While the MacBook Air is extremely popular, some users need a little more. More performance, a bigger battery, more ports, a bigger screen… if you need to MoreYou need a MacBook Pro
Before you spend all that money (often over $ 2,000) that you expect to keep and use year after year, it’s worth asking if this is a good time to buy. In the world of computers, there is always something good to be done, but only if it is A lot Well and it’s coming SoonYou may want to wait.
Updated 06/16/22: Now that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is getting an upgrade to the M2 processor, it’s time to re-evaluate our recommendations.
13-inch MacBook Pro: Price and specs
Released: June 2022
At WWDC in June 2022, Apple announced that the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro would upgrade to a M2 processor. You will be able to order on June 17, 2022 and they will be shipped on June 24.
The M2 is identical to the M1 model in all respects except the MacBook Pro processor (and its maximum supported RAM is 24GB instead of 16GB). It has the same weak webcam, the same silver clamshell aluminum body, the same keyboard, the same limited port selection.
This is Apple’s most affordable MacBook Pro, starting at 1,299. Similar to the size of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, but much more powerful M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, mini-LED HDR display with promotion, more ports, MagSafe, an SD card slot, full size function row key and more. Starting at 1,999.
13-Inch MacBook Pro: Why You Should Buy
The M2 chip in the MacBook Pro is a bit faster than the M1 and it’s already quite fast compared to the Intel chip in this particular MacBook Pro. Apple sells 13-inch MacBook Pros starting at 1,299, but you must get at least $ 1,499 version with 512GB SSD and it may be worth upgrading the memory to 16GB as it cannot be upgraded later.
The main reason for buying this particular MacBook Pro model is that if you are price-conscious for the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, you are willing to pay a premium on the M2 MacBook Air for adding a touch bar. This is the last Mac featuring Touch Bar.
13-inch MacBook Pro: Why you should wait
At the same time, Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro to M2, launching a brand new MacBook Air. It starts at $ 1,199 and includes similar specs for the ব 1,499 model MacBook Pro (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 512GB SSD). Only the MacBook Air comes in thinner, lighter, more colors and has a slightly larger display at 13.6 inches. It has a better webcam and a MagSafe charging port, which helps keep one of its two Thunderbolt ports free. It will be available in July, a few weeks after the M2 MacBook Pro. There’s not much reason to get a 13-inch MacBook Pro, unless you do Really Touch bar required.
Even if you don’t want to wait, there are probably better choices in the MacBook lineup. If you want a high-end MacBook, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is a better choice. Yes, the starting price is much higher, but you’ll get a killer HDR promotion display, much faster M1 Pro or M1 Max processor, higher RAM and storage options, more Thunderbolt ports, HDMI, SD card slot, MagSafe charging … a lot in every measure Beautiful laptop.
Macworld recommends: Buy, but consider alternatives
If you really want this version of the MacBook Pro, it’s time to buy (as soon as it’s sold out). It won’t be upgraded again for at least a year and the last Mac you can get with the Touch Bar if it’s important to you.
But we think most users will be happy with the same performance but superior features of the upcoming M2 MacBook Air (just a few weeks away) at the same price, or with the better performance and features of the 14-inch MacBook Pro, if you want to spend more. .