Apple releases an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with 6K monitor support, Dolby Atmos playback

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Early Monday, Apple announced an updated version of their 13-inch MacBook Pro with a new Magic Keyboard, tenth-generation Intel Core processors on the higher-end models, Dolby Atmos playback, and 6K monitor support. Here’s everything you need to know.

Apple put the final nail in the butterfly mechanism coffin with the release of the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. Originally announced alongside the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the new Magic Keyboard feature 1mm of key travel, a revised inverted-“T” arrangement, and, similar to the 16-inch model, a physical Escape key.

The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the tenth-generation Intel Core processors feature 6K monitor support, allowing the laptop to be connected to an Apple Pro Display XDR or other 6K monitors and benefit from full 6K resolution. Similar to the previous models, the lower-end configurations are limited to a single 5K display or dual 4K monitor support.

Similar to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the new 13-inch model offers support for Dolby Atmos playback. The 13-inch MacBook Pro also features a three-microphone studio array with directional beamforming.

Entry-level models are equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory. Apple now offers 256 GB of storage standard, which is double that of the previous generation.

Customers who opt for the more expensive models will benefit from a 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and an even larger and faster 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory. That model is equipped with 512 GB of storage as standard.

Models can be configured with up to 4 TB of storage, a 1.7GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7 processor for the lower-end models, and a 2.3GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with 32 GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory on the higher-end models.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro retails for $1,299 for the lower-end model, $1,499 for the mid-tier configuration, and the higher-end models are $1,799 and $1,999. Additional options are available for each model. A fully loaded model will set you back $3,599.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro is also available in a $1,199 configuration for Education only.

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