13-inch MacBook Pro review: Apple’s M2 is a worthy follow-up to the M1 – Ars Technica

  • This is the 2022 13-inch MacBook Pro.


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  • The design is as familiar with the lid open as it is with it closed.


    Samuel Axon

  • Here’s the bottom. Notice the tapered, smaller-footprint rubber pads—they’re smaller than what you see in newer MacBook designs.


    Samuel Axon

  • The Touch Bar lives on in this machine. It has a physical escape key just out of frame here, but you can see the Touch ID fingerprint reader here.


    Samuel Axon

  • There are just two Thunderbolt/USB ports, and one of them will often be taken up by the power adapter.


    Samuel Axon

  • The laptop has a very low profile. You can see the headphone jack on this side, too.


    Samuel Axon

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is a little tough to recommend given the options in Apple’s lineup, but that doesn’t change the key takeaway: The new, second-generation M2 chip doesn’t disappoint.

While Apple calls the 13-inch MacBook Pro its “most portable Pro laptop,” there’s nothing that’s particularly “Pro” about it. It has too few ports for power users, and it can’t touch the 14-inch MacBook Pro in performance—yet it offers little to draw would-be buyers away from the similarly specced and soon-to-be-launched …….

Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/06/13-inch-macbook-pro-review-apples-m2-is-a-worthy-follow-up-to-the-m1/

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