Apple has just introduced the new MacBook Pro 13 ‘(2020). A major renovation compared to its predecessor which brings this new computer closer to the 16-inch MacBook Pro already presented. Without a doubt, very good news for those of us who are looking for a powerful and manageable size computerLet’s see how the two computers face each other. Beyond these differences, the new MacBook Pro is a great computer at a very competitive price.

Similar but different specifications

In terms of design, the two computers are very similar except, of course, their size. Therefore, we will focus the comparison on the specifications of both computers. The main innovations lie in the graphics cards with which the 16-inch MacBook Pro is compatible, as well as in the power of its processors up to eight cores.

MacBook Pro 13 ‘ MacBook Pro 16 ‘
Display 13.3 inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; Native resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 227 pixels per inch supporting millions of colors. Brightness of 500 nit. Wide range of colors (P3). True Tone Technology. 16 inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; Native resolution of 3,072 x 1,920 at 226 pixels per inch supporting millions of colors. Brightness of 500 nit. Wide range of colors (P3). True Tone Technology. Refresh rate: 47.95Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 59.94Hz, and 60Hz.
Processor 8th Generation 8GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 (up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost) and 128MB eDRAM memory.
Configurable with quad-core 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7 (up to 4.5 GHz with Turbo Boost) and 128 MB eDRAM memory
2.6GHz six-core Intel Core i7 (up to 4.5GHz with Turbo Boost) and 12MB L3 shared cache.
Configurable with 8-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i9 (up to 5GHz with Turbo Boost) and 16MB L3 shared cache
Storage room 256 Go SSD.
Configurable avec 512 Go, 1 To, 2 To ou 4 To SSD.
SSD de 512 Go.
Configurable with 1, 2, 4 or 8 TB SSD.
Memory 8 or 16 GB of onboard 2.133 MHz LPDDR3 memory.
16 or 32 GB of onboard LPDDR4X memory at 3,733 MHz.
16, 32, or 64 GB of on-board 2666 MHz DDR4 memory.
Graphic Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645. AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB GDDR6 memory and automatic GPU switch.
Intel UHD Graphics 630.

Configurable with AMD Radeon Pro 5500M and 4 GB of GDDR6 memory or AMD Radeon Pro 5500M and 8 GB of GDDR6 memory.

Ports Two or four Thunderbolt 3 (USB – C) ports compatible with:
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DisplayPort.
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gb / s).
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb / s).
Headphones.
Thunderbolt 3.
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB – C) ports compatible with:
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DisplayPort.
Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gb / s).
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb / s).
Keyboard 66 keys, including 4 arrow keys arranged in an inverted T shape.
Touch the bar.
Touch the ID sensor.
Ambient light detector.
Force the touchpad.
66 keys, including 4 arrow keys arranged in an inverted T shape.
Touch the bar.
Touch the ID sensor.
Ambient light detector.
Force the touchpad.
Wireless connection 802.11ac wireless wifi connection.
Compatible with IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n standards.
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology.
802.11ac wireless wifi connection.
Compatible with IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n standards.
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology.
Front camera 720p FaceTime HD camera. 720p FaceTime HD camera.
Drums Up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing.
Up to 10 hours of video playback on the Apple TV app.
Up to 30 days off.
Built-in 58.2 watt hour lithium polymer battery
USB Power Adapter – C 61 W
Up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing.
Up to 11 hours of video playback on the Apple TV app.
Up to 30 days off.
Built-in 100 watt-hour lithium-polymer battery.
USB Power Adapter – C 96 W
audio High dynamic range stereo speakers.
Great stereo sound.
Dolby Atmos audio support.
Set of three microphones with directional beamforming technology.
3.5mm headphone jack.
Six high-fidelity speakers, including two dropouts
Great stereo sound.
Dolby Atmos audio support.
Set of three studio-grade microphones with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming technology.
3.5mm headphone jack.
Dimensions and weight Height: 1.56 cm.
Width: 30.41 cm.
Depth: 21.24 cm.
Weight: 1.4 kg.
Height: 1.62 cm.
Width: 35.79 cm.
Depth: 24.59 cm.
Weight: 2 kg.
Price From 1499 euros. From 2699 euros.

The new MacBook Pro 13 ‘(2020) is, without a doubt, an excellent computer for which we seek a balance between power and portability thanks to its screen quality, audio and microphones, as well as its processing power.

Apple renews 13-inch MacBook Pro with new Magic keyboard and Intel Core Gen10 processors

Without a doubt, with this renewal, Apple presents us with one of the most interesting computers in terms of quality and price. A laptop that, with new features like the new keyboard with scissor mechanism or its dual storage, has nothing to envy its older brother, the 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Comparison: New MacBook Pro 13 (2020) and MacBook Pro 16

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