inch model instead of a 14-inch one, but whatever. Maybe in the future. Anyway, coming back to the chipset, the 8th Gen Intel chip in the base variant is not actually a bad thing. One only needs that improved GPU and processing power if they are to do graphic-intensive tasks (I’d suggest you go for last year’s 16-inch model for that!). So, you see if you’re to do your regular tasks like browsing and coding, maybe you do not need that extra bump in the processor. After all, a 10th Gen Intel processor will increase the price of the already expensive MacBook Pro even more. However, as MacBook Pro is usually targeted at creators, I can see where all this complain is coming from.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inches (2020) Performance

Moving on, connectivity-wise, you get up to 4 Thunderbolt 3 Type-C Ports, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s your regular Touch Bar, 720p camera, Touch ID, stereo speakers, T2 security chips, and it runs on the latest macOS Catalina.

Specifications:

  • Display: 13-inch Retina Display (2560 x 1600 pixels); 227 PPI
  • CPU: 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core i5 (configurable), or 2GHz quad-core 10th gen Core i5 (configurable)
  • GPU: Intel Iris Plus 645, or Intel Iris Plus
  • RAM: 8GB @2133MHz LPDDR3 (up to 16GB), or 16GB @3733MHz LPDDR4X (up to 32GB)
  • Storage: 256GB to 4TB SSD
  • OS: macOS Catalina
  • Keyboard: Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar
  • Battery: Built-in 58.2 (or 58.0) watt-hour Li-Po cell; 61W USB-C Power Adapter
  • Ports: Up to 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 720p FaceTime HD webcam
  • Dimensions: 11.97W x 8.36D x 0.61H-inches
  • Weight: 1.4kg (3.1 pounds)

MacBook Pro 13″ 2020 Price in Nepal & Availability

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 has been available internationally for a while now. However, in Nepal, it is currently up for pre-booking from oliz and evostore. As for the price, the base variant of the Macbook Pro 13-inch with 256GB storage carries a price of Rs. 205,000($1,299) in Nepal. Similarly, the 512GB variant with the 8th Gen processor costs Rs. 235,000($1,499). The top-end variant with the latest 10th gen CPU and 512GB storage is priced at Rs. 279,000($1,799) and the 1TB variant costs Rs.309,000($1,999).

Apple Macbook Model Price in Nepal 
MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (8GB/256GB) NPR. 205,000
MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (8GB/512GB) NPR. 235,000
MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (16GB/512GB) NPR. 279,000
MacBook Pro 13” 2020 (16GB/1TB) NPR. 309,000