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    Apple’s MacBook Pro 2020: Everything you need to know

    Apple’s MacBook Pro 2020

    Upcoming 13-Inch MacBook Pro Models to Use Intel's 10th-Generation Ice Lake Chips

    There are some big upgrades possible this year for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, in addition to the usual internal upgrades.

    We’re in 2020 and the fourth-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro, launched in late 2016, is getting long in the tooth.

    That means the 13-inch MacBook is long-overdue for some major changes, following Apple’s 16-inch overhaul of the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air is also due for some tweaks.

    Keyboard

    It’s safe to say the next generation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro will have the same scissor-switch keyboard as 16-inch model, which will likely carry over to the MacBook Air too.

    Processor

    Apple will switch the 13-inch MacBook Pro to Intel’s 10-nanometer 10th generation processors. Meaning a lot of good things including 6-core processors at the high end, improved Iris Plus graphics, and possibly DDR4 memory.

    A good example is the late 2019 Dell XPS 13. Which despite having a very compact, thin 13-inch chassis moved to the Intel Core i7-10710U “Comet Lake” processor (6-core) in the top-of-the-line model.

    The MacBook Air could get 4-core processors for the first time in the form of “Ice Lake” 10th gen processors.

    Apple’s MacBook Pro 2020
    Graphics

    All the new Intel 10th gen processors include Intel Iris Plus graphics, which get Intel within striking distance of even some Nvidia discrete graphics such as the GeForce MX250.

    Apple usually works with Intel to tweak the graphics for the MacBook Pro so it would be reasonable to expect a graphics part with extra horsepower for the machine.

    There is a chance that Apple will bring out a MacBook with its own A series silicon in 2020. Needless to say, that would overshadow pretty much anything Apple does in 2020.

    Display

    Less certain is whether Apple will move to mini-LED displays on the MacBook Pro 13 as rumored for the next 16-inch MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. These displays offer some of the benefits of OLED displays without the downsides such as OLED burn-in.

    Read Also: Apple unveils MacBook Pro 16-inch

    Size

    A 14-inch MacBook Pro would be huge just like the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro’s jump to a 16-inch display. But even a 13.5-inch, like on the Surface Laptop 2, would be an improvement. A larger chassis would also allow better thermal management. But at this stage, this is little more than wishful thinking.

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