Apple announced its first MacBook Pro laptop, powered by an Apple-designed processor on itsOne more thingEvent that ushers in a new era for Mac computers.
It’s not just that Apple makes an arm-based Mac – it’s that Apple specifically makes an arm-based MacBook Pro, products that it has highlighted as a core part of its lineup for the creative and technical community.
The new MacBook Pro is available in a size of 13 inches and costs from $ 1,299. It replaces the previous entry-level MacBook Pro (the high-end model with four Thunderbolt ports will continue to be sold as usual.) Will be the new MacBook Pro with Apple’s new M1 processorAccording to the company, the company offers the “fastest CPU core in the world”, the fastest integrated graphics and large increases in performance and performance compared to the previously used Intel chips. It is also started with macOS 11 Big SurApple says it was specifically designed to take advantage of the new hardware.
According to Apple, the performance of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is 2.8 times as high. The graphics are up to five times faster than the previous generation. And unlike the new MacBook Air, it still has an active fan system. There is also a touch bar and two Thunderbolt 4 ports (on the left side of the laptop).
The battery life also increases – up to 17 hours of surfing the Internet and 20 hours of video playback. According to Apple, that’s 10 hours longer than before and the longest battery life ever offered on a Mac.
The configuration options are either 8GB or 16GB of RAM and 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB SSD options. (Apple will only offer a single M1 processor option, however.)
This is a huge leap forward, not just for Apple’s in-house chips, but arm-based laptops in general, which have largely been relegated to ultra-light form factors and devices like that Lenovo Flex 5G, Samsung Galaxy Book S., or the Surface Pro X.. Nobody has made an arm-based laptop that promises the performance Apple can bring to the new MacBook Pros.
Apple has prepared for it since the first announced that the company would switch to its own chips, as the company demonstrated applications such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom on Apple chips as early as June. (The introduction will take some time: Lightroom won’t be available on Apple silicon until next month, and other important apps like Photoshop won’t be launched until 2021.) And of course Apple’s own professional level-level applications like Final Cut Pro or Logic have already been fully ported for Apple Silicon Macs.
However, the new Apple Silicon MacBook Pro not only runs these professional applications, it also offers compatibility with the extensive library of existing iOS and iPad appsThanks to the shared chipset which could greatly expand the app options for users at startup.
The company has also been developing its own processors for nearly a decade, based on the A4 chipset found on the original iPad and iPhone 4. Apple’s A-series chips have only gotten more powerful over time (scaling to products like the A12Z that makes the iPad Proand Apple will, in your opinion, offer performance comparable to that of a laptop.) And Apple has used its own chips in newer Macs, like the T2 security chip or the repurposed Apple Watch processor that powers the MacBook Pro’s touch bar .
However, today’s release represents a significant shift in which the same iPhone and iPad chips – or at least chips based on the same architectural foundation – are making their way onto macOS computers.
And the fact that in appreciating the arm-based chips the company is confident enough to offer a machine that is designed for professional work (at least on behalf of) matters. Even so, Apple has misjudged the needs of professional devices with the company in the past much-touted 2015 Mac Pro Especially to be highlighted as a major mistake – it is entirely possible that the new MacBook Pro will suffer the same fate.
The new MacBook Pros aren’t the only new Macs running on Apple Silicon – so are the company announced a new 13-inch MacBook Air and a new Mac mini, both of which also run on an M1 chip.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will start at $ 1,299. Pre-orders begin today ahead of the November 17th launch.
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