Macbook Pro 2020 Review, Features Price & Specs

Macbook Pro 2020 Review, Features Price & Specs

Macbook Pro 2020 is Apple’s newest addition to their laptop series. Here is how it can help you manage your daily tasks.

#Core    #processor    #generation

The entry – level configuration uses the same 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors that powered the previous 2019 version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.” 8
Additionally, you can choose between an 8th – generation Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz or a Core i7 processor with up to 4.5GHz.” 1
Also new on our $ 1,799 MacBook Pro review unit are an updated 10th Generation Intel processor, faster memory, and more storage.” 8
The details of this update bear close examination, as the 13-inch MacBook Pro now offers four standard configurations based on either 8th – generation or newer 10th – generation Intel Core i5 processors.” 13
Not every model of the MacBook Pro 13 has received 10th – generation chips, though — the two entry – level models are still on Intel’s 8th – generation processors.” 10

#updated

One major update that the MacBook Pro 2020 leak suggests is that the 13-inch MacBook Pro might not be 13-inches at all.” 2
The MacBook Air and the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro were last updated in July 2019 : the MacBook Air got an early update in March, and it’s now the turn of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.” 13
There’s also a possibility that both the MacBook Pro 14 and the updated MacBook Pro 16 will get a small but welcome upgrade to their keyboards.” 10
The new – for-2020 13-inch MacBook Pro was the last Mac notebook waiting to be updated with the new Magic Keyboard, following its introduction on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and the 2020 MacBook Air.” 8
Apple leaker Jon Prosser states the update could come as early as WWDC in early June, while other sources point to the 14.1-inch MacBook Pro landing later this fall alongside a refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro.” 10

#need    #laptop    #holding

And if you were holding out for a smaller version of the all – new MacBook Pro 16-inch, you might need to wait for the next refresh from Apple.” 3
Like many of you, I was looking forward to a 14-inch version of the MacBook Pro alongside the regular 13-inch laptops.” 4
So the main reason to upgrade to the 13-inch MacBook Pro if your laptop is several years old is for the improved typing comfort.” 8
If you bought a MacBook Pro in recent years, the new 13-inch Pro will upset you because you’ll probably want to buy it.” 7
The difference between the materials we use to produce our 13 “MacBook Pro skins and those used by our competitors is simple : only dbrand uses authentic, true – textured 3 M vinyl on every single 13” MacBook Pro skin we make.” 11

#upgrading    #user    #improved

Now the 13-inch Pro has had a refresh with the 2020 model getting a number of important upgrades aimed at improving the overall experience.” 3
So while this year’s update may not be an essential upgrade for owners of more recent models, it does ensure that the 13-inch MacBook Pro continues to offer an attractive, portable design and strong performance for business users.” 13
All of these models also have a battery that is glued in place and that can not be easily replaced by an end user, although more recent models have better designs that are more replaceable than earlier ones.” 6
Rumors had the company upgrading the device to a 14-inch, inline with the larger 16-inch model and further distinguishing it from the Air, but that was not to be this generation.” 0

#chips    #processors

As with the recently refreshed MacBook Air, Apple partially upgraded the 13-inch Pro line with 10-generation Intel processors — Intel’s 10-nanometer “Ice Lake” chips, to be exact.” 9
The second surefire bet was that Apple would improve the MacBook Pro 13’s processors, and it duly did, bringing 10th – generation Intel chips to the table.” 10
Former Apple senior executive Jean – Louis Gassee has raised an interesting point : Ampere Computing already sells high – powered ARM chips that can compete with Intel Xeon processors, thus potentially paving the way for even the Mac Pro to switch to Apple – made chips.” 10
While Apple’s ARM – based A – series chips have shown impressive performance, it’s unknown how well they would stack up against the high – end Intel or AMD chips worthy of the MacBook Pro.” 10

#keyboard    #Magic    #butterfly    #keys

And speaking of the keyboard, it’s been replaced with the Magic keyboard, closing the chapter on the Butterfly keyboard ( more on that later ).” 12
For those just joining us ( hello! ), the Magic Keyboard was inspired by the standalone Magic Keyboard that ships with iMacs.” 9
Last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro was the first to finally ditch the Butterfly Keyboard in exchange for the company’s new and improved Magic Keyboard.” 1
Ever since the MacBook Pro 16 debuted with the revamped scissor – switch – enabled Magic Keyboard, the writing has been on the wall for the failure – prone butterfly keyboard.” 10
Indeed, I find the Magic Keyboard to be at least as comfortable as the pre-2016 Apple keyboards, and significantly more comfortable than the 2019 butterfly – style keyboard it replaces.” 8

