New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with M1 chip announced

New MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with M1 chip announced

Earlier this year Apple announced they would make the switch from Intel processors to their own. During Apple’s “One More Thing” event on Tuesday they unveiled a new Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and Mac Mini using the new M1 processor.

All 3 devices use the exact same CPU and are similar in specifications. The new Macbook Air and Macbook Pro use the same M1 processor, a maximum of 16GB RAM (so little nowadays), same storage options and a similar amount of external ports.

Apple highlighted that the Macbook Pro and Mac Mini should be faster due to an active cooling solution which allows for bursts of speed. The fanless Macbook Air can’t maintain such bursts of speed. The Macbook Pro also has a larger battery (58.2Wh vs. 49.9Wh) which gives an additional 2 hours of battery life.

List of new models available

  • Macbook Air | $999 w/ seven GPU cores instead of eight
  • Macbook Air | $1249 w/ eight CPU and GPU cores (like the Macbook Pro)
  • Macbook Pro 13-inch | from $1299
  • Mac Mini | from $699

Furthermore, the Macbook Pro 13-inch can still be equipped with an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The MacBook Pro 16” is available with an Intel Core i7 or i9 processor.

Visit the Apple shop on Amazon for more information.

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