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The most portable MacBook Pro now packs in more power

13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2020) is here
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Apple has announced its latest version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro, which promises  double the storage,  faster performance, and a new  Magic Keyboard for 2020.

The MacBook Pro family is one of the best photo-editing laptops, and is loved by photographers and videomakers the world over. And although some of the best MacBooks have larger screens, the 13-inch baby of the Pro range has a great deal of appeal for those of us that want to carry around their laptop in a messenger bag or camera backpack.

The  13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 doubles the storage offerings across the whole range, so you start with 256GB minimum, with read speeds up to 3 GB/s. But options allow you to set yourself up with a whopping 4TB of SSD storage.

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As we would have expected, Apple's new Magic Keyboard makes its way onto the 13-inch model for the first time (having already been incorporated into the latest MacBook Air and 16in MacBook Pro). This replaces the unpopular butterfly keyboard - and is generally accepted as giving a much better typing experience.

In terms of graphics, the news MacBook Pro offers Intel Iris Plus , which is promises 80 percent faster performance over the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro – which will be particularly useful when editing 4K video.

The basic 13in MacBook Pro 2020 comes with quad-core 8th-Gen processor, but there is the option of 10th-Gen quad-core chip with turbo boost speeds up to 4.1GHz. The 13-inch MacBook Pro continues to have two Thunderbolt 3  in its most budget form, and you need to opt for the £1,799/$1,799 configuration if you want four ports.

The starting price  is $1,299 / £1,299 / AU$1,999 for 13-inch model with a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The new MacBook Pro can be bought now, with shipping due to commence later this week. 

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