#Air    #number

Earlier 13-Inch Retina MacBook Air and earlier MacBook Pro models support Bluetooth 4.2, but the current “2020” MacBook Air and “2019” MacBook Pro models support the newer Bluetooth 5.0 standard.” 6
The MacBook Pro 16 has a model number of A2141, and is the first MacBook Pro to use a model number starting “A2” ( previously, all recent MacBook Pros started “A1” ).” 10
For example, a “2019” 15-Inch MacBook Pro model can be identified by the 3359 EMC Number, a “2019” 16-Inch MacBook Pro model can be identified by the 3347 EMC Number, and a “2020” Retina MacBook Air can be identified by the 3302 EMC Number.” 6
There are a number of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, but for the purpose of this EveryMac.com Q&A, it covers the 13-Inch “Retina” MacBook Air as well as the 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 16-Inch “Touch Bar” MacBook Pro models collectively.” 6

#GB    #storage    #TB    #RAM    #SSD

On the storage front, the lower- and higher – end models start at 256 GB and 512 GB, respectively, but you can also outfit your machine with a 1 TB ( $ 200 ), 2 TB ( $ 600 ) or even 4 TB ( $ 1,200 ) SSD.” 9
The base MacBook Pro 13 now has 256 GB of fast SSD storage, while the two midrange models come with 512 GB.” 10
You also get 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the same as what Apple is offering at the price.” 9
The $ 1,299 base model starts at 256 GB, while the $ 1,499 and $ 1,799 versions start at 512 GB, and the $ 1,999 model starts at 1 TB SSD.” 1

#battery    #life    #hours    #XPS    #Razer

The Pro’s battery life is decent — it lasted 8 hours and 10 minutes on our video rundown test, which is average ( though the new XPS 13 lasted close to 10 hours, if battery life is your top priority ).” 7
The Surface Book 3 also touts longer battery life ( up to 15.5 hours ) and it has a detachable touchscreen and pen.” 9
It’s also much lighter than the MBP, at 2.64 pounds, but still bests it on battery life ( nearly 16 hours in our test! ).” 9
We were disappointed with the MacBook Pro 13’s battery life, and even the MacBook Pro 16 didn’t give as much juice as we were hoping for, despite its enormous battery.” 10
When it comes to battery life, Apple promises up to 10 hours each of wireless web usage and Apple TV video playback, the same claims it made with the last – gen model.” 9

#graphics    #Iris    #game

Gaming performance from the Iris Plus Graphics in the MacBook Pro is very good for an ultraportable laptop not intended to play demanding AAA titles.” 8
Both lower – end models also come with an older Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 card, which is the same one used in 2019’s 13-inch MacBook Pro.” 1
For Intel Iris Plus graphics you’ll need to step up to the $ 1,549 model, but that’s still less expensive than Apple’s cheapest Iris Plus 13-inch Pro.” 9
Importantly, though the 13-inch model starts with Intel Iris Plus graphics, higher – end configs step up to a 4 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU.” 9
On the graphics front, Apple is touting Intel’s latest Iris Plus architecture and its 64 execution units, a 33 percent increase over the previous generation.” 9

#display    #color    #resolution    #light    #True

It still has a 13.3-inch Retina display with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and Apple’s True Tone tech, which automatically adjusts the color temperature based on the ambient light.” 9
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro features a Retina display with 2,560 by 1,600 resolution at 227ppi ( pixels per inch ).” 1
The Pro also features True Tone technology which uses sensors to adjust the brightness and intensity of your display depending on the ambient light around you.” 1
Over time, the MacBook Pro has built up a reputation for its stellar display, which boasts exceptional brightness, a wide color gamut, and low color error rates.” 10
Apple also points out that the MacBook Pro’s Iris Plus graphics can support external displays of up to 6 K resolution — including, of course, Apple’s own expensive Pro Display XDR.” 13

