I’ve spent just a couple of days with Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the Magic Keyboard, and I’m already impressed. It’s the last laptop in Apple’s lineup to be blessed with the redesigned, more reliable keyboard. If what you came here for was to find out if it’s better than the butterfly keyboard, the answer is yes — in every way.
The model I’m currently testing is the $1,799 version, which comes with the upgraded Intel 10th Gen Core i5 processor, 16GB of faster LPDDR4X RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Compared to my 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro, it feels faster in every way. That’s to be expected, of course, but I believe these spec bumps add up to slightly more than the sum of their parts when it comes to performance.