Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) Specifications and Price
The Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) delivers a great combination of a whole new level of performance portability and pure power. The Macbook features a 13.3-inch screen with a new Magic Keyboard and powered by an Intel 10th-generation quad-core processor offering up to Core i7 chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and 4TB of storage.
This 2020 MacBook Pro also packs better speaker, a Retina display with True Tone technology, T2 Security Chip, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports, and a built‑in 58.0‑watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery. The model came in mid 2020, several moths before the Macbook Pro (M1, 2020) with the new M1 processor.
Apple Macbook Pro (2021) 13.3-inch Key Features and Specs
Since this is a quiet lengthy article, we have added a table of contents for easier navigation.
- Up to 10th‑generation Intel Core i7 quad-core
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- MacOS 10.15
- 13.3‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560 x 1600 resolution
- Up to 16GB RAM
- Up to 4TB SSD
- Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
- 58.0 Wh Li‑Po Built-in Battery (13.3-inch)
- Up to 10 hours Wireless Web.
The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 model has a similar design to its predecessor. It has the same old aluminum unibody, which looks and feels solid.
Although the design is similar, the 2020 model is a little bit thicker and heavier than the 2019 model. It measures 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches in dimension and weighs 3.1 pounds compare to its predecessor with 0.59 inches thickness and 3.02 pounds weight.
When you open the smooth, flat lid, there is a major change on the laptop compared to the 2019 model. Apple replaced the controversial Butterfly switch keyboard with the new ‘Magic Keyboard’.
The new Magic Keyboard features a refined scissor mechanism with 1 mm of travel, thus, delivering the best typing experience ever on a Mac notebook.
There is a dedicated Escape key that allows quick switching between modes and views. Furthermore, the newly inverted-T arrow keys help you fly through lines of code, spreadsheets, or game environments.
This keyboard also has a Touch Bar that puts powerful shortcuts front and center, and Touch ID that provides fast authentication.
Below the keyboard is a smooth and large touchpad for easy navigation and control.
Above all, Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) comes with two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports, positioned on the right side. On the left however, sit an audio jack for plugging in a headset. Some 13-inch models will also add two additional USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports on the right side.
The Apple MacBook Pro (2021) still maintain the customary 13.3-inch Retina display built on an IPS LCD display. Therefore, it uses bright LED backlighting and delivers deep blacks and bright whites.
This display features a native resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 resulting to 227 pixels per density with support for millions of colors, hence, the bright and sharp screen.
Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) also supports P3 wide color for even more vibrant greens and reds than with sRGB.
In addition, like every MacBook Pro, this laptop features the True Tone technology which automatically adjusts the color temperature depending on the ambient light, hence, resulting in a more natural viewing experience.
Above all, the Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) has up to 500 nit of brightness, hence, it allows users enjoy the best of all on-screen activities: gaming, reading and watching videos.
The Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) comes with a quad-core 10th gen Intel Core processor with up to 80 percent faster graphics performance.
The 10th gen intel core processor has either the 2.3GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i7 chipset which offers turbo boost up to 4.1GHz, with 8MB shared L3 cache, or, 2.0GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i5 with turbo boost up to 3.8GHz, and 6MB shared L3 cache.
This new 10th generation processor offer better compute performance than its predecessor, and also has improved integrated graphics (Intel Iris Plus Graphics).
To back up the performance, the Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) comes with 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory that is configurable to 32GB of memory and up to 4TB SSD.
Above all, It runs macOS Catalina with ease, leading to a smooth and responsive experience.
Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) has a dynamic soundstage that feels and sounds much wider than its physical dimensions imply. There is also three built-in mics form directional beams that capture your voice more clearly for FaceTime calls.
It also comes with the T2 security chip, Apple’s second‑generation custom Mac silicon designed to make everything you do even more secure.
It includes a Secure Enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for secure boot and encrypted storage capabilities. This chip also consolidates many discrete controllers, including the system management controller, audio controller, and SSD controller, into one.
This laptop also comes with a 720p resolution webcam that offers better detail and clarity video coverage.
Furthermore, Apple introduces the Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) with a powerful battery life. It has a 58 watt-hour battery (and a slightly larger 58.2 watt-hour in the entry-level model). This offer 10 hours of battery life comes with a 61W USB‑C Power Adapter which can charge the laptop to full capacity within 60 minutes of charge.
Finally, enjoy the use of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless features for perfect sharing and connectivity.
Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) Price and Availability
The Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021)price starts at $1499. However, the price may change depending on your choice configuration.
This laptop is available in Nigeria at a starting price of around ₦950,000 depending on the RAM, Processor and other configuration.
Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) is available on Apple’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Macbook Pro 13-inch (2021):
- OS: MacOS 10.15 (macOS Catalina)
- Processor: Quad-core 10th‑generation Intel Core i7 or core i5.
- GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics
- Memory: 16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
- Colours: Gold, Space Gray, Silver.
- Dimension: 11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches
- Weight: 3.1 pounds
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 500 nits
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touch Pad, Touch Bar
- Built-in Storage: Up to 4TB SSD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: 720p FaceTime HD camera
- USB Ports: Yes (USB Type C, doubles as Thunderbolt port)
- HDMI: –
- Thunderbolt Ports: Yes, 2 or 4 Ports (13.3-inch) or 4 ports (16-inch)
- DisplayPort: Yes
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: –
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: 802.11ac Wi‑Fi
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
- Three microphones
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Touch ID
- Wide color (P3)
- True Tone technology
- Battery: Built‑in 58.0‑watt‑hour
- Use Time: Up to 10 hours wireless web
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