#speakers    #laptop    #stereo

I find its stereo speakers to offer excellent bass and plenty of volume for such a small laptop, and certainly more dimensional sound than the MacBook Air’s speakers offer.” 8
That means when you unwrap the 13-inch MacBook Pro, you’ll get chunky bezels around the 13-inch Retina screen and although the audio is good from the stereo speakers it’s not a patch on what the 16-inch can produce.” 3
We were hoping this popular laptop might get the same treatment as the recently refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro – with smaller bezels around the screen, “studio quality” in – built microphones and breathtaking speakers that sound like you’re sat in the cinema when cranked to full volume.” 3
Rounding out the list, there’s the same stereo speakers as last time, the same three – array mic and the same 720p webcam, which served me adequately enough in my never – ending stream of work – from – home meetings.” 9

#ports    #USB    #C    #Thunderbolt

The $ 1,799 model I reviewed comes with four Thunderbolt 3 ( USB – C ) ports, with two on each side.” 1
The package includes the laptop, a 2-meter long USB – C cable and a 61 watt USB – C power supply.” 4
Two more USB – C ( Thunderbolt 3 ) ports are on the left, so you’ll have plenty of space for dongles.” 7
Apple thankfully seems to have left behind the days of the single USB – C port now that it’s killed the 12-inch MacBook, but it’s still possible to buy a brand – new MacBook Pro with just two USB – C ports.” 10
This model also includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports, rather than the meagre pair of ports offered by the entry – level 1.4GHz model.” 13

#Touch    #Bar    #function    #keys

The MacBook Pro has the Touch Bar, a touchscreen strip which replaces the function keys and changes its capabilities the instant you change apps.” 5
There’s now a physical Escape key located to the left of the Touch Bar, instead of a virtual one built into the Touch Bar like on previous versions of the MacBook Pro.” 8
Frequent users of the Escape key will appreciate that the new Magic Keyboard has reclaimed this vital key from the Touch Bar.” 8
Applicable 13-Inch MacBook Pro and all 15-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro models also have an integrated “Touch Bar” that replaces the traditional function keys with a touch – sensitive display that presents customized controls for the macOS and different applications.” 6
This tiny touch screen replaces the row of function keys, but the functionality it offers depends greatly upon the app you’re using.” 8

#machine    #hardware    #cost    #left

And although we haven’t tested the entry – level laptop, it’s disappointing that Apple has left an older processor in its lower priced machine.” 3
We’re guessing the less powerful brains have been left inside to help keep costs down and make sure there is a Pro machine suitable for all budgets.” 3
There’s another reason Apple may switch to ARM, and interestingly enough it comes not from the world of hardware — but of software.” 10
For one thing, Kuo understandably expects such advanced tech to cost an arm and a leg, so it won’t make it to every Apple device.” 10

#starts    #Air    #option    #machine

The pricing options haven’t changed either, starting at $ 1,299 and increasing to $ 1,999 for the top – end option ( before you customize any components ).” 10
Really, the only complaint I would level against it is that the company hasn’t done a lot to distinguish the outside of the machine from the $ 300 cheaper Air ( the Air starts at $ 999, the Pro at $ 1,299 ), beyond port count.” 0
So far, these screen specs are identical to what you’ll get on the Air, a machine that costs $ 300 less.” 9
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $ 1,300, but you’ll settle for slower performance if you decide not to splurge.” 7

#Core    #Intel    #processor    #generation    #graphics

Additionally, you can choose between an 8th – generation Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz or a Core i7 processor with up to 4.5GHz.” 9
The entry – level configuration uses the same 8th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors that powered the previous 2019 version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.” 7
Meanwhile, our review unit features an improved 10th Generation “Ice Lake” processor, available in either Core i5 or Core i7 variants.” 7
I received the $ 1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro to review, which features the latest 10th – generation Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB of memory, and an Intel Iris Plus Graphics card that Apple says improves graphics speed by up to 80 percent.” 9
It comes with that Core i5 processor by default, but you can upgrade to the Core i7 processor if you want more power.” 9

