Apple has M1 based MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac mini

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 10 2020 @ 20:53 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Apple releases three new product lines based on its 5nm M1 SoC. First up is the MacBook Air, the new model is passively cooled and has a better display with P3 wide color space. The firm says you can expect a battery life of up to 18 hours. Next is the MacBook Pro 13", this model does have active cooling to enable higher clockspeeds. It promises 20 hours of video playback battery life and 17 hours of web browsing. Furthermore, Apple also showed a M1-based version of the Mac mini.

Shipments will start next week. So how much do the new Macs cost? The MacBook Air will start at $999, the 13-inch MacBook Pro will set you back at least $1,299 and the Mac mini will start at $699. Full details at Apple.
On a momentous day for the Mac, Apple today introduced a new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by the revolutionary M1, the first in a family of chips designed by Apple specifically for the Mac. By far the most powerful chip Apple has ever made, M1 transforms the Mac experience. With its industry-leading performance per watt, together with macOS Big Sur, M1 delivers up to 3.5x faster CPU, up to 6x faster GPU, up to 15x faster machine learning (ML) capabilities, and battery life up to 2x longer than before. And with M1 and Big Sur, users get access to the biggest collection of apps ever for Mac. With amazing performance and remarkable new features, the new lineup of M1-powered Macs are an incredible value, and all are available to order today.

“The introduction of three new Macs featuring Apple’s breakthrough M1 chip represents a bold change that was years in the making, and marks a truly historic day for the Mac and for Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “M1 is by far the most powerful chip we’ve ever created, and combined with Big Sur, delivers mind-blowing performance, extraordinary battery life, and access to more software and apps than ever before. We can’t wait for our customers to experience this new generation of Mac, and we have no doubt it will help them continue to change the world.”
It will definitely be interesting to see benchmarks of these new systems. Over the past half-decade or so we've heard a lot of rumors about Apple's Mac lineup switching to ARM. A lot of people were sceptic about this so we're very curious if Apple has managed to pull it off.

Apple Macs base on the M1 SoC

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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