2020 MBP 13”

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  1. denpacs

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    What a let down for those wanting a 14-inch screen.
     
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    Yup, the biggest bummer of em all. But nonetheless, the new Magic Keyboard will be worth the wait. Can't wait to purchase this one.
     
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    Yikes only the higher end models have the 10th generation Intel CPUs. Zoinks.
     
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    It'll be here around August right?
     
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    To be fair if you look at the 10th Gen chips on the high end windows laptop, its basically matches closly the high end configurations of the 2020 MBP13. From what I gather Intel was charging a premium for 10th Gen so I can imagine for Apple had to use 8th gen to hit that relatively low price point.
     
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    If you want a 13-inch with 10th gen Intel Core chips then the base $1,799 model is the one to get.
    • 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz
    • Intel Iris Plus Graphics
    • 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X memory
    • 512GB SSD storage¹
    • 13-inch Retina display with True Tone
    • Magic Keyboard
    • Touch Bar and Touch ID
    • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
    $1,799.00

    If you just want the new keyboard and more storage than the cheaper models are the ones to get.
     
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    I don't mind 8th-gen Intel chips, but coming from a 2017 MBP I really value the four USB-C ports.
     
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    Help! Planning to buy a new Mac.

    Should I get the i5 quad-core Air with 512GB SSD or the base MBP i5 with 256GB SSD? Considering that I am planning to keep this mac for 5-6 years with light photo and video editing, so durability is a factor.

    Those 2 are my only options haha

    Thanks!
     
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    The fact that you plan to do photo and video should automatically indicate that you need a MBP. You'll need the more accurate color reproduction of the screen and the extra fan as rendering videos will make your computer quite hot. Just get an external 2tb harddrive if you're planning to get the base model. T

    The best upgrade that you can consider getting is the bump of ram from 8gig to 16gig, which will only cost an extra $100.
     
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    This is my dilemma as well, as I'm eyeing the $1,800 for the extra ports. I plan to use external harddrives for my work, then to connect it to an external monitor as well. I was advised that I can but one of those hubs for extra everything, so that can be an option.
     
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    The 16GB RAM upgrade is a must to future-proof it. If you're gonna edit videos, you might as well go with the 512GB SSD so you have more room. These 2 upgrades to the base MBP will only be a $200 difference from the $1799 model, and you'll be getting 10th gen chips with faster graphics and 4 USB-C ports. I think all that is worth the $200.

     
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    Yup, I'm actually eyeing the $1799 unit. I also learned that the base model only has 1 fan, and the 10th gen unit has two fans. Just watched some youtube video that compared the new models, and was surprised about the fans. I kinda wish that Apple would go Ryzen for their chips though, but I guess that's never going to happen.
     
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    A very informative video for those who want to use the base model for video editing:

     
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    Sirs, I was hoping you could help me decide between a mid range I5 mba 2020 or a base mbp 13” 2020. I’ll be using it more for office work (excel, PowerPoint etc) and media consumption. I’m torn between the future (or lack thereof) of the 8th gen mbp vs the alleged lacking cooling system of the mba. Would appreciate any inputs. Thank you
     
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    Base on your use case you fall in the ~80% of all Mac notebook users that will buy a Macbook Air and keep it until it falls apart in around 2030.

    Buying a Macbook Pro 13", 15" or 16" would be overkill.
     
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    Haha keeping it for 10 years actually sounds good. But you’re probably right, my workflow is nowhere near as heavy as would cause the mba to get hot. Appreciate the help
     
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    Any experience buying a macbook from apple.com/ph? Planning to order the mbp 13 base model as soon it becomes available. Any problems with customs or delivery? Or should I buy it from Power Mac here in zamboanga?
     

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