Why Apple’s updated 13-inch MacBook Pro is a good choice for business users

The 2020 edition of the smaller MacBook Pro offers more storage and a beefier CPU, but the Magic Keyboard alone is worth the price.

Apple has enhanced its 13-inch MacBook Pro with a few select new features that make the machine more appealing for business users. Announced on Monday, the new 2020 MacBook Pro doubles the storage capacity for the same price, while the more expensive variants are powered with the latest 10th-generation Intel Core processor. However, the biggest improvement comes courtesy of the keyboard. Jettisoning the much-maligned butterfly keyboard, Apple has outfitted the unit with its scissor-based Magic Keyboard. Let’s check out the different options.

SEE: Apple Macbook Air 2020: Cheat sheet (Free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

Apple sells four editions of the 13-inch MacBook Pro ranging in price from $1,299 to $1,499 to $1,799 to $1,999. Of course, you can tweak each edition with different options for storage, memory, and CPU. Storage capacity has been doubled on each model, varying from 256GB to 1TB. You can bump that up to 2GB for all four and as much as 4TB for the two most expensive models.

The first two editions come with 8GB of memory, though you can increase that to

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2020 BMW X5 M Competition review: Great power, great responsibility

How many programming languages are you proficient in? What’s your experience with machine learning? You practically need a master’s degree in computer science to decode some of the 2020 BMW X5 M Competition’s most advanced features. Its iDrive infotainment system has more going on than a Google data center. Yes, this ultrahigh-performance SUV can be incredibly complicated.

Or it can be dead simple. You can dive through dozens of different settings and menus to tailor its behavior exactly to your taste, or you can click its shifter into drive, stand on the accelerator pedal and hold on tight as it shoots you down the road like an armor-piercing shell fired from a battleship’s main gun. The choice is yours.

Like

  • Responsive iDrive system
  • Thundering performance
  • Decent cargo space
  • Opulent interior

Don’t Like

  • Limited backseat legroom
  • So… much… complexity
  • Not very pretty

Stupid speed

Delivering the X5 M Competition’s pavement-pounding performance is a noble powertrain. If you are familiar with modern BMWs, you’re likely acquainted with the Bavarian firm’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which is employed to great effect in a wide range of models. This delightfully smooth engine is equal parts beauty and beast, happy to trundle along in near silence

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Rick and Morty: How to watch tonight’s new episode

The newest episode will feature ice and wolves.


Adult Swim

While Rick and Morty has been on hiatus, the actual world has gone almost as nuts as the surreal world of the Adult Swim animated show. If only somebody had a Meeseeks in our world, and could ask the little request-fulfilling blue dudes to cure the coronavirus. But it always helps to have something to look forward to in tough times, and at least we can count off the days on a calendar (remember calendars? that big empty thing that used to be full?) until Rick and Morty returns on Sunday, May 3. Here’s what to know.

When and where to watch?

Rick and Morty will return to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim at 11:30 p.m. PT on May 3. Call this a midseason break: Five episodes of season 4 have already aired, with five unseen shows yet to come. 

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