A powerful arrangement.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro is designed to let you do everything faster and more efficiently. The new Magic Keyboard features a refined scissor mechanism with 1mm of travel, delivering the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook. A dedicated Escape key allows quick switching between modes and views. The inverted-T arrow keys help you fly through lines of code, spreadsheets, or game environments. The Touch Bar puts powerful shortcuts front and center, and Touch ID provides fast authentication.
Extend your desktop. With iPad.
Sidecar lets you extend your workspace by using your iPad as a second Mac display.12 Work in one app while you reference another or view your artwork on your MacBook Pro while you use tools and palettes on your iPad. You can also mirror the screens so they both display the same content, making it perfect for sharing exactly what you see with others.
MacBook Pro elevates the notebook to a whole new level of performance and portability. Wherever your ideas take you, you’ll get there faster than ever with high‑performance processors and memory, advanced graphics, blazing‑fast storage, and more — all in a compact 3-pound package.
Retouch, edit, and work with high-resolution photos in Affinity Photo at lightning speed.
Build code, run multiple virtual machines, and see your work take shape — faster than ever before.
Edit multiple channels of video and audio in Final Cut Pro X and experience smoother-than-ever playback.
Play graphics-intensive games like Dota 2 and enjoy responsive performance and vivid detail.
- Elegant design
- Solid performance
- Great keyboard
- Excellent SSD speeds
- Powerful speakers
- A bit heavy
- Thick bezels
- Battery life could be longer
OK, Apple didn’t make any monumental changes to the MacBook Pro this time around. But it did address a couple of customer concerns that are sure to make the MacBook-loving populace stand up and cheer. Not only did Apple double the maximum storage and RAM, but it also put the final nail in the Butterfly keyboard’s coffin, paving the way for the comfort of the Magic keyboard. Toss in an incredibly fast SSD and you’ve got a winner –– all for $1,799.
However, if you’re looking for more battery life, a slightly more vivid display and better performance, the $1,749 Dell XPS 13 is the way to go. Overall, with its seemingly minor improvements, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is sure to be a crowd pleaser with students or creative professionals.