Apple Outs 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, Ditching Problematic Butterfly Switches Once and for All

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The butterfly-switch nightmare of repeating, stuck, and/or unresponsive keys is finally over for MacBook Pro users. Apple has introduced a new 13-inch model that features the company’s new Magic Keyboard, which utilizes a redesigned scissor mechanism with 1 mm of key travel for a stable and presumably error-free typing experience. It also comes with two other tweaks: an inverted-“T” arrangement of arrow keys and a physical Escape key.

Prospective buyers who wish to splurge can opt for Intel’s 10th-generation quad-core i7 processor (2.3 GHz), which offers Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.1 GHz. (According to Apple, these chips can provide up to 80 percent faster graphics performance.) Other options include a massive 4 TB SSD and up to 32 GB of 3733 MHz LPDDR4X memory for those who don’t mind spending up to $3,599.00 for a laptop.

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“Whether you’re a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers powerful performance, a stunning Retina display, and all-day battery life in our most portable pro notebook. Today we’re adding the new Magic Keyboard, doubling the standard storage, and boosting performance, making the 13-inch MacBook Pro an even better value for our customers,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing.

“With these updates, our entire notebook lineup features the Magic Keyboard for the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook, offers twice the standard storage than before, and delivers even more performance.”

Tsing Mui
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