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MacBook Pro refresh – upgrade for the 13-inch model

Apple has been gradually updating its products with better keyboards after several years of complaints about the previous “butterfly” design. Following hot on the heels of a new Magic Keyboard for iPad, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the latest to adopt the much-improved Magic Keyboard – alongside various other improvements. That means Apple’s entire notebook range has left behind the nightmare of dodgy keyboards.

CEO Tim Cook recently said production has returned to normal, despite the ongoing global pandemic. So it’s no surprise to see Apple churning out more product updates via press release. The latest iteration of the much-loved 13-inch MacBook Pro doesn’t look much different on the surface – but under the hood are various performance improvements and twice the storage capacity at every level.

This new model is available to order immediately, starting at $1,299/£1,299 for the entry-level specs and 256GB storage. The higher-end configurations (starting from $1,799/£1,799) now feature Intel’s 10th-gen processor and improved RAM for even faster performance than ever. And all across the board, you’ll get twice the storage for your money than you would have last week – up to a maximum of 4TB storage on a superfast SSD.

All models include a brilliant 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, stereo speakers, Force Touch trackpad, the new Magic Keyboard, and the somewhat divisive Touch Bar. Apple hasn’t reinvented the wheel here, but this is a significant update for anyone in the market for a new notebook computer. Visit Apple’s online store for more details or to make a purchase.