Only a few days ago, Apple launched the brand new MacBook Pro 13. It’s undoubtedly an impressive machine, but there exist a number of rival devices that can compete on both performance and price.

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The Modern 14 isn’t worlds away from the new MacBook Pro 13 – and it’s certainly a lot kinder on the purse strings. It’s only available to preorder at the moment, but with a dedicated graphics card, 2TB SSD and Windows 10 Pro, this MSI machine could well be worth considering.View Deal

Well, at least to a certain extent, as Apple’s hardware is often customized and bespoke in nature. For example, it seems the MacBook Pro’s Intel 1068NG7 processor is an Apple exclusive. It’s built on a newer 10nm manufacturing process, has the highest base frequency of any Intel laptop CPU and an Iris Plus graphics processor that can push 4K content at 120Hz.

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