#Air    #need

If you’re in the market for a 13-inch Apple laptop, then it boils down to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.” 3
For now, though, the main decision facing most Mac laptop shoppers is whether to go with the MacBook Air or the MacBook Pro.” 7
Spare a thought, though, for the MacBook Air, a less expensive laptop ( from PS999 ) that does almost as much as the entry – level MacBook Pro 13 in.” 4
The problem is that laptop starts at $ 2,499, more than double the price of the entry – level MacBook Pro.” 5
The $ 1,799 configuration of the MacBook Pro also offers more ports than the MacBook Air does, which could come in handy if you need to connect to multiple peripherals and external displays.” 7

#Apple    #year    #trackpad

Unlike last year’s transition from the 15-inch MacBook Pro to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s smallest Pro – designated laptop retains the same exact form factor as its direct predecessors.” 3
The trackpad on the MacBook Air is noticeably smaller than the trackpad on the MacBook Pro, despite the machines sharing roughly the same form factor.” 3
The new MacBook Pro 13-inch makes some much – needed tweaks but isn’t the transformative upgrade we saw to the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro last year.” 1
I sit here typing on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is somehow both an incremental and radical upgrade over the 13-inch MacBook Pros of recent years.” 10
The trackpad on the MacBook Pro is absolutely perfect, and I honestly couldn’t think of a way for Apple to improve it.” 3

#keyboard    #butterfly    #Magic    #key    #switch

For those just joining us ( hello! ), the Magic Keyboard was inspired by the standalone Magic Keyboard that ships with iMacs.” 6
Apple last winter had rolled out its new 16 “MacBook Pro which had introduced the new Magic Keyboard, making the choice to drop the controversial butterfly switch keyboard back to a scissor switch design.” 8
Frequent users of the Escape key will appreciate that the new Magic Keyboard has reclaimed this vital key from the Touch Bar.” 7
These are the main reasons why you ‘d want to upgrade to the Magic Keyboard from the prior butterfly key switches on 13-inch MacBook Pro models of old.” 3
Indeed, I find the Magic Keyboard to be at least as comfortable as the pre-2016 Apple keyboards, and significantly more comfortable than the 2019 butterfly – style keyboard it replaces.” 7

#XPS    #hours    #battery    #Dell

The XPS 13 should net you an extra 4 hours of battery life, which makes the MacBook Pro look fairly weak by comparison.” 5
Most current – model Windows ultraportable laptops in this price range include a 10th Generation Core i7, among them the Dell XPS 13, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, and the Razer Blade Stealth.” 7
Not the 13 hours or more you can expect from competing machines like the Galaxy Book Flex and Dell XPS 13, but still pretty good.” 6
It’s similar to the Intel Core i5 – 1035G7, a 15-watt processor that shows up in many 13-inch laptops including the Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre x360, and the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3.” 5
You can get the latest 10th – gen processors in the Dell XPS 13, Surface Laptop 3, or HP Spectre x360, in configurations starting at $ 1,200 or less.” 5

#video    #Designer    #Final

If you don’t use apps like video editing, for instance, or other apps with graphic – heavy demands, then the more affordable Pro may suit.” 4
But if you’re a creative professional who regularly uses professional apps like Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite, Affinity Designer, etc ., then I ‘d advise you to lean towards the $ 1799 and higher MacBook Pro.” 3
I ‘ve long stated that if you wish to use your MacBook Pro to work in creative professional apps like Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Designer, Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, and the like, then 16 GB should be the starting point.” 3
But regardless of the configuration, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a very worthy option if you’re looking for a new laptop that’s capable of handling intense creative tasks, like video editing, graphic design, or other forms of media production.” 9

#Touch    #Bar

The MacBook Pro has the Touch Bar, a touchscreen strip which replaces the function keys and changes its capabilities the instant you change apps.” 4
Unless, of course, Apple decides to nix the Touch Bar in favor of a touchscreen display on its next MacBook Pro.” 9
There’s now a physical Escape key located to the left of the Touch Bar, instead of a virtual one built into the Touch Bar like on previous versions of the MacBook Pro.” 7
Many other apps offer no Touch Bar support, however, in which case the Touch Bar just serves as a way to control basic functions like system volume and screen brightness.” 7
Touch ID still sits on the top right of the Touch Bar, offering quick sign – ins and Apply Pay purchases.” 5

