2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)

Availability

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Released2018
Release DateAnnounced on July 13th, 2018
Pricing
  • $1,799 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,999 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Applicable Models
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13 with Four Thunderbolt 3 pors
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13 with Touch ID
Generations
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Price
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2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
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$410.95
$455.00 10% OFF
Mid 2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
Mid 2018 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Quad-Core (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
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$399.00
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Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXV2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXV2LL/A (Renewed)
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$399.00
$439.95 9% OFF
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$315.00
$349.00 10% OFF

Exterior

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Dimensions11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 14.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.02 pounds (1.37 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Display

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Size13.3 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Ports

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Ports
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Ports - Left
Image Source: Apple
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (3)
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport

Internal Specs

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 3.80 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U87486.71%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U1,008100.00%
01,008

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U3,71595.11%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U3,906100.00%
03,906
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
    48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
    48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1200 MHz
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD

Connectivity

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Size58.0 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply61W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
OSShipped with macOS Mojave
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Misc

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Chip
In the box
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
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Video Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
  • Up to two displays with 3840-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
At Glance
Released in Mid
2018
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.02 lb
1.37 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8559U
4C/8T, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,008
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,906
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1200 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Ports

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3).

Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to Apple, the 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3).

Non-upgradable storage

The 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage Slots2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

Memory2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed2133 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-8559U inside 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) has a 87% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-7567U inside 2017 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) - Intel Core i7-8559U
3,906
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) - Intel Core i5-8259U
3,715
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) - Intel Core i7-7567U
2,084
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) - Intel Core i5-7287U
1,944
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) - Intel Core i5-7267U
1,928