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Apple's new M1 Macs can be ordered here:
● 13-inch MacBook Air with M1 Chip - $999
● 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Chip - $1299
● Mac mini with M1 Chip - $699
The Macbook with M1 chip is... different. Time to think a little different about laptops.
There are two things to say about the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip: one, the M1 and the work Apple has done to make a difficult processor transition seamless is a remarkable success; and two, this particular MacBook Pro doesn’t necessarily seem like a worthwhile upgrade over the MacBook Air with an M1 chip.
If your Pro-level workflow is highly dependent on specific apps that don't have an M1 native version yet, you want additional RAM options or you need more than two ports (only the remaining Intel MacBook Pro models offer four Thunderbolt USB-C ports right now), I'd suggest a wait-and-see approach to the MacBook Pro. Or else consider getting an Air and boosting the RAM or SSD, or both, which will cost just $100 more than the base 13-inch Pro.
We got our hands on the new Late-2020 13-Inch MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 processor early and have spent saying putting it through its paces! We also compare it to 5 other Macs as well as our iPhone 12 and iPad Pros to see how well Apple's new processor holds up. We throw benchmarks at it as well as test its thermals.
Now powered by Apple’s M1 CPU, the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a workhorse for those who want a compact macOS laptop that's still powerful enough to perform processor-intensive workflows.