#speakers    #stereo    #bezels    #sound

I find its stereo speakers to offer excellent bass and plenty of volume for such a small laptop, and certainly more dimensional sound than the MacBook Air’s speakers offer.” 7
The stereo speakers, with the grilles running the whole length of the keyboard, sound much fuller and more satisfying than you ‘d expect from a laptop this skinny – not as powerful as say, the 16-inch MacBook Pro but that’s expected.” 2
While the sound quality on the 16-inch MacBook Pro was much improved over its 15-inch predecessor, the sound quality on this year’s MacBook Pro refresh sounds exactly like previous model years.” 3
We were hoping this popular laptop might get the same treatment as the recently refreshed 16-inch MacBook Pro – with smaller bezels around the screen, “studio quality” in – built microphones and breathtaking speakers that sound like you’re sat in the cinema when cranked to full volume.” 1

#display    #color    #True    #Tone    #light

The MacBook Pro display supports technologies such as True Tone, which automatically adjusts the white point of the display based on ambient light.” 3
It still has a 13.3-inch Retina display with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and Apple’s True Tone tech, which automatically adjusts the color temperature based on the ambient light.” 6
The Pro also features True Tone technology which uses sensors to adjust the brightness and intensity of your display depending on the ambient light around you.” 9
Colors appear brilliant, and text is sharp, and I especially like the True Tone feature, which optimizes the white balance of the screen for the nature of the ambient light around the laptop.” 7
Unlike the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro display is brighter at 500 nits vs 400 nits, and it supports P3 wide color, for more accurate color reproduction.” 3

#GB    #storage    #TB    #model    #comes

The $ 1,299 model comes with 256 GB, while the $ 1,499 model comes with 512 GB, but both can be increased up to 2 TB.” 9
The base model now comes with a 256 GB SSD rather than 128 GB, and the $ 1,799 model has 512 GB.” 5
The $ 1,299 base model starts at 256 GB, while the $ 1,499 and $ 1,799 versions start at 512 GB, and the $ 1,999 model starts at 1 TB SSD.” 9
On the storage front, the lower- and higher – end models start at 256 GB and 512 GB, respectively, but you can also outfit your machine with a 1 TB ( $ 200 ), 2 TB ( $ 600 ) or even 4 TB ( $ 1,200 ) SSD.” 6

#ports    #USB    #C    #Thunderbolt    #charge

The $ 1,799 model I reviewed comes with four Thunderbolt 3 ( USB – C ) ports, with two on each side.” 9
You’ll also find a 61W USB – C power adapter inside the box, along with a 2-meter USB – C charge cable.” 3
Two more USB – C ( Thunderbolt 3 ) ports are on the left, so you’ll have plenty of space for dongles.” 10
This model also includes four Thunderbolt 3 ports, rather than the meagre pair of ports offered by the entry – level 1.4GHz model.” 0
The entry – level ( $ 1,299 ) configuration has just two USB Type – C ports on the left side, while the upgraded $ 1,799 version reviewed here offers an additional two USB Type – C connectors on the right, for a total of four.” 7

#Chrome    #tabs    #Google    #fan

For starters, the fan only kicked in when I had a ridiculous amount of tabs and Chrome windows open, in addition to other apps.” 9
My Google Chrome usage is in addition to all of the other aforementioned apps I have running at the same time.” 9
When I checked Activity Monitor to see which apps were causing it to deplete so quickly, there was only one culprit : Google Chrome.” 9
When there were too many apps and tabs open, it ‘d start to lag and heat up before the fan eventually started to roar.” 9
In real – world use, the Pro had no problem handling my workload, which includes multiple Chrome windows and tabs, plus Slack, Spotify, Notes, Photos, Messages and, increasingly, video calls on different platforms.

#Intel    #graphics    #Iris    #gen

Both have Intel Iris Plus graphics and 10th – gen Intel processors and deliver around 11.5 hours of battery life, though Microsoft’s line doesn’t bother with 8th – gen chips at the lower end.” 4
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.” 1
By far the biggest change to come to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, outside of the upgraded keyboard, is the addition of 10th – generation Intel CPUs and integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics.” 1
It’s important to note that while all configs have quad – core processors, the two lower – end ones ( $ 1,299 and $ 1,499 ) use eighth – gen chips, not 10th – gen, and they run on Intel Iris Plus 645 graphics.” 4

