2020 MacBook Pro 13-Inch Review

The Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020) is the latest version of the company’s affordable professional MacBook, bringing upgraded hardware and a drastically improved keyboard.


The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 is arguably Apple’s most important laptop, offering power and performance above regular MacBooks. It needs, then, to keep the price accessible, while also offering performance and features that professionals, especially in the creative industry, require.

Performance-wise, the new MacBook Pro 13-inch looks promising on paper. With new 10th generation CPUs offering a noticeable boost, now comes with twice the RAM and twice the storage than the previous model.

As Ever, Sharp: The Retina Display

Other key features are virtually the same between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro, like the Retina Display. It’s a 13.3-inch panel with a very high native resolution, somewhere between full HD and 4K. (It measures 2,560 by 1,600 pixels.) Colors appear brilliant, and text is sharp, and I especially like the True Tone feature. Which optimizes the white balance of the screen for the nature of the ambient light around the laptop.

Color Options

The MacBook Pro is available in the dark Space Gray aluminum finish of our review unit. A classic color scheme that has been around for several years. It’s sleek and modern, though it’s far from a striking design. You can also order a MacBook Pro in a lighter Silver finish.

The MacBook has long been a status symbol and an inspiration that has given rise to legions of similar Windows ultraportable laptops. It can get pricey as you add options. Now that Apple has fixed the keyboard, it gets the basics right and is our new top pick among Mac laptops.