13-Inch MacBook Pro Benchmarks: $1,799 Model Up to 16.5% Faster Than $1,299 Model

Geekbench results have surfaced for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, providing us with our first look at year-over-year performance improvements.

Priced at $1,299, the base model 13-inch MacBook Pro remains powered by the same 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Core i5 processor as the previous generation, with average single-core and multi-score scores of 927 and 3,822 respectively.


By comparison, the $1,799 configuration of the 13-inch MacBook Pro is equipped with a 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Core i5 processor, with average single-core and multi-core scores of 1,236 and 4,455 respectively. Accordingly, the $1,799 configuration is up to 16.5 percent faster than the $1,299 base model.

The new $1,799 model is also up to 14 percent faster than the 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Core i5 configuration that it replaced.

Not enough benchmark results have surfaced for the highest-end 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.3GHz quad-core 10th-generation Core i7 processor to provide an accurate comparison for that model. Apple states that customers who are upgrading from an older 13-inch MacBook Pro with a dual-core processor will see up to 2.8 times faster performance.

Apple unveiled its updated 13-inch MacBook Pro lineup earlier this week. Key features include the same Magic Keyboard as the 16-inch MacBook Pro, up to 80 percent faster Intel graphics than the previous generation, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and more. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro is available to order on Apple.com.

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21 weeks ago
16.5 percent faster... my humble opinion is that it’s not worth the $ 500 difference.
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21 weeks ago
The $1799 model should be the $1299 model
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21 weeks ago
If only they could make a MBP without the stupid Touch Bar, then I'd be interested in finally upgrading from my 2015 MBP "13.
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21 weeks ago
38% more expensive.... 16% faster.... what a deal!!
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21 weeks ago
Also interesting is that the integrated graphics in the 10th gen models is about twice as powerful as that in the 8th gen models
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21 weeks ago
If you fell asleep in 2012 with your internet browser on the Apple's Macbook Pro page, woke up in 2020, and refreshed your page, you would think you napped for a couple hours.
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