#Apple    #updated    #year

Unlike last year’s transition from the 15-inch MacBook Pro to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s smallest Pro – designated laptop retains the same exact form factor as its direct predecessors.” 1
The MacBook Air and the 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro were last updated in July 2019 : the MacBook Air got an early update in March, and it’s now the turn of the 13-inch MacBook Pro.” 7
In July 2019 Apple added True Tone to the MacBook Air display, which was already a feature of the MacBook Pro.” 0
We mentioned earlier that Apple gave the MacBook Air a significant update in October 2018 – reviving it after neglecting it for years.” 0
While the sound quality on the 16-inch MacBook Pro was much improved over its 15-inch predecessor, the sound quality on this year’s MacBook Pro refresh sounds exactly like previous model years.” 1

#Keyboard    #Magic    #trackpad    #butterfly

With the introduction of the Magic Keyboard in the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the long, tumultuous, embarrassing chapter of the butterfly keyboard is officially closed.” 1
For those just joining us ( hello! ), the Magic Keyboard was inspired by the standalone Magic Keyboard that ships with iMacs.” 4
After its huge success in the MacBook Pro 16-inch, Apple has brought the new Magic Keyboard to the MacBook Air which is perfect.” 6
This was the final MacBook in need of the new keyboard and now Apple’s entire laptop lineup no longer has the troublesome Butterfly Keyboard.” 5
The most compelling reason to take note is that it’s finally transitioned from the oft – maligned butterfly keyboard to the much – improved Magic Keyboard.” 1
The trackpad on the MacBook Air is noticeably smaller than the trackpad on the MacBook Pro, despite the machines sharing roughly the same form factor.” 1

#machine    #model    #pricing    #portability

While this is deep into 16-inch MacBook Pro pricing, or even a good iMac Pro price point, you ca nt beat the portability of this machine with that amount of power.” 5
Any upgrades to this model bring you right into MacBook Pro pricing, so the only advantage such a purchase would be is absolute thinness and portability.” 5
For folks in the market for a portable machine with decent graphics and long battery life, the 13-inch Pro is just one of several strong options available right now.” 4
If that’s what you’re after, you’ll want to consider the 16-inch Pro over the 13-inch model ( or take a look at some of the 13-inch Windows machines in the competition section ).” 4
As for the difference between a 16 in and a 13 in MacBook Pro – the 13 in models will probably suffice ( or you might want to consider one of the discontinued 15 in models if you can find one for sale ).” 0

#GB    #RAM    #core    #processor    #storage

A maxed out model with a 10th – generation Intel quad – core i7 2.3GHz processor, 32 GB of RAM, and 4 TB of storage will cost $ 3,599.” 5
For example, for PS1,099 you can get a Mac mini with 3GHz 6-core i5, 512 GB SSD, 8 GB RAM ( update that to 16 GB for another PS180 ).” 0
You also get 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, the same as what Apple is offering at the price.” 4
Do you need an 8-core, 6-core, quad – core, Core i7, Core i9, or will a dual core, i5 suffice, or even an i3 like you will find in the entry – level 2018 Mac mini?” 0
And now it can be configured with 16 GB RAM ( rather than the 8 GB max it had before ).” 0

#Air    #hours    #life    #laptop

If the maximum battery life is important to you, the MacBook Air offers 12 hours versus 10 hours of battery life on the 13 in MacBook Pro and 11hrs on the 16 in MacBook Pro.” 0
There is one particular benefit of the MacBook Air is the battery life – 12 hours, which is more than any other Mac.” 0
If you’re in the market for a 13-inch Apple laptop, then it boils down to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.” 1
The MacBook Pro will offer you a lot more power for your money than the cheaper MacBook Air – althought the gap has closed somewhat since Apple updated the MacBook Air in March 2020.” 0
I wouldn’t upgrade from the 2019 MacBook Air, but if you’re looking to buy a laptop now or upgrade from an older model then the 2020 MacBook Air is a great choice.” 6

#Touch    #Bar    #ID    #keys    #button

The physical escape key is back, with the Touch ID button on the other side, sandwiching the Touch Bar in the middle.” 5
The Touch Bar is back too, as is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in the upper – right corner of the keyboard deck.” 4
Unlike the MacBook Air, which features physical function keys on the top row, the Touch Bar is a touch screen that dynamically maps function keys and various other interactions based on the apps you’re using.” 1
The Touch Bar adds needless complexity to the MacBook Pro, and requires you to look down at the keyboard in order to see what virtual button you’re interacting with.” 1
The idea of the Touch Bar was perhaps a noble one, but it’s just not a practical use of real estate in my opinion, and I would much prefer physical keys.” 1

