Apple MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2020): A great leap but with a catch.

The Apple MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2020) launched recently is undoubtedly great in performance and battery life. However, not much has changed in terms of its looks and design but certain much needed and welcome changes are there like the improved keyboard and extended storage.However, there is a catch. The gap between the base model and middle and high range models has widened even further this year. 


In terms of design, not much has been changed, at least when the laptop is closed. The product is still available in Silver or Space Gray colors. However, there is great change when the lid is opened. First of all, Apple got rid of its problematic and unreliable Butterfly switch keyboard and replaced it with a better performing Scissor switch keyboard. This was a great issue and had turned off many potential buyers. The Scissor switch keyboard has not just solved the problem but they are proving 

more than satisfactory when it comes to performance.Above the keyboard, the Touch Bar is placed. Till now it was unable to find much use but things are changing and many applications have started using the Touch Bar efficiently. The TouchID and Escape Button have been separated from the touch bar.

Sadly,the laptop lacks in the number of ports and the regular model just has just four Thunderbolt 3 ports and one audio jack, whereas, the base model has 2 ports and one audio jack. Also one needs an adapter for connecters other than USB-C.

The Retina display uses resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 and supports P3 color gamut. More than this would have been too much for a 13-inch screen. Although one thing does stand out is the thick bezel which could have been done away with to avoid the out-dated look.


The Laptop uses macOS Cataline and is very smooth and responsive in functioning. It skilfully carries out multitasking as well as complex tasks. But the same is not true for the base model which uses 1.4GHz quad-core 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor with 2,133MHz RAM 0while the mid-range model uses 2.0GHz 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor with 3,733MHz LPDDR4X RAM

The laptop has Iris Plus Graphics integrated GPU. So whether you should go for it depends upon the purpose you want to fulfil. For Graphic intensive work a high performing dedicated graphic card is a much better option.  If you are looking for Apple Macbook in Kuwait with dedicated graphic card, do check our website

for it.  The base model was launched on the same price as that of its predecessor, although except for increased storage you are not getting much in the entry level model. For professional level performance you need to go for the higher version.


The battery performance of the Apple MacBook pro (13-inch) is incomparable. The 58 watt-hour battery is able to provide power up to 10 hours depending upon the work. Thus, it is able to survive whole day of work easily.

Final Words

It is a compact and powerful laptop and an awesome companion at work. The long battery life and improved keyboard has made it almost flawless. However, if you are short on money and want a professional laptop then the base model will disappoint you.