Blog entry by Alessia Martine
Long years ago, lived the ancient nomadic trackpads that roamed from tabs to tabs in search of the urgent one. People got used to the troublesome experience. Everything was dull and stagnant. One beautiful day, Apple, the techy wizard, swayed its magic wand and invented the astonishing Magic trackpads, and since then, the world of keyboard felt a different sense of life. Well, who wouldn’t want tinge magic in life?
Good News, Alert! Apple has now announced the brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic keyboard. The ever innovating and evolving tech giant feels proud to gift you the best typing experience you could always have, forget the butterfly keypad experience.
Not to forget, the magic keyboard is not the only magic on the iPad. Precisely, every component in the iPad has a distinctive change in comparison with other Apple iPad.
Not everything has changed, but everything has a chance. Understand the difference.
The recent past
Yes. Inventions do take time. But when a superpower like Apple is concerned, the case becomes the opposite. Recently in March this year, the brand introduced its very fresh MacBook Air with Magic keyboard. Before that, I arrived the 16-inch MacBook Pro in November 2019. A short span of six months of hard work and innovation was sufficient for the makers to compensate for the butterfly keyboard blunder (An idea that consumed five long years but now discontinued.)
Freshly arrived 13-inch MacBook Pro has a lot to offer to apple fans. While some things such as the touch bars remain the same as according to the previous MacBook Pros, tiny changes are very much appreciated. Mr. Tom Boger wrote, “Whether you are a college student, a developer, or a creative pro, the 13-inch MacBook Pro delivers a powerful performance.” This adds to the confidence of the prospective purchasers.
The newly arrived MacBook Pro, too many people’s disappointments, look significantly similar to its father devices. It was rumored that the new arrival will have not 13 but the 14-inch screen and tinier bezels, but it was only rumored. However, the device has an aluminum unibody design, which takes the bar of elegance high.
The body looks significantly lean and pretty.
The device comes with storage that can be extended as high as 32GB RAM, while the storage goes up as 4TB. The base model comes with 256GB storage.
The device runs like a horse due to its new upgrades. It presents a 2.8% faster performance. A big deal! Moreover, this MacBook Pro is powered by Intel Iris GPU. It supports Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution.
Feel and comfort
The device stood up to expectations when it comes to comfort. Placed anywhere, users won’t face the problem of tripping of their screens, thanks to the magnets that hold the screen in place. Thus, the double duty of the hands is eliminated. The dual-hinge system lets the screen remain stable in the air. It can rotate its angle from 90* to 130*. However, many would have wanted them to be a bit more flexible so as they adjust and tilt the screen more comfortably. The superbly designed 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard is all set to give a lappy feel in an iPad. Some users like it, while others still feel something is missing. The smartly designed scissor-switch keys to make typing experience a bit more enjoyable. A quieter keyboard always works for the best, adding up to the comfort of the users. The trackpads are undoubtedly better than many, but they add a bit of weight to the body too. One may still need to touch the screen quite occasionally, anyway. Also, some apps, for instance, Google docs, still don’t comply with the keyboard.
What’s the magic?
The creators have uttered the magic spells on their beautifully designed keyboard. The keyboard has a well-defined structure, making it mouth-watering. The scissor switches give a professional touch to the beauty. The keys are backlit in the dark, but it’s a bit difficult to change the backlighting. The stable grip that the keyboard prevents the screen from falling back. This makes the experience secure and hassle-free. The placement of the USB-C port is cool and stylish. Switching between apps through the trackpad becomes one of a kind experiences when you have a magic keyboard. The trackpad works efficiently well and provides an easy click. The magic lies in its trackpads.
Comparisons are necessary
Butterfly keys vs. the magic keyboard
The butterfly keyboard was designed to make the typing experience better, but it did more harm than good. Under the keys lie the butterfly mechanism, which in turn makes the keyboard thinner and slimmer. The keyboard is named after the name of a beautiful insect simply because its buttons have the wing mechanism. However, it was seen that it created a drastic adverse impact on the typing sessions. Users faced issues in registering the letters. Jamming of the keys became a common issue. A small particle of dust could jam the keys very quickly. Keeping in mind the mounting problems with the butterfly keyboards, Apple took a wise decision to discontinue it.
The magic keyboard brings the smart scissor switches to eliminate the problem of jamming of buttons. It is trendy and doesn’t create any fuss.
MacBook Air vs. 13-inch MacBook Pro
Unfortunately, the newest device does not offer the expected 14-inch screen, but it indeed offers up to 32 GB Ram and 10th gen Intel Quad-core processors.
The availability of the magic keyboard is present in both the arrivals. However, the latest one has an additional Touch Bar, which gives it an extra point. The 3.5mm headphone port remains the same in both versions.
The MacBook Pro has a few more upgrades like in the stereo speakers that have a high dynamic range and the Dolby Atmos support.
Where the Retina display is concerned, MacBook Air offers 500nits of brightness and P3 broad color support, while the latter provides 400nits of brightness. The MacBook Pro Air is delighted to offer an easy 2 hours more battery life than the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which has 10 hours battery life for movie playback and wireless web.
The device is available at a starting price of $1,299 in the US. The good news for the education customers is that they will be getting a $100 discount specifically for them.
The latest arrival may appear similar to its previous appearances, but its new updates should not be ignored. I watched from a glance, the device does not have any out of the box elements to offer, but its tiny innovative changes and of course, the astonishing magic keyboard has a spark to be admired. All in all, the high price is worth it.
Chloe Decker is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Microsoft products at office.com/setup.