#model    #device    #price    #storage    #need

The 2020 model does have double the storage for the same price across the board, which means new customers are better off getting the newer model for memory alone.” 5
You’ll be spending nearly double just to get in the door for the 16-inch model though, so likely users who need this device are already prepared to pay the price.” 5
We mention this mainly to warn you that older models might look like a good deal but they will potentially have half the storage compared to the current options.” 0
For those who need more power without breaking their backs or banks, however, the 13-inch model is still a strong and safe bet that’s now much easier on the fingers.” 3
Rumors had the company upgrading the device to a 14-inch, inline with the larger 16-inch model and further distinguishing it from the Air, but that was not to be this generation.” 3

#iMac    #Mac    #Designer    #uses

The RAM inside the 2018 Mac mini, 21.5 in iMac, and iMac Pro can be updated, but only by an Apple registered professional.” 0
Frankly the iMac Pro and the Mac Pro would be overkill for the majority of coders so we won’t discuss them here.” 0
If you are trying to decide between MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro, or an iMac and a Mac mini, read on.” 0
But if you’re a creative professional who regularly uses professional apps like Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Adobe Creative Suite, Affinity Designer, etc ., then I ‘d advise you to lean towards the $ 1799 and higher MacBook Pro.” 1
We ‘d advise against any Mac that has a hard drive – so that rules out the entry – level iMac and Mac mini and some older, secondhand models.” 0

#screen    #display    #K    #supports    #want

Both the Air and the Pro can support two extra 4 K displays, or one 5 K display, which could be handy.” 0
In fact, if you want a 5 K display it’s actually better value to buy a 27 in iMac than a separate 5 K display.” 0
Speaking of factoring in the cost for a separate screen, the 2018 Mac mini lacks a screen altogether, but it supports a 5 K display, or two 4 K displays, so that could be worthy of consideration.” 0
The 27 in iMac has the biggest screen on any Mac and its Retina 5 K display is one of the best quality 5 K displays you can get.” 0
If you want to use a big screen there is nothing to stop you plugging one ( or two ) external displays into any Mac.” 0

#ports    #Thunderbolt    #USB    #offers    #C

On the desktop side, the 21.5 in and 27 in iMacs both offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three USB 3, and an SDXC card slot, while the 2018 Mac mini offers four Thunderbolt 3 ports, along with HDMI and USB 3.” 0
The entry – level 13 in MacBook Pro and MacBook Air offer two Thunderbolt 3 ports, while the mid – range 13 in MacBook Pro and the 16 in MacBook Pro offer four Thunderbolt 3 ports.” 0
The great news is that most Macs offer Thunderbolt 3 – which combines USB – C adaptor for the best of both worlds.” 0
You’ll also find a 61W USB – C power adapter inside the box, along with a 2-meter USB – C charge cable.” 1

#text    #Apple    #app    #fonts

My dock icons are blurry, the system text is blurry, app text is blurry ( like in Slack, Safari, Notes, etc ).” 2
And perhaps add text to describe what your screenshot shows — though make sure the text is a different color or size from the text in the app, to make it stand out.” 2
My monitor resolution was set at 1920X1080 with 125 % size of text, apps and other items on window 10 display setting.” 2
Web apps include things like Google apps, Gmail, Facebook I have plugged a second screen into my laptop and now the text is blurry but only on the second screen.” 2
Windows might not be able to fix all apps, so some apps will still be blurry on high – resolution displays.” 2

#apps    #Mac    #developers    #iPhone    #iPad

Evernote has apps for Windows 7 and 8, Windows 10, Mac, Android, iOS ( both iPhone and iPad ), Blackberry, and Windows Phone.” 2
Even if you developed your app using something other than a Mac, you will need a Mac to compile the final product that is uploaded to the App Store.” 0
In this article we will look at why a Mac is necessary for iOS development and why a Mac is a great choice for developers.” 0
We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms.” 2
If you think that iPad coding is for you, our colleagues on Techworld have this article : Best iPad apps for programming.” 0
It’s because Snapchat’s development team takes the easy way out instead of coding A native Mac app, built for designers like you.

Amanda Fox

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