MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020) review | Worth the upgrade?

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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020) brings new Intel processors and improved RAM speeds for better performance, but only if you're willing to pay the price. The entry-level model misses out on some of those new toys, which is a shame.

So, what’s our early thoughts on the 13- inch MacBook Pro, 2020? We’ve got the mid-range model with 10th generation Core i5 processor, and so far, we’re impressed.

The boost in performance from the new processor is very welcome, and while its Intel Iris Plus Graphics cannot compete with a discrete graphics card, it gives the smaller MacBook Pro more flexibility when it comes to graphic-intensive workloads.

The boost in RAM speed also helps give the new 13-inch MacBook Pro a noticeable performance increase – as long as you get the model that features it. Throw in the improved Magic Keyboard, more storage space and the same launch price as its predecessor, and you’ve got a very compelling professional laptop. But there’s a catch.

The catch, unfortunately, is that the entry-level MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020) misses out on a lot of these new improvements, being stuck with an older 8th generation CPU and slower RAM. It does still get that new keyboard though.

Apple has also doubled the capacity of the entry level MacBook Pro 13-inch, to 256GB. That’s still not a huge amount, especially for photographers and video editors, but at least Apple isn’t trying to get away with selling a pro laptop with just 128GB of storage any more.

So, if you’re looking for a new compact MacBook Pro in 2020, the new MacBook Pro 13-inch is a very compelling device – but only if you’re willing to spend $1,799 / £1,799 / AU$2,999.

Sadly, the we can’t recommend the entry-level MacBook Pro considering the performance gap. If you’re looking for a more affordable MacBook, check out the MacBook Air 2020